Got my Surly Cross Check this week in Robins Egg Blue. I ended up decking it out in primarily SRAM Red components with Paul Cantilever brakes. My good friend Matt Blevins built up a sweet 1250g all alloy wheelset consisting of Stan’s rims, White Industries Hubs, and Sapim Cx-Rays spokes. They are a thing of beauty.

I took the bike out this week for a lot more riding than I’m used too. It was a blast. I’ve yet to get fit on it, this will happen soon. It looks like I’m almost 2x faster than on the rigid single speed 29er. I know…. It’s pretty obvious why, but I didn’t think I would be that much faster. The bike weighs in at around the 19lbs range with a steel frame and fork. Very impressive build performed at BlevinsBicycleCo..

I would like to compete this spring in a very low level race. I’ll do light strength training this winter and utilize a trainer.

Total for last week:
Miles: 76.6
Calories Burned: 3817

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