About a week ago Melinda and I had just returned home from a ride at Bays Mtn. and I decided to hose off the bikes rather than take them inside covered in mud and grit. As I was washing down the Mamasita I noticed a small line on the seat stay in the paint. Upon closer inspection I realized that it was a crack that circled almost half way around the tube. Damn! I imediately called my LBS and got things in motion. Within 2 days I had a new frame in route to the shop without having to ship my old one in for inspection. Now that's what I call customer service! The only difference about the new frame is the color, instead of grey I am receiving a red one, the only color they make it in.
The crack in the frame turned out to be a good thing actually. I was planning to sell the Mamasita but now instead of selling a 2 year old frame I'll have a brand new one still in the box. I have no plans of building this bike whatsoever. I do have a new ride in the works but it's currently on back order so I'll be rolling SS it until it comes in.
Speaking of singlespeeds it funny how much you slip when you don't ride the singlespeed for a week or two. I've been riding the Mamasita quite a bit especially at Bays Mtn so the first ride on the Karate Monkey in a couple weeks was a bit tougher. Hopefully I'll get in a few more rides before we head to Dupont for a long weekend of camping and riding with friends. It would be nice if the new ride came in this week as well but I don't think that is going to happen.
Speaking of new things Melinda ordered me a new Hero cam for Fathers day! It should be arriving at my house in a couple of days just in time to shoot some video at Dupont.
There is a new race in Kingsport this year, the "White Lightning", nothing really to get too excited about. It's a road race that covers some of the local roads I ride already. I mis-read the dates and was planning on doing this race along with an 8k run that evening. Turns out the W.L. is the following Sat. and Melinda and I will be camping up in PA at Raystown Lake and riding the new Allegrippis trail system. If you've not heard of Raystown check it out on the web, the rumor is this place is sweet! 30 plus miles of fast singletrack built by IMBA, what's not to like about that. I might just have to go out and buy more batteries for the Hero cam and another SD card so I can shoot plenty of footage for your viewing pleasure.