Monday, December 08, 2008

Dundee and fatitude.




So, we decamped for dundee and the cross championships. After 13 races, there is but one left. This race crowned the champs and ross creber stormed the course like, well, like a pro. Even with his eyes shut.



Anja continued her winning streak and all in all it was a reasonable race. Some fool raced in short shorts and a hawaiian shirt as a nod to the man with the best 'tache in the business - magnum, PI. Most of the usual suspects were in attendance. Well, i say most, because the mo'vember challenge for the cross finals was attended by ..... me. Does that mean i win, despite my rather wispy effort?

Who knows...



I also spent today making the roshambo into a fat front/26" rear bike. In order to do so i utilised some london fixed kit. The ratio is 38:18 and it seems good. I spent some time on some steep slidey trails and some stairs today as a 'feasibility' ride. Onwards...



At the moment i am investigating some wtb 27mm wide/550g rims due out soon, according to mike at black mountain cycles in point reyes station, CA, as i think the ultimate set up for this type of bike might be a 650b rear wheel. We'll see...

9 comments:

martysavalas said...

which cheek would you like your prize applied too?

Dean said...

RoSham looks ace - you do realise that it's on my list of 'bikes I want to buy from Jon' don't you? :^)

Phil The Horse said...

I think most of Jon's bikes are on most peoples to buy lists!

blackmountaincycles said...

Jon,
Might have to wait a bit for the "b" rims as WTB is saying availability in Fall 2009.
Mike

Tom said...

If it was just the frames so Jon wasn't allowed to put components on ;0)

dRjON said...

thanks you lot :-)~

and thanks for info mike

dave (chops optional) said...

Phil - most people view Jon's bikes with a mix of horror, intrigue, envy and disgust. It's just the freaks that he calls friends that see the practicality and (sometimes) beauty in them. ;-)

martysavalas said...

horror 50%
intrigue 0%
envy 0%
disgust 50%

Eric said...

bitchin'