Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sewwing

For real! I was able to dissassamble some Dugast tires, patch the latex tube and then reassable them, and they are still holding air! I am a master crafts man. And it only took me about 2 hours. Now I could probably bust them out in like 15 min. Anyways, 2 weeks untill the big race. Then off to Belgium and the real racing as they say. I feel sorry for those guys who dont live in California right now. Nothing but sunshine and balmy temperatures for some sweet as training for nats. I dont care what they say, you can only do so much "conditioning" for cold weather before it really just sucks out and you cant train like you want to. I know how to ride in the snow. Bring on the sunshine! Word.

Nasty

7 comments:

mcf said...

sunshine smunshine.
seriously, pretty sweet.
see any new trails in mac on friday?

gewilli said...

NAsty? Sews?

Kick the f* ass man...

Looking forward to seein your freak-nasty ass here in my current home town of Providence...


where we have snow on the ground (at least for a few hours) right now...

cdb said...

Barry, this would make a really cool article in a bike magazine or on a major site. You should do a little bullet point write up on your tubie fix technique w/ pics... "World Class Athlete forced to Repair his own Tires - You Can Too!"

Like, where did you open it up, what about the base tape, reattaching the tape?, patch type, etc. What did the punctures look like? How did you get the tube in/out... do the entire length (or just a short section pulled out of the casing? Thread type for the re-sew? Did you wear a thimble?

Oh, and did Matt "the seamstress" Mahoney teach you?

gewilli said...

you joining the Tonk in RI this weekend?

or you being a big Cali Pussy and not showing your face in RI till Nats?

;-)

mcf said...

I've got some undies with a vicious tear right in the booty. You want? Practice your stitching?

Nasty said...

I will give it my best shot....
It is raining here. WTF? I though i moved to cali to escape the rain..

Anonymous said...

whoaaaa!! i saw you in izegem!!! you're famous man. whoa