8.31.2007

after

so my knee and hip are still a bit sore. my left arm is a little stiff but my right wrist is the worst! i have full range of motion, it doesn't hurt to the touch but it just hurts when i move it, but not enough to make me say ouch. its a strange uncomfortable feeling. it feels like it wants to pop or crack.
i made it to the eye docter. it was everything i expected. stop running. get over here. no, you can't play hide and seek and definitely not tag. at least nothing was broken. a pair of eye glasses made it to the floor and the magazines "fell" off the desk, but all in all not so bad. 5-7 business days and i can take my contact out at other times besides bed time. i kind of miss that.
i've worked at SRAM for almost 8 years now. there have been a few things while i've been here that have been truly exciting for me on a personal level. the X.0 rear derailleur was one thing. getting to ride prototypes etc. was way cool. seeing it from start to finish was awesome. the derailleur is just bad ass. i'm not sure if being in the industry numbs you to stuff or what. perhaps it's age, etc. there have been a number of products that we have done that have had the industry in a flutter... the mission control forks- lyrik and totem- but really i have no need or desire to ride these, the road group (don't get me wrong, i am super excited about it, but i'm not into road stuff like i am into mtb stuff, that could change) and code. i'm talking about what speaks to me. until right now that is- there are two things that have me super excited.
the new sid and the 1090 cassette. i have not seen or held a new sid yet, but i can't wait to get one! i'm not really a weight weenie but the reba world cup was heavier than a sid. i never had any issue with the sid as i'm 130lbs and racing and riding here in the midwest, so never felt i had to have a reba. but this new fork with the ti spring tube and hollow legs have me geeking out on bike parts again. the new 1090 cassette is just, well, fucking cool. i've held this in my hand. it's absolutely amazing.
tonight i need to go shopping (dress) and hopefully eat some good food.
group rides saturday and monday. sunday is the wedding.
the forecast looks to be fantastic so get your asses outside this weekend.

8 comments:

Ben said...

i get all set with not needing any new bike parts and you go and release more cool new stuff...that cassette looks amazing

mountaingoat said...

I like the Force, but that red stuff is way cool.

mllm said...

grown up with shimano...but man it would be nice to try something new...mlaney T VESRAH B

Ben said...

I was the same way, you will never go back once you go to SRAM

mllm said...

maybe i can win some swag

Chris said...

Rachael, you're such a geek

Christine said...

I second the "geek" thing. I love my SRAM X.O shifters!

Ronsta said...

That cassette IS sexy, even to me!