Monday, March 14, 2011

Procrastination and the importance of deadlines

By habit, I'm a procrastinator. In fact, the only reason that this blog gets updated on Monday mornings is because if I didn't give myself a deadline, it wouldn't get done.

I've been pretty lazy lately when it comes to working on the race bike. Weather has been cold, the garage is drafty, and I've been in cocoon mode for a few months. Spurred on by the arrival of my MLM ST Ripper pipe, early last week I gave myself a requirement; get in the garage on Saturday and work for a solid five hours to see what I can get done.

I skipped on a Fleet fix-it day (which I heard was awesome) to toil away, cleaning parts and figuring out how a Hobbit fits together. I didn't get as far as I wanted to, but now, at least I can see the bike taking shape, and that's always exciting.

I need to figure out when my next free weekend is and schedule myself a block of time to work on bikes because it felt super productive.


Philip Patrie said...

Glad to see progress, once you are on the track you will love it. Also, when you are ready to upgrade your forks, the Paioli Hydro forks from 77 fit hobbits real easy and work well.

seth said...

good to know. i hate running stock forks. i was waiting for ebrs to come in stock, but maybe i'll get a set of the paioli instead.