Sam's main birthday gift was my new dynamo hub for the Troll a Shutter Precision PD8 with a 6v 3w output; I will been hooking it up through the same Axa Lux 90 light unit that she is using, it will allow charging on the move and still put out a solid amount of light that with my little exposure light will allow some trail time in the dark on my commutes.
I have considered getting Exposures Revo lamp unit but at 800 lumens it is over kill for road use and to be honest I like the ability to charge stuff on the move, handy when touring.
This past week the weather has been very warm and I have put some extra miles in on the Troll, I am desperately trying to get some dirt time in before the race in August, I am well aware my handling skills are very rusty if not non existent really. As mush as I hate to wish it I could use some mud time. Yeah I said that, I am guessing mother nature will help me out there.
I have finally got he On One ready for full off road work, for the first time in many years I have suspension on the bike, I dug out my old Marzocchi MX Pro forks. The once belonged to my original Inbred, they are a solid 4" of travel of old school suspension that seem to handle my weight just about.
The Inbred now just needs a good servicing and the spokes in the rear wheel re-tensioning before it gets ridden hard again, now if only it was easy to get me back into a useable state, and to help with that I have picked up Tom Danielson's Core Advantage in an effort to help my underdeveloped core and thus make my riding more comfortable.
Well that rounds it out for this entry, I am hoping my new Alpkit frame bag will be here for the next entry and I will have plenty of tales from the trails.