Both my wool shirts(new) smell bad, like baby poop so I am told. I’m not sure if that’s better than the funk my poly shirt had during the AT though.
I finished the Snake Creek Gap Time Trial yesterday in 4:01:and some change. Much better than my 4:24, but not the 3:59 I was hoping for. It was still a big success, I did not cramp as much, and did not hike-a-bike as much either. I paced myself and had plenty of fluids and fuel. I almost hand a mechanical when I lost a chainring bolt on my granny, but I was fortunate to make it to the halfway point and tighten the rest before they all came loose. Thread locker will solve that problem.
I'll be buying some new chainring bolts a saddle, and I guess a new chain. I need to find out if the Shimano thumb shifters will fit my handlebars, they have a smaller inner diameter than regular road bars, I assume. I want to run the setup I have on my commuter for the GDR, and I would like to try it out at the Cohutta 100 . Hopefully by then I'll also have my frame bag, and I'll try to avoid the sag stations.
I just learned "the rule of thirds" and finally realized that's why my camera(canon s80) had those grid lines.