So I went by the Harpeth River ride this weekend to check out the vendors and see Lance in person. As it turns out, he rode right by me in a pack of 8 or 10 finishing his 100 miler and I didn't even see him Crap!
Looking at bikes in the vendor area I noticed all the fast road bikes had compact gears up front and I'm wondering now why they don't use these on all bikes instead of just the higher end road bikes? Seems that 2 gears up front would make better sense than 3, especially when I've yet to use the small front gear. I guess if I get into some serious hills I might be glad to have it, but what's the disadvantage to compact gears and why don't they use them on all bikes?