Friday, February 16, 2007

On Fyr

Everybody, this is Fyr. Fyr, this is everybody.

Fyr is a Specialized Rockhopper. In the picture Fyr has disc brakes - my Fyr does not, he has V-brakes. Otherwise, pretty much the same bike. It's a hardtail - which means no suspension in the rear - with Rockshox suspension in the front fork that I can also "turn off" so that it's a stiffer fork, for road riding, for instance.

I didn't know what any of that meant a week ago, but I've since learned. Cuz that's the kind of guy I am.

I haven't heard Fyr speak yet, if he does speak, so he has no words of his own just yet. In fact, I don't even know if the machine is a he. Could be he's a she. That would be interesting.

As you see, Fyr is bright red, pretty much the polar opposite color of Ol' Blue. I don't think I've owned much of anything that was bright red, in my whole life. Except my Chaser, when I was a kid. Though it was white, with red trim. It did have gaudy red handlebars, the Chaser. Which I spraypainted even gaudier redder. But I digress.

I wonder what this machine will be. I'm looking forward to it. When I have everything organized with it, I'll reintroduce you properly. Presently I have a 3 mile run to get to. And then perhaps an inaugural ride of Fyr.


JohnnyTri said...

Bro, Love the picture title at the top of your blog. Had not stopped in a while, sorry.. but way cool!
and that Mountain Bike rocks too!!

have a great weekend!


RunBubbaRun said...

Cool bike, I have a red specialized mtn bike also. The bike does rock thou. Not sure how to adjust anything on my mtn bike thou. A Tri bike is so much easier.

TxSkatemom said...

I have *no* idea what any of that means, but she is a purty bike.

And methinks she's a She, not a He. Can't tell you why, any more than I can tell you my 'mill is She and my Nano is a He. Just is.

Maybe Blue won't be jealous if She's a She...

Steve S. said...

Good luck with Fyr. Keep him (her?) clean on these dirty, mucky, MN roads!

Triteacher said...

Hellooooo Fyr! (S)he's a beaut - let us know how she treats ya.