Kids Caught In The Middle

Yeah SSCXWC 2011 is way over and the dead horse or dragon or whatever that cartoon is has been beat thoroughly but it's still pissing me off. The promoter released this bit of bullshite in an attempt to explain letting the "winners keep their championship title. But again the promoter is getting it wrong. Only the next host of the SSCXWC can decide who and who not to let race not the past promoter. Now the promoter is making up rules again. Remember the only rules are race a SS bike and get the fucking tattoo.

 I don't know what went down between Chris and Julie and that ridiculously expensive and pretentious Ralpha but I'm guessing it was something like; Ralpha Corporate Douche: alright kids get out there and race. Kids Caught in the Middle: but we didn't do the qualifying events and Julie doesn't have a SSCX bike.  Ralpha Corporate Douche: like I said, get out there and win this thing. Don't worry about the rules this is SS racing and there aren't any. Kids Caught in the Middle: but neither of us want a tattoo. Ralpha Corporate Douche: Yeah well if Barry Wicks didn't get one then you won't have to either. Now get out there and make us look cool.

Kids Caught in the Middle later that day: Lets drink a beer then get the fuck out of here.



Hey Lance! They Need That Money Back!

The USPS lost 5.1 Billion in 2011 and are doing everything they can to keep from going belly up. Think about all the unemployable people that have done nothing but THAT job for 15, 20 even 30 years going on unemployment. It's a nightmare politically so someone has to be the scapegoat. You know, draw some attention away from the real problem. And there ain't nobody bigger than the biggest name in US cycling.
They don't care about that or what Lance's "foundation" might be doing for cancer awareness. Shit we're all kinda aware of it like already. Also don't think for a minute that Hincapie talking to Federal Investigators isn't as serious as being subpoenaed by a Grand Jury. It's how they arrange the batting order of witnesses. (that's a solid Berry Bonds reference)



Worlds 2015 In Richmond Va...How The Fuck Did That Happen?

 Patty McQuaid wanted to bring it to the US and nobody else wanted it.

Here's how it went down, Shadetree Sports European partner Darach McQuaid and local boy David Kalman are having dinner with ol Patty somewhere in the EU talking all things cycling. Then sometime later after Kalman gets back to the US he gets a call from Count Darach letting him know that Big Brother wants to throw America a bone and bring Worlds 2015 to the US and wondered if he could think of any place that might want to host. Well David say's how about Richmond? Then starts in about how Tour Dupont/Trump came through Richmond a few times and stuff. Then the other countries not really wanting to host started not lining up and dropping out. So by default Richmond got it. Which ironically is how during the War Between The States Richmond Became the Capitol Of the Confederacy and we all know how that turned out.  



Andy Schleck

is riding clean and it shows. 

Anyone Want Another Round? Only If Someone Else Is Buying

                                                           Buying The Bullshit.
Just when we thought we were done with this Ass Clown Meridiana-Kamen signed "Rio" Ricco' and will start him at the Tour of Serbia. Why? Is there no one else for this Continental squad to choose from? Has Italy run out of Dirty Italians to waste time with? Stupid move filling a spot on the team with this doper when he'll not be allowed to race in Sicily for the championship of Italy.
What happened to bar tending school Rio? Didn't you hear? MTV is in Italy. You could be hooking up with some sweet American girl all summer.  

                                                       And Jersey Girls Are Easy


The Unofficial Beginning Of Summer Has Officially Begun

And that means instant upper 90's the day after Memorial weekend. I hear the bitching about the heat and humidity every summer but I just smile because when it gets like this the plants all die and I start to feel great. I like it hot as a two dollar whore on quarter night so go fuck yourself, I'm riding fast working hard and damn thirsty.
Speaking of work, I can't seem to retire from my life in home interiors. I guess 28 years just isn't enough so they pulled me back in to help a friend renovate a bathroom. But I have help cutting out the old plumbing

                        Do not fuck with Satin when it comes to demo
 Then there's this TV Production thing that's reared it's ugly head for the month of June. Two day's here and there for the month. Which then brings me to July. Oh how I loved the past ten plus years during July. Living in the ignorant bliss of professional cycling. From 2000 to 2003 I was able to manipulate my schedule so that I'd be doing projects on my home that I was renovating. I'd wake up to a full pot of coffee and croissants, yogurt and cereal, sliced fruit and a sack of weed. I'd watch the Tour until Paul and Phil signed off then watch the start again then get up from the couch and work until it was time to meet my friends for a ride.

                                                        Gavia Pass, Up And Back

I rode all the time, in the rain in the cold winter temps in the heat of mid afternoon. I traveled to France and rode parts of the tour in early May 2003 then trips to other parts of Europe four more times until 2007. Somewhere in between all this I started hearing that all these guy were full of shit. Sure one or two got busted each year but not all of them could be frauds. I hated the thought that these past years I was duped and hung on to Christmas as long as I could. But Finally it sunk in, these are not the mighty men of cycling I was looking for, these were Droids I found.
                              So kiss my Evil ass as it sits on the couch this coming July mornings. I still have a lot of projects to do around the house. Hate the players not the game, I'll always love Le'Tour.


Another Spring Classic, As In Classical Freudian Oedipus Complex

"His destiny moves us only because it might have been ours — because the Oracle laid the same curse upon us before our birth as upon him. It is the fate of all of us, perhaps, to direct our first sexual impulse towards our mother and our first hatred and our first murderous wish against our father. Our dreams convince us that this is so."
                                                          Lance's Ladies Line-Up

Which one of these bitches does Lance really long for? Sure as hell ain't that labrodor. 


What Could I Say To Make The UCI Sue Me

                                    Patty Practising The Vulcan Mind Meld
Face it, anyone who writes a blog wants to be read. It isn't the reason I make up this rediculous ridicule but I will admit my favorite thing is to check the stats. That is until I asked a friend what kind of traffic his blog attracts. His answer was something like 80 thousand unique visits each post. I was amazed. Seriously though this guy has a real blog and I only write an occasional good paragraph but JESUS that's a lot of hits. You'd think the guy'd get laid more often but he lives in his moms basement with a couple cats forty bikes and a record collection that keeps him busy re-alphabeticalizing vinyl when he's not writing so he a little short on time.
But to the point, how's a guy like me and by like me I mean an Idiot, get readers when I offer really nothing new to the story?
Start some shit that's how. I figure if I could get the UCI to sue me for liable like Patty McQuaid's suing Floyd my blog views would go from basically nothing to almost something.
So here goes;
When Patty speaks people listen. Especially when he's telling you just how much of a donation he's expecting from each one of your team members. This UCI shit ain't free son.


The Rapture Is Upon Us My Cycling Friends

It's Over, George Hincapie Is Bullet Proof
“Look at all the fans out here; the race is doing awesome,” said Hincapie. “It has incredible support and incredible sponsors. I believe in cycling. I believe in what cycling has done. I believe cycling has done more than any other sport to make it a clean sport. Why can’t we focus on that?”

Because George nobody cares about cycling in the US of A. They only care about the story. You know the one; Texas bike racer and cancer survivor beats the odds to become the greatest professional cyclist of all time.
Starts a foundation in his name to help those stricken with what he went through. Has a big run on hot women including a rock star who all look way too much like his mother. 
That's what has brought cycling to the attention of main stream America. Not the sport but the drama.
 Well we'll all be eating this Shitstorm up with a spoon now that Hincapie has testified to the Feds that He and Lance have been bumping the Juice all this time. Hincapie has no motive but to tell the truth and like Lance never tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. You can not touch his credibility. He Is Lance Proof.


Tyler Hamilton, Back For More

Someone who thinks they have anything new to add to this story of doper coming clean about how he did what he did because Lance taught him or how everyone was doping, or what ever the fuck, is just grasping for straws. 60 minutes is pandering to a demographic as old and disconnected as Andy Rooney is about trimming his eye brows.
Anyone who gives a shit about cycling, who races, who once raced, who rides his or her heart out just to suffer for suffering sake and still believes Lance was EVER clean must still believe in
                                                    FUCKING SANTA CLAUSE


What Was I Just Saying About Responsible Bike Riding

Friday I thought I'd not be riding Saturday because it was going to rain. It did and I didn't. So I feel for you boys. Profesional or not, that's no stage I'd ride.
And neither is this one---but somebody did.


The UCI Are Being Dicks Again

                                       Voted Most Likely To Succeed Cheat
“This is another example of the UCI being unwilling to play ball with its constituents and partners,” said Vaughters. “I’ve been on record saying that the UCI needs broader representation from riders and teams, and it needs to look for ways to delegate responsibility for anti-doping controls to avoid conflicts of interest.”

 Amgen Tour of California is unwatchable anyway.
 Radio Stack riders Chris Horner and Levi Leipheimer have been sandbagging this race for years now taunting a few domestic pro teams along with some European teams that didn't make the Giro cut. It's like Super Week without the office park crits and a few less Dirty Italians chopping the corners.
Although the man to beat, Levi, got beat last time that won't happen again this year. Unless he didn't time his peak right again. But no worries Horner's there to pick up any Radio Slack.
Fuck it, I'm riding instead of watching racing.


The Hardest Part About Friday The 13th Waking Up On Saturday The 14th

Do you feel yucky punk? Yes I probably will. I’m seriously thinking about tequila for the 13th. I have a close and personal relationship with the Agave’ and lime. So much so that once I saw god on the Tequila punched the little bitch in the face then fucked his girlfriend. The next morning I awoke to a swollen fist and a screaming case of herpes. Obviously god has a hard head and bad taste in women. The herpes went away but my hand still hurts and from what I hear that’s more than fair. Devine intervention I suppose. God knew he had it coming and gave me a pass. Or did he? Maybe there will be a round two? But whatever happens on Friday there needs to be a Saturday and Saturday is about long suffering on a road machine and making circles on the cycle. Unless of course it’s raining. Nothing but fair weather suffering here, don’t want to get wet, that would be irresponsible.




No slap on the wrist this time. Barry Bonds just got convicted of lying to the Fed's. But Lance and Company? This has to do with money, a lot of money. Lying to Congress is like a married man lying to his wife or mistress or both. Sure it pisses them off  but they kind of expect it and as long as he pays the cash penalty when caught and promises not to do it again he walks away a free man. But get caught taking money from the purse and your in the dog house. Or in Lance's case, The Big House. The Federal Government hates it when anyone gets away with someones cash especially with an in your face law suit to get Dat Money!
Bonds just got big then hit a bunch of homers lied in some bullshit meeting on The Hill went to court and spent a bunch of his own money never admitting to anything got fined and walked away.
Lance and Tailwind took 5 million of some insurers money. The hands of insurance companies are so deep in the pockets of anyone who keeps their job by being "elected" that American Icon or not, Lance Armstrong Is Going Down Like A Drunk Freshmen At Her First Fraternity Party.
My only hope is he walks into Federal Prison on the 4th of July 2012.


I Wish A Tragic Loss On No One

                                                             RIP Wouter Weylandt
I have the authority to tell you about grieving. You don't get the details, I'll only say I lost some loved ones in a horrific instant. For anyone who has experienced an unreasonable death of someone they love you will concur; it is a pain that is physical and metaphysical.
 Tyler Farrar held his shit together well today, riding in his friends honor but now he just wants to get the fuck out of there. I know exactly what he feels. There are things you HAVE to do in the terrible event of tragic death and he came through like a champ. Now he will try to get on with it the best he can but it ain't easy. How he finds his way is all up to him. Some do better than others but no one ever gets over it.
I hope all Wouter's people find what I did, what it really means to walk around each day. How the little shit does not fucking matter and that it's okay to just stop and let it all go whenever you need.


There Is Some Good Shit Out There

                                                                Ahead of the Field

It's just good medicine right?

Just ask your local doc if she can help. Is there a duck in the room?

Safety of PRP remains to be an issue since increases GF in a local area may be a cancer promoting effects.Other concern is the use of bovine thrombin in activating the PRP release to cause immunogenic reaction. So far most of published data showed it is safe to use the product, however, future study in this area is certainly needed.

Bovine Thrombin

The 'H' is for Heifer

But there's no need to talk to your doctor.

Next time you get your ass kicked in the cat 3-4 race think about what you need to do to be competitive.
Because that multi vitamin and Endurox just ain't gonna cut it anymore.


High Priced Cool Is Hard to Maintain

  Maybe they should have just stuck with the wool jersey that had a beer mug on it.
In our relentless quest to provide superior wool garments, we have at times resorted to some less than completely tested science. As can be expected with any experimentation, there is an element of risk involved when pushing the envelope. In this case, our efforts to produce the next super-wool had the unfortunate contingent side effect of propagating an outbreak of zombie sheep.

Understandably, this has caused some unforeseen complications for our day to day operations. Therefore, it is with great regret that we have to temporarily suspend our regular business operations. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, but please bear with us.

We're confident that this outbreak will be contained in an orderly fashion and once we clean up the remains and make sure to burn everything, we will be back to business as usual (albeit with a few changes in our operating structure).

Keep an eye on this space; we will be back up and running before you can say "ovine listerial meningoencephalitis." Stay tuned!


The Little Mennonite Who Could

                                                   Possibly bring down the UCI   

It's obvious that the UCI has no real interest in helping enforce international law unless it benefits it's own bottom line.                                 

 "Alexander Vinokourov, Iban Mayo and Cristian Moreni have been cleared criminal charges stemming from doping violations that occurred during the 2007 Tour de France, it was announced by the public prosecutor in Pau, France, on Thursday." velonews

"However in the absence of evidence, and the UCI’s refusal to hand over blood or urine samples that would prove they had broken French law, presiding judge CĂ©line Pages-Couderc said she had no option but to clear all three riders of any wrongdoing, according to the public prosecutor for Pau, Jean-Christophe Muller." velonews

The UCI suing Floyd is the best thing that could happen if Dick Pound got behind Landis. (that sentence is hilarious)
Anyway, the UCI is stepping on it's dick with this move of suing Floyd in Swiss court. It's a lose, lose for
Old Patty McQuaid. If they win in court, which they probably will due to the home field advantage, then what have the won? There's not much of anything the UCI can do. If the UCI loses then a loss is a loss. Either way the cockroaches have turned the light on themselves.


Country "Star" Voted Most Likely to Run Down a Cyclist With A Tractor

      Redneck Pop "Music" and the worst thing I've ever witnessed.

Saturday was ridiculous. I found my calling in the entertainment business. It's 'A-2' which is fancy bullshit for audio helper. I don't have to know anything about audio yet still get the attention of all the groupies. But in the case of Saturdays Nascar pre-race concert featuring Rodney Atkins 90% of the female fans all had breast tattoos of roses that at one point in time were of a climbing type but now have sagged into the long stem variety. Sad I know but whats sadder is that my once erotic vision of a woman with no teeth has forever been ruined by actually seeing what really bad oral hygiene does to a girl.


Look Who's Talking

Squeezing the Shitstorm from Dr. Blood
                                                                      Photo: © AFP
 on another note; I'm trying to do a better job of crediting copy written shit and story sources. Not that I want to profit from ridicule, it's just me being nice---but only this one time.


Sunday With The Dark Lord

Two Wheels and One Dark Lord is where it all started.
The evil step-father of cycling blogs for 10 years has been the bench mark of consistency. With two dozen contributors added over the years it's the first read each day for cyclist all over the US. Catching us up on everything from cycling history, current doping Douchebags, local AZ to international racing and the horror of 'rider down.' Once a boys club with daily porn links it cleaned up the act about 5 years ago and just last year added the first female contributor, Judi, who has no problem leaving it all out on the trail and brings a rugged sensitivity to the blog with her posts.
Along with great the contributors comes a healthy amount of comments adding a variety of opinion humor and at times argumentative back and forth that will become bitchy. At times heated enough to warrant a 'time out' by the admin.
DC for years to come will be in the favorites file of anyone who hangs a leg over the top-tube turns a crank and has a drink. Long Live Drunk Cyclist.


Put The Books Away, Time For A Pop Quiz

All right class, you'll need a #2 pencil a piece of lined note book paper and for those of you attending a Christian University, a calculator. Unless it's a Christian Science University then you might know arithmetic but certainly nothing of what we call Science.
Draw a line down the center of the paper, on the left side of the paper write 'this' then on the right side of the paper write 'or this'.
 Okay, ready? Click on the 'this' then the 'or this' make note of the product and price in the appropriate column then add the totals for each column. Now begin.

this   /  or this

this   /  or this

this   /  or this  plus this

this   /  or this  plus this

this   /  or this  plus this

this and this  /  or this plus this

Answers are due Monday morning. Please show your work and good luck class.


Whats With This Shit (product review)

I wanted a 29er single speed mountain bike. I had 2, 26" single speeds. So all I needed was a 29er frame, 29" wheels and a 29er fork. Really there's not much left to get after that and whatever that was, was hanging off the one 26" SS I never rode.
The next step was to find the frame. I knew what wheels I wanted,  Hive Hubs laced to Stans rims. For the fork, find something as cheep as I could on Ebay. Some Rock Shox POS works for me. Fill it full of air and dial it down to just enough give so my old ass wrists don't get beat to shit.
The frame though had to be something different and something I felt wasn't bullshit. I wanted custom but only had an off the rack budget. I like weird, cause I'm weird like that, and remembered a site I cruised a couple years back as I was searching Internet Porn. Then I was talking to a friend (yes, I have one) and out of the blue he mentioned rear drop outs he saw on a single speed that were eccentric (or whatever) instead of the bottom bracket. So the two of us stood there geeking out on crank torque, BB stability and wheel adjust ability until we both had huge boners then accidentally crossed swords having to awkwardly walk in different directions. This wouldn't have been a big deal if we weren't on the convention floor of the NAHBS.
Sooo,,, after getting the hell out of there I headed home to search some more bike porn then look for a place in the US to buy this frame. I wasn't about to send my hard earned cash strait to Canada, I needed a middle man. There's no telling what kind of terrorist activities are going on north of the border and you have to admit this looks a little sketchy.
 Now the search was on but not long. Typing only 'misfit ps' into google I got the thumbs up.
A short email led to other emails that led to some Pay Pal'ing that led to me getting the wheels laced and the diSSent AL Raw Frame from the thumbs up guy. The build went great but with no gears and derailleurs and crap what build wouldn't. This bike is 'point and pedal,' an unfair advantage. Very light and stupid strong, I'm trying to break it. Climbs big with a 32x21 and slams the down hill.
The other 26" single speed I have? Gave it to the nephew until he gets the cash for some Misfit Shit.


Philippe Gilbert Scores Again

All right all right I get it, you've been having some great luck lately. Freaking guy has been drilling it AND doing quite well on the bike also. Hot wife, hanging with the Prince of Belgium, winning Classics. Plus it would appear his pee is clean.


I Applied For The Job

Date: Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 8:05 AM
Subject: mechanic position

Came across this add in BRAIN and although it would appear a little late I'm interested in making a move from the shop I wrench for now to a 'bigger market.' 
Just a quick about me; I have been in the bike industry since 2001 when I helped open a shop in the Tidewater area. 6 months later a second shop opened and due to me being a 'quick study' along with having my own multi tool, I became the service mgr. of the first shop. 
 A year and a half later after attending QBP's Frostbike and meeting real bike shop business owners I realised that the shop had no chance of turning a profit so I looked for another opportunity. That shop shut down in 2005.
  I was able to pick up what I thought was temporary employment in a 'boutique shop' as a bench wrench. This shop has only been breaking even each year so any advancement in position and pay has not been possible even though I grind out repairs (part time) each week to around $1500 to $2000 with only about a 15% 'return tune up' which I have to do for free and feel is unfair.
I'd appreciate a reply with information on operations/commission percentages/hours/what your shop jerseys look like/can I wear shorts and flip flops/what is your drug testing policy/is there a happy hour and do I have to work weekends?
thank you, Frank


Want To Spend Your Spring Summer and Fall Inside NOT Riding Your Bike

Something tells me this job has got to suck. Unless of course you like being chained to a bench grinding out one derailleur adjustment after another.

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News: "Revolution Cycles Inc.

Revolution Cycles is hiring a Commission Mechanic

You’ll be an important part of the tech center at our flagship store in Arlington, VA, helping us meet ’48-hour’ turnaround on tune ups in-season. You’ll work incredibly hard from March-September and you will be rewarded for it. The hourly pay rate for this position is one of the highest in our industry. Please contact if interested."


Sea Otter Classic 2011, Pay-em What They Want

I/we/all very often hear guy's say, "I'd really like to meet a girl that can ride."
How about instead of paying Dudes Who Dope all that freaking cash it goes to building up the women's side of Pro Racing. He does look pretty in pink though.
Cierra Smith

Lauren Rosser

Jennifer Wolf

Jenifer Wolf


LBS, The Definition According to Me

I got an email that, among other things, said; "Hey Frank, you're kind of a Dick. Aren't you worried about losing sales."

                                                                                    Well if the shoe fits...

I'm not concerned about sales because I don't work in "sales."
That's not to say if you need to buy something I won't help get it for you but I don't hold an inventory of parts.
I carry what I need to fix bikes and I'll charge you a fair retail price if you need that for your repair.

What's an LBS, according to Frank? Well what's not an LBS;

Performance is Not an LBS. That doesn't mean any shop with a web-store presents isn't an LBS it just means they're trying harder.

If a shop has more than one location, they're Not an LBS. They're trying Too hard to make as much profit as possible or lose the kids college fund. Which ever comes first...usually the latter.

The "boutique" shop is Not an LBS. Filling square footage with the latest trends along with the trickiest bikes and hottest clothing line will bring the high end customers but don't get bitchy when most just come in to try on the shorts, rub their genitalia all up in it, then go home and buy it online. Also be sure to rent that space as close to Starbucks as possible.

Speaking of online shopping; The world of retail has changed and online shopping will only become more common. There will be some people that don't search the Internet for their cycling needs mostly because they don't know what they need but rather only what they want. But as hunting for parts and accessories becomes more main stream you'll see that customers will come to a shop knowing what the best price for that part is and maybe have it in hand. If you give a service customer the stink eye when they bring in a frame and a box of parts wanting you to build it up or get all pissy when someone hands you a component to bolt on and adjust you're Not an LBS.

Service is the about only thing profitable in a bike shop. And as far as I give a shit it's the fun part.
That and locking the door then going for a ride with the customer and making them buy the beer.
I encourage everyone to come to us for advice on parts. If I can I'll match online pricing and give a firm price on installation and adjustment.

So what was that email about?


Cheating On A local Level...Awkward

It's going to be really uncomfortable on the Saturday morning group ride in North Carolina when this guy shows up.
Peter Cannell seems to like the "juice" and apparently didn't think he'd be tested out of competition. I mean it's just Masters Road Racing for gods sake. What's so wrong about an old dude getting a little help building muscle along with keeping form in the off season? It's not like he's on the EPO and stuff. He just races around office parks - NASCAR Tracks and the occasional downtown closed coarse. It's not at all like real road racing. Sure he wins a bunch of the BAR points and has a "coaching" business along with a USA Cycling Masters Champion Jersey but it's all just amateur bike riding.
Wait a second, what's my point? I don't know. I guess the guy just got tired of sucking at bike racing. Now, he just sucks.


Time-Sports Cessions De Nouveau

I've always lived by the motto, "if you don't have something smart ass to say then don't say anything at all."
I don't plan on ignoring that in today's post but I'm compelled to start off with "something nice" to say about Time-Sports then immediately follow with smart-assery.
It's a good idea to fill out the warranty card and send it in whenever you buy something as expensive as any Time component. The 5 year old Titian Crankset that came into the shop the other day had issues from the start in 2006 when released to the unsuspecting public. You know the public I'm talking about. Charity ride/race specialists on 7 thousand dollar 15 pound carbon road bike master pieces banging out centuries for the Livestrong Foundation in 12 hours and 35 minutes. Well as the chainring bolts loosened and the crank-arms fell off and the drivesides released from the through axle the complaints started showing up in forums on the intertubes. This caught the attention of Time, along with some unpleasant emails (I'm assuming) and Time stepped up.
A nicely worded email voicing concern about "manufacturing defects" was sent to Time-Sports and a response was received the next day simply saying "send it in and we'll replace with a new crankset."
Damn! We were just excited to get a reply!
We mailed out the old and in came the new.
It's nice but Time-Sports being French surrendered as always by using an FSA Ceramic (?) BB. The original BB was the best thing about the Titian system. Amazingly engineered titanium through axle sleeve that interlocked the cup bearings. where as that BB was a beautiful piece of bike porn this FSA BB is a lot like HBO After Dark, it gets the job done but you'll feel a little disappointment.


You Lost Me Paul

I have for a long (enough) time thought Paul made jewelry with their hubs and such. But as with most niche builders/component engineers, they have lost their shit with "style" over function just in time for yet another Custom Bike Show.
 Apparently fixie riders that "run" breaks know nothing of modulation and want front and rear calipers activated at the same time. Personally I like a little less front with my stopping power.
But then again maybe it's just me and I should ask this guy.