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    Best commute ever.

    It's not every day that I get to sit on the back of a pro-tour team on my way into work.

    Unfortunately, I didn't have the camera on me to get a shot.

    My commute goes over the last bit of the upcoming prologue of the Tour of California, and the Bouygues Telecom team caught up with me at a light. I let them through, and then sat on for the mile or so onto campus. Brilliant!

    And they still got swooped by a JAM who wanted to make a right hand turn from Palm Drive onto Campus Drive....
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    You did better than I could do... I'd be lucky to hang onto them for four pedal strokes!!

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    wow, that's awesome, but I gotta ask:

    what kind of bike do you ride? does it have a rack, fenders, lights..?
    "The world will end, not with a "bang" but with a "do'oh!""

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmstilt View Post
    what kind of bike do you ride? does it have a rack, fenders, lights..?
    Bike Friday New World Tourist. Fenders. Lights (but the front light is in my bag in the morning). Messenger bag. Khakis and a t-shirt. Keen shoes and platform pedals.

    Fortunately, they weren't going all that fast. With the aero advantage of being behind 12 or so guys (and no, I wasn't totally sucking wheel - a respectful 1/2 bike-length or so back), I didn't even have to pedal that much. I'm guessing they were just taking a spin around the race route before heading out for their real workout.
    Last edited by gazer; 02-14-08 at 02:24 PM.

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