Friday, March 30, 2012

I am pleased: for now anyway.

I am pleased, definitely less sad than the last post. For the record, I will always be kind of sad until world hunger is eradicated and the BMX movie RAD is finally released on DVD (my VHS copy wore out years ago).

But since neither of those will ever happen, I will always have some level of sadness.  

In the mean time I am excited for this season's riding opportunities.  The first piece of exciting news is that I have signed up for RAGBRAI. That should be a great week and a number of co-workers are participating so I will have company.  My only challenge is determining which arrow to pull from the quiver. Right now it is old faithful, the "Dreamcicle" orange Salsa Las Cruces.  
For those of you that are not fluent in Spanish, the translation is "the cruces".

This bike has been the most reliable and issue free bike I have ever owned and with the gearing I think it would be great for the relaxing ride across Iowa.  

The next piece of exciting news is the announcement my newly arrived Surly Ogre frame.  It took a while to get and it has a few features that were not originally advertised.  The frame has room for three water bottle and the option for the Salsa Anything Cage.  I am going to run it with rim brakes and use some wheels I already have.  It also has a some crazy features for trailers and internal geared hubs. 

The fork also allows for an Anything cage on each of the blades.

I am excited to get it assembled, it may not be as satisfying as ending world hunger or watching RAD, but only time will tell.  

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