Thursday, October 20, 2011

Signs Of Progress

Isn't it nice when someone puts a bike lane on the street you've been commuting on for 4 years? I was pleasantly surprised to find a bike lane on Forest Glen Rd. as I climbed the hill in front of Holy Cross. There is only room for a lane on the east side of the street but I'll take it as a sign of progress.

In other news there was a trucker sighting at the Whole Foods last week. That is a crazy set up with a monstrous front rack.

In other other news this graphic from Lunchbreath found it's way across my desk.
Bike Commuting Cycle Of Pathos

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One Order, LHT! You Want Disc With That?

Back in 2009 I bought an LHT (yeah you know me) and at the time I thought that that LHT would be in my stable for several decades. Little did I know that Surly was gonna go and upgrade the thing. 

Having commuted for two winters on the LHT I can say that the only thing lacking for me is breaking power. The nastier the weather conditions the worse the breaks would perform. It was after these "OH SHIT!" moments of panic when icy mud rendered my breaks useless the same thought crept up, "I wish I could put some disc breaks on this fucker"...   

I digress, I thought I would have my trucker for ever and now all I can think about is how much I can sell it for so I can get a new Disc Trucker.

That is some pimp ass drop out action.

I love the british racing green. The copper rivets on my honey brooks saddle would look baaaad ass on that.

I'm also stoked on how they moved the spare spokes to the seat stay. Very Clean.

I wonder how much I could get for a 2009 LHT with a small dent in the top tube? Or maybe It would be enough just to get the disc fork?  I must go to my mountain top and meditate on this.