Monday, November 9, 2009

"i bent my wookie" part 2

after last week's cyclocross mud fest in Boone, where i bent my frame, i thought i'd take a week off of racing to go to some friends' wedding in Baltimore. unfortunately, when traffic slowed to a stop, the guy behind me didn't, leading to my second bent frame in a week.

no one was injured. fortunately, the other guy, who was at fault, was insured. unfortunately Park does not make a somewhat offensively-named tool to fix this sort of thing. in any event, Boone was the last race for the old Subaru.

on a more encouraging note, my brother bought a used cyclocross bike off eBay last week and promptly did his first cyclocross race in New Jersey this weekend. i think it was actually his first real bike race ever (duathlons don't count as real bike races) and he's ready for more. rather than chastise certain people i know who have cyclocross bikes but haven't been racing them, i'll just make a plug for possibly recruiting a new BCC member to represent in the Mullet State.


DukePirate said...

Oh no, not the Subie! Alas, she has run many a race and transported many a bike, that sweet hunk of steel. Glad you're OK.

LinusOG said...

Glad no one was hurt, but still so sad...

curveship said...

Sad news. I can remember piling you, me, Jonah, Mike and ... what was his name? -- the former Danish junior national team member -- into that thing, with all our bikes on the roof or in the trunk. Good times.

Glad to hear you're OK.

Aaaaand, so whatcha gonna get to replace it?

co2cycle said...

unlike Hollywood's search for a new bike, i don't have months to research and test ride fabulous new rides. i'd like another subaru, it's just a matter of finding the right one and avoiding a bunch of crap from some sketchy car salesperson. if you are an unsketchy person who sells subarus, contact me.

can anyone drive me to the race this weekend?

DukePirate said...

I hear that the Ford Focus ZX5 is the car of the future.