The old man section had no divisions, so I had some serious competition. For a first try I think I handled myself OK.
Our country has degenerated from “IF I ever get affected by crime” to “When I get affected by crime, the question is how violent will it be”
A while ago I stared into the barrel of a gun for the second time in my life, and could see the intent of the guy holding it….”fight me and I pull the trigger”
So I decided that he can take what he wants, and whatever is not insured I will have to replace out of my own pocket. I originally insured my bicycle in case I crash in a race, my thoughts never covered the possibility that someone would want it enough to take it from me at the business end of a gun. But luckily it was insured, and I was able to replace at least some of what was taken from me. Continue reading Crime and cronyism, why the apathy?
I first saw the Cervelo S5 last year November. WHAT A BIKE!
I’ve been ogling it whenever I get a chance since. 2 weeks ago I got bikejacked (wrote a whole post about that, but never clicked publish, way too morbid). Luckily I was insured, and luckily I found some sympathetic people in the industry willing to give me some discount and advice on how to get this bike within my current budget.
I picked up the SRAM Red groupset today, with an ITM handlebar and stem (in white). Tomorrow I pick up the frame and can then start building, hopefully having everything ready for the Saturday morning ride. For now I’ll have to use my race wheels, but will get a new set of training wheels soon.
Seeing that my budget did not allow me to buy myself a dual-suspension 29er for the Joberg2C, I’ve had to choose some new weaponry for my current bike to get at least some comfort.
Firstly, I’ve upgraded my wheels to Fulcrum Red Metal 3, these are strong, and more importantly, they’re tubeless ready. I’ve been riding with tubes all along, but seeing that my bike is a hardtail, I’m trying to get the tyres to take a bit more of the shock, instead of my backside. A tubeless setup allows me to run a much lower tyre pressure, give the sidewalls more flex, and more shock absorbing ability.
This is blatantly copied from cyclingnews.com's reader letters…