Smokies and Subway Prep.
Looked into some details on how to make Matt’s post-graduation “14 highest peaks in the Eastern United States” trip go smoothly. We may have to travel up to New Hampshire to get #14, being Mt. Washington. Apparently there needs to be about 200 feet of true “clean prominence” in order to be considered a peak. North Carolina and Tennessee have many peaks but they blur together, as such we may drive North after the Southern peaks are bagged.
We’re going to Eastern Effects tomorrow to start prepping this Subway film. Hopefully it goes well. I think I’ve figured out my ideal rear cassette, it is not 10 speed, it is 9 speed, and it look it’s Shimano 105 quality, it goes 13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-23 with a 42/52 on front. Still don’t have 9 speed shifters. Those Modolo Kronos downtube friction levers of James’ are pretty sketchy. And Matt’s old BL-105 aero levers make noise. Maybe Campy Chorus Carbon Ergo 10v working as 9. We’ll see.