7 June 2012 - 11:33Recalibration
I love each and every one of my bikes, but I really only ever ride one at a time. I’ve tried riding multiple bikes at once, and I almost ended up in stitches. In light of my attrition to “competitive” cycling this season, I’ve been thinking more about about what I need, vs what I want. Thankfully I’m not in the position of having to “get by” with what I have, I have an amazing arsenal of bikes at my disposal.
No, I’m in the process of pairing down. There is nothing worse than to be riding one bike, and thinking that you’d be having so much more fun on another. This little demon has been inside my head for the last few years, and it’s time for him to stop. I have to admit, this whole crabon availability nonsense has given me pause to reflect my own personal bike needs. I’ve had “more fun” on my WFO than any other bike this season. Granted we’re just getting going, but I don’t see that changing much. The RDO is a hoot to ride, but it isnt exactly what I’m looking for in a bike. That isnt to say it’s not worthy, because it very much is. I have no problem riding a 24lb bike with top shelf components on it. It moves like they do.
But my 32 lb slugger with 5 lbs of tires does too.
But maybe my problem lies in that I am topped out with the RDO, there is not really anywhere to improve it. My inner bike nerd needs room for tweaks and obsessing. Maybe that is why I appear to enjoy riding the WFO more. And I have all sorts of tweaks planned for that bike over the summer, which I’ll begin talking about tomorrow.