Thursday, September 20, 2007

Suffering to come

Whoas me.

Took a hard knock to my rear rotor on the weekend - can't be straightened. So I put on another rotor on the Niner. Setting up the brakes. Outside piston is sticking, lever pulls all the way in, brake fluid leaking out of the master cylinder. Peachy.

I'm not having very much luck lately with my 29'er : drive train - chain jumping issues, oil spewing fork, bent rotor. Now this . . . .

My drive train parts didn't come in on time anyway, so I would have been stopping to fix a thrown chaing. Besides, I can't get the brake fixed in time for the race - am leaving tomorrow after work. So . . . . that means I'll be riding this

for the 100km race this Saturday. Aproximately 7000 feet of climbing, single track and sand. All perfectly suited for the 29'er. *Sigh*

Maybe it's fitting that I end my race season on the single speed, considering I opened the season on it at Uxbridge. Hopefully I won't end up with hypothermia this time.

Wish me luck, it's going to be a supersized suffer fest.


Matt Spak said...

Have fun. The weather looks perfect for you this weekend.

The Vegan Vagabond said...

Good Luck!!!

Anonymous said...

Craig, I hope the event went well for you with a minimal amount of pain!!


the original big ring said...

Thanks guys.

Lenny - it hurt . . . a lot.

Anonymous said...

I figured it might... whether on a SS or not.

Us dedicated readers are anxiously waiting more of a report... :)