Monday, December 22, 2008

busy time of year

sorry for the lack of posts, its been pretty busy. slacked off on riding completely this weekend and wont be riding much the next week either with christmas and our usual trip to minnesota. hoping to do a good review including more on the team after new years.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Out with the (barely) old in with the NEW


With a new team comes a new bike... well ok i still have to buy it and money is tight. I'm graduating from school on Saturday and still don't have a job Soooooo unfortunately it means I have to sell the old bike. Its an excellent bike with many new parts (listed below). If you're interested give me a call 847-533-3993 or email Asking price $1,350.

It's a 2007 Giant TCR Composite (carbon fiber) 2 bike. Its in great condition, replaced nearly the entire drive train in the summer including chianrings, chain, and cassette also replaced bottom bracket, cables, bar tape and bottle cages. It was purchased new for $2,300 asking $1,350. Its a size medium by giant sizing, I'm 5' 11" and it fit me perfect but could probably fit well for someone a few inches on either side.


Frame and Fork - FormulaOne Full Composite
Handlebar - Easton EA50
Stem - Easton EA50
Seatpost - FormulaOne Full Composite
Saddle - Fi'zi:k Aliante Delta w/Ti-rails
Derailleurs (both) - Shimano Ultegra
Brakes - Shimano 105
Cassette - Shimano 105 12-25T, 10 speed (new)
Chain - SRAM PC1090 hollow pin (new)
Crank - Race Face Cadence 39/ 53 T
Bottom Bracket - Race Face X Type external (new)
Wheels - Mavic Aksium
Tires - Michelin Pro2 Race, 700x23c

Monday, December 1, 2008

turkey time

My definition of break insinuates breaking from school or terminating the constant daily grind. Im pretty sure for the past 5 days I managed to fit in twice the amount of stuff as I would in a normal 5 day span at school.

I ate lots of course, biked lots (almost 8 hours in all), went out a couple nights, bowled, played monopoly and scrabble and topped it all off with Sunday morning football (which left my legs and ass pretty sore) before making the arduous drive back to school in blizzard conditions almost the entire way.

The ride started with libby annie and myself and we picked up one connor fox along the way after he lost a fight with the green bay bridge at 60mph. On the biking side of things it was nice to get some solid outdoor rides in however I did manage to bend the axel on my powertap so its completely unridable and had to leave it at get a grip until they can replace the axel.

Only 2 more weeks of school until im graduated and back in Illinois… man it went fast.