Thursday, September 13, 2007


Thanks everybody for the b-day wishes. There was no cake but was plenty of snicker marathon bars and power gels washed down with gator-ade. Oh, and that night there was a lot of fried food washed down with sweet tea at the Moose Cafe. (love that place). I will be eating nothing but carrot sticks and celery for the next week. Not a lot going on around here. I've been scouring the net and bike catalogs since I'm planning on making a new bike purchase this winter. I've got it narrowed down to 3 bikes.

Trek Fuel EX8 ( the 08 model with that fancy new pivot)
Salsa Dos Niner
Trek Top Fuel 8 (not real's pretty much been voted off the island but who could make a stunning comeback)

Of course if I win the lottery then all bets are off and I'm getting a custom Titus Racer X Exogrid. :-)

Also got a cross frame for cheap so I'm looking to build that up into a commuter/road bike. We'll see how that goes.

Hope everybody is having a great weekend. Later folks.


oldmanandhisbike said...

I am not trying to influence you, but a twenty-niner sounds like the way to go.
Of course, I have a Racer-X and they are a sweet ride too.

Too many choices!

Chris said...

I wish I could offer an opinion, but I don't know anything about mountain bikes anymore.

allan said...

Brian-Way to many choices. The guys at the bike shop are really high on the EX 8, but I don't think I really need 5 inches of travel. The Dos Niner is looking better and better but I'll change my mind 1,000 times in the next few weeks.

Chris-I know what you mean. They're all I ride and I can't keep up with all the new stuff.

namrita o'dea said...

Allan....were you by any chance in Georgia today (Saturday)??? If not, then we ran into your evil twin. If it was you..sorry for not saying "hello". It was just totally out of context, and we were were riding (if it even WAS you.)

allan said...

Namrita-Nope. Wasn't me. I have an evil twin? Sweet!

Jason said...

You're lucky I think I'm my own evil twin. My vote (no surprise) is the Dos Niner. Easy to maintain, light, and looks sweet. I'm a tad biased tough. ;)

If you think you might want one e mail me, I'll give you the scoop.

Have fun! Looking is 1/2 the fun.

namrita o'dea said...

OMG, that's crazy. You DO have an evil twin!! Wow!

namrita o'dea said...

Oh, BTW. Go with the 29er.

Danielle said...

I vote for the 29'er too...even though I currently don't ride one :-)

Hopefully you will win the lotto. Then you can buy a bike for every day of the week!