Saturday, February 18, 2006


went-out with mike toomey and his girlfriend Joy last night. andy stopped on his way home from work and had a couple pints before we moved the drinking to some posh place in the copley westin. drank some wine. then some more. decided riding home was perfectly acceptable, so headed back to my office and the bike around 11. hung-out there, chugged a bunch of water (i guess i'm not completely stupid) then proceeded to ride like my pants were on fire for 45mins! it was a ton of fun, the bike felt like a child's toy, so easy to throw around, get-up and sprint. i always tell myself that these rides are ok as it's a heck of a lot better than getting bombed and driving home like a lunatic! got in some trouble this morning for it (as i should). there is of course a subway stop a mile from the house... just had to ride.

woke-up this morning in a pretty foul mood, jenn made breakfast and coffee (thankfully), i growled a bit, then crawled into the car and up to andy's for a ride. temps in the high 20's, big wind - but as usual, all the bad ju-ju was thoroughly cured by the couple hour mtb rip w/andy and the dogs! feeling so solid now, albeit a bit foolish for last night's indescretion...

time to get my bowl-on. then off to the pub to meet-up with jenn's brother. been going to The Field since my first trip to boston 10 years ago. hard to believe it's been 10yrs... many a pint and a dart gave have gone down in that place.


At 2/19/2006 6:31 PM, Blogger Jason said...


What 661 Gloves do you use for XC. I think I'm gonna go with the Raji for road and XC riding and teh MTX for endurance races. Thoughts?


At 2/20/2006 2:22 PM, Blogger jeff said...

661 updated all their gloves for '06, added some new ones, so i can't say for certain which are best for what. these are the 3 i own(ed):

RAJI: they are pretty thin, good for road, but i like to have a bit more padding for mtb - my hands go numb super-easy (so i use same gloves pretty much all yr). However, i haven't tried the Raji '06's on, they look to have a bit more in the palm the the '04's (last pair of these i bought).

MTX: new for '06. bought 'em to be my full-finger race glove, have ridden with them a couple times. they have 2 layers for palm, very breathable, nice sticky fingers. i think they'll be great in all conditions.

ALTIS: these are perfect, good palms w/decent minimal padding. the stretch material on top breathes nicely and helps with the fit.

At 2/20/2006 10:21 PM, Blogger Jason said...



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