Last week I actually got onto my bike. No, please, your applause isn't necessary.
Anyway...as is wont to happen, the ride was filled with the the usual chatter and story telling that earmarks most of Team Two Wheel's training rides. And Rider 2, a.k.a Quicksilver, passed along one of the funnier things I've heard him say in a while.
Rider 2 was recently at dinner with a couple of other riding friends. The topic of a new 10-speed cassette that was recently launched came up. (and they wonder why their wives/girlfriends never want to join...)
Evidently the conversation went something like this.
Friend #1 "So, I heard Shimano is coming out with a new cassette ratio."
Friend #2 "Oh yeah, what's the story?"
Friend #1 "They're going to have an 11-29. So it should be good for us." (Evidently they were poking fun at themselves, and an alleged need for smaller gears.)
MR #2 "Hey Quicksilver, what do you think about that, will you ride a 29 this year?"
Now, at this point in the story you have to understand this made us chuckle. QS is known to push monster gears uphill. It's not pretty, but is pretty impressive. I've never seen him ride with a cog bigger than a 23, and have rarely seen him actually use it.
Anyway, Quicksilver's response:
"I think that if you need a 29, you don't need an 11."
Truth. And funny!