Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday Shorts 7/15

The 2014 TdF has certainly lived up to the hype. Stage 2 & 5 might as well be Spring Classics. While Peter Sagan's bicycle skills are put on display often with bunny hops, wheelies and sizzling down hill antics, The Shark quietly possesses his own set of skills. We already know he is a great descender but the cobbles of stage 5 proved his skill set is even broader. After 10 stages the rider with the most well rounded skills is deservedly wearing yellow.

The tech coming out of France has been pretty awesome.

Nibali's dropper seatpost. Since they are adding weight to bikes these days why not add something useful. On a long technical descent being lower to the frame would be a benefit. (photo by BikeRadar)

Pro Cycling on $10 a Day

Almost finished with Phil's book. Easy read & very entertaining. Phil manages to keep a sense of humor after so many setbacks while chasing his dream of making it in a cruel sport. Worth a read.

Here's a snapshot and this is just the dedication.

Get outside folks!

Cycling Apparel Drive
Don't forget the cycling apparel drive ends this Wednesday 7/16. Thanks for participating! Click here for details on how to donate.

Good Bikes ride. Leaving @ 6:30 from Good Bikes (on MLK across from Lowe's). It is intended to be a recovery pace, no-drop, skills-building/technique ride. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by University of Arkansas Cycling & Good Bikes. Click here for details.

Tuesday Night Worlds
Leaves @ 5:30 from TBR or @ 6 from Brits & Turks. Get ya some!

Summer Crit Series
Evans Events is putting on a summer crit series every Wednesday starting June 18th-Aug. 27th in Rogers. Local crits are a great way to get your feet wet if you are a first time racer. For the experienced it's about building/sharpening race fitness. Click here for more information.

Evans Events, Zest approved. 

Athlete Forward/The Bike Route beginner ride. Leaving @ 6:00 from Owl Creek Middle School. Pace easy-moderate. No rider left behind.

The Highroller Cyclery ride. Leaving @ 6:15 from Baum Stadium. Usually about 30 miles or so. Click here to find ride details.

Ride fast & be safe, 

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