Been putting some miles in on the road bike lately.
Yesterday Swintoni and I raced in the Sandia Crest road race. It was good times. That is certainly a hard race. I'm hoping I finished somewhere mid pack in my race (the Cat 4, 5's race).
The highlight of the event for me was getting to race on my dirty new wheelset, a pair of Edge Composite rims laced up to American Classic hubs, with tubular tires.
Check out their stuff:
I also just noticed that they have an unbelievable demo deal, details described on their site. They are willing to let you ride a pair of their wheels for a week for free! We're talking about $2,000 wheelsets being loaned out to strangers for abuse. That is how confident they are you are going to freak out about how your bike rides with a hot wheelset on it.
I was freaked out a little yesterday riding my bike with my new wheels. Being a light guy, I have never experienced coasting past people like that before. I think riding a completely different bike, but with standard box section wheels, would have felt more familiar than my bike with these new wheels on it. But I quickly got used to them, and they are fantastic.
Anyways, I'm a little excited. Tomorrow evening is the Tuesday Night Crit, and I'm excited about that too.
Also, this sunday is the Ben Hall Memorial ride. It isn't really a race, just an organized, very difficult mountain bike ride around 10K, Faulty, etc, that many people will try and do as fast as they can.
Ben was a good friend of ours, who got killed in 2004 in Moab during a mountain bike race. Every summer since then, Hawke Morgan and Stevie at Fat Tire have put on this memorial ride, which is really cool. There will also be a potluck afterwards at Doc Long. Check out the details:
The Bikeworks guys will be there, and hope we see some of you all out too.
Hope everybody has a good week.