Weekend Warrior II

Holy Smokes! Last weekend was brutal. (Actually it wasn’t.)

I put in 101.56 miles with 14,842 vertical feet on my Black Sheep Highlight 29er with a 32 x 18. What does all this mean? Nothing. 80 miles the previous weekend was rough, 101 miles was not bad at all. So I guess I’m getting in decent shape. Better be, the 24 hours in the Old Pueblo is 7 1/2 weeks away. I should be good to go – on the new Highlight, custom made for this 210 lbs beast.

Friday = 40.35 miles / 5997 vertical ft
Saturday = 30.15 miles / 4875 vertical ft
Sunday = 31.06 miles / 3870 vertical ft.

Only two casualties. The display on my Edge 305 cracked. $85 repair bill. Nice. And my iPhone cracked, but still works. Only money. Only hard earned money.

Below is the graphic of the boring Sunday ride. Can you pick out my 31.06 mile route through the maze of tracks?

Maybe the ‘easy’ 101 was due to my recent effort to lighten the load. Damn, did I drop 3o lbs already? Nope, just got rid of the wannabe hippie look. ‘Hippie’ as only The Judd can be.

Before the uncomfortable session with a dude hair stylist. (Where are all the hot babes that cut hair. I’m sick of dudes fixing the dew.)

After the ‘session’

Well, a fair number of miles was on the sheep since the last bottom bracket overhaul. A major creak developed over the weekend. So, the EBB (eccentric bottom bracket) had to come out. I decided that I hate EBBs. Black Sheep #2 will have the HACS (Horizontally Adjustable Chain Stay). AWESOME!

Yikes, the bike is out of commission.

Crap, what do I do now? Where is my dad when I need him. Oh, he finally retired at the age of 77. He is officially ‘on the couch’ now.
Ok. I figured it out. (Of course, I could do this in the dark by now.)


Almost done. Just need to find some love and crank down the crank assembly.

I’m ready to roll. Big storm rolling in tonight. Snow riding tomorrow. Why? BECAUSE I’M NOT GOING TO WORK!

In honor of the greatest band the world has ever witnessed.


Mike Ness defines ‘Coolness’. And you know it.
“Ignorance like a gun in hand, reach out to the promised land
Your history books are full of lies, media-blitz gonna dry your eyes”

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