Sunday, April 08, 2007

Roadie-friendly course yields win




Psycowpath #1 Tranquility was a short course and with my first lap being 22 min and subsequent laps being 20 min ea. The expert women did 4 laps instead of 5 because one gal wanted to do that and Roxy and I agreed because it was awfully cold and windy and a large portion of the course was out in the open. There were a few wrecks, but none of them were mine. I had one crossing over these concrete things that was sloppy enough to prompt the guy behind me (Nate Woodman) to say something like "I'd straighten that up" or something like that. I agreed and subsequent crossings were right down the middle and went smoothly. I also have to learn to turn my shocks on and off. I spent a lot of energy on the uphill that could have been better used had I gone rigid for the climbs. I'm seriously considering a little note on my bars to remind me. :)

Thanks to Christine for the pic. Check out her blog for more info about the race and the course.

14 comments:

Jeff Kerkove said...

Sweetness!

Chris said...

Wow Syd. 3 in a row. You may have found your calling.

Dad said...

Good show, daughter...but just think I was riding colts and didn't have to wear me feet flat to give me butt a ride.... ;-)

Congratulations....

See you Sunday and we'll do a short spin with you...

VeloCC said...

Mr. Brown, you are right (I love horseback riding) I often wish I had a horse to get me up those steep hills but like Sydney said, bikes don't eat nor "poop"...

Danielle said...

Awesome job (again!)

BikerB said...

Great job! Hope someday can ride out with you! My blog www.bikerkiss.com/blogs/blogs

Squirrel said...

Great Job Syd:) Did you get the post problem resolved??

Peace

oldmanandhisbike said...

Congrats on your 3rd win. Might want to have your sponsor pony up some dollars and get you a Fox Terralogic fork. That way you don't have to remember to turn them off and on!

sydney_b said...

Nope. Apparently not since after the first lap and a half I felt I was riding a BMX again. :) Oh well, I think it's a sneaky trick by Rob to make me give it back to go to paint.

One thing I didn't do yet, which Rob recommended, was to take a rag and clean out the tube as best I could. So, I guess I'll give that a go before next weekend.

sydney_b said...

Brian, I might have to look that up. Never heard of the "Fox Terralogic." (went surfing)

Kinda pricey. I think I'll have to ride a bit harder to get something like that. :) I think I'll start with a 'note to self' on the bar.

"SHOCKS" on a biz card and a little tape ought to get me tuned in.

oldmanandhisbike said...

Syd:
One - Ror the Post problem, try turning the seat collar around (as well as cleaning out the grease). It worked for me.
Two - Hey, you are kicking @$$ in MTB. Lincoln Plating can afford $775 for a new Fox F100X shock. And to cut costs a bit, you can put the existing one up on eBay and recoup some of the cost. I bet if you autographed it, it might fetch a bundle!

Squirrel said...

Here is the bottom line on your seat problem.....if you have it tight as hell and the colar is completely closed...both sides touching....turning it around won't help you....cleaning the inside of your seat tube won't help you...what the hell is Rob thinking:)....painting the bike will...but you'll be out of a rig for awhile...simply take the tightening bolt out, trim a piece out of the middle "sliver" the width of a haxsaw blade and your up and running:) Once again our bikes are raw, we are missing 2 or 3 milimeters of paint, or you could just get a smaller seat post colar:) Good luck KILLER:)

Peace

len said...

dang you're good. you're going to have to start racing with flats to give the others a chance.

Neve_r_est said...

Nice work, Sydney.

Details:
Badgers are custom frames, the seat binch bolt is brazed on, no turning that around anyways.

Terralogic is a nice thing to have, but somebody's gonna have to convince them to build a 29" fork before you can get one for your Badger.

DG