Sep. 22 might be a very busy day. It’s a good thing that the 3-hour WEMS races don’t start until 3 p.m., because I think I’ll be at a cyclocross race that same morning. If I don’t race at New Fane—and perhaps even if I do—I’ll volunteer some time for the event. Bill & Brittany Nigh are hosting, but it won’t be a Team Pedal Moraine event. The Northern Kettles Endurance Challenge at Greenbush on May 12 will be a team event, and I’ll certainly volunteer time for it but I don’t know whether I will compete there.
Before heading out on my cyclocross bike yesterday, I finally removed that goofy top-tube nameplate that I hated so much. Until yesterday I lived with it because I thought removal would be difficult and/or would compromise the finish. But I was able to peel off the nameplate using just my fingers, then I removed a tiny amount of residual glue with nothing more than WD-40 and spit. If the bike were stealthy before with its black decals on a matte-black finish, it’s damned-near invisible now.
|My Bike Snob NYC-approved disembodied hand presents the gaudy nameplate.|