Zone 5 Bike Purchase…I Think


Rumor has it that my wheels have arrived and my frame is being assembled in Oregon. I need a fork and that is in the works. Hopefully if things pan out, I will be wearing a BC/Ellsworth kit while riding an Ellsworth.

I am a little sad to see the orange Turner on the chopping block. It is a great bike, an orange bike. The parts will be surfacing up on eBay next week. I would love to keep both but can’t afford it. The new bike will fly under the radar with the black and white theme. No more “hey look at me, my frame and wheels are orange!”
If the owner/proprietor of Zone 5 can manage to get all parts in Tallahasse by May 15, I may come up to build the bike and help out with the Red Bug Challenge. My visits are always on the fence because I have about a million assholes’ behavior dictating when I can have off. Worse comes to worse, I will have K-Dub, K-Swiss, Red Dragon, Butcher, whatever she is calling herself these days, send me the stuff and will build it in North Cuba.
If all goes well, I will be up there with 5.5 of ICT travel and a cross bike looking for clay again. Cross your fingers, I am due for a visit.

What is wrong with Big Jim?

Nobody asked me (well some did) but Big Jim is creeping me out. With all of the chaos going on in the BC world we were relying on Big Jim to be the face of BC. He was doing a great job but lately he’s been wavering. Maybe it was too many NB jokes? Or perhaps our hectic lives have him irritated? Maybe we should ride bikes more? Part of me thinks he’s mad, another part thinks he’s bike depressed, and yet another thinks he is wookin pa nub. MOST of me thinks he’s like this picture on the left – smiling but you know he’s thinking something else. The espresso is almost ready. Terry is back on the bike. I’m back on the bike. BRC is fast and new folks are hanging around the shop. RBC is on the horizon. What more could you want? It’s time to come home Jim. Snap out of the funk or get snapped out of it. Dragon