Friday, October 29, 2010

Peaked?

The last week or so my meteoric rise in performance has ebbed, and the last few rides have been rather weak. Have I mentioned how much that SUCKS? I wish I knew what was behind this. It could be fatigue, it could be the mental let down riding in gloomy weather, and it could be mild infection from dental problems not yet put to rest.

Whatever the root cause, I think I will get my 100 miles in this week with another 33+ miles on Sunday, as Saturday is looking like a continuation of rain forecast for tonight. I don't think I'll be able to get to 500 miles this month, although, I might have if I had ignored the weather guessers and ridden earlier in the day a couple of days this week - fatigue notwithstanding. I'm 51 miles short of 400 miles for Oct, so if I feel strong Sunday, I'll try for that.

On the hardware front, Easton is in the news again, and not in a good way. It turns out the EC90 Zero seatpost is just as lousy as my EC70 Zero. Nice crack running down the front of the seatpost there guys! A seatpost is almost as critical for control as handlebars, so this is inexcusable in my book, even ignoring the groin injury potential.

You should make your own decision, but I have a rule about doing business with a company that is this poorly run. The whole RAD concept was a blunder, should have been found to be so in QA testing, and should have been pulled ASAP. Once you move away from a perfectly round tube you introduce all kinds of unwanted stress vectors. I won't be doing any more business with Easton.


It's gloomy here again this afternoon, and I am so at to the "$hit, or get off the pot" stage here. Rain, get it over with, and let's see some sunshine. All of this 'gloomshine" is affecting my mood. Can you tell? ;)

Happy Halloween to you all!

1 comment:

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

So what did you end up with? You are really doing such a great job Roy! Rain can suck sometimes :(