Missus Toast saves the economy

Apparently, to save the economy, we all need to spend.    Normally I shirk my civic duty on the grounds of ‘having no money’, but this month, I decided to play hero.

So, I’ve bought some Dhb triple-lens glasses.  I normally wear my contacts when biking, but I’m a bit paranoid about getting stuff in my eyes.  Personally I blame Mr Toast’s friend Ovide for this.  He got mud on his contact lens whilst biking, and struggled to get it clear.  Eeew.

I’ve also bought some new Endura legwarmers.  The Trek ones have served me well and faithfully, but are looking a bit worse for wear, with the grippers starting to disintergrate and a general tendancy to gather around the knees and ankles.  So, it’s time to retire them, but they’ll still be on standby.

And last but not least, I’ve bought some V8 flat pedals.  I did have some V8s borrowed from Mr Toast, but he’s reclaimed them, so it was back to the default Trek pedals.  Not too keen on them, so I’ve decided to get some V8s of my own.  And they’re green.

I’m still waiting to see if I can test a small Meta some point soon.  Until then, my full-suss future is still very much up in the air, and I don’t really want to spend too much money pimping my Trek if there’s a new bike on the horizon.

Fortunately, I’ve got the Rebas back on my bike, so it’s a bit lighter again.  The back end of my Trek still weighs a tonne though.  Fat bottomed girls make the rocking world go round, but fat bottomed bikes make the rocky hill climbs sloooooow.

Mr Toast had reclaimed the Rebas for his Zaskar, but because he’d cut down the steerer tube to fit my bike, it didn’t really fit.  So, he got a Fox F100 for his Zaskar, and popped the Rebas back on the Trek.  Yay! \o/

Somehow during the transplant procedure he managed to hit his arm with a mallet, resulting in an impressive bruise.  I think it’s possibly the worst mountain biking injury he’s had…

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