Yesterday my fork from PUSH arrived at the foundry. Today began the installation process. I called 2 shops in Mansfield and neither had the tools. I researched the phone book and found a shop nearby in Ashland. I called and spoke with the guy. He said he had the tool. today my dad and I drove the Sprinter to Ashland, duh, the bike guy did not understand a Chris king Headset. Strike out. He said he knew of a shop over in Orrville, home of Smuckers jelly etc. I called and spoke with a wrench. He assured me he had the tool. The Ashland guy gave me the Orrville address and I entered it into the GPS which is on the shortest route. Again, the gps nailed it but after we drove on roads we never would have. The shop is out in the country and when the gps said arriving at destination, shit, OK in the middle of nowhere. Darn, there was a sign on the door and it was the bike shop!
The shop had the proper headset race removal tool and it was a slam dunk remove and replace. I rode the bike in the parking lot and noticed how sweet it felt. No bumps to test but just a plush feeling. Thanks PUSH.
My dad and sister Lynn are my press agents.
Drove back home in snow storm on fastest route. Dad learned some new roads and how the gps sees the fastest route.
Changed into winter gear and rode around on the grass for 45 mins just getting some spinning in. No bumps to hit. Riding in about 1″ of wet snow on top of wet unfrozen grass. The things I do for exercise. I really felt the layoff. The wet snow packed up on the jockey pulley and derailed the chain.
The clot pain is almost gone but the knee pain is still there. Someday I will return to my repairing care giver, Kody, for his magical surgical touch for repair.
Jim from ironspoke.com interviewed me last night.
Snowing but not overly sticking to the roads.
Couple more days here and then off to Kentucky.
Celebrating Tday with my Mom’s family from Washington Court House, Ohio. Dad’s foundry is in New Washington, Ohio. Any wonder I went a little further and moved to Washington State?
Annette, your Mohican trail has a wide spread reputation.
The Virginia Whiskey is gone. Sure was smooth for only 2 years old. Hey Cal, you want to meet me somewhere and I will give to you the moonshine?
Oh, my Eggbeaters also arrived but with a note saying I should keep them out of the water.