Before the trip I knew that Rob and I would get in at least one ride. I was going to try and ride his bike instead of renting or lugging my bike out there. I found out later that Rob used to work Velonews/Triathlete and knew the head guy at Cervelo. So Rob had a SL-3 for me to ride, and he would ride his P-3. I brought out my ancient spd Dura Ace pedals I use, since I ride with Mt. shoes all the time. I also brought out my 130mm stem to go on his 56cm bike(I ride a 58 normally). He said there was enough post. I put on my stem, and raised the seatpost, moved the saddle back, and when I tightened the clamp-POP I broke the seatclamp. We went to Excel sports and got another Clamp that was a Cervelo clamp, that was made the same way, but had been beefed up where I had cracked his. The clamp cost me $35, but was a lot cheaper then renting a bike.
|56cm SL-3 That rode for the weekend|
|One fast dude|
The ride back was almost the same way we came. The ride down the hill we came up to get to the lake, I gave Rob some room, and the last turn off the hill he was in his aero bars, and must have been doing 35-40 so I really couldn't catch up to him. He waited for me at the next turn. So as we were going back. I was starting to loose it, I didn't drink enough I think. I also had said that I would be good for 50, and it was the last 11 that really got me(we did 62). I would have been fine if I could of just gone my own pace. Rob was being nice and would slow, and I would suck his wheel at 20 then 18,and 16 I just couldn't keep the pace. After the ride, my legs hurt so bad that I really couldn't stand I had to laydown for a bit to recover.
Was a good ride, I think I can ride with Rob pretty well when I am in shape. I think I surprised him on how I rode the small hills there, but I didn't have the power with endurance when I am in shape too keep my speed on the flats.
|I saw this a lot during the ride back, I was a wheel sucking fool|