Saturday, March 22, 2008

The things you see part two.




As the more astute spotted i was an asstoot yesterday. Got my days wrong. Today is saturday and i sped about on the road rat along the clyde and south west to braehead, where i stopped in at evans for a clif bar and i found a cargo net for the pink bike - webbed stretchy stuff with plastic hooks. Perfect. 3.37pm to 5 something pm.

Having repaired the tubes i punctured yesterday i inspected the tyre - for a light tyre it held up remarkably well to the abuse of being ridden flat for 45 minutes or so. There is the protection weave on the sidewalls, and maybe this is why, but there is hardly a mark on em. amazing. 90 psi and away we go.

The road rat is a nice bike to ride. still cant quite get over my fear of the juddering that road forks give you when you brake, but im sure its fine. Whilst out i saw the glasgow-to-oban float-plane. I think its something like £90 to fly to oban. You land near lismore and glide into the harbour. Ace! i must do it sometime....to satisfy my curiosity of the aerial `view of the west coast, not to look like a millionaire...

I also went through the clyde cycle tunnel. Apart from some youffs mucking about and being latently threatening, it was a weird claustrophobic experience. Going down was fine, the climb up a wee bit of a struggle....the clyde is a deep old river!

Checked out some bivis in cotswold. I like the weight of the Rab Alpine bivi, but i think the ridge raider is more my thing...i like head space. When there are midge about a fly net will be essential. Maybe i could get away with the assault....dunno yet.

Food last night was nice: chicken soaked in pedro ximenez and pan fried with garlic, fennel seed bay leaves and lots of salt and pepper. This was served with mashed potatoe and broc' - the worlds best superfood...yuh meee... some nice rioja with it, especially a bottle gifted to use from chris...cheers mate!

Now. Did telly savalas ever dress in a mango ninja suit?


7 comments:

Simon said...

> Now. Did telly savalas ever dress in a mango ninja suit?

I get the feeling that they may well do this summer :)

Anonymous said...

Pink wall - very Sussex :OP

dRjON said...

*very* sussexy

Anonymous said...

Interested in your hub/disc brake set up, you use DT centre-loc hubs with avid rotors and I presume a hub adaptor. Do shimano c-l rotors not fit? I'm sure I read that XT rotors would fit, but not XTR. Anyway very nice looking bike, and I like the wall paint, is it ECOS?

Cris B said...

Jon,

Can Pinky now be added to the IF Owners' Club site. She looks like she's ready ;-)

dRjON said...

yup definately! do i need to do anything or can you lift pictures from flickr?

dRjON said...

the other center lock discs are thinner (or maybe thicker) along the braking track, so you end up with some pulsing of the brakes.