Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday in the parks....

1 X 10....
Chain guard and keeper....
From the rear....
Downtown Cedar Falls from Gateway Park....
Rolling through Black Hawk Park....
It's a nice day. 45F....
I put the compact single ring crankset on the CX bike today. 36 tooth chainring with a guard and a chain keeper to keep it from falling off onto the BB housing. I went out and rode through the parks for an easy 25 miles to spin the legs out and check the single ring setup. Both seem to be in good shape for The Devil's Cross tomorrow.
There was a little frost on the cars this morning and thick fog in the air. I hope it isn't foggy tomorrow morning for the early drive to Bettendorf. I'm sure it will be fine.
Went out for a nice 20 miler after dark last night. I didn't meet any other riders but saw lots of critter's eyes shining out in the woods. Always interesting riding at night around here.
Time to do some laundry and get something to eat.
Ride safe.
Peace out, yo!






7 Comments:

Blogger john said...

Blue - good luck with the 1 x 10 at the races.
Eager to hear your report.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Lily on the Road said...

Good Luck Blue,

Chilly & foggy here this a.m., birdbath had a film of ice on it!

Hope your day goes well!

6:53 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

thanks, folks.... it's gonna be good! :)

7:31 AM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

Bike looks great! Are those road only tires or do you CX race with those. Don't look knobby enough!
Hope your kicking butt today in the 50+; HUP HUP BLUE!

9:59 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

oldman....
that tire is a specialized borough cx. it's not bad on grass and it's great on pavement. i've been running larsen mimo cx tires at the races. they work good! i also have michelin jets and muds but i'm too lazy to mess with them right now. the mimos were perfect for today's course. loose soil, grass, and peanut butter.

i'm beat. today's race kicked my ass.... :)

8:23 PM  
Blogger Steve Fuller said...

what crank is that blue? I'm thinking of something smaller for my SingleCross. 39x18 isn't quite low enough

8:45 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

steve....
it's an fsa gossamer compact crankset with a 36 tooth chainring.

8:54 PM  

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