Buh bye Schwinn…

THANK YOU Steph and mom, two of my main wimin for the early birthday present, a spanking brand new 2008 Cannondale Adventure 4 Bike. Believe it or not, this is the first time I have owned a bike other than Schwinn.

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Frame: CO2 Adventure
Fork: Spinner Tridium AC w/preload adjust, 50 mm travel
Rims: Cannondale C3 w/machined sidewall, 36 hole
Hubs: Formula FM-31 front w/Clix QR, FM-32 rear
Spokes: Stainless, 14g
Tires: CST Selecta w/Kevlar belt, 700 x 38c
Pedals: Wellgo resin platform w/Kraton insert
Crank: Shimano FC-M191, 28/38/48
Chain: KMC Z72 8-speed
Rear Cogs: Shimano CS-HG40, 12-32
Bottom Bracket: TH cartridge
Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M311
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-5
Shifters: SRAM SX4 Twist
Handlebars: Cannondale C3, 50mm rise
Stem: Adjustable rise quill
Headset: Semi-integrated cartridge, threaded
Brakeset: Lee Chi TX-120 w/modulator
Brakelevers: Cannondale 4-Finger Comfort w/Kraton insert and Bell
Saddle: Cannondale SuperCush w/springs
Seat Post: Promax SP-896 suspension
Size: X
Extras: Montague Clix front QR
Miles per “gallon”: Two Hebrew National All-Beef Kosher or Nathans Coney Island Hot-dogs
Environmental Impact: Methane loaded nuclear flatulence bomb (“The Oblivion Express”)

Friday, I picked up the replacement for my primary right side Cochlear Implant processor. So far, so good but I am still curious as to why it failed and even more, why the backup failed too. And lately, I feel the quality of sound has been deteriorating somewhat since I seem to be having trouble with the Ling sounds.

Friday night’s race sucked! It was humid. I went out too fast. I over-trained during the week. And I didn’t have Wegman’s famous roasted chicken the night before. The next race is my shortest to date… the Dick Bessel Independence Day 2.3 mile. Steph will be doing that one too.

Have a great week! If anything newsworthy comes up, I’ll surely report on it.

3 comments for “Buh bye Schwinn…

  1. June 29, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Thats one beauty of a bike Sam. Very impressive.
    Sorry to hear about Friday’s race. Hey I guess you gotta have the one stinker in there eh?
    Best wishes on your holiday coming up on Friday.

  2. Jennifer
    June 30, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Wow…you’ve got some good girls…they know how to spoil a fella, don’t they?? Enjoy it!!

  3. July 1, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    You must have been lucky to have two great ladies to get you a bike. Biking is a fun sport.


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