Monday, April 27, 2009

Metric Century ... well, almost ...

Set out on the longest ride of the year so far.

The ride was based on Chris's loop but involved dropping down into Stockton and Lambertville.

As it happened it was the hottest day of the year so far which meant the hill-climbing was exhausting.

When I got home I noticed the odo was showing 62 miles. Had I realised I would have ridden around the block to get to 100km. Oh well ... what's 500m?

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

QR Cycle Shorts

One of the benefits of getting around a few bicycle shows is that you get to see the latest stuff.

More and more as bicycle hardware gets about as good as it can get, designers turn their efforts towards the bicycle rider/bicycle - man/machine - interface.

Pedals, computers, GPS, etc., have all seen huge strides, but rarely has the most basic connection between rider and bicycle been developed.

Step forward R-Sole Inc, a newcomer to cyclesport, having previously developed a popular line of hoseline connectors with their innovative seatpin/cycle short QR designed, they claim, to complete the bond between rider and bike.

Studies show that this arrangement enables riders to get 50% more power to the wheels as well as avoid the need for a colonoscopy.

You decide ...