Archive for October, 2009

Precision Bikes Racing Team was able to sign on two highly recruited female racers!
Both, Shanon Bernard and Michelle Miller signed their contract, today on Halloween.

We’ll be leaving from Red’s.
At 7:00 AM tomorrow morning.
Please remember to turn back your clock, before you hit the sack;)

Photo credit: Phil Barnidge

Photo credit: Da’ Snot Rocket

There will be a ride

leaving from Red’s
Saturday Morning

>>>>>>>>>>@7:00 AM<<<<<<<<<<

Wind 5 mph NW (320°)

Temperatures lower 50′s

Probability of precipitation: 60% overnight,
tapering down to 0% early morning!

Blisters, Pain yet all SMILES!!!

Faris and Jeremy Johnson at the swim start, the day before the race.

Sadler and Jeremy at Lava Java.

The 2010 Giro d’Italia route and stage maps were announced on Saturday, and Russian Denis Menchov will have his work cut out for him defending the Pink Jersey! Twenty one stages, four time trials, three starts from Amsterdam, two rest days and lots of big mountains.

The 93rd riding of the Giro will cover 3,416.5km over 23 days from May 8 through May 30, starting in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and ending in Verona as it winds its way around the coast of Italy. For the first time in 21 years, the Giro will not run through Milan after race organizers had to neutralize last year’s stage there due to heavy traffic and trams parked along the course, angering both racers and the officials (Milan should be back on the schedule for 2011, though).

The 2010 Giro will cover six mountain stages, start and end with individual time trials and have a team and individual time trial thrown in during the race for a total of four TT stages. Stage 8 sees the first big mountains, with a summit finish, followed by six stages of mountains and hills before Stage 15 puts riders over 218km of climbs before a 10.1km climb up 1,200m to the summit of Zoncolan for the stage finish.

Stage 16 is the one to watch…following a rest day, it’s a sadistic uphill time trial (King of the Mountain, anyone?) with maximum grades of 24% that climbs 1,086m (3,563 ft) in just 12.85km (8mi). Oh, and the last bit is on gravel roads…and the first time they tried this (2006), snow on the mountain top prevented them from using the last leg of that stage. Good times; look for that stage to separate the men from the boys.

On the final day of team racing, the peloton will face a brutal Stage 20 over four huge peaks before a summit finish on the Paso del Tonale, making the 2010 Giro more like its classic forebears with tough mountain stages through the Dolomites and Alps. The last day’s ITT, if it’s not clear after all the climbing, could span the range from a ceremonial time trial to an every-millisecond-counts sprint to the finish!


The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has released the 2010 Dextr0 Energy World Championship Series schedule, carrying athletes around the globe and through three Olympic cities, but sadly with no U.S. stops currently planned (an eighth location is under consideration). The current schedule is:

  • April 11 – Sydney, Australia
  • May 08-09 – Seoul, South Korea
  • June 05-06 – Madrid, Spain
  • July 17-18 – Hamburg, Germany
  • July 24-25 – London, United Kingdom
  • August 14-15 – Kitzbuehel, Austria
  • September 11-12 – Budapest, Hungary (Grand Final)

PRESS RELEASE: The iconic capitals of Sydney, Seoul and Budapest have been added to the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series calendar for 2010, joining existing world class events in Madrid, London, Kitzbühel and Hamburg.

The series will be staged in three Olympic cities as well as some of the most important centres of the world. This is a major step forward for our sport.

“Together with our strategic partners SPORTFIVE and UPSOLUT, we are incredibly excited by the success of the new series after its launch in 2009 and are thrilled to be able to present a top quality calendar of showcase events for 2010”, says Paul Coleman, Managing Director of the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championships Series.

ARGON 18 Gallium Pro
3D Headtube* is a structural extension of the headtube. It keeps the headset bearings close to the stem, maximising rigidity and steering accuracy even when the rider chooses an upright position. With its stiffness intact, the stem/bar combination favors hard accelerations. Three positions are available: 0mm,10mm and 20mm.

HDS: the Horizontal Dual System is a design that varies the shape and size of the various frame sections according to the stresses experienced by each. Power transfer is remarkably efficient, response is immediate.

Internal S3: the S3 principle, applied internally. Reinforcements inside
the frame vary according to frame size, putting extra material only where
necessary, reducing needless weight while improving stiffness for a complete
power transfer.

Easy positioning, accurate trajectories, AFS road geometry: the Argon 18
Fit System is based on years of knowledge about the geometries required tomake a bike most efficient and enjoyable to ride. This is why Argon 18 bikes are more comfortable, maximizing the rider’s potential.


RETAIL: $6000.=

Dave and his brother Jon PR’d in Austin.
To top it off they both befriended Bevo