It was the expected repaired rear wheel for The Snow Dog from the Phil Wood & Co. Now I had the task of not only swapping out wheels, but meticulously cleaning Ben Witt's rear wheel in preparation of restoring it to him a week from today.
So, I checked out the free hub immediately, since the wheel was frozen from being in the delivery truck all day. I figured it would be a good indication of what to expect when I use it soon. It clacked with authority, unlike the way it did before. I am confident that it will work as well as Ben's wheel has been for me since he loaned it to me to use. So, all will be restored to normal on that front soon, and I am sure I will have no further issues with that hub again. Thanks to the Phil Wood & Co. for the fast, quality servicing.
On The Way: Next up, I had confirmation of the sending out of another delivery that is expected next week. Take a look....
Initiated Picked up In transit Delivered
So, what is it?
The Black Mountain Cycles Cross frame and fork is going to be here probably by Thursday of next week, that is, if all goes as usual. I figure about five working days from California to my door.
Some changes are happening as far as my original build plan, so stay tuned as I put together this rig and start riding it around the gravel roads here. Hopefully soon.
Speaking of which, this weather has made a turn for the better here and warmer, more cycling friendly temps are on the way. It's a good thing, since I have much work to do before the Dirty Kanza 200 in June
A Question: Which brings me to a question: Should I deliver periodac updates on my Dirty Kanza 200 training, gear, and choices affecting those things here on the blog? This request was suggested to me by a commenter, but I want to hear from the readers to see if anyone might find that useful to read. I mean, it isn't like I would have any graphs and videos like this guy does. No, it would be just my own, regular way of doing things, and ya'all know I am no "big-time" athlete, so that's why I wonder if it would at all be interesting. Well, you let me know!