Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Longhorns and Rockets

The Longhorns missed their chance to play in this year's National Championship game Presented by Fedex by losing to Texas Tech on the very final second. It was a real heartbreak as I was hoping that Texas can win it all this year. However, they made up for the snub by winning the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State though only by 3 points. Well a win is still a win no matter how you look at it. Now let's hope we can get a high enough rank next year and hopefully the defensive unit would be way better next year. 

Now about the Houston Rockets, what's up with them. They started strong and was at 1 time the 2nd best team in the West. With all the injuries that they're facing, it was really an impressive feat. However, things have been going downhill since them. They're sinking faster than T Mac can dunk a ball and has been losing to sub .500 teams. They're playing like they've never met before and it's  a shame for a team that's starring 3 star players to play like that. 

I'm losing faith on the Rockets for this season and maybe the next 1 too. Until they get their attitude straight, don't think I'll even be following their game anymore...

Upgrading Yellow Tiger

I've been continuously upgrading my Yellow Tiger since I bought it in November. Here's the list of parts that have been upgraded:

1. Stem - Kalloy to used Jamis stem
2. Seatpost - Kalloy to used Scott seatpost
3. Shifter - Shimano Revo Shift 6 Speed to SRAM X7 9 Speed
4. Rear Dearailleur - Shimano TY 18 6 Speed to SRAM X7 9 Speed 
5. Cassette - No brand 6 Speed to Shimano 9 Speed
6. Chain - No brand to Shimano HG compatible 9 Speed chain
7. Hubs - No brand hubs to Shimano 9 Speed rear hub and Scott components front hub (both disc compatible)
8. Rear Rim and Tire - No brand to Mavic X138 V Brake compatible rim with Kenda tire

The list ends there for the time being but I can foresee more upgrade coming soon. My wish list would be as follows:

1. Front rim and tire - Mavic X138 and Kenda tire
2. Seat - Selle Royal
3. Front derailleur - Shimano Deore/LX or SRAM X7
4. Crankset - Truvativ Stylo
5. Fork - RockShox Tora

When would I be upgrading to these components? Only time would tell (and not to mention how gafiL would react to me spending tons of money of my bike hehehe)...