Mar 24, 2008

some faces from the sunday cabin ride...

- reid cummings expressing his excitement at the climbing to come -

- a spy from edmonton was noticed on the ride -

- stix lovin' the base miles -

Mar 17, 2008

...gettin' my redneck on!

well, phase one of the engine swap is done - the dead engine is out of PeeVee and the new one is ready to go in.

i have a few more critical items to purchase before we drop the new motor in but otherwise we're ready. this is my first attempt at doing an engine swap and considering i haven't even changed my own oil before i think we did a pretty amazing job so far. one of the things that has blown me away is that we really only needed a 10mm, 12mm, and 14mm socket, a phillips and slot screwdriver, and lots of elbow grease and skinned knuckles to get it out - crazy i tell ya!

many thanks to Redneck for his expertise and patience! You da man!

hopefully before too too long the new engine will be lowered into PeeVee and he'll be runnin' tiptop again!

now - onto enjoying my holiday this week and riding/resting/chillin' as much as i can...

Mar 14, 2008 sugarpie about to lay on some sugar in the elevator in MTL.

Mar 7, 2008

et voila! my new race machine! i have had it out for a few rides already this season and - boy! - she's fast! here are the spec's for you gearheads out there...
- 52cm ridley scandium frameset, custom painted by ridley for pedalhead road works
- sram force grouppo - 12-25, 53/39, 172.5
- mavic r-sys wheelset w/ vredstein forza tires/tubes
- pro plt bar 42cm/11cm stem/post
- suunto wireless computer
- 17lbs including bottle cages
special thanks goes out to guri at pedalhead roadworks in edmonton for their expert assembly services and good ju-ju.