the last few days I have been riding the Surly Karate Monkey Single into work...
the gearing is really set up for dirt
which makes things a tad awkward for playing Superman racing the train
so I take it easy and roll at the pace which the bicycle allows...
the Karate Monkey single has lost its position in the quiver to the Jamis Exile 29er
recently I bumped the KM SS for the Jamis SS
I raced the 12 hours of lodi farms on the jamis and did the single speed class on the jamis two times thus far this summer
to make this happen I borrowed the thudbuster from the surly and put it on the jamis
which has me riding the rigid surly with a standard seat post
me no like!
the ultra narrow WTB saddle on the stock seatpost is serious cheek splitter
there is no pleasure staying in the saddle on this bike
pure pain without a second of pleasure
something needs to be done
there needs to be the swapping out of the seat and the maybe the acquisition of another thudbuster seatpost
I love the ride of the monkey
my body has grown used to the thudbuster on the hardtail guess I have a soft tail?
also want to put the stock rigid fork from the Jamis onto the Monkey
I still need to build up my Jamis Nova
where is that things to do list?
those are some photos from last year's Wakefield event
somehow the beard made it past the spring thaw into summer last year