11 December 2008 - 23:04Single Speed in December
It can be done!
Ponte and I made another trip out to Camp J. I can safely say, that this was more of a game of chicken than anything else. Both of us were waiting for the other to call and bail, as the weather was less than pleasant. Ambient air temperature was about 30°, and high humidity and a nice stiff north wind made it feel like it was -30.
It did actually get a little better once we got going, but that wind never really went away. The mission this time was to grab some footage to make a little movie trailer for a new upcoming Bike 29 project.
Since Mandy started riding the “Project Jabberwocky”, well, she sort of got hooked on the whole rigid singlespeed thing. She decided to dust off an idea that a good friend of ours had once had about making a mockumentary about the Mono-ski. She’ll be changing the name from “Un Homme, un Ski” to “Un Homme, un Velo, un Vitese” or something like that, but the basic concept is the same.
So, after a few beers after Friday’s Open House (which ruled BTW) I thought I might make a trailer. I’m putting the finishing touches on it right now, but I’ll post it up as soon as it’s done.
Now, preparations are being made for the first “big” snowstorm of the season. I can safely say that riding in the woods up here is rapidly coming to a close. We’re expecting over a foot of the fluffy stuff to fall out of the sky tonight. Time to mount up my other “riding” devices!