Friday, 13 February 2009

Inspiration from nowhere


Someone (Neil-USA) a mountain biker picked up on my blog. Looking at his blog has stirred my old passion for my mountain bike. My GT Zaskar Tripple A frame (1996) is languishing in the shed next to an old lawnmower with flat tires. I keep the tires flat to prevent my sons (20 & 16) from having it away and doing BMX street stunts on it. It's incredible how lazy they are, they won't bother pumping up the tires! Letting the tires down is better than a sturdy chain and lock! I'm really tempted to get the GT out and giving her a make-over. I found the pic above on the web - it's the exact same frame, although I have Marzocchi Bomber forks and a different head-set and seat, Jazzy seat by the way! Doesn't it look gorgeous? I think my wife will have a fit if she sees the old beast being dragged out of the shed. One thing these machines can do is eat money. Anyway what the hell, I might just do it. I wouldn't mind a jaunt or two in the hills on my GT. Might have to sell some mountaineering gear to fund it. Back to running, had a great track session last night 1x1000m 1x600m 1x400m x 3 flat out Run faster to run faster? I buy that - killer. The recent weight loss worked a treat, in just four track sessions I've managed to get the edge on a few of the guys who have been faster over the past sessions, that felt great I can tell you.

4 comments:

zenbicyclist said...

Sweeeet...

I don't know if the picture will show up here (I'm not computer savy), but this is a GT I bought for my daughter. She didn't like it because it wasn't pink, and she was unimpressed it hat XTR components.
http://s285.photobucket.com/albums/ll71/nwagner2002/?action=view&current=GT.jpg

Robert said...

sounds like your not riding your GT, Is it a Zaskar? if so I'd be interested in buying the frame or the whole bike if it's a 18" or prefered 19" frame and free of dents. I don't care about scratches. The size is stamped on the frame near where the rear wheel is attached. let me know if interested Chartshark@hotmail.com THX Rob

steve zodiac said...

Rob - Yikes! my stomach churned at the thought of selling her! Yeah she's a Zaskar and scratched up a bit, but that'll polish lovely. No dents. Not sure what I'll do, I'll dig it out and have a look - and may be take a pic and post. I'd be interested in what you think it's worth.

Zen I'll have a look - didn't you post that pic on your blog?

ultra collie said...

lend me your wheels sz and i may, just may, keep up with you ;)