In other news, UBI was an awesome success! I had a blast. I highly recommend it.
The instructors are great. Beyond just knowing how to DO something, they know how to teach other people to do it. Our class of 16 had a great time tearing into hubs, headsets, bottom brackets, suspension forks, etc. etc. On a late-night session, I even took apart an old coaster brake, as well as a Campy hub, a Chris King hub, and a set of SPD pedals. Booyah.
And now that I’m home, I’m already getting bikes to work on from my friends, which is great. Need anything done, send it my way!
Not only that, I am ready to rock the pits for Mavic this cross season, finally. I’m off crutches, I’ve got a jump pack full of tools and I’m not afraid to use them. I’ll be kicking off the season with the Blue Sky Velo Cup at Xilinx… I hope you all are planning to race this awesome course.
On a final note, I’m planning ahead to when I can finally begin riding by reading this book:
Since I am 100% detrained at this point, base work will be very important. However, as Chapple makes clear, thorough base training is required for anyone trying to get faster. Who knows, maybe next summer will be my best year in a while.