No rides this week except for a 50 miler on Saturday with buddies Les, Terry and Dave with breakfast stop in Galena along the way. Leisurely pace on a beautiful day with good company and a breakfast break to boot. The only glitch was that Ben, who also set out with us, broke a shifter cable and perhaps with it lost his Ultegra shifter just as I had a few weeks ago.
The old miata held up well this time -- no flats. Just a drooping seat post that was easily remedied by borrowing a second open end wrench to crank down the seat post clamp. It's certainly slower than the Cannondale and I about sprained my index finger trying to click shift the brake lever trying to get used to the analog handle bar shifters -- but overall it worked just fine.
Earlier in the week I had made a frame, wheel set, foam sandwich of the Cannondale inside Dave's carrying case and then shipped the whole thing off via UPS for $76. Scheduled arrival date at the Holiday Express Motel in SF is Tuesday so that should give plenty of time before I arrive on Saturday.
Now the week ahead will be wrapping up loose ends here at home, getting a few last minute odds and end, laying out what I will take and packing up to fly out on a 6:00 am flight first thing Saturday.
Partida e ... chegada ! — Paris, France
5 weeks ago