Went on a ride to test some new tires today. IRC Redstorms rec'd by BF'er Socalrider. It was hot and dry here in the IE compared to the coast but don't worry about me, I managed. I get to DayCreek Park then stop to tinkle. On the way out of the lil boyz room, I decide to take a pic of the new tires. As I take the picture, I look around and the guys on dept store bikes and $10 Bell helmets slanted on the side of their heads look over at me and give me the "darn dude, you are a Fred!" look. Oh well, I'm riding that's what matters !
So on the way back home I look down at the tire. I notice that yes, I am a Fred. MTB shoes, SPD pedals, frame pump, triple crank and Smiley face socks!....I start to thinking, I am way off from the cool kids! I ride heavy Deep V's. None of the cool fancy rims that accelerate and climb faster! No fancy $300 road shoes to eliminate hotspots. WTF are hotspots anyways? Always used cheap shoes and never had hotspots!
Oh well, A Fred I will remain!
$18 IRC RedStorm. Rode $60 GP 4000 and can't tell a difference other than the RS measures fourty thousandths more narrow than the GP with the calipers. I must be a Fred!
Ahhh, the frame pump. MTB shoes and the Smiley Face socks!...No, I will never shave 'em!