I have had a special relationship with The Green Machine for 2 years now. She's taken me so many places and so many miles. It's time I treat her right. I had neglected her over the winter. I was still riding outside but I couldn't bring myself to give her a good wash when temps are hovering around freezing most weekends. She was starting to look sad. I could pluck chunks of grease of the chain rings. There was mud splattered up the seat tube. Poor Green Machine.
I sprayed her down with Simple Green and soap and scrubbed off all the dirt and grease. This time, I was going to give her a little special attention... new cables and housing! RED! (With Tyler's guidance... ok A LOT of guidance) we successfully replaced the scuffed up white housing with bright and sparkling red! Oh, and the best part... red bar tape! It really brings the bike together.
Oh I almost forgot... NEW TIRES! I'm LOVING my Continental 4000s road tires with the black chili compound. They feel super grippy and speedy. I can't wait to take them up the mountains as soon as that silly snow goes away. CHECK HER OUT!
|shiny new red stuff|
|sweet new tires|
|What's Armor All?|
|Door doubles as a trashcan... and... Where's my floor mat?|
|kickboards, and sharpies, and pens Oh My!|
Do I care that the bike is cleaner and shinier than the car it is on top of? Heck, it might be worth more than the car it's on top of pretty soon... priorities again! (Well I think my 2 bikes combined might be worth more than my car?)
And what do more people see? My bike or the inside of my car? Definitely my bike. Ok, I guess I'll clean up my car soon, really soon... How much can I pay someone to do that for me?
go ride some!