What's wrong with this picture. No, it's not a super-slo-mo shot. It's stuck that way.
Busy with work, I have been unable to keep up with latest news and reports from Crazy Bastard-land, so here's a long over-due update from last week's ride on Tuesday. I'm hearing that there wasn't much action on Thursday, probably because every body's bike looked like the thing above. Just washed this bike off yesterday and tried to revive the chain ... but no go. It's dead.
Here's BK Dave and Mudlicious-Mariposa celebrating (in some strange way) after the ride.
Here MM, Mudilicious Mariposa, models her new mud jacket. Did I mention that BK and MM pushed a tandem through all that muck? Yeah they're tough guys.
With great temperatures we were tempted to stretch the ride out and went up to where the Crazy Chihuahua lives. Except for the mud damage to the bikes, it was a great ride - I thought so, anyway.
Doug, the face of last week's dirt road ride. Mud-Dug, that's what we'll call him from now on.
Pushing the massive weight of studded tires through thick, leg-sapping mud, the effort finally made one of Kahuna's eye's explode. You'll look bad-ass with a patch Kahuna.
What the hell is this? It used to be a helmet, no it's some strange clod of white clay. Time for a new drive train, bike and helmet?
A thing of beauty. Ready for sacrifice to the muddy roads?
I'm replacing the rear derailleur on the training bike with the one above for next week's ride. Think that's a good idea? I can have it cleaned at the jewelers. Check back on Monday for over-the-weekend race reports and some information on the state of cross in the USA. Also - how about a CBX After-The-Season party? It's in the works, who's interested?