Sunday, January 20, 2008

Out With the Old

I found a long crack in the shell of my saddle. Probably from poppin' wheelies and shit. :)

See ya pal.

You better live up to the hype.

I feel like I have finally gotten over my cold. It took almost two weeks. Since last post I have been in Charlotte, NC and Irvine, CA. Tomorrow morning I am heading back to Irvine and then to Vegas and back home on Wednesday. After that I have a bit of time at home thankfully.


Blogger lauren said...

no more poppin' wheelies and shit. that'll teach ya.

man, i've got a rancid cold right now. it's like i got punched in the head or something.


1/20/08, 9:28 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

you're gonna love the arione.... ass nirvana, baby!

you're too damned old to be poppin' wheelies and shit. knock it off! :)

1/21/08, 4:43 AM  
Blogger CyclistRick said...

Let me know how you like the saddle; I am in search of something new. I bought one to try but it has been taken over by The Wife.

And what is it with these drawn out colds? I am at two weeks now and just starting to feel like I am getting the upper hand.

1/21/08, 7:47 AM  
Blogger chatterbox said...

did you get your sit bones measured by the ass-o-meter? That is the best way to tell if it will fit OK.

1/21/08, 7:53 AM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

Dude, take it easy on the equipment. No more 3 foot drops and grinding rails with the road bike!
That saddle looks fast just standing still. Might be the difference in a sprint this year! :^)

1/21/08, 9:31 AM  
Blogger Ron said...


Maybe Arione will work for you. Sorry to dig it in here, didn't mean to but..

I can clearly say it never did for me. I would ride about 120 miles on that thing twice or thrice a month last year, and boy, it never felt good. In my opinion, its not a long distance saddle. It could pay off for the time trials and shorter events.

I exchanged Arione for Aliante, its ideal for anything over 80 miles. You can just feel the softness on it with your thumb.

1/21/08, 12:11 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

Btw, put up a picture of the crack. deeply interested...

1/21/08, 12:12 PM  
Blogger SpeedyChix said...

Do you ever get off the plane wondering where you are? What a load of travel.

1/22/08, 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Donald said...

Yeah... my buddy has two of those saddles... one on his road and the other on the fixie. Tell us what you think of it.

1/23/08, 6:16 AM  
Blogger lauren said...

they measure with ass o meters?

i guess that makes sense.

1/23/08, 5:34 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I have never heard of an Ass-O-Meter. I will have to find one and see what it has to say. If it insults me by saying "Large" I am breaking it.

Speedychix - I once woke up on a plane and forgot where I was going. It took me a few minutes to remember. It was kind of freaky.

1/23/08, 7:11 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Ron - I will get a picture of the saddle for you.

1/23/08, 7:12 PM  
Blogger TCA said...

Man that new saddle looks uncomfortable - are you road riders all masicists?


1/24/08, 2:22 AM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

Chis: Just wanted to let you know I have to be in Albuquerque on February 12th (its a Tuesday) for a project site meeting. I was thinking of trying to swing by and crash in your garage! :^)
I can probably arrange to fly out of here to San Antonio (if that is closer to you) or Dallas on Saturday or Sunday. I would plan to leave Monday night for NM.
Let me know if that weekend works for you and I will get the travel folks working on it.

1/24/08, 8:38 AM  
Blogger CyclistRick said...

Specialized and someone else has a device that folks are calling the 'ass-o-meter'. Basically a rectangular gel filled sack. You sit on it in the basic road riding position then you can measure the distance between indentations to get the spread o' the sit bones. For me all I do is measure the indents on my old Brooks saddle, my own custom ass-o-meter.

1/24/08, 12:50 PM  
Blogger Eclectchick said...

Boy howdy! That beaut's an investment! Hope you love 'er.

1/24/08, 2:52 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

TCA - the more inflammation the better.

Oldman - that will work great! Plan on coming in Saturday. We can hit the town on Saturday night. We can ride on Sunday and Monday. Let me know your travel plans. Austin is the closest airport to me, but if San Antonio is a lot cheaper, we can make that work. Dallas is 4 hours away. You can crash in our second guest room. I would give you our good guest room but my sister-in-law has it monopolized and doesn't appear to be leaving anytime soon.

Rick - thanks for the clarification. I am guessing trial and error is the best saddle fitting method of all.

1/24/08, 4:41 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

sh*t man, you need the ass-o-meter. grin

1/27/08, 10:12 PM  
Blogger Sprocketboy said...

It is probably worth busting the old saddle to get an Arione. I have had one for a year and love it. I really like being able to move around and get comfortable on climbs. On my previous bike I had a Fizik Aliante which was as comfortable but did not wear as well.

1/30/08, 9:30 AM  
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