|Terrible Two on fixed gear||char|
May 16, 2002 11:34 AM
Saw Ken this morning (he rode the TT on a fix last year)on Bike to Work day at the Golden Gate Bridge, told him about the posts from a couple of days ago about riding the Terrible Two and Centuries on a fixed gear. Here's what he has to say:
Hey Charlie, Could you email them and let them know that it was a 42/19-21 (that's as much chain as one gets with the slider drop out, no hills were walked in the TT, a century is more than do-able (I did a 600k brevet and that "it is a fine line between guts and stupidity..."
Thanks for letting me know about this. See you on the road. Ken
|Hey Char, tell Ken...||MrCelloBoy|
May 16, 2002 11:54 AM
Maybe I'll see you at the TT this year.
I have much respect for cyclists who lick the envelope!
I like to think that on a small scale I experience the bleeding edge of sillyness myself.
I'm responsible for the birth of the SRCC's annual "Gearhead Award" mostly due to my fixed gear antics the year of my divorce. My second most exciting event was probably squeezing Seana Hogans quad. at the 1999 Davis Double breakfast. (She'd just ridden the course twice within the 24 hour time limit.)
Keep up the good werk.
|Saw Ken this evening again||char|
May 16, 2002 7:19 PM
Wouldn't you know, saw Ken at Gravy Wheels this evening after riding home. Told him you had posted a msg, I'll pass it on to him. Yeah, I'm the middle man here with a 3 way email conversation.
I have fond memories of the last SRCC ride, one of Bill Oetinger's rides (riparian ride out of Sebastapol, included all the back roads with potholes and gravel), fantastic ride up Willow Creek road on the dirt, perhaps you there? I was on the green bike. I plan to revisit that ride from homebase again this summer. Like to do more rides with SRCC but I just don't like driving to ride and the endurance level just isn't there to add another 50 miles.
Don't mean to bore the other readers with this thread, but it's been fantastic weather out here of San Francisco. Well there are 40 mph crosswinds going across the Golden Gate and I have seen riders literally blown off there bike.