Went for a solid 31 miles on the road today. Meant to be 34 but I missed the turn back onto 100 to go up to 926 when I crossed Route 1 up in PA. Ended up riding on rt 1 for a couple miles; nothing like a US highway to lift the pace a little. I wanted the fuck out of there ASAP. Averaged 20.4 mph out there alone - I was impressed given the state of my bike muscles 3 days ago.
I picked up my Bianchi Pista on Tuesday and I now have it dialed in to where I think I'm going to like it. This leave me very close to finishing the fixed gear city cruiser - I should be able to pick up the last brake component tomorrow. This of course leaves me begging a new question: What do I ride for Cross season???
As I see it, I have 3 options:
- Go cheap. I can get a Redline Conquest or Fuji Cross for 700 bucks (I think).
- Go expensive. Something like the Van Dessel Gin and Trombones.
- Go stupid. Go balls out and get a Vicious Slider.
I really should post some shit about the Dauphine Libere, but just check out cyclingnews.com coverage, especially the photos of the Ventoux stage. Mind boggling landscape. Also noteworthy is Alejandro Valverde's TT helmet. I wasn't sure if he was trying to race or blow away some punks in Robocop 4: Bicyclon's Revenge.