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Sastre R3-SL

by frank / Jun 30 2009 / 1 post

Is the R3-SL too drab for you?  Well, Cervelo understands your concerns and has offered a new paint-scheme.  Unfortunately, to cover the expenses of adding yellow paint to the frame, they do have to raise the price to $5100.00.Related News: Continue reading...

Nod Snob

by frank / Jun 30 2009 / 55 posts

I love every kind of bike, from the tricked-out fixies all over Seattle (hello – hilly-ass town!  Unless your fixie is a 39-27, you are not making a sensible choice!), to the awesome Dutch Bikes, to the phenomenal racers around town, I love them all.I am, however, a bitch when it comes to bike noise.  Some noises can be forgiven, while othe...

Clever Thinking

by frank / Jun 29 2009 / 10 posts

Seattle is a much hillier town than most people realize.  Hills of 15% grades and 2-4 km in length are a dime-a-dozen, and there are several, such as the Lighthouse and Dravus, that are considerably more.   Lighthouse is around 22% while Dravus’ grades make me test my track-stand abilities (I have none).Our normal route, the Seattle Tre Ch...

But He Didn’t Inhale

by frank / Jun 19 2009 / 0 posts

Tom Boonen, one of my favorite riders, tested positive for cocaine in an out-of-competition drug test (for the second – or maybe his third – time). Cycling Doping BoonenBoth WADA and the UCI don’t consider this a positive dope test because cocaine is an amphetamine whose effect lasts for only a short while and thus is only banned...