perjantai 16. maaliskuuta 2012

Cyclist's Christmas Came Early

What else could a cycling geek hope for than +20 weather on March 16? Apart from probably 876 pieces of cycling gear that is...Here in Manitoba we got the perfect early spring cycling weather and just need to keep saving for the new wheelset. All the snow is gone in the city and the trails should be ridable soon. If this is the climate change, this sure as hell is nice for cyclists at least until it gets +35 with 95% humidity.

lauantai 3. maaliskuuta 2012

It's the classics season!

Better late than too early right?

The real racing season started last weekend in Belgium with Omloop het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. Some Belgian guy wearing Estonian champions jersey won the Omloop het Nieuwsblad and K-B-K was "made interesting" by Team Sky. The most amazing thing was that you could download Omloop in HD 2 hours after the race, so this almost takes the exitement out of peering into that stamp sized pixel soup at ungodly hours of your weekend.

But seriously...what's up with Garmin jersey?

This weekend is the Tour de France of classics, meaning a three day long stage race that is Driedaagse van West Vlaanderen. There's also a spring race, not a classic, but more of a climber squirrel's spring race, and that would be Strade Bianche. Strade is definitely the favorite race of any hipster and for a reason, the race is in Italy...

Talking down on the Strade. Looks like my wife's boyfriend is doing pretty good against the more obvious competition. Can't be all that bad if amazing Fabian is going to win the race. I told you guys that Fabian is loosing weight and will become a contender in hilly classics as well. Wonder if they are still claiming that Fabian weighs 80 kg?