Well, I think I've got everything ready for the show. Soon I'll be roaring across the countryside on Amtrak's Cardinal Line. It's a 22 hour train ride. Leaving NYC at 6:45am.. and arriving in Indianapolis at 4:45am the next day. It will be nice to have some time to think... Lots of time in fact. I've got a book, and I've got my phone stocked with fresh media.
Sadly, I don't get to take my own bike. It just won't fit. This train line does not have a baggage car, so I'm limited to two carry ons. One of which is a folding bike. I've borrowed an incredible fixed Dahon folder from a friend here, and I'm stoked to hoon around Indianapolis on it.
My Spicer, and my prototype hub are due for a break anyways. They have been seeing relentless abuse this week, with 70km days, and lots of hops, stair drops and general shredding of midtown Manhattan's gnar. The hub has about 500km on it now, and both looks and feels great. I've been cycling the axle bolts before every ride, and riding brake less to add wear faster. I've been hard enough on it that I've had to true up the wheel a couple times, but now that the spokes have bedded and the tension is uniform it's pretty solid. No word on when Morgan will have his test hub built up. Perhaps I should find another test mule.. Who weighs a lot, rides fixed hard and likes recording data?
Since getting killed in the ice race, I've also been busy working on the business side of things. I got some super hot photos done courtesy of Cycling WMD, Joomla help from my lovely wife, and logo help from Gabriel Amadeus designer extraordinaire. About the logo. You may be wondering what the significance of the Ouroboros is. Well.. It symbolizes infinite cyclicality. Energy in equals energy out. From breaking parts to making parts. That's what I'm about. The calipers are just cause I'm a huge nerd.
I've also been busy penning the design for revision 2 of the hub. I'm going to hold off on the machining just yet though, as I want to get things just right.
Anyways, I'm really stoked to go to NAHBS and see my friends Joseph Ahearne, and Sam Whittingham. They've both got some amazing stuff in the works for the show. If you are within a 22 hour radius of Indianapolis, I highly recommend you hit up the show. Every builder seems to really be stepping up their game for this show. You will see bicycle creations that will blow your mind! You can also see me and check out my hub. I'll have one on me. Just look for the scruffy blond guy with the green backpack with a 6 bolt cog hanging off it. Come up and say hello =]
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