Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Yearly Goal Revisited

Looks like my quarterly goals will be reached despite goal changes and all kinds of setbacks with crashes and frame problems. I'm less than 200 miles away from reaching 4000 miles for the year. I feel good about being able to take it easy thru the end of the year to reach 4k.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Caloing No More

Two weekends ago my Caloi Racing Stead, which is less than two years old, cracked at the bottom bracket weld traveling to the large down tube. I found one week later when I went to double check that my bottom bracket was tight enough - I did remember from the time before that my crank felt loose. When I saw a shiny line at the crank I found out that my crank was not loose because of loose bolts by because it was torquing due to the crack. I had about one half inch left on one side of the down tube holding it together. There was another crack forming on the lower part of the down tube. These I found the next day when I saw that the crack went all the way around. It was a gift from God that I did not injure myself and end up in the hospital.

The good news is that a friend of mine had a older titanium frame which he was fixin' to put up on ebay, but let me borrow with intent to purchase using a payment plan. Today I rode 35 miles at 17.5 MPH and still felt like I could do more!