My legs were poopy today after a zippy and fun group ride yesterday (read: I drilled it ;-) Dave got back in town after a week in New Jersey and needed an easy detox ride. Today was just a short ride in the Bear Claw/Zen trail zone. Short but awesome - lovely day.
That left the afternoon open to finish up Wesley's new mountain bike. It came like this a couple of weeks ago.
We spec'd it entirely from spare parts. Other than the frame the grips are the only other new parts. The green Ergon grips look sweet with the blue frame.
Dave pulled this blue SID carbon world cup fork out of his garage! It is perfect. He gets some stick for the "mess" in his garage but it is full of goodies.
Wes' new ride has a 2005 XTR gruppo, disc brakes 26" wheels and tubeless tires. It is rad!! Finished up it weighed in at 22 lbs!! We are going riding on Thanksgiving Day - look for ride pics coming.
When I was 9 years old (Wesley is 9 yrs old now) my parents were really into sailing. They were competitive and raced
Giving Wes a bike 22lb bike set up with a carbon SID fork and XTR seems really small peas compared to that and he has way, way, way, way more parental supervision than I ever had... but I hope he has his own adventures and has some of them on this bike.
I did goof tho...what on earth am I going to get him for Christmas now???