I was just thinking what a quiet weekend it was for the FT3 Brethren as I was driving into town to visit the Golden Spoke Bike Shop for a new BB bearing and was wondering what the broader group of riders did over the weekend.
While I have no details to report on the following incident, it should certainly raise some eyebrows and wonder.
While standing in the back work shop, an odd site kept catching my eye. After the 3rd glance at it I noticed it was a fork that I recognized. Now that in itself is not too odd, but what was odd was why was this fork sitting there with its wheel still attached. Upon further inspection, I noticed that the steer tube was a bit jagged, in fact sheered off is a better word to describe it. I am glad to report (2nd or maybe 3rd hand) that yes, the steer tube did sheer off but that this occurred while going up hill. Now, when I tell you the fork was a rigid one, belonging to a blue cross bike you probably don't need any more info to know who it belongs to. I'll add that few bikes under go more torque than a single speed crosser while being muscled up-hill and who do you know that has a pretty new cross bike, that is a single speed (for that matter a single wheeled one at the moment) and blue.
In back channel effort, Cappy and Green Fro dragged my tail up Bayne Rd. yesterday for gentleman's afternoon outing. We met up at the bagel shop, dropped 49/Gold Hill/Cold Springs to Coloma, then up Bayne and then UP Shoe Fly then UP another road before going up another road and arriving at Gree Fro's house where we met our wives and family for a family outing and BBQ. We may have watched some of Paris-Roubaix race but have no idea who won.
Bike Shop News: Apparently the spoke has their own B as well. They now have two mechanics there w/the same first name,so it seems they have been name as YouKnowWho "A" and YouKnowWho "B". Spoke B has expressed some interest in riding and has "spotted" us a few times as a local Polly Wood resident. He reports that the trails are in good shape except for the downed trees.
Who is in?
**Names of individuals and detailed directions to anyone's home have bee left out to protect the innocent