Archive | November, 2007

More photos

Adidas road shoe White carbon is back! Deda Phazer bar. Foam padding on the ends and an egg-like bump on the curve of the bar for additional hand position. It looks different, but it honestly felt good. The Scott Addict road bike. In the background is Bicycling Magazine’s Chris Cassidy wondering where the recumbent bikes […]

Day one of the Milan bike show

Colnago is considered the church of cycling in ItalyThe bike portion of the show is smaller than the motorcycle show and significantly smaller than Interbike. However they have set up a velodrome inside the show, which I will check out later. Also this is a cool opportunity to spend more time with the companies as […]

Making the pilgrimage

The Madonna del Ghisallo The bike editors on this junket had the opportunity to visit the chapel of the Madonna del Ghisallo and the Museum of Cycling, both located above picturesque Lake Como. Needless to say, if you are a bike nut, you must make this pilgrimage. Afterwards our Italian host drove us down the […]

Day One at the Milan Show

The dress code here at the show is a lot different than Vegas. Shorts and a bike t-shirt are the dress code there. But in Milan I think Zap from Mountain Bike Action/Road Bike Action and I are the only guys here walking around in a t-shirt and cap. Suits or at least a collared […]

I’m in Milan

I finally made it to Milan and I’m beat. I have that stink of airplanes and airports on me. Although I do have to say that the Zurich Airport was very nice. Tomorrow the bike/motorcycle show starts and it is full gas from then on. One thing that became apparent right away is how worthless […]

LAX here I come!

This is my mantra when traveling to a foreign country Today I fly to Milan for another bike show. I haven’t had a trip in a while that has required a passport, so my anxiety about this trip has ratcheted up a couple of notches. By nature I tend to worry. I used to worry […]

A new obsession

In the continual quest to not burnout and fade away, I’m getting reacquainted with mountain biking. Back in the day, I did have a bike that required 26 inch wheels, but due to living in a very urban area and the effort it took to actually get to dirt, I got rid of it. When […]