Archive for October, 2010

We’ll be riding tomorrow,

Saturday 10-30-2010

Roll out from
Red’s at

6:30 AM

Winds: 2 MPH ENE


Temperatures: Mid 40′s

Chances of rain: 0%


New Brezza II Team aero bars available at Precision Bikes!
Retail at only $680.=
“Get Fast!!!”

Pictured above is Todd Lambert with his race ready QR.
Todd will be competing next weekend with other athletes from Lafayette in Ironman Florida. Good Luck to all entrants.

The 2011 Giro d’Italia makes a full tour of the country, to celebrate 150 years of unification

With eight mountaintop finishes, including a re-run of this year’s climb up the cruel slopes of the Zoncolan, the 2011 Giro looks to be pushing race director Angelo Zomegnan’s agenda of making a distinctive, innovative and above all difficult race.

Zomegnan’s stewardship of the Giro in recent years has forced the Tour de France organizers to up their game, and he’s devised a spectacular route for 2011 that touches on all parts of the country on the 150th anniversary of the country’s unification.

Starting with a 21.5km team time trial in Turin and ending in the shadow of Milan’s magnificent duomo cathedral, the race includes a stage in Reggio Emilia, birthplace of the Italian Tricolore flag, and a dirt-track finish at the top of the 18.5km, 9.2% climb of the Colle de Finestre. There’s also a rare trip to the tip of Italy’s boot, into Sicily. Race favorite Vincenzo Nibali will surely relish the double climb of the Etna volcano in this stage that starts in his home town, Messina. But his old team-mate, Roman Kreuziger, has already declared himself up for the challenge, and it looks like a characteristically explosive start to the grand tour season.

Too explosive for some?

Cycling News is reporting that Team Sky’s Tour de France contenders will skip the Giro because it is too difficult. Straight-talking star Bradley Wiggins recently pointed to over-exertion in the Giro as one factor behind his disappointing performance in this year’s Tour.

Full stage profiles, videos and analysis on the official Giro site.

Lance Armstrong will race for the last time outside the United States in January when he makes an international farewell appearance at the Tour Down Under.
To read the full article on Velonews, please click here

This past week, with thanks to the guys at American Bicycle Group, I was able to test ride the new QR Ilicito, this bike was previewed at Interbike in September and already had received great reviews. When looking up-close at the picture, you will notice the frame has no rear left seat stay. The chain stay has become larger for support while providing great aerodynamics. I also ride a QR CDO1, so I was anxious to see if I could tell any difference. Rode 25 miles on the bike and the ride felt the same as my CD-O1. If anything the rear of the QR-ilicito might be a little stiffer. Kyle Love was with me on the ride and he thought the bike rode great, really smooth. In my opinion the biggest benefit will be in the aerodynamics of the frame now that the stay is missing.
Looking forward to seeing the production model.
Thanks again to Tres Courdin and Brad DeVaney for asking me to perform the test ride.

Lafayette and Precision Bikes was well represented at The Big Cajun Triathlon Saturday morning. This was the first olympic distance held in the area in quit some time. John Fell came away with 1st place overall. You will notice from the picture that several of the athletes from Lafayette placed in their respective age groups. We all hope this race continues to grow. Thanks Multisport and Fleet Feet for putting this race on.


Smitty you know you are part of the family here and we all wish you a great day. Take some time for yourself, you deserve it.

Happy Birthday Mark “Killer” Miller!
May you be blessed above and beyond your wildest dreams!!
Thank you for all you do for the triathlete and cycling community,
many of us excel in our endeavors,
by virtue of your skill and passion for the bikes and athletes alike.
Acadiana and specifically Lafayette is lucky to have you and Precision Bikes!
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Sure hope the N.Y. Yankees will deliver you a nice present soon;)

We’ll be riding tomorrow,

Saturday 10-16-2010

Roll out from
Red’s at

6:30 AM

Winds: 6 MPH ESE

Temperatures:Lower 60′s

Chances of rain: 10%