The Nature Boy CX

21 Aug

Yesterday was the madden voyage for the new bike, an All City Nature Boy SSCX steel do everything type of bike. It will be my daily commuter, grocery getter, and single speed cyclocross race machine. I wasn’t looking for a new rig but as any cyclist knows its always n+1, where n is the total number of bikes you own. Also I cant pass up a good deal. Yes I know I have way too many bikes but what can you do. The bike is more or less stock at the moment. I swapped out tire quickly, flipped the stem and threw on some eggbeaters.

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Headed home and swung through the double track to test her out on some gravel.

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Then a couple quick shots along the trail.

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I headed through west Philly and up to Belmont for the 2nd to last grass cx practice. By the time I got there people were warming up and there were a ton of people there. The lady and friends were already there by the time I pedaled up and missed the first ‘A’ group while I was trying to let out some air in the tires.

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A flat grass track is perfect for a steel SSCX bike. Don’t need to worry about anything but hammering and cornering.

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There was some dog running.

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And some 1 handed beer racing.

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Edit:  Thanks for the photo Steve!!!

After we got rode home the lady had made some pizza dough for a couple pizzas for my birthday. I had a slew of tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and fresh oregano from our local CSA, and got to work on a quick marinara.

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She also made me a sweet bicycle card and cake. The Brux (Russian River & Sierra Nevada colab wild ale) was excellent as well. Got in a bit over 40miles yesterday on the new rig, ate some pizza/cake, drank some good beer. It was a good birthday/

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2 Responses to “The Nature Boy CX”

  1. kimbro August 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Happy belated bday! And congrats on the Nature Boy. I don’t ride cross, but I’m pretty positive I need one of those.

    • Eric August 21, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      Thanks! and I think you need a cross bike. Beer and bikes together in the same place is a good thing.

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