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The "mate" that almost got hit by the "professional celebrity sports car driver" (... judging from his speed his MUST be good right, anyone recognize him? F1? Nascar? LeMans?) was actually someone I don't know... I don't know any of the other guys in the video. I was just riding along minding my own business like a good tourist and the Corratec rider and Burgos rider caught up to me (while taking photos ) at the start of a long 10 mile (~ 50 minute, 6% average, 7-10% in most of the video) climb so I thought I would "inconspicuously" ride behind them... and then we caught the next guy who they seemed to know. Then we caught 2 more guys (also on local teams I guess) right when you see the racecar driver pass by. The latter 2 guys faded off quickly and then the 3rd guy drifted back, then the 2 pro guys had to check a tire or something and pulled off to check on it 15 minutes before the top. I'll try to make better videos next time as I have some better footage.
As for the centuries, I'm not sure... I had a flat local route that was pretty easy to do in 5:15-5:45 depending on the wind. I actually was taking graduate classes on the weekends and working full-time (but had mornings free) on the weekdays... and I was in Spain for the summer and my regular route included a Cat 1 climb from the Vuelta that pretty much prevented any centuries for 2 months, but it was a great climb.
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Are you sure you shouldn't be riding a 58cm? That seatpost is pretty far up there. LOL.. or you have a short torso? I notice lack of setback seatpost and it's somewhat forward..
@sfcyclist1 - re: frame size. Very true, by the looks of the seatpost you'd think it was too small, but I have long legs with a short torso (~ 180cm with 89-90cm inseam) (the reach is perfect with a 110 or 100mm stem). By raising the seat so high, the setback from the BB increases as you raise the post, so adding additional setback is often overkill in my opinion. The setup is so that my knees align with the pedals and bb correctly. I've had similar geometry on my bikes for the past 15 years or so. I use a (perhaps overkill) 350mm post with extra length past the "Minimum Insertion" line to prevent damage to the frame.
I was debating about posting my Addict on here but it's not a WW bike at 16.6 pounds. I purposely built it up that way to get a good work out. Then when I ride my R3SL, it feels great! Most of that are due to the wheels at over 1900 grams.. Crazy thing is your bike is over 3.5 lbs lighter!
@sfcyclist1 - I think the things that made the biggest difference were switching to SRAM (from older Ultegra), KCNC brakes, and Zipp crankset.
So I can't get enough of that video (notwithstanding that 2d song!). I rode 62 miles yesterday, with only about 4000 feet of climbing (on my 19lb LeMond) and I've got to admit I'm hurting today; I can't imagine what I'd feel like after tackling some of those Mallorcan climbs.
I did see the picture on the top cap; you should know that I've seen her on the back flaps of a few trucks as well. I think she gets around.
That's it, we're through!worstshotever wrote:I did see the picture on the top cap; you should know that I've seen her on the back flaps of a few trucks as well. I think she gets around.
The KCNC brakes work well for me as I've had them for more than 2 years now - the stock pads were downright scary but I was very relieved that they have good power with other pads. (used with Dura-Ace pads on alu wheelset with good results, and Reynolds pads for carbon wheels with good results). The Reynolds pads are hard to come by so I just use the Swisstop yellow pads now. They hold up well on just about all descents although not so great in the wet - probably more to do with carbon rims than the brakes themselves.
The video was made mostly from 2 rides (106 miles with 11500 ft climbing, and a 90 mile ride with 8600 ft of climbing) - I wanted to try latex tubes but I heard that carbon rims could get too hot with such descents especially in the hairpin turns.
Metric century with 4000 ft of climbing is pretty hilly!
So, what's the game plan now? I think it's a golden opportunity to buy more WW-approved gear!
* Replace the busted shifter with another Force? (Are you already on '10 Force?)
* Replace both shifters with Red?
* Upgrade to SR11?!
* Upgrade to Di2?!
Bars: 3T Ergonova LTD 42cm (181 grams on scale) [20 gram reduction]
Wheelset: Reynolds DV46C UL (1359 grams on scale) [155 gram reduction]
Stem: Extralite OS (90 grams on scale) [17 gram reduction]
Pedal mod: BTP alu bowties (14 grams on scale) [25 gram reduction]
Also testing out the ALU cassette to see how durable it is since I have 2. Additional gold bling gives me loads of street cred in sketchy neighborhoodz.
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