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Sunday, June 18, 2006

These Winds Of Circumstance

..... Keep blowing me around. It's a doggy dog world in a sport where you are only as fast as your last race. My legs have finally caught up with my ambition and I am still picking up the pieces from their catastrophic explotion yesterday.

Vermont is not the place you want to have a bad day.... It is as unforgiving and raw as the DMV. I feel like I am singing Sager's song from last weekend. It seems to be pretty universal, tis' the time of year when the miles on the bike, as well as the miles on the road are starting to add up. Time for me to go home and hit the mid-season reset button.

Trek/VW has had some bad luck these past couple seasons at Mt. Snow. Last year Jeremiah broke his back and this year Lea "So Pro" Davison took a digger that left her with a pretty narly dislocated elbow. Word is she's keeping things positive (as usual) and will be back at it after some R&R. We've got your back Lea and wishing you a speedy recovery!

Borkowski's tech tip of the day: If you are looking for an inexpensive chain tensioner for your singlespeed, consider Bork's ingenious method. Use an old front chain ring (32 T shown here). It will move at the same rate as the rest of the system and the tension can be customized by where the ring is placed. It works?!?!


Anonymous michael p said...

that chain tensioner is amazing

3:31 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Sorry to hear about your meltdown. Maybe a little down time would be a good thing.
I was gonna say 'hi' at Sugar mtn but I only saw you during the race, and "go Nick!" was the best I could offer.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

clapped out!

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's a ghost cog, nothing new!

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Kabush et al really that good? I mean if they don't win and place 3rd, 4th or 5th is just a bad day for them?

10:19 PM  
Blogger Sarah Lukas said...

I've never heard of the chaintensioner idea, I may have to test it out this weekend...slick.

10:55 AM  

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