when you combine heavy mud and thick grass, you get a solid, matted clump. in many places, people build houses out of this stuff. so, in a way, we built little houses in our cyclocross bikes' brakes and drivetrains yesterday in Boone. however, bikes are not Monopoly boards and should not have houses built on them. more on this later. in the meantime, if you get the chance, stop by the shop and you can see how our bikes ended up. Linus' post-race bicycle weight increased by 5 pounds (which was actually a partially dried weight--wet weight would have added at least another pound). look for his ads around town: I gained 5 pounds in 30 minutes--ask me how!
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