I was talking to one of the owners of Bike Pedalers and he suggested to give Marin Bikes a call and see if they had or did any kind of grassroots sponsorship and if they could help me out at all. So after thinking about it for a while (couple weeks) I finally decided to give them a call and tell them about me, how I love their bikes and about my racing. I must of said the right things or something but by the end of the conversation they were going to help me out with a small sponsorship for now and possibly more in the future seasons after seeing more race schedules and results. I made this call while I was at work and after I was so pumped I could hardly sit at my desk and do any work. This isn't to big of a sponsorship but I'm happy with it and it's a great start with the bike company I want to ride for. It helps that I work at a shop that sells their bikes. They are setting me up with a sweet bike at a good deal and clothing for this season.
So last night I spent some time at the shop figuring some stuff out for the new bike. It's the bike I've been wanting for a while. I will be riding a Marin Indian Fire Trail. It is their bike designed for racing. The only hard tail better is the team ti bike but even with a deal I can't afford that one. Maybe someday. The Indian Fire Trail is going to be sweet and will run a lot better for me in races. It probably won't be in until Monday and then it has to be built so I hope to be getting out on it sometime mid next week.
oh yes it will be mine
The biggest challenge of the new bike was picking a size. This is a much different bike from the 19 inch 07 Bolinas Ridge I have now. So after spending some time riding a 17 and 19 inch bike that is a little similar with the one I'm getting I decided to go with a 17 inch bike. The guys at the shop along with myself all agree that I would probably fit a 18 inch frame perfectly. Of course one isn't made in that size but the 17 should work fine with a few adjustments.
Today I finally had some time to ride again and I did an hour at full speed in the dirt. I felt great tonight. Legs were good. Felt smooth and flowed on the bike great around the turns and was really moving. My stomach was bothering me some. I got out late so I had already eaten dinner and the giant salad I had just was not sitting well but other than that it was a great ride. Tomorrow morning will be my last ride before the race Saturday. I will be up early to do my usual core workout and then I'll probably take a ride through the park at moderate speed so that I don't blow out my legs or screw up anything on my bike right before the race. Later.