Fitness Over 40

Post by:Phil Sabin

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 at 1:07 pm  |  4 Comments »

 

My Road Bike is ready to go…

I took my road bike in for a major overhaul yesterday.  I put on new cables, housing, brakes, chain, and had them get rid of a creak in the bracket area.  They also gave it a much needed detailed cleaning after all the muddy spring rides.  It looks good.

My road bike is a 2003 Trek 5200 (Carbon Fiber) with Ksyerium wheels.  It is basically the same bike that Lance used in the 2001 Tour de France - although my bike doesn’t seem to go as fast as his.  I should have had them take a look at that.

It’s suppose to be 90 degrees today, and I am actually looking forward to taking it out for a ride - and I haven’t really been looking forward to rides that much this year.  If I’m not careful, I might even end up naming her - like some people we know.

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My Road Bike is ready to go…

July 10th, 2007 3:04 pm

Phoenix says:

I totally named my bike. Pyro. Go figure. In fact, one of the main reason I got her is she’s got flames painted on her. And she goes fast. Though she’s limited by the skills of her rider - working on that one.

You’re bike sounds sweet. Let us know when you pick a name.

July 10th, 2007 3:21 pm

karlmccracken says:

“Pyro” . . . you mean like my probation officer said just before he got really concerned about the matches . . . ?

ANYWAY . . . here are The Rules for naming things / objects.
1. Gotta have Character. That means foibles, like rattling, making you want to jump the lights, making you want to jump whoever . . .
2. Gotta have Empathy. When the object isn’t performing, YOU feel down. When the object works like a dream, you feel invincible.
3. Gotta Suit the Name. It’s no use calling your 1920′ pickup ‘Lightning’ if all she can muster is 0-60 in 13 minutes (unless you’re being REALLY ironic - a junkmobile called the Millennium Falcon is way cool), or your Ferrari ‘packhorse’ because that’s just sad.
4. You’ve probably got to be a bit of an anorak. Oh . . . now hang on a minute . . .

July 10th, 2007 7:12 pm

Fitness Over Forty says:

Karl, You’ll understand Pyro if you go visit her site…

Naming my bike is a lot of pressure for an accountant like me. We are not necessarily known for our creativity. Also, I have four bikes I have to deal with - my road bike, my touring bike, my mountain bike, and my Harley.

July 11th, 2007 11:15 pm

karlmccracken says:

Start by naming the Harley - it’s bound to have lots of character (rattles, shakes, breaking down at odd times, etc ;-) )

 

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