Friday, September 7, 2012

The Sound of Speed

I spent part of yesterday evening cleaning and lubricating The Slut ready to race at White Lake this weekend.  Cleaned the chain and cassette.  Once that was completed it was time to put on the Zipp 808 race wheels....    I LOVE those things!

Ready to race

It was pouring rain yesterday evening, so I waited until this morning to adjust the brakes and take her for a test ride to make sure that everything is ready to go.  Smoothest gear changes ever!   :-)

I love the way that the race wheels look fast, but best of all is the way they sound!  Firstly, they "ratchet" when free-wheeling, which my training wheels don't.  Even better than that though is the "whoosh" sound they make when you get up to speed - awesome!

I'm ready.  White Lake here I come!