So I just got done spending some quality time with the bike downstairs. I was able to take about an hour and catch up on some of the mechanical stuff that I had been meaning to do for a while. I was able to re-wrap the drops, replace the front brakes and put on a new tire.
I was starting to see some thread on the sidewall of the tire so I figured it was probably time to replace it. Chappy recommended the tire, so we'll see how it shakes out. Its a hutchison Tour de France "special" tire -- I suspect its just one of their standard tires with a yellow sticker and a TDF logo slapped on it. But they make decent tires by all accounts and it was on sale at performance so what the heck.
The winter road crud had really chewed up my front brakes. Wore through the things like they were butter. I've had the brakes for a while and really should have put them on weeks ago but I just hadn't gotten around to it. Feels goof to have them on.
And six months after I got in a good wreck at hains point and chewed up my bar tape a bit (see photo) I finally re-wrapped my drops. They look good...I doubt they'll stay clean looking for long, but they look sweet now...even put on the decorative tape!
Anyway, I'll have to see if I can get on the trainer a bit tonight and ride for a while since I didn't ride this weekend.