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Hurts So Good  //   Wednesday - December 15, 2004

The thumb is back in the newz. Last Monday, a bit over a week ago, I got the cast off and boy did it feel good. Riding with that clump of fiberglass on was really starting to suck. Three and half weeks of dead skin accumulated was pretty weird to scrub off though. Now I've got a two inch scar shaped like a Karate Monkey seat tube. You'd think I would have posted this right away since I should be ecstatic about my arm's new found freedom. And I was, but time is thinner than a dime right now.

Two days after that sucker came off I started physical therapy, time to get the claw back in shape. Right now I'm spending about 2.5 hours a day working this thing. It hurts for sure, forcing the thumb to do things it's resisting. It's been a week of doing this and I'm definitely seeing improvement. It's slow though and it's weird when your mind tells you to do something but the body can't follow through. I've got it in my head to be consistent though, no slacking on this. I want it back and I want it back right and the sooner I can hit the dirt the happier I'll be. In the meantime, the pavement is my friend.

- riderx

Bring on the Big Meat  //   Tuesday - December 14, 2004

About the only problem with 29ers (that I can point to) is the lack of choices in big rubber. Tire selection in general is pretty decent and keeps getting better, but for those of us that run fully rigid or just like a honking wide tire have been out of luck. Seems a 2.1 width is as big as we've been able to get. That's about to change soon as MTB pioneers Ritchey have heard the people speak and are going to produce a tire in the 2.35 - 2.4" width. Right now details can be found here.

- riderx


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