Saturday, May 19, 2012
Getting me down.
I can't shake this cough. The last couple days i feel like i'm going to pop out a hernia or an eyeball every time i cough. Been fevered overnight for 3 nights and i ache. Damn, i'm tired of it. Anyways. New rubber arrived. Spent an hour out before my energy gave out and, despite the limited time, it reminds me of how i felt way back in the day when i ran Marin Rockstar tyres. Fast rolling, good wide centre bar (siped no less) and an amazing edge that in contrast to a lot of modern tyres does not induce blood curdling terror as you lean the bike, waiting, before it digs in: throw some shapes and the bike smoothly transitions into a confidence inspiring, rail-around-the-corner feel that lasts even through shearing, wet mud with an undercurrent of slick roots.