Hanging to get out and ride, go away flu :)

After coming back from our European holiday very motivated, I decided to do a couple of things to my bikes to get them ready for riding.

The Cannondale you see here is a 1989 R300 I picked up (some say stole :) but I disagree) from a gent who had it advertised on ebay for $200. Couldn’t pass that up as my first decent roadie was a 1990 Cannondale 3.0series crit frame with Campy gear. I had some Shimano RSX shifters etc from another bike that was an insurance write off so the old girl has received an upgrade to sti shifters and 7 speed rear. The bike is in great condition for its age and with new tyres and cables she is waiting patiently, much like me. Check out the original store sticker on the top tube, pretty cool.

Now to my favourite pursuit, mountain biking :)

This is my latest incarnation and after 20+ years of mtb fun and madness I still love riding hardtails.

I have gone back to chromoly framing as I have loved the way it feels since the first bike I bought in 1990.                           Up until 2009/10 I was riding a carbon hardtail which was my training and racing bike and after it developed a crack and noises it was sadly time to put it to rest.

The MTB is a Charge frame with mostly Shimano XT components and Rock Shox Reba SL forks.

It will be awesome to get back to some regular training once this flu disappears and it will be nice o get to the same levels I was at hopefully, then the decision to race again OR not? Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :)