Thursday, July 31, 2008
We will be getting in a little breakfast, then its off to 9mile. Looks like Utterz works. I can see why Squidbuzz and G-ted use it so well, super easy it was. I guess we really will be using utterz, since there isn't much WiFi spots on course.
Would you rather have 90+ degrees or rain? Both seem to provide the same size wild card. At least the night should be comfortable.
Can't wait to see the peeps come flooding in.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
has me itching to get home and help pack. Brandon, Jordan and Trixie have started their first day being part of the Team EXPO Pit Crew. Trixie helped get all of my clothes cleaned and B and J have been organizing the Park Tool backpack and finding stray bike parts hiding round the house.
We depart soon...
Monday, July 28, 2008
In preparation for 24 hour racing, I rode a Segway for 4 hours today handing out Southern Style Chicken Sandwich coupons. Then I came home and napped for 3 hours, which just happens to be my first nap of the summer. Nice.
Then I check blogs and boards and find some coool pics on nacho bar:
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I decided to hold back this weekend and let the EXPO Juniors pump me up. I carried the Ergon BD1 w/some H2O and shot video while the rest of EXPO made me smile. Thanks Alterra for the super tough platform. And thanks Pops, Shelley and Trixie for the all around support.
Jordan - The youngest(only 12yr old today) in his Citizen U14 group decided to give the big boys a run for their money. He gave us his best result yet with a 3rd place Age and a 18th Overall.
Brandon - Just about took the hole shot on his way to a 3rd Age and 35th Overall in Sport U14. It was so neat watching him reel in the peeps on his way to, again, one of his best finishes yet.
The "O" - He had a slow start and was forced to pick his way through his field. In the end, it certainly didn't phase him. 3rd Age and 8th Overall.
Aris "I'm Faster Than You" Peters - As usual he rocked the course. 1st Age (for the 7th straight time) and 9th Overall! He is getting closer and closer to a COMP Overall top 5 series finish...then again there is lots-o-racing to come.
Vince Tamborino - Perhaps the most focused of the EXPO Juniors today, he scorched his training wheels in the 4yr Old race putting together a great race.
Chris Tamborino - After cheering on his son he toed the line in the COMP field ready to post a Tambo-two-for-two. 6th Age and 35th Overall.
Deanna Frings - After competing in an AM Triathlon she came over to cheer on EXPO. Thanks for coming Deanna!
Joe Horvath - Our newest EXPO member made the drive to support and take the photos(he has to get them to me...sorry for no pics). He has also committed to the EXPO pit crew for 24-9. Thanks Joe!
I think we might be peaking...
Friday, July 25, 2008
( X lite Wheels, Stem, bars and post + Ergon love + WTB Rocket V + XT crank + FOX F29 + Juicy 7) x 2 = ??? Bikes were built this week thanks to the help of the Bros Aris and Theo. Both are so far riding really well, like new.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Well I have found the Trek 69er to handle better with a FOX F29 100mm over the 80mm. The problem is that all I have are 80mm forks. Sooooo, I check out MTBR.com to see if it is possible. Converting a 80mm FOX F29 to a 100mm.
If I can do it, you can do it.
Monkey wrench - a good one
Let the air out of the fork with your shock pump.
Use the 10mm socket to pull the plastic nut off the bottom.
Hammer the the threads up into the fork (catch the lube!!!!)
Like my plastic bag trick?
Valve comes off on the top w/10mm socket. Then use the monkey to take top cap off(see below)(Careful! Very soft metal)(turn over to catch different lube)
Use a wood rod or something that will fit in the bottom hole to pop internals out the top(from the bottom)
Pop out black plastic piece just above the spring. Bingo! 100mm!!!