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Friday, May 11, 2007

Note to self: Bring the camelbak with the light anyway. Don't pick it up and say "no, I'm coming straight home at five," and put it down.
Knees were a little sore and muscles a little tired from Wednesday's 42, and the seat is still low on the Xtra, so I figured if I wanted extra miles I wanted easy extra miles so I'd ride home and take the Trek out.
It got very quiet at work about the time Rich posted a "show and go, level 1.5-2, 6:15."
... to make a long story short, I borrowed a 5200 and had *really* easy extra miles, 22 of 'em, though right now I'm ready for a nap!
Imagine that blues piano hammering out the rhythm... imagine Saffire (uppity blues women) at the mic ... okay, there oughta be some choreography too... (c'mon Trek, sign me up and I"ll give you rights to it :))
I'm holdin out for a carbon fiber frame
Nothin' gets me strokin' like a carbon fiber frame can
My legs can't wait to straddle
That carbon fiber saddle
And ride that baby all day long.

I've shared my chamois with aluminum toys
They're light and fast like a bony little boy
All that bumpin' and a grindin'
Is too hard on my behind and
So I'm lookin' for a carbon fiber frame.


I've gotten close and comfy with a frame of steel
It's strong and it's supple and I loooooove the way it feels
But it takes so long to get it up ... to speed
A carbon fiber frame is what I need.

CODA: A carbon fiber frame is what I need!
... and if I can't have the whole frame, I'd settle for a good fork...

... now that I"ve ridden one, maybe there's a third verse? A new song?
All that bumpin' and a grindin' is so hard on my behind

Great song (?!?) Sue! I was shopping around for a new bike last year, and made the mistake of testing out a Trek CF bike. Whew! Like butter! So I know what you mean. I ended up buying a 5200 (couldn't quite swing the add'l bucks for the sweet Madone I test rode). I love it, altho the Bontrager wheelset was crap. I'm anxious to hear how this whole imfatuation with CF plays out.
Welp, I made up the song riding the Aluminum bike on GITAP 2005 when I'd forgotten to top off the tires (soft tires do NOT mean a soft ride!). Goin' back to steel was a happiness, 'cause I could get the work I wanted and ride with the people I wanted... but sometimes I like to go fast...
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