My Bike is a Toy

~60 miles this morning. Dirt loop from town. Usual suspects +1 very tall friend of a friend. No wind shadow behind him, as the wind went under his torso and into mine.

In the background - a Custom Ti IF cross bike for a tall rider. Paul Racer Brakes, Shimano something, stiff wheels! - up front - my very small bike.

I had a spoke nipple pop on the way to our start – which happened to be a friends garage. Field replacement and upside down bike truing stand and we were rolling on time. Now to track down why this wheel was hand built with aluminum nipples… when I spec’d brass…