Thursday, May 7, 2009

Back in Action

After several weeks, the Tri Cross is back on the road. It's ordeal started with a broken rear rim, and ended with two new wheels. I built the front wheel myself and ordered the rear wheel from Peter White Cycles. If you are ever depressed and need someone to talk to, call these people. They were extremely helpful, friendly, and built me a wheel and sent it to me in time for the Tour of the Scioto River Valley coming up Saturday and Sunday.

I put Velocity Dyad rims on because they are supposed to be strong. I think these will be good for commuting on rough roads and gravel also.

I debated for a long time whether to ride the Tri Cross or the Trek. I decided to commit to riding the Tri Cross (henceforth the rim) and after riding on the new wheels tonight I made the right choice. The Tri Cross is not as fast as the Trek, but it is much more comfortable. And since the TOSRV is 200 miles, I'm going to want some comfort. I'll reserve the Trek for rides of 100 miles or less.


Ben said...

Man, that's one sweet lookin' ride. I've always been fond of the Tricross, came pretty close to one when I got the LHT actually.. the single speed version still being on my list.

Anyway, gorgeous ride.

Jon said...

Glad to see you back on the road. I need to get off my butt and repair the two rear wheels I have sitting around with busted spokes!