With Father's Day coming up it's sale time on tools. Time to stock up.
I ordered my father's day present. A pair of SPD-SL cleat covers (no one in town has them - only Look and Speedplay) and a few other misc items. Very exciting, right?
My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon
I've told my family that all I want for Father's Day is for them to do what they're told, clean up their messes, and respect their mother. Everything else is fluff... PG
Here in the UK- Fathers Day is going to be a shock for certain riders. The London to Brighton Bike ride. 56 miles and for many of the competitors it will be their first distance ride. I used to do it but 33,000 riders with 30,000 of them walking up slopes-And I do mean slopes- is not fun.
A Group I know is doing it and only 1 regular cyclist amonst them. All doing it on mountain bikes-probably the best bike to do it on due to the slower speed when you have the accident- and only two have slicks on. The non regular riders have been out for the last two weeks doing a regular 15 miles at a time. Boy are they going to be tired by the finish.
But Fathers Day for me? I might get a card if I am lucky from my two daughters as there is No Daughters Day for me to reciprocate on.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.
As for Father's Day, they're all asking my what I want and I'm having a tough time coming up with anything (OK, I can think of a lot of things but they are way more $$$ than they are able to spend on Dad).
I'm asking for a Di2 Tarmac. I'm expecting a kiss and a laugh.
Speaking of tools, I just got a disc brake truing stand (bolts onto my Park wheel truing stand) and a disc brake straightening tool, and now I can fix the disc brakes on my wife's bikes (she has 3 with discs, one hydraulic, 2 cable operated) whenever she complains!
Re: Father's day, I get a phone call from each of the kids, and that's fine with me. I've got too much "stuff" already!
Rick / OCRR