Archive for February, 2010


Donald Cleveland being subjected to a lactate test by 4th Dimension Fitness’ Will Jones.


Pictured (from l to r): Eric Bernard, Eryn Schilling, Lance Armstrong and Mark Miller.
Occasion: Contract negotiations for the upcoming Michelob Ultra Light Vuelta de Acadiana.

Photo credit: Mark T Stephan

Hey everyone!
We are again doing our (“Pancake/Gumbo”) Sunday Bike Ride.

This time we will all meet at Lake Fause Point Park.

(There is a $1 fee to get in)

Precision Bikes is furnishing the Pavilion (#PV005)

Cajun Cyclist Group will provide a meal and non alcoholic beverages.

The ride will be between 40-50 miles leaving from the Pavilion at 9:00 a.m.

The bike ride will be a tempo ride (20 mph max) and we will leave no rider behind!

It will take place on March 28th.

We are hoping to spend the rest of the day to socialize with other bike riders,

so bring a change of clothing and your lawn chairs!

If possible we will get a volley ball game going.

So invite your friends and family…the more the merrier!

Please RSVP so we will be sure to supply enough food for everyone.

Plan to come and have a great time!

Ride starts at 9:00am

Please remember, this is a 20 MPH MAX ride…

To RSVP or if you have any questions you can reach Debbie @ 337 277-2215

The gang from PRECISION BIKES at the Twin City Cyclists TT.
Eric Bernard must have spend a day and a half cleaning his rig after this event…


PRECISION BIKES

wishes all participants safe travels
and
a great race!

Pictured here on the cover of Bicycling Magazine,
the Wilier Imperiale designed by John Cobb.
Precision Bikes thought of it as another feather in John’s hat.
CHAPEAU!
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The cost, the flex, the paranoia about possible fragility:
These are things we wouldn’t mind sparing ourselves.
We’re smart enough to know that the goal is to ride faster for a given power output, and that at a certain point your focus shouldn’t be on shedding grams of mass and instead should be on shedding grams of drag.
The Imperiale you’re seeing from one of Italy’s best-respected frame manufacturers, Wilier, is build with this principle in mind.

Wilier has already spent considerable time pondering aero issues in the development of their Cento Crono family of TT bikes.
They’ve consulted extensively with aero mastermind John Cobb,
and they’ve combined their lessons learned with details from the Cento1 to make their first-ever frame specifically designed to maximize speed by minimizing drag.

These pictures display a different way of having fun on a bike, while including your kid(s).
These pics where taken by Jason “Rhino” Meaux, while pulling Sophia and Ansom.
The buggy can be ‘hooked’ to the chain-stay or used in a jogging fashion.
Get your own Phat Cycle at Precision Bikes…

Like other sports that rely on sponsorships, pro cyclists ride for teams pedaling around the globe as billboards on wheels. It’s an accepted tradition of the sport, and most riders tout numerous companies during their careers.

Sometimes the company logos look cool on jerseys, other times they look pathetic. And sometimes I wonder if the cyclists even know what the company they’re advertising represents.

One current prime example is Astana. With the exception of Alexander Vinokourov, the former team rider, how many guys on the squad had ever heard of Kazakhstan or the knew the conglomerate of businessmen from the capital of the country who are paying the bills?

Someone finally had the diplomatic and savvy idea to have the cycling team visit the place, which it recently did. Good idea, guys.

But Astana is far from the most unique, funny or wacky product made by a company sponsoring a cycling team. Among the Pro-Tour squads in 2009, the Italian squad Liquigas is sponsored by the manufacturer of liquified gas products. The team is talented, for sure. But there must be a few fart jokes in the peloton, right?

And Quick Step, sponsor of the longstanding Belgian team, is a company that makes floor laminate. It conjures great possibilities for headline writers: “Quick-Step Cements Team Title” or “Tom Boonen Pastes The Peloton.”

The former squad led by Lance Armstrong was sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service for many years. It didn’t take long for the headline: “Armstrong Delivers” or variations of the same theme to become cliché.

Many years ago, via the memory of my old friend and esteemed cycling journalist John Wilcockson, I was told of a former top amateur team in Holland known as Team Diana. Its sponsor was a Dutch brothel. One couldn’t help wonder: How were the riders compensated?

During the 2009 season, the former domestic squad Health-Net will be known as OUCH Presented by Maxxis. The OUCH acronym stands for Occupational Urgent Care and Health (OUCH) Medical Center. It’s the Temecula, Calif.-based facility where physicians resurfaced the hip of Floyd Landis.

The 2006 winner of the Amgen Tour of California and dethroned 2006 Tour de France titlist signed with the team last November and is scheduled make his return to cycling Feb. 14-22 with Team OUCH at the Amgen Tour of California.

TWIN CITY CYCLISTS
20 km
Time Trial

Results:

John Fell -1st place Cat4 TT 0:29:14
Eric Bernard -2nd place Cat5 TT 0:30:41
Mark Miller -3rd place Master40+ TT 0:30:58
Elbridge Smith -1st place Junior TT 0:32:30
Congratulations on a great showing for Precision Bikes!