|Incredible panoramic view from Tug Hill Rd|
|Lone Pine Farm view|
I've also been working on the camp quite a bit as well, trying to get projects checked off. A post of that status is also in the works complete with images. Excavation, drainage, 20 tons of crushed rock, landscaping, retaining walls and a slick new staircase have all been on tap so far. Many long days working resulting in some very tired evening rides.
|Illusive Tug Hill Rd|
So far, so good as my luck has held for the first three of five races in the series, despite some mechanical issues, resulting in a slightly more challenging race at the last event. The reality is that components wear out and my bike, at least the core drivetrain components, are a few seasons old now. Sure, I replaced the wear items as needed but the shifters, derailleurs and cranks have a fair amount of use also. I can't justify a new bike as the one that I have, a Cannondale Scalpel Team, is in great shape overall but the replacement costs on higher end components are brutal, thus I tend to let things go a little too long. And subsequently, pay the price. Last race this resulted in a broken shifter internal, translating to a single speed bike. It was not really a problem though as the bike settled in a good usable gear that I was able to .
In the grand scheme though, racing bikes really isn't all that important or it least it doesn't seem so at the moment. Living life, making and then enjoying adventure and all the twists and turns, right or wrong, that it brings is what is important.
|This pretty much sums it up (Photo by Cathy)|