Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Bike Day

So, I race bikes...not tall bikes or anything, just "normal" bikes. Sometimes I race time trials. I used to do this with my track bike as I could get a better aero body position (with aerobars attached) more easily than I could with my road bike but then one day the UCI said I'm no longer allowed to:

Bicycles used in road events must be fitted with an efficient braking system that acts on both wheels (either
simultaneously or independently) operated by two brake levers. The use of a fixed gear in competition is prohibited

Jerks.

So, despite the fact that Eddy Merckx was a great racer and all, I didn't really feel like doing time trials like him. I got ahold of Ed at Mighty and he hooked me up. I already had a Zipp 404/disk wheelset and the aerobars so I just needed to piece the rest together. After some effing around, it was new bike day:


Now I just need to learn to time trial...

7 comments:

mander said...

You guys seem to be having a ton of fun with racing. I'm quickly becoming an old fuck but maybe i'll give it a try next summer.

savage said...

fuck the uci. let's do some fixed tt's at iona.

bran_don said...

as soon as i have a fixed gear not meant for the track, then i'm in.

nikcee said...

that bike is hottttttt... it just says 'go fast' all over it.

morgman said...

Savage I am down. Fixed TTs at Iona, let's do it before the weather runs out.

((lyledriver)) said...

looks fast as hell

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