2.26.2008

Grind...Bend...Scrape...BOOM...

Last weekend it was off to the first races of the road season in Greenville SC!

Warm up zone

The LMC setup! That's a lot of nice bikes!


At the Sunday race we got to drift around in this beauty with an ex-formula 1 car


So everything was going great and I was feeling good. I would typically enter the men's category 1,2 race if I'm going to do a men's race but I decided to race the category 3 for the first weekend of the season.

Turns out a number of those cat 3 guys really needed some lessons on how to turn their bikes around a gradual corner.

The result of some bad bike handling skills was a mangled bike in addition to a rather furious Kacey...

The new cool way to ride your handlebars


ground right down to shiny silver


and you could ride a normal pedal like this one


but why do that when you could grid it down to the axle...

that has got to safe some weight

Oh...and I was especially upset about my awesome new saddle


My poor shoes



While I was at all the grinding and scraping I thought I would create some real art!


beautifully formed to the cassette


looks like I really did some good work



My room mate mechanic Robert working on bikes and taking mine apart...check out the apron with flowers, see mom I have been using it!!!


And my house is a clustered disaster...


So I'm trying to get my hands on a new frame and rebuild something quickly...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you get mad after the crash?

James Anderson said...

It seems like now matter how far up you can upgrade, you can never escape from sketchy riders. For example, in Michigan, you'd think that the Cat 5 riders are the most sketchy riders. I'd have to say that the Cat 4 field had just as many crashes, if not more. And the Cat 3s were bad too.

The Slush Puppy said...

If thats just what happens when you get mad...id hate to see what happens in a sprint :-p Hope youre ok.

cody said...

dang...i did the same thing to my new pretty white saddle. that rear der. however, looks really aero

msfzx said...

OMG!! That's horrible damage. I feel your pain. How's your BODY?
Let me know if my boy can help you out.