Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I feel so...validated?

Unbeknownst to me, Bike Snob NYC declared my forearm crank tattoo to be "really excellent," although of dubious "toughness."

I'm glad that Bike Snob was able to take the time to count the teeth on my chainrings, something I haven't bothered to do myself. For the record, it's a touring setup- 36 teeth to get up the hill slow & easy, and 54 teeth to scream down the hills...

Thanks go out to Rob for giving me the heads up! Initially I was aquiver with fear & loathing to hear that I had made it onto Bike Snob. Luckily, though, he wasn't ripping me for a lame attempt at appearing tough...

As for "toughness," try randonneuring.
Boston-Montreal-Boston? Paris-Brest-Paris? London-Edinburgh-London?
Twelve hundred kilometers in less than ninety hours?
Now that's tough.

1 comment:

cyclochris said...

I don't know, Wes. He seems to be calling you out for the giant chain ring. Still it's kind of cool to see yourself on BikeSnob. As for randonneuring being tough, I think it crosses over at some point after the first day into just plain nuts.