I'm in a place where I have to make some decisions lately. Not the regular, everyday type either....
Do I take a single speed to the mounatins of West Texas?
In particular, I have been presented with a particularly difficult decision that is compounded by the fact that it involves travel in the thousands of miles for a period of stay that would last approximately 36 hours. Top that off by the fact that it would be necessary to make the trip by land, and it gets tougher to justify. You see, something would be coming back with me of the two wheeled nature.
That two wheeled vehicle would be a boon to my website, as it would be an exclusive test, (long term). And........it involves meeting and possibly riding with a women's professional mounatin bike team.
<=====Do I dare run these paper thin sidewalled tires in the rocks of West Texas?
But again, I would be driving as much as I would be there, and on my dime. Now as if that wasn't enough, there's more to it. And this is where it gets real, real difficult! This potential event is sandwiched inbetween two others I have already scheduled for 2010.
I am registered for the inaugral Chequamegon 100 on May 22nd. I've never done a "hundy" off road, and this event is being run in a way that is right up my alley by two awesome guys. I know lots of the folks that are going too. It just would be a killer thing to do.
What would Obama do? Vote for the Rasta hub, or go with the red ano Ukai rims? (No! You can't vote for both! It's a partisan issue, ya know.....)
The event on the other side is the Dirty Kanza 200. A gravel event I need to cross off my list as a completion. Plus, really good friends are going to this event put on by some really good friends! Besides that, it's gravel, and in the Flint Hills.
I can not do all three events.
See, I told you it was a toughie!
p.s.- The event in question is in Texas, but NOT West Texas. That trip is a planned vacation in about a weeks time.
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