Sunday, February 21, 2010

My Pug Specs.

Here ya go, for the people who asked.

i guess I've never done a brake-down of the parts i choose for this build, i went with better parts for the drive train, for obvious reasons. the rest of the parts were most definitely middle of the road in price.
i did get an expensive headset, again for obvious reasons.
doing this kind of feels like I'm bragging, which makes me feel uncomfortable.

a bike is a bike, is a bike. I've never been one to look down on people because of what they ride. ride the bike that is the most comfortable to YOU, because I've seen and heard it a 1,000 times.........."i want to ride my bike, but it's just so damn uncomfortable after such and such a time."

i blame the bike shop they bought their bike from, for just throwing a bike on them without really taking the time to fit it to them the way they should!!! a bike shop that says "you can't test ride our bikes", is the bike shop you want to run away from as fast as you can!!!!

ride your bike as often as you can, and as far as you can. push yourself beyond what you think is possible for you. before you know it, you won't even think, you'll just do!!!

I've always thought that a reliable drive train is the most important part of any bike. if you can't move forward then what's the sense??

Peace, Joe

Frame: 18" 2009 ThunderHead Metalic Grey & fork.
Wheelset/Tires: 65mm Large Marge, and Endo tires.
Hubs: Surly front hub, XT rear hub.
Crankset: Surly Mr. Whirly triple crank (175), and 100mm BB.
Drivetrain: XT E-type front derailer, and XT rear derailer.
Brakes: Avid BB7's mech., Avid Elite brake levers, mongo large rotors.
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Seat: WTB Speed V
Stem: Ritchey Comp
Headset: Hope Elite
Shifters: Shimano SLX rapid fires.
Handlebars: Titec H-bars (thanks Doug), the best bars I've ever used!!!
Pedals: whatever my LBS had in the Blueberry bucket, i will be trowing my Time clipless pedals on as soon as the snow is gone.

Friday, February 19, 2010

1/2 Day of Work =

A great ride on the "Fun Machine" that is the Surly Pugsley!!!
Damn what a great late morning ride.
Started work at 5 a.m. and was done at 9 a.m.
Gotta love a flexible work place, and an understanding better 1/2!!!
I love you Cindi!!! ;)

10-15 miles in 2.5-3 hours, all done within 5 miles of our house. i was home in time to clean up and pick kids up from school. the bank temp said 36 at 2:45, so earlier today was just perfect!!!

The trail less traveled was my favorite of the day!!

The double lane.

no one had been on this gem for about 5 days, this was in the woods shaded by the trees.

The snow machine super double lane highway 1/2 mile north of town.

From one Fat tire to another!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I wasn't going to do this.....

but i was in the garage after work today and i just couldn't help it!!!
when i saw my small tired bike, it was like a slap in the face!! LOL


that iron ore really stands out against the snow.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Spilt Shifts, SUCK!!!!! BUT.......

I made the most of my time off with a ride on the Pugs on my way home...... well it was kind of on my way home!!!lol

these picture were taken with my iPhone, so the quality kind of blows!!! but i think you get the point.

i made a couple not so quick laps around "Pill Hill", here in the middle of town. the snow machines have made some nice trails around the hill. -9 and the trails were perfect, and almost like i was riding on asphalt. oh, and Doug, i was giggling the whole time!!!! ;)

this is the first time I've had a chance to really hit some trails with this "Fun Machine", and it did not disappoint!!!! i'm sure the walkers will be wondering what the hell made the big ass tire tracks when they go for their morning and nightly walks. lol

i just need to take a minute here, and say a big THANK you to my much better 1/2 Cindi....................... thank you dear for putting up with me these last few weeks, shit who am i kidding, months while my bike was getting truely are the best partner a guy could ever hope for and i'm very lucky to be with you!!!!


on my way down.

somewhere in the middle.

before heading up.