Friday, 25 September 2009

Carbon vs. Alloy issue

I've decided that my budget 3t bar from 2003 is not comfortable or suitable for getting the best. My little girl hands are too far away fro mthe levers and they force my position far too low affecting balance through winding sections. The decision is thus do I hit up a carbon bar that I already own ITM millenium or rock the alloy NEW 3t Ergosum but have to wait for 2 more races until I can get my hands on one.

While I'm on the subject of things that are for riding. The new Giro Prolight arrived for me last week. They were launched at the 2009 Tour and is the lightest helmet ever since records began etc etc. It clearly lighter than the Spesh 2D i'm using. Some folks say you either have a Specialized head or a Giro, urban legend and vainity i think rather than a design fact?.

Spesh I think sit taller while Giro sit more like a ball on me. The design is different possibly as revolutionary as when they were first released in 1986. Couple more races before I make judgement.

Monday, 21 September 2009

National Trophy Round 1 - Devon



sooo, wasn't quite as successful as I'd hoped, and four hours traveling is a long way to go to get to a 40 min race. But number of lessons learnt which is something to take away, 11th sucks a bit when it was a mistake rather than ability.  Andy captured the action

Men's race was excellent, wicked how it all ended up unfolding. There were about four seperate battles going on. Jamie Newall had a particularily excellent ride, prize goes to him for the best fight for position. Course was bang on fast and fun. I liked it and would ride again. Weather was hot and like all British folk I'm going to climb about but when the rain is howling in a few weeks time will complain again.

Friday, 18 September 2009

next week - cross vegas



some fella smacks his head into the mu, after miss timing a hurdle. the shame


first round of NPS this weekend, devon is 4 hours away. Will need to get moving for 5am. That's a long time to think about the mud ahead.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

VCL X round 2


backwards cross - rough tough stuff.  Originally uploaded by LondonCycleSport

first of many

ok right, got to post some nonsense test message. You'll look back on it in weeks to come and think urgh what motor neurones were firing in my brain to let me write this?