XTR (M975) disc hub laced with DT 14/15 butted spokes to a NoTubes Arch 29 rim w/brass nipples. That's a Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 tire on there. Gnat and Guitar Ted both claim it as among their favorite 29er tires. It sure looks good to me! We'll see how it rolls on the trail. I bet it'll be good.
After taking a luxuriant start to the year, I've had to hit the ground running at work and between that, the super cold weather, the fact that Laura's car is in the shop getting repaired, so she's got my car (and I'm on my bike whether I like it or not) and finally, the crash of my Blackberry, it's been a crazy past ten days or so. At times it feels I'm running to stand still.
Guitar Ted and I have also been able to do a little planning for the Big Wheel Ballyhoo, and there's just a few more details to nail down before we're ready to announce the full details of the 2009 event. It's gonna' be a good one... but mark your calendar now for October 10-11, and plan to be out at Potter's Pasture in Brady that weekend. That's all I'm gonna' say right now.
The good news is that my new Blackberry arrived today and I've got it synced back up, so I'm on my way to being back in-touch with the world. It's amazing how reliant I've gotten on that thing! And to think that I said a couple of years ago that I'd never get a Blackberry... Riiiiiight... That's what I get for saying "never."