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2012 Wrightsville Crit recap.

photo courtesy of mwcdpe photography Last Saturday marked the first annual Wrightsville Crit which was hosted by Mason-Dixon Velo. Located  on the edge of the Susquehanna River in eastern York County, this course provided the riders with a text book, four corner criterium race (.8 mile loop), with an added S-turn section off the 4th corner; up and over a rise that I named, 'Mini-yunk', after the hugely popular steep climb of the Philly Pro Race called The Manayunk Wall. The weather was exceptional all day and the attendance was what I would consider to be excellent for this first year event. I was joined in the 5s by teammate Mike B and Chris Sherdel with whom I joined forces with at the Marysville Relay Race back in April. Mike Brenneman was jumping into his first road event this morning with us as well. Justin Sodorus and Craig St.Onge were in the Cat 4 field, after our race.  We went off on time and motored smoothly for the first lap, being led by a Kawasaki Gr


On the day I'm wearing my slip on Vans for work, I run across some old school BMX love. It must be Van Doren smiling down on me...

Another rim, another dollar.

The bike's rear rim didn't fare too well at the Marysville Relay back in April. Casing a log at warp speed and 25psi in the tire made for certain doom. It's been out of true ever since despite two serious sessions in the truing stand. I even slammed in on the ground to bend it back and to no avail it was still toast. With that on my mind and a tight budget in my wallet, I ordered a replacement rim from WTB. It was tempting to give in to the weight weenie demons and order up some tubeless ready madness in the 1500gr range but I resisted. I zip tied the new to the old and got down to biz-natch. And hour later, done with the exception of installing my WTB 28mm rim tape (2 layers) over top of a layer of Velox 11mm wide rim tape. I even had to adjust the rear cup and cone. It was super notchy, between that and the bent chain and dragging brake pads, Marysville was all about resistance training apparently. edit-- I reused the spokes and nipples on the wheel as they had