Don't rush it, with anything the skills come with time.
Hahaha, I'll keep at it, thanks guys. Reeling in all the sqrls will have to wait I guess.
decided to replace my rear formula that is stripped with a miche hub. Anyone have a negative to doing that?
Today, with the new school year making it's way around campus; I couldn't help but notice all of the showeeet phixiez locked up with cable locks which look like fragile enough that a simple tug would tear it apart. Students always learn the hard way.
Learned two things:
- I can now skid reliably.
- Pedal strike SUCKS.
Took my Peugeot UO-9 conversion out on its first shakedown. It's got a really supple, plush ride, it's very stable, and I pretty much nailed the fit. Need to swap out the 105 crankset for something a little shorter, and put a proper set of pedals on it (GR-9s spring to mind). Feels good man.
mobbed on the commuter, did some cross hotlaps at the park with the teamies on the bones, then went for a night ride on the dj full of steeze.
First commute in since switching to fixed last night. Definitely some WTF moments. I noticed I (used to) coast a lot after a big sprint, my bike reminded me not do do that today. Learning how to slow down with my legs is weird, and not as easy as it looks. Still can't skid, although I think I did accidentally, because some ass with his bike trailer was double laning in a blind corner on the trail (I'm glad I kept my front brake on). All in all, not too bad.
Right on, man. You'll get it. Just remember you don't need to be pedaling your ass off all the time and learn how to regulate your speed. You can still "coast" by just letting your drivetrain do what it does but be careful not to get spinning faster than your legs will move. For this, a brake will be handy.
Got pissed for the 4th day that it won't stop raining and thus haven't had a good opportunity to ride my bike.
today i farted.