Riding the Madone
This was going to be my post about riding the new Madone 5.2. However in the chaos that is a huge event like the Trek 100 charity ride, someone took my Madone before the ride even started. It even had my name decaled to the top tube! I searched for a replacement Madone that would fit me, but no luck. So instead I rode the LeMond Tete de Course. It was completely kitted out in SRAM Force and 65mm Aeorus wheels. Very nice! The other magazine editors couldn’t help but laugh at the irony of my situation. Trek flies me out to Wisconsin to ride the Madone, which I did briefly yesterday, and I end up riding a LeMond for the Trek 100. However I did get the low-down on the Madone and they’re going to ship me one this Monday. My riding partners liked their Madones if that’s an indication of anything. At least now I have something to look forward to riding.
Signing out from the Wilwaukee Airport…
The 90mm wide bottom bracket shell. Notice that the outboard bearings are gone. The bearings are in the shell.