September 23, 2009

Lend me your ears! I mean, uh, lights! Also: Tison’s bike


First, here’s a shot of Tison’s frame/fork (once again, stem used purely for posing purposes). Yes, he has clearance for a 4″ tire in there. There’s only clearance for a 2.5 in the rear, though, so it’s not a true fatbike.

Notice that I tried to use a more attractive staging than the outside of my garage for this shot. Notice also that due to my sucky photo skills, it still looks terrible.

Next up, I have been hornswoggled into racing the 24 hours of Moab with my good friend (and perpetual Marathon nationals runner-up) Mike McCalla. His wisdom in choosing me to race with him (his words: “I think we can win a national championship!”) is dubious, given that I’ve been on vacation or working all summer and haven’t raced since July or so. Be that as it may, I find myself in need of a fancy-schmancy light system to ride at night with.

That’s where you come in: I don’t want to buy a whole light system, since I don’t generally nightride (it’s hard to get to any decent trails here without riding on fairly dangerous roads) and would probably use it for just this event (yes, Eszter, I’d probably use it for Vapor trail too, but that’s just a glimmer in my eye at this point). I’d love to borrow one from someone, but most of my friends who have such equipment are also racing.

Here’s the offer: if you lend me your light system (1000 lumens or brighter is probably mandatory) I’ll give you 10% off a Waltworks frame. That could be some significant savings for you, if you’re looking to get me to make you something. And of course, I promise to take good care of your lights and return them in the condition I got them in.

So if you’re interested, drop me a line. This would probably work best for someone that lives in the Boulder/Denver area, but if you want to send me your lights (I’ll send them back, or if you’re in Moab, give them back at the end of the race) that could work too. Drop me a line.