Archive for June, 2013

Running from Saturday June 29th to Sunday July 21st 2013, the 100th edition of the Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,479 kilometers.
These stages have the following profiles:
7 flat stages
5 hilly stages
6 mountain stages with 4 summit finishes
2 individual time trial stages
1 team time trial stage
2 rest days
I recommend a read of, and having as a reference, inrng’s  Tour de France Overview.

We’ll be riding tomorrow,

SATURDAY

06-29-2013


Roll out from
Red’s at
>>>>>>>6:00 AM!!!<<<<<<<

Winds: 10 mph WSW

Temperatures: Low 80′s
Chances of precipitation: 20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm

Take three parts equal love for shooting photos, editing video, and riding bikes. Next toss in that nagging impulse to do something different, even if it requires hours of torturous work, and this video is what you get. In case your eyes deceive you, this is a stop-motion video. Every frame of the video is a photograph, the rider and the bike laying posed on a concrete floor. The ground and trees were later drawn on each photo with a digital pen. Weeks of planning, thirty-five hours of photography totally 1000 pictures, followed by fifty long hours at the computer editing photos, audio, and video. 10,000 minutes of combined work for a two minute video? All worth it if it puts a smile on your face and sparks some creativity in your mind. Thanks for watching.
Just want to wish John a Happy Birthday. 
John and I go way back, and I do thank John for everything I have learned in the sport of Triathlon and the bike business. 
To this day I rarely make a decision about my shop without calling him. 
Johnny took me under his wing some 20 plus years ago, even before I ever knew I would open a shop and taught me how to repair a bicycle.
Yea I am still learning from him!
 John thanks for all you have done for me and my shop. 
Have a great Birthday my friend!!!


Hello everyone, this is Glenn Richard, promoter of the 6thAnnual L.A. 31 Vuelta d’ Acadiana. I would like to announce that this years’ race is once again a LAMBRA / TXBRA event. This should bring some good competition from the Lone Star State. Thank you so much in advance for supporting our venue; we are pleased to host the event. Please see the following race details:
Hosting Team: Acadiana Bicycle Company Racing team
What: Bayou Teche Brewing presents the 6thAnnual Vuelta d’ Acadiana
When: Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 7th, 2013.
Where: Youngsville, Lafayette, and Arnaudville, LA
Format: Omnium
Events: Saturday morning Prologue, Saturday Afternoon Criterium, Sunday morning road race.
IMPORTANT: Race hotel $99 deal ends on June 15th.
IMPORTANT: Cat 5 must register for entire omnium and has a 50 rider limit except for TT; don’t delay – race will fill up!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by email or text message.
Thanks – hope to see you 4th of July weekend!!!!

Two years in the making, street trials rider Danny MacAskill releases his brand new riding film. 
Whilst previous projects have focused on locations and journeys, MacAskill’s Imaginate sees Danny take a completely different approach to riding. 
Enter Danny’s mind and enjoy.
It’s that time of the season to make sure you keep hydrated on your rides. 
If you haven’t tried Skratch Labs exercise hydration mix this is the time to try it.
Retail $20
www.skratchlabs.com

“Our Exercise Hydration Mix, also known as “Secret Drink Mix”, was developed and tested in the field with athletes competing in races like the Tour de France. For years, athletes would secretly dump their sponsors’ drinks to replace it with ours, earning the name SDM from the pros who used it. Those athletes will tell you that they felt better, performed better, and didn’t experience the bloating and stomach issues that they did with other sports or electrolyte drinks. The secret was that our drink just worked better. And now that the secret is out, everyone can use this exercise drink mix to optimize hydration – whether cycling, running, skiing, clubbing, or heck, whenever you’re sweating.”

All natural ingredients you can actually pronounce: cane sugar, dextrose, sodium citrate, real fruit, citric acid, magnesium citrate, calcium citrate, potassium citrate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
-Only real fruit for flavor
-A light and clean taste profile
-No artificial “anything”
-Less calories and more electrolytes


Precision Bikes is excited to have Boardman Bikes on the floor. We currently have the Di2 specific version of the AiR frame. Designed for speed – wind tunnel developed tube profiles combined with excellent power transfer and lightweight equal a versatile class leading race bike whether your riding passion is Tri, TT, Road Race or Sportive. Frame highlights: – New AiR Aerodynamic Racing frame, fork and seatpost – Shimano Ultegra Di2 specific internal cable routing – Full high modulus carbon fibre monocoque construction – Wind tunnel developed tube profiles – Down tube, seat tube and seatpost shaped for maximized airflow and reduced wind resistance in real world head and cross wind conditions – Forks and seat stays have flat inside and curved outside surfaces for enhanced airflow interaction between the frame and wheel. This is further enhanced when using deep section wheels – Mould design incorporates one piece BB30 bottom bracket and optimized oversize box section chainstays with steep taper at dropout for maximized power transfer and strength – Full internal cable routing for further airflow enhancement and clean lines – Stable, predictable geometry to cope will all race situations – Full carbon fork with tapered fork steerer for increased stiffness and steering precision Boardman AiR/9.0 reviews: Gold Award “…the Boardman rewards riders who want to get quickly up to speed and stay there, feeding a constant stream of power through the cranks.” “…the smooth handling inspires confidence into corners while the stiff back end is responsive to power when sprinting on the way out of bends.” “With a correct triathlon setup – for which you will probably want to go for a more TT-friendly saddle – the AiR 9.0 is a great choice for those who don’t want the expense of owning separate tri and road bikes, giving an aero edge, comfort and great performance in a seriously good value package to satisfy both training and racing.” “An unassailable balance of aerodynamics, performance and practicality…” Pros: Excellent handling and sublime comfort even in long sessions. 
Source: TriRadar.com