Monthly Archives: March 2011
I did have to get off and push up a small hill ( if you know me, you know I’m not built to climb hills. Never was. I think the last time I weighed under 200lbs was 7th grade),. And after seeing no one I knew the entire ride prior to that hill, of course I’d run into FOUR people I know while I was pushing my bike up it! (Isn’t that the way it always goes! I mean when Paul Rubens (Pee Wee Herman) went to a normal movie theater, nobody ever noticed. He goes to a porno movie one time and”poof”, EVERYONE notices!)
But otherwise, my ride was pretty much like the old days. Steady and slow. No racer boy here. And I know I didn’t ride the entire 15 miles out and 15 miles back (BART), but that’s my mid summer goal. I’ve done hundreds of times over the years and I will again.
BART trains were the same as they were when I was last on them 3 years ago. Pretty much crap holes. I don’t really blame BART. I blame the irresponsibility of others for treating this treasure like a dump. Makes me sad.
I was tired when I GOT HOME (GD cap lock!). I felt like I had to sweat all day, but it never broke. I hate that feeling! But all in all, it felt really good to ride again!
About my bike. The Fargo is one comfortable ride! A little twitchier than my Long Haul Trucker was, and I think that’s due to the fork trail being different. Or , maybe it’s my imagination. I dunno, I’ll have to look into it. Otherwise though, it’s definitely my kind of bike! A TANK that gets you where you want to go along with the kitchen sink!
It was pretty funny when I did get to work. I thought I’d weigh my bike and just see how much it weighed loaded with my clothes, shoes and computer. Put it on the Park scale and it beeped like a Waste Management garbage truck backing up! And the display screen read EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! That means it weighs at least 55 pounds, the scales limit! So, me and the bike together easily pushed over 325 lbs! But the Fargo took it like a champ! Not a single protest. Disc brakes are cool.
Now that I’ve written this and have had a glass of scotch (thanks Rick & Brent), I’m going to sleep. Maybe I’ll do it again Friday.
The Fargo is prepped, tires are pumped, clothes (including underwear, which I almost forgot) are loaded and my extra hair brush is in the bag. I’ll be sportin’ a new Bell Vortex Helmet,
as well as a new pair of Giro Monaco Gloves,
and Bontrager SSr Multisport Shoes!
Next time I post, it’ll be over. Or, will it have just begun?!!
Time to sleep fast!
Over the next few days, I’ll post not only how this bike performs, but how I, myself, performs (I can already hear you snickering Scooderoni. Well, just keep your comments clean ’cause I recently found out my Mother-in-Law reads these posts!) after being almost completely off the bike for over a year!
What was it that Clubber Lang said in Rocky 3, when asked by the Interviewer: “What’s your prediction for the fight (or in my case, the ride)?”
Clubber Lang/Me: My prediction?
Interviewer: Yes, your prediction.
Clubber Lang/Me: Pain!
Bontrager Commuter Gel Saddle
Sorry! This deal expired 2 years, 8 months, 9 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes, 41 seconds ago!!!
With a tough, weather-resistant vinyl cover, Bontrager’s Commuter Gel saddle is ready to stand up to the punishment of the daily grind. Plenty of gel cushioning in the nose and sit bone area helps make this saddle supremely comfortable. Synthetic leather cover. Steel rails.
THIS WEEK IT’S A WHEELY, WHEELY BIG DEAL ON A ONE OF A KIND CLOSEOUT!
2009 Trek Allant Men’s 22.5
regular price $569.99
NOW ONLY $200!
Sorry! This deal expired 2 years, 8 months, 16 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes, 41 seconds ago!!!
A Simple Solution
Change the world today. The Allant is ready for your daily commute as soon as you are. With a rack that comes standard, a rock-solid aluminum frame, and ergonomically designed grips, Allant can get you from A to B faster than you ever knew. Remember: traffic only exists if you accept it.
WE HAVE ONLY ONE BIKE LIKE THIS AT THIS AMAZING PRICE! IT HAS BEEN DEMOED AROUND THE BLOCK A FEW TIMES BUT IT IS STILL JUST LIKE NEW!
SO, DON’T HESITATE!
NO ONLINE PURCHASING THIS TIME FOR THIS ITEM!
MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE STORE! – NO SHIPPING-
2 years, 8 months, 18 days, 1 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds ago!!!
TRIP 5 W CYCLING COMPUTER
Regular price $59.99! Best online price $59.99
Sorry! This deal expired 2 years, 8 months, 23 days, 1 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds ago!!!
How fast, how far, and how long? Bontrager’s Trip 5W computer displays current, average, and maximum speed, current and total mileage, ride time, a clock and temperature with a back light so you can see it during your early morning rides. It does all this without wires for a clean-looking front end, too. The Trip 5W is all about versatility, it records data for 2 wheel sizes so you can use it on your road and mountain bikes and you can mount it to your bars or your stem.