Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chainrings and Wedding Rings

Cindy and I stopped wareing our rings. It is sad, and complicated but, true to my optimistic nature that transcends reality, I was considering the 25 grams I saved by not waring a ring. Right, it isn't much but 25 grams is about what I saved going from stainless steel chainring bolts to aluminum bolts on my single speed. The aluminum bolts broke two miles into a ride I drove across the state to do last summer. I was really looking forward to that ride but you need all four bolts for it to work. The thing about saving weight is knowing what makes sense and what doesn't.


  1. I'm sorry, my friend. I almost crossed that bridge over the holiday season from hell. Take care of those monkeys.

  2. Thanks Matt. This post generated a bit of blogger hate mail, as if I was really looking to save 25 grams. There is nothing in my life that means as much to me as my kids, not even close.

  3. Sorry to hear. I crossed that one a decade ago... it was tough enough without kids. Thoughts and well wishes are with you.