Friday, April 04, 2008

Cloudline Is Home




You'll have to check her out in person to really get the full effect, but these shots should at least give you an idea of what I brought home yesterday. It's pretty, and it's super fu**ing light (22lbs). I'll have more to report once I actually get a ride in, but I'm still really excited to say the least. I had her propped up against the dining room table by my chair this morning while I was reading my book, and I found myself glancing up and smiling every five or ten pages. I love my new bike.

The Cohutta is two weeks from tomorrow; and while I'm not really nervous, I am starting to feel a bit anxious. I've got to get my game plan dialed in as far as nutrition and gear goes: how many calories per hour, what to put in my drop bags and where to drop them (you get 3 one gallon ziplocs that you can have dropped at 3 of the 6 aid stations), and what in the heck to carry on my person and bike as far as tools and extra gear is concerned. I've got till next saturday morning to at least get it all packed up, and then I'll have all week down there to ride and ponder the details. I'm getting out on the road bike for the first time this season today so that should be nice. Have a good weekend everybody.

4 comments:

Sarge said...

Sweet looking ride, dude. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts after the first few rides. I'm assuming that this is not the Cohutta race bike... so what is your ride of choice for that race?

WPG said...

Cloudline will be the bike of choice for Cohutta. However, I'm going to be putting the White Brothers suspension fork on for the race. I've hemmed and hawed; but when you get right down to it, I'm not sure my hands would work so well anymore after 10+ hours of mountain biking on a rigid fork. I plan to switch it back as soon as I get home and give rigid riding a chance.

Anonymous said...

Sweet bike.. I just finished building mine today. I will try to email ya some pics. dje

Sarge said...

Have you checked the steerer tube on your suspension fork for length to see if it will fit the cloudline?