The dog and I hit Corby this morning. On the second lap Wednesday took off after a rabbit. Somewhere in the brush she got hung up on something sharp. Finally came limping back with a 6-8" laceration that made it into the chest muscle. I wasn't sure what was the problem at first, until I saw the red badge of honor. Had to coax her out of the woods for nearly a mile to get to the car. The fine doctors at East Hills Animal Clinic cleaned her up and got her back in my hands within a couple hours. She is a little goofy tonight, but seems to be resting comfortably.
On top of that, my phone won't forward pictures and I can't even share the gorey details.
The good news is that Shawn hooked me up with the new Cannodale today. It is sweet and I can't wait to ride it. The bad news is that I can't post a picture of it either, so here is a picture of an equivalent set up.
Now imagine this bike with a yellow Headshok instead of a Lefty. On my last frame, I allowed the rear shock to run most of its specified travel. I think this might have been part of the problem with the chain stay breakage. The frame has no pivot point, and it is only a matter of time before that "carpet fiber" chain stay gives up the fight. This time I am going to run it tight. I don't care if I get the crap knocked out of me - it's going to be a stiff rear end.