The Continental Gator Skin foldables (700x25) are now 2900 miles in and feel unsafe for fast descents, so I need to swap out to one of my two sets waiting in the wings. I ordered the VeloFlex Corsa in a 25 on the recommendation of mostexerent, and then found the Vittoria Open Corsa EVO SC (in 23) on super sale at my local shop today so I picked them up. Which one should I try next?
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This dumpy mansion is lousy with ghosts and phantasms and poltergeists. But because of the law of location location location I still couldn’t afford it. (at The Haunted Mansion)
A Bluth’s Frozen Banana is the winning choice.
I get a salad while Brigham eats a beignet. #marginalgains
In case any of you were unaware, the best drink ever comes in the larger 1.5L bottle in your grocer’s Mexican food aisle (if they know what’s what). It’s not just at taquerías. #horchataschmorchata
I don’t surf, but if I did it would be all Album all the time. #Repost from @albumatt #custom 4’7” Riot for Micah @mitchlundquist #albumsurfboards #albumriot #americanmade
Hat tip to @c_benjamin for the recommendation for my DC dinner tonight. Black & Orange is tasty.
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#Repost from @pelotonmagazine (Photo by Kåre Dehlie Thorstad aka @zuperdehlie for @pelotonmagazine) Great photo to capture the moment.
Flashback to the @amgentourofcali, which Sir @bradwiggins won, before winning the British National ITT championship, and before his victory today which made him the world ITT champion. Add those to a top ten result in Paris-Roubaix this season, a Tour de France title, gold medals in track and ITT. For my money, the most complete cyclist of this generation. #wiggo
I love Speedplay pedals, and the new rubber cleat will likely make Keep on Kovers obsolete (I already shared my love for these here), but Speedplay has a screw loose with these optional (read: extra cost) plugs that can be screwed in when you are walking around.
When I was at the Amgen Tour of CA, I stopped in at the Speedplay tent to tell them how much I like their stuff. They were grateful to hear the love. Then I told them that they needed to buy the Keep on Kovers design and provide them for free with their cleats, for two reasons.
First, no one ever wants to walk anywhere at all with the basic metal cleats. They are horrible on any wood floors or tile and they are super slippery, so you need them covered without a doubt.
At this point the guy interrupts me to tell me that they sell the $10 Coffee Shop Caps, and that this design is better than the Keep on Kovers because it keeps dirt and mud out of the cleat mechanism.
"Second" I tell him, "is that the Coffee Shop Cap sucks" (which I would have told him already if he hadn’t interrupted me) "because you have to put your foot on the ground to be able to put it on. So you have to keep them in your jersey pocket (space better used for other things), you don’t benefit from them at stop lights or at all until you sit down and clip them over your cleats, and if the hole is covered to keep mud/dirt out then it is too late by the time you put your foot down the first time anyway, right?
He sat there staring at me blankly.
So, I support the new cleat design with a rubber face instead of metal, because now the Keep on Kovers are unnecessary but the plug is still so super stupid because logic.
#tbt to the time that my sons and I met Jens Voigt, the new world hour record holder. Great job, Jens!