Family Picture

Because I don’t think that I have actually ever had both bikes together in day light. I had to take a pic. The weight weenie in me was of course awaken.

Left:
TiZona
Wittson Supressio
@ 8.18Kg – As pictured with the mismatched wheels.


Right:
“Maggie”
Custom self designed Mile Eater/All-Roader
@ 11.69 Kg – As pictured with bags, aeroclips, complete tool kit, Pump, Garmin 525+, Garmin Etrex, Light, Spot Tracer, and electro kit inclusive 10000mA powerbank and camera.


TWO DAYS LATER UPDATE:

Just for the scientific sake of it, and planning for some gnarly route this coming saturday, I removed all the “Krempel” from Maggie. And shaved 2.3 Kg off the bike.

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ONE DAY LATER

Because yesterday night I blew the ride not being able to adjust the front derrailleur of Maggie while on the road. (the required hexagon tool in my multitool is too short, and had left the other one behind !!) Today I set myself to get dirty.

I adjusted the front and back derreilleurs, cleaned and oiled most everything and I even “SWAPPED THE BEARINGS” in the back wheel that had developed some play after exactly 13612Km. Seems to be a common defect of Zipp hubs. The process was quite easy, even without the proper tool. Some wood blocks and some ingenuity and it worked. Next time I will document it.
Cool to notice that the new bearings are “Swiss Made” and the original ones are marked “China”. Just saying.

And since I was at it. I organized and repacked the tool/repair kit. Happy to have it at 420g. (without the derraileur hanger)

So … ready for tomorrow. 9.82Kg with front and back lights, computer (525+), full toolkit and waterbottles.
Big mountain day ahead. New “Pablo curated route” properli called “The seven sisters” with 170Km and 4700vm!! Let see how old body holds.

Corona Time

So I “turned” 50 and my friends save the day. And everything is gonna be ok.

25.March.2020 // My mood is low, very low. The Corona crisis has hitted me hard. All my jobs as a freelance photographer have been cancelled or postponed and it seems that most likely I will have to put my ultra cycling plans for this summer on hold.
Going outside to ride, although allow by the Swiss authorities it seems not very solidary, … so basically i am getting ready for a grumpy birthday.

Surprise

A criptic message in my phone announces the existance of a present in my mailbox and a video to be unlocked. A selection of not very good photos of me playing with bicycles and an eye watering series of videos of some good friends wishing me a happy birthday. Not only they congratulate me for being old, they present me an amazing present. A brand new (blue) rain jacket that does not need presentation. I am now the proud owner of GORE-ROMANCE Shakedry jacket.

Do I love it? Oh yeeeeah!
Do I look good on it? You betcha! …