I have found another diversion, not that I needed one, which seems like it is right up my alley.
This is my new to me but old to everyone else Cannondale X800 cyclocross bike. It is a Caad3 with Shimano 105 components through out. Boy does it move on the trails. Last night when I returned home from work I found it stashed in my garage in some rough shape. It had been sitting in my brothers basement for about 5 years unused. He needed some space so he just brought it by. I spent all last night cleaning, lubing and getting all the stuck parts unstuck. The brakes still do not actuate as well as I would like and there is a lot of black still on the drive train which I will try to tackle this weekend. I put my nightrider light on it and took it for a cruise in sudbury state forest. It is much faster than my mtn bike but a little less comfortable with a lot less traction. I think muddy condtions would be tough with such a small contact patch.
Yesterday I took the road bike into work, ran a 7.2 nobscott loop at lunch, rode home for about 20 miles total on the bike.
This morning was 5 miles with christy mae in the refuge. The deerflies were at their worst today making the run almost unbearable. They love the muggy hot conditions. There was a whole armada of tie-fighters attacking from the moment we hit the woods. Time for the dryer sheets again. It is usually pretty bad from now until about august 15 when they start to give up a little bit.
Running with justin today at lunch so I have to rest up.
That's all I got.