Monday, July 09, 2007

Resistance Training

I'm stealing Danielle's title because it's so fitting. Arleigh, you will like this..

This past week, I've changed out the gear on my SS one too many times, I was beginning to think a derailleur might speed the process up a little, I decided to just pick a big one and go with it. I spent 12.5 hours on the 34x17 this week..yes that's bigger than 2:1 for you SS dorks. How do I feel afterwards? Great, actually. My legs are tired, but not any more tired than they usually are after a long weekend of riding. Now, I'm rethinking the gear I'm going to run at 24 hours of 9 mile...technically, I can have two sets of wheels with different gears on them, since I'm not in a SS category. But, I can't help feeling like that is lame. We'll see what happens.

I received a package contained a Black Magic Jabberwocky...not for me though (boohoo), but for my sister!! Yes, her first mountain bike is going to be a KICK ASS Vassago Jabberwocky 29er SS...she's going to be turning some heads in Cali!!! Soon, I'll have her racing 24 hours on that thing :)

I also got a new WTB Rocket V saddle and the Weirwolf 2.55s to try out. Based on my love for the Exiwolf, I feel like I will really love the Weirwolf for some of the mountainous stuff coming up.

Pics to come tomorrow.


Blogger allan said...

Those Vassago's are some seriously sweet looking bikes. Good luck at Nationals.

3:07 AM  
Blogger namrita o'dea said...


yeah, the hardest part is choosing what color to get! :) i love the black, though.

thanks...i need it!

see ya in august!

4:59 AM  
Blogger ExtrmTao said...

I am dying to try the Weirwolf.

You are going to be passing TeamDicky with those insane ratios you are running.


6:13 AM  
Blogger Arleigh said...

Congrats on the gearing!!! I dont know if I have the right mental going about single speeding, but I hate spinning out. I would rather walk up a steep hill than be spinning out on flats. Plus it works your muscles.

Do you have some sweet deal on vassago? The shop we shall not speak of down the street from me started carrying them. I would love to ride one, but I don't want to be riding something the competitor sells.

end rant.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Let me know how you like the seat!!!

When you start passing all of the fully sponsored/paid pro's at Nationals are you going to just say "on your left!" or "on your left, and yes I'm kicking your ass on a SS!"

9:28 AM  
Blogger namrita o'dea said...

haha, you guys are crazy. maybe my legs felt so good when i wrote this because i hadn't ridden yet! i just got back from my ride today, and i could barely keep up with the recumbants :) my goal right now is not really to pass's to minimize the passing done to me by danielle at nationals!! :)

11:16 AM  
Blogger namrita o'dea said...

p.s. danielle, i've been using the Rocket V for awhile now and i really like it..even for 24s. i just got a new, lighter version of the same saddle. you should try one! i like it way better than the damselfly i used to have.

11:19 AM  

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