Sunday, March 29, 2015

First Ride of 2015

I was supposed to play a round with a friend this morning to teach him disc golf (his first ever round) but I was sick as hell and bailed.

After a few hours and a bottle of Pepto the skies were sunny and it warmed up enough to do some riding around town.






I ended up doing a 50 mile circuit and ended up at the Central Park Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch and watched some NASCAR. Made it home just in time to get a text that I need to work tonight for a coworker that's not feeling well so I just strapped my helmet back on and rode in to work.


Was a great first day ride....

Monday, March 16, 2015

Time to Ride....

The weather has finally started to warm up. This year I'm going to do more riding than I did last year.

Disc golf is still fun but I'm so discouraged playing tournaments. I play so badly now I can't even pretend to compete in advanced grandmasters. Hell, I can't even compete playing Rec division. When the new season comes around I believe that this is the year I can turn it around. But then I play and suck so bad it just about crushes any will to want to play. It wouldn't be so bad finishing last but by the time you pay entry fees, gas for the road trip, lunch and other stuff you could drop $100 which is too much money to spend just to come in last. I can do that at home for free.

I really have to come to terms that I will never be good at disc golf and just need to stop playing tournaments. When something isn't fun you should not do it. I love the camaraderie of seeing by DG buddies but the frustration of bad play just sucks all the fun out of it.

I get started on preparing my bike and right off the bat the electrical needs to be worked on.  hate working on electrical because it takes me a while to find the problem. But I get that fixed. Then hook the battery up to the charger to boost it back up to full power.


Now comes the fun of polishing the bike that has gotten covered by a coating of dust sitting in my room all winter. (Yes I keep my Sporty in my room right next to my bed)


Have you ever hand polished an 80 spoke wire wheel? If not I highly recommend it. It takes about 2-3 hours of knuckle busting cleaning. Especially the stuck on brake dust. But if you put your bike on a lift being able to spin the wheel freely makes it much easier. Next year I'll take the front wheel off and really polish it.

I take the bike outside to start it up and it cranked right up on the first try...

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