Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Serenity now!

T-minus eight days and counting . . . . and no word on my bike.
I knew a year ago at this point I would be under pressure getting prep'd for BC, just the logistics of it all is pretty huge: nutrition, travel, lodging before and after, gear lists, clothing options and so on. Add on top of all of that the STRESS of not knowing if I'm going to have to ride a cracked frame for a seven day stage race is almost too much.

Would you ride a cracked frame in a seven day stage race, that you've trained and invested time and money in, taking a chance on a year's worth of preparation only to have your bike possibly fail on you?

I didn't think so!


MCF said...

Well...let's think here. I know you don't want to ride a cracked frame because of the money and time you've put in to it...but if you don't have a geared bike and you don't ride the crack haven't you lost that time and money anyway.

If it came down to it - I'd ride the Crack!

the original big ring said...

Yup, looks like that's what's going to have to happen. I'm going to be on crack.

Anonymous said...

Have you thought about drilling a tiny hole at the terminus of the crack (to avoid the crack progressing)? A crack won't move through a hole. It works in many other situations, and would likely be the end of your worries if no frame came in.

the original big ring said...

That's some advice that I actually was recently was told.

Golonghardman said...

Ride the Crack Cranky!