Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bikes and Snow

Just because it was snowing all through May, doesn't mean I can't get some new bikes at least! First up was the new TT rig; the Blue Triad.

It came out pretty sweet. I wish it was a bit lighter, but it makes up for it by being awfully "skinny". Not much for the air to bite into here;

It rides pretty nice too. Very stiff, and probably the quietest TT bike I've had. Position is good and it's ready to roll. Still getting used to it a bit, but I'm psyched to have it for some of the time trials that will be coming up over the next months. It works even better, now that the dreaded snow in these pictures is long gone (for now).

Also from Blue, I've been doing my road riding on a shiny new RC8, kitted-out with Dura-Ace and Aerus bits. It's been a pretty solid ride as well, and it's starting to feel like "home" now. I'm even remembering how to switch back from the SRAM shifters, to the light touch, and double levers of the Dura-Ace shifters.

Zac picked his TT bike up from me the other day, and being without a car, we made due with his RC8. So see? An RC8 can do everything a car does, PLUS win bike races! The funnest part of this picture, is that it doesn't even look all that much out of place here in Boulder.

Oh yeah, and the bike team... you may be wondering how the Subaru-Groove Auto Team is doing this year? Well, we're fucking crushing it! Two 2nd places and a stage win, plus the GC win in Cat2 at the Gila, 10 of 12 primes plus the win at Wheels of Thunder, 1,2 and 3 at Deer Trail, 1st, 4th and 6th at the Aspen crits, then 1,2 and 3 at the masters race in Aspen immediately after, 1st at Sunshine hill-climb, 1st in the crit at the Morgul-Bismark Omnium AND 1st and 3rd in the Omnium overall, 1st at the Ironhorse TT and 1st in the Ironhorse Omnium... and on and on... With any luck the team will stay on the roll. It's been great riding with a team that works so seamlessly together, always with a common goal, and everyone giving everything for the team as a whole.

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