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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Weather Woes

I have mentioned that I prefer not to ride in lightning storms.

I think I'm going to have to revise this policy. Because I'm cramming a ton of hours into four days this week, the only time I have to ride is early in the morning — and every morning this week we've had lightning.

I woke up eager to ride this morning, only to be stymied by flickering flares from above. Quicksilver is looking dejected (actually, I've observed that road bikes generally look dejected when standing around in the garage — I think it's the drop bars).

I'm trying to convince myself to see this as an opportunity to rest before I start training for cyclocross season, but That Little Voice isn't buying it.

In other news, I'm looking forward to visiting Chicago this weekend, even though (GASP!) I might not actually get to ride a bike any, at all (though we're planning on visiting Millenium Park, and there is an hourly bike rental there).

Also, 'laterally stiff and vertically compliant' is something of a buzz phrase in the cycling world.

Am I the only one who believes that, regardless of the technical definitions we've been given, 'vertically compliant' really just means that the rubber side mostly stays down?

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