Best new purchase

I love adilettes, I really do. I got my first pair of adidas sandals back in ’87, my freshman year at Cornell during spring break while we were doing training camp in Ithaca. Those lasted me until ’96, then I got another pair that got stolen by someone on the Dutch rowing team when they were training in Hanover in ’99. So I got the pair that just died last week. So what’s that, four pairs in almost 20 years, pretty good. When I saw these red ones, which i’d never seen before I had to have them. I also got a pair of pimped white w/green stripes just for good measure. That should last me a good long while.

Met with KE from Thayer on doing a photo/words poject for them, documenting their massive machine shop. I think it’ll be a cool project and it should get going in December, not my normal subject matter, but the shop there has all sorts of wicked machine tools that send bits of metal and wood flying. Tons of potential. Got my neck cracked, which I needed, and felt much better.

The weather’s holding, got my fork perfect today after three laps on the test track, stopping after each to adjust the pressure. The Marathon SL has four different places to inflate, so it takes quite a long time to find a balance, but I finally did. The subsequent ride was great, felt so strong, rode everything (almost). If you’re wondering what the test track is like, e-mail me and I’ll take you on it, it only takes like 5 minutes per laps, but has everything.

BTW, check out this link. It’s a piraated version of a Dutch ‘cross race and is absolutely sick. Well worth a look. http://www.phys.uu.nl/~dronkert/tmp/

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