I had a chance to put in a few miles when I was on vacation in Pennsylvania. First off, the weather was absolutely brilliant, magical almost. High 70s, very low humidity. Unbelievable for August. If you are from the East Coast or somewhere other than California, you know how August temps + humidity = death by sweat.
Second, The roads were desolate. Not a whole lot of traffic on the back roads of Lebanon and Lancaster county. Riding for miles without seeing a car is just a really special and unique experience for a cyclist. You listen to all the little subtle noises of cycling - chain, cadence, breathing, tires etc. You are far more relaxed, able to look around and soak up the scenery and think/meditate without interruptions. It really was pretty fun to just pedal, pedal and pedal…
Lastly, all of the roads are either are going up, down, left or right. A complete 180 from our pancake-grid format out here in SoCal. Imagine RPV for thousands of square miles. You’re always shifting- gears, your weight for the next turn, getting outta the saddle, dropping in a tuck… Fun, challenging and a great reminder of how engaging riding a bike really is. Just amazing.
The three Photos I took were on a ride from Lancaster to my hometown of Myerstown PA.
Strava file HERE
On the descent, I thought, I’ve been in this position too many times to lose, I’m either going to crash or I’m going to win today.”
Geez…. those are some big swingers. ”Im either gonna crash or I’m going to win today.”
Watching the descent, I’m glad he didnt crash because at the speeds they were hitting, it might have been a pretty serious (by serious I mean fatal) crash.
See video by clicking link —> steephill.tv
The number of bikes in our cities is increasing, and with that increase we’re also seeing some major changes in the way cities are designed. Engineers are giving bikes their own bridges, tunnels, overpasses, even escalators!, making biking feel like it’s an essential, permanent part of the city.
YES!!! Now that is pro…
Another Tour de France, another sprinter with an unhappy tum-tum. Arnaud Demare making a #demarrhea stop preserved in an ∞.
I have been looking for this footage from stage 5… the cobbled carnage stage.
Absolutely nuts! I cant imagine what that must have been like to ride in that stage, much less race that stage.
Ignore the cheesy background music and enjoy the video.
The aftermath of the crash on stage 10 to la planche des belle filles. Frame will surely be investigated but it’s too late for our star rider Alberto Contador who is currently undergoing x-rays to his knee. Out of the race. Who will win now?
Vansummeren’s Cervélo R5.
The bike of the tallest man in the Tour de France.
Ride of a lifetime…
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Wow, hard day at work…
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