Lot's of stuff goin on. Here is the abbreviated summary;
1) Cinnamon Star and I drove up to Nor Cal for the SSWC08 race. We rode China Camp State Park a few times, 1 of us rode 40% of the race course and we ate some really great food (GoFish & Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen). Hands down the best food I have ever had yet. When you go to Cindy's ask Fran (the bartender) to make you a Mint Julep.
2) On the drive home I got a call, I won the Carver 96er frame they were raffling at the race! My frame is on the way. Thanks Tex!
3) I got home, parked the car and started riding the beach cruiser to work. Last Friday I went out to my car to get my floor pump.....I saw something shiny on my front tire...... The tread was coming off! CS and I dodged 4 really scary bullets (especially driving down the grapevine). I haven't driven my car in a week, I have to admit I miss it.
4) My new Toyo's are getting installed Friday. Can't wait! I need to run a bunch of errands that I can't do comfortably by bike.
Song: The Band "Up on Cripple Creek"
I was using a couple new products on the trip and I would like to mention a few of them.
a) Hammer Heed "Subtle Melon", If you like cantaloupe or honeydew melon try it! It's really good. Not too sweet not too sugary. It worked extremely well all during the rides. I used 2.5 scoops for a large bottle. ($17.95 for 30ish servings)
b) 2009 Specialized S-Works MTB Shoe, I was hesitant at first to wear a shoe with fishing line but, the are amazing. The fit, feel and function are top notch. Not to mention I got the highly anticipated White version. I have 1 of 10 pairs in the country. ($285.00 should be available by the end of September)
c) BROOKS B190 saddle, Hands down the best beach cruiser saddle on the planet. It looks perfect on my Electra plus it's really plush. I rode it in this years Midnight Madness and have been commuting on it for a couple weeks. ($175.00 only available in black)
That's all I got.