Saturday, March 10, 2007

spring training begins

go sauce

today was totally the best pre spring ride i've had in a long time. it was right around 50 and not a cloud in the sky. got to take the sweet new OCLV bike out for her maiden voyage. oh my. tight and light and rippin fast. boy that sounds cheesy but when the new equipment comes out for the first time its always exciting. made a nice loop through dexter from the south and was hoping for a quick clothing adjustment and coffee check at the dexter bearclaw, however upon arrival we noticed the stop light was not working and most other local businesses were closed down. and the go sauce i wanted was also out of order. no biggie though....i still had plenty in the tank. i was feeling really good today. legs were tight and i was dressed well. time to make our way back.

3 1/2 hours in the saddle. the new ride is just awesome. coming in with a final wieght of just over 15lbs (and thats without carbon wheels!) i'm very happy. i've been riding the trainer pretty regular and i think i noticed today that those hard evenings with the group paid off. i also noticed that the bike felt much different on the road than in the trainer. i was worried when i first got it that it might be the wrong size but now i'm totally sure i did the right thing. need just a bit more spring for the full effect of the season to get here. either way i'm feeling good about whats to come.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool bike. That might be the best new bar on the market. Do yourself a favor though, lose the plastic spoke guard off the rear wheel. What is this, amateur hour?

11:50 AM  
Blogger rachel said...

looks pretty sweet. cool factor would be up a few points if you were sportin' the italian stuff! you let me down on that one. we have some sweet bonty carbonica cages at the shop if you need 'em :)

3:00 PM  
Blogger Echelon said...

my partner took hers off and its much lighter now. i will for racing. training with it. some day i'll go back to the classy quality of italian. i'm not made of money! amateur hour ends march 31st in clarkston!

7:08 PM  

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