Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Big changes are afoot at the Speare house. Liza has a new job. I am shifting my status at work to vendor so I can go back to school. Yow.

So not much to carry on about on the bike front at the moment. I'm not feeling the burn for CX this year, but maybe that will come as this transition settles out.

A few bikey bits:
Shogun in river mode. City mode looks the same minus the pole and one bucket pannier.

I've been riding the Shogun for all city riding over the last couple weeks. It's mostly perfect. I'll be commuting (mostly by bus) to Cheney in a few weeks. I plan on using the Shogun and the Bridgestone Hack as my main campus daily drivers. When I can swing the ride home, I'll take the 747or the Elephant.

Speaking of Elephant.

Here's a recent bike Glen finished. I friggin love this bike. I love the color scheme and the fact that it's rolling 26" (559!) wheels on an "average" size frame. Man I love this bike. This is before the Tubus Fly and hammered Honjos go on and the black bars are swapped for silver.  I'll try to get a shot before the customer comes for it next week.

One point of school/job shift is to manage summers off to optimize river time. Life's too short to work all summer. We'll see if I can pull that one off....

There's a nice, mostly flat dirt road out-and-back between our place on the Kettle and my uncle's place about 8 miles away. That makes for a nice cruise. The Legolas isn't making weird sounds anymore since I replaced the front wheel.

Anyway I guess the point of this post is to inform you that you should lower expectations even more than normal for blog content...


Bryan B said...

Paselas on the Elephant?

Speaking of, I just drank the coolaid and bought a pair for my Cross Check. 700 x 37. Fat tired goodness. Non TG, of course. I thought you'd approve.

John Speare said...

Bryan: sweet. you went straight to the cush. be careful -- it's a slipperly slope from here to hetres. 650b conversion on cross check would be pretty bitchin'

just saying.

Figwit said...

Minlû pedich nin i aur hen telitha. Ú i vethed...nâ i onnad. Han bâd lîn. Si peliannen i vâd na dail lîn. Si boe ú-dhannathach.

A Eruchîn, ú-dano i faelas a hyn, an uben tanatha le faelas!

Stine said...

My first lower expectation is a "First Day of School" shot of you and Maddie...