Monday, June 18, 2012

In the Drafting Room

An oldie, but a goodie. Phred's peering over my shoulder.
 I've got a post in draft mode I'm working on that expands on my MIBM comments about saddle sores, which focuses on how to prevent them, or failing that, how to treat and manage them.

I have also taken a bunch of pics of my broken Shimano Ultegra 6700 front shifter, and will be blogging about the repair of the shifters, and how well Performance Bike Shop stands behind their 100% satisfaction guarantee. More wrenching porn for all those unsung heros who keep the world's massive bike fleet up and running!

Also on tap, and has been for some time, is a timeline, and discussion of nutrition intervals, covering the full cycle of nutrition from 2 days before, through event nutrition, into recovery, both shallow and deep, and then full-circle back to carbo-loading. I got stuck behind some serious discrepancies in how much muscle glycogen is stored by the body, and the discrepancies are at least 10:1, so will have to make  some decisions before writing that post.

After an especially difficult flat fix last Thursday evening, I'm toying with the idea of another flat-fix post. I was the 5th guy to show up to help a Damsel in Distress, who had been waiting on others for ~ 45 minutes as the sun was setting, and am convinced she'd have been walking home in the dark if I (or a pretty good wrench) hadn't shown up. Again, a very tough case, but then $hit does happen.

Finally back below 100 degrees here in Sacramento, after a 105, and 103 degree days back-to-back. Looking forward to getting out the door for a ride this evening, but hope to get the saddle sore draft done tonight or tomorrow.


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