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My Scott Team for sale

I'm selling my 06 team CX frame/fork/Ritchey Pro Carbon seat post. Awesome bike and cared for like a baby. $500 bucks. I have a bunch of random Cross parts from seasons past if you are looking to get into the spot and need some as well to hang on this frame.

Boulder Iditarod


Fun fun fun today. 20 degrees max and windy as a beeatch...but I had to get out. Too much rollers and Rally Sport indoor madness. Rolled two hours through the frozen wilderness. The bike paths were great and I hooked up a quite a bunch. Lots of solid intervals through deep snow. The paths were like tunnels of trees and snow. Perfect.

Saw some dudes in Boulder filming themselves grinding some rails on their snowboards. Hilarious.
Took a snap but had to keep rolling.

January 2008 is a long time away. It will be great to be in Belgium. I think about it every day. Until then, I am making the best of it here in the Republic. Beautiful.

BART!!!!!!!!

Photo courtesy of Cyclocrossonline
Ha! Nice! Somewhere in a house in Spokane WA, a friend of mine is screaming in joy for his man Bart. I didn't make the correct call with Erwin, but Fidea brought home the win. Looks like Sven had a bit of a spill and it came down to the last lap. Shucks. It'll be great to see bart in the Belgian tricolor next year. Sweet. Looking forward to seeing this race on DVD as it will be epic.

Perfect

Photo courtesy of cyclocrossonline

What a day for a cross. The BK's will be epic. Lookit that yummy mud. Dugast Rynos fo' sure. Erwin by :12.

Prediction: Erwin

It's a runner's course tomorrow folks, I predict my main baseball hat wearin' giant Erwin V is going to take the BK. Maybe I should exhale the binger as Eddy Nijs has torn the flesh off of every linving soul who's lined up this year against him, but methinks Erwin is ramping up to his usual late year form ramp up.

Vee shall zee....

Mudandcowbells.Com!

I'm official! www.mudandcowbells.com is now a domain! It's currently mirrored to this blogspot but who knows what the future may bring.

In any event, it'll make your typing chores shorter.

WTF Part 2

So he lines up again today in Surhuisterveen . WTF. He said at St. Nik he'd line up today. Didn't someone get the memo that a suspected doper is lining up again today and would go on to take yet another top 10 (today placing one ahead of our boy Page).

Whatever. I promised I would not posture or opnionate on this blog, but WTF.

Erwin's lid


OK, i'll admit I love Erwin Vervecken. Big and gangly, the guy is an absolute diesel engine if there ever was one and the guy has mad skeews. Especially in mud. Love my home boys style.


This said


Erwin, this is an OPEN INVITATION to you to please please please allow me to help you look cooler on the podium with better hat etiquette . I can work that shit for you. Seriously dude, those Fidea lids are gay. Either your head is too big or those Euro-wannabe baseball hats are too small. I'd suggest going full time ski cap. Or flip that stuff backwards.


Either way, we're here to make you cool my brother.

Like buttah, baby.

Oh my, oh my. The new Rock Lobster just got dropped off by Mr. UPS man. 3.3 pounds of Easton Ultralight. Not quite as light as the Scandium which was 3.14 lbs, but will end up about the same weight when built. As always, the dimensions are SPOT ON. Thanks Paul! It's great when one of the world's best frame builders can whip out your personal measurements and nail each frame identically each time. I'm still amazed by this process. Rad.

I went for the photo-negative colors of the black bike. I'm a geek, but it'll look hot. Essentially I'm going with the same set up for this bike with the following changes:

  • Alpha Q CX 2 versus Alpha Q CX.
  • FSA Carbon cranks and carbon guards versus Dura Ace and Wetzikon guards. Still running 42t x 12/25.
  • Wheels...dunno at this time. Probably going to put the FSA 488's on this white bike and build a set of tubular Mavic Reflex Tubular CD's (ceramic if I can get them) with Dura Ace hubs. At a minimum, I want two sets of wheels with the identical tubular tires on them.
I will now have to leave it hanging on the wall until August! I'll call it 'inspiration' for now....

Some brief pics for now.

WTF?

OK, two things:

1) Why the _UCK was Maxime Lefèbvre racing today? He nailed a 2nd place at St. Nik today behind Eddy Nijs. Apparently strung it out and Ree-chard couldn't bring him back. Nijs had to put the bullet in him personally. WTF?!?!?! I just don't get the rules. One day "he's gone, that's it Maxime is getting the boot." The next, he's lining up and pulling podiums out of his ass. If he missed the control, how is he getting start fees (I am assuming) and allowed to line up. Humped, humped, humped.

2) OK, Where' s Trebon? Someone tell me please? Ry's blog is not updated and last I read starting fees were suspect. The day before, the race officials humped him from his start position/call up. I guess he was sick today. Beat. I can't wait to see him in his new Verge kit, representing the stars and stripes. Just get well Ryan and start laying the wood on these suckas. Just beat Maxime at Worlds.

Rant over.

(Photo courtesy of Cyclo-cross.info)