I wrote that after working on my bike and screwing with the paddle so it must have been stuck in my head.
The real point is I can't work Shimano from the drops but I have no problem with Campagnolo.
But I am confused by one thing. You said you never got out of the saddle. How could you sprint like that? The guys in the 41 insist that you can only sprint when you get out of the saddle.**
SRAM paddles can be pulled in so you can upshift without breaking your death grip on the drops.
Anyway, I doubt your success can be attributed to the proper choice of shifter manufacturer...
Wisdom and experience wins out again.
What a great sport.
Fitness enthisiasts be damned.
Keep it rolling BDop
congrats on the win!
did you get a jar of honey as a prize?
That was also an interesting aspect of the race. I saw some people I haven't seen in a while who were former riders on the teams I ran over the last 15 years who had gone on to other teams and, in some cases, were now the guys running their teams.
I also got to chat with a few former sponsors as well. Several of the relationships that formed through my teams continued on after I was no longer involved. It was seeing the impact we'd made ripple on through a dozen riders, teams and companies and that was pretty cool.
It really is a very small community no matter where you go.
So there really is something to that "brains over brawn" thing huh? That's a seriously impressive result, congrats.
I don't understand most of the things on that medal, but 1st looks familiar (I've seen it on other people's stuff, not mine).
It's a bike race, not a tea party. - GirlAnachronism
Understood. I haven't seen Campy sprint shifters but they could exist.