Walking around the Triathlon exhibits looking at the gear and sticking out like a pearl onion on a sundae, I noticed people were pretty nice. I also noticed a disturbing lack of steel bikes. Oh well no one is perfect, good luck this Sunday. See you at one of the stations.
Cycling buddy is in the 55-59 group. You all have fun now ya hear!!!:thumb: :thumb:
60-64 Nov. 2nd, Panama City Beach for me.
I competed at the Michigan Titanium last weekend on my Bianchi Imola (steel frame). I was maybe one of a half dozen bikes w/o aero bars, and the only steel frame I saw. I felt a little outgunned the night before unloading and seeing all the bikes with full carbon wheelsets worth 2x more than my entire kit.
At two different spots on the course, I had spectators holler at me -- NICE BIANCHI and BIANCHIs RULE. Made me smile, and was good to be noticed.
Originally Posted by Randolfo
This is a picture of Dave Scott in 1986. He and Mark Allen were riding steel road bikes in the late 80's and their overall times in Hawaii were less than 6 minutes slower than the world record time of 8:03:56 set by Craig Alexander in 2011. I hate to use the LA quote: "It's not about the bike," but it's really not - especially for mere mortals like us:)
Have fun tomorrow!!!
I was there only to support the atheletes. Maybe in the future, when I get in better shape...
Originally Posted by ShoreCyclist