Eric signed up for the Endurosnob Epic today. When Nick gets back into the country on Sunday we'll try to talk him into it as well. Ah, the old gang back together again. Have faith Endurosnob. Your race will fill up. People will get the bug. I'm looking forward to this late season race.
The Dirty Kansa bike is finally rideable. I like it. It's fast and handles really well off-road and on downhills. Confidence inspiring I'd say. The short chainstays might take some getting used to. I keep thinking I'm going to slide out around corners on gravel. It feels almost as fast as the cross bike. Just a few changes left to make. I've decided to put double chainrings up front rather than the single I'd planned on. The suspension fork that I'm using currently is the worst ever. It doesn't absorb bumps, improve handling, or reduce the shock to my hands but still bobs and sucks up energy while standing. I have a line on a Mag 21 with a canti hanger. That might be my ticket. When I change out the fork I'll also go with a shorter, high rise stem. The stem it came with is original and probably about 130mm or so. Kind of like a boat tiller. The plastic BMX saddle has to go too.