Monday, April 13, 2009
I like Paris Roubaix because the strong man wins. It's more like a Mtn Bike or Cross race. The stongest, smartest, and most skillful win with a little luck! My friend Raul Jiminez was right on picking J.A.F. , but he didn't have the skills(maybe JAF should ride with Hermida who won the first mtb World Cup in South Africa go Spain), nor did Hushovd. Hincapie once again didn't have the luck...but could have recovered...he integrated but didn't get back to the front fast enough....maybe his new technique should be "panic" if something goes wrong. Instead it was stay calm and have the team pace him back to the front.....Boonen was back to the front instantly after his mishap. It was fun to watch...I ordered a pizza and watched in Hi-Def at the in-laws after a 4:00 ride, in once again, frigid temps. I wonder if the Belgies could handle Sheboygan's weather?
I finished up the week with 16 hours on the cross bike. Hopefully soon I'll get a road bike and my new Fuel. Andrea is arriving home from Tucson today and will be surprised when she see's her new ride in the living room!
Defintitely lighter than previous Fuels, but I think it needs the Carbon wheels to get closer to that 20 lbs mark.
This week I am shooting for 18 hours on the bike...hopefully the weather cooperates. Then I'll have a solid month of riding and will start looking at the race schedules! My two new favorite websites are cyclingdirt.org and freecaster.tv .... check 'em out.