"Travel is a vanishing act. You move through landscapes and other people's lives much like a ghost, touching some things and being touched by others. And on a few occasions you just sit back and take it all in, maybe even learn something."
Friday, October 19, 2012
Soma Double Cross ready for cyclocross season
It's finally done. After hours of deliberation on the frame and what components to put on the Soma, everything was purchased. Then I took some time myself to put together some of the bike. The local bike shop, BikeTek (who I race for), finished up with pressing the headset, routing the cables, and adjusting the derailleurs. All said, I got the new bike out for its maiden ride up to Frick Park. Loved it! Then was able to race it in ABRA's Kickoff cross race and the Month of Mud Northpark race a day later. Again, really liked the ride quality of steel and the easy shifting of the 105, Ultegra, and the newly-introduced CX70 crankset. Steel is real! Ok, not as light as aluminum or carbon, but it rides smooth. Up next - Military Cross in Oakdale, PA as the ABRA series rolls on.