Yesterday was a looooong day. Henk and I worked straight through the day (minus a 90 minute break to get a run in) stripping down the rest of the team bikes and building them up with the new sponsor parts. We don’t have a scale on site, but these bikes are for sure at about 15 lbs, and have very quick steering. The riders are out for about 2 hours right now checking out the new bikes, and will come back with comments. We’ll take notes on each rider’s bike, and spend today making corrections and getting them ready for tomorrow’s stage one.
The highlights of the day seem to happen as we’re wrapping things up. Not sure what the story was, but apparently there were some cleat and pedal issues that required emergency surgery with a hacksaw. These are $500 carbon shoes! Scary…
Some fellow stole off with one of the team bikes for a joyride around the parking lot while we were packing the truck up. We look up from inside the truck and were like, “what the hell?” As the thief rode it back to where he found it the face was familiar. The ’stache’ gave him away – Dave Zabriske.
Oh, and in case you had not seen everything carbon fiber yet: