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We at Precision Bikes are humbled, at the same time very grateful and excited,
to see we have had
500.000 visitors come to our website in less than 4 1/2 years!
In that span:
678762 page-views,
2349 posts,
1199 published comments,
135 followers.

Thank you so much for your visits, interest and support!!

One way of Precision Bikes keeping you informed, is via this website, which has been in place since January 1-2009. Since then we are closing in on 2000 Posts. Over 400,000 visitors, while the total Pageviews are shown on the right.

Pageviews today
515
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801
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One way of Precision Bikes keeping you informed, is via this website, which has been in place since January 1-2009. Since then we are closing in on 2000 Posts. Over 400,000 visitors, while the total Pageviews are shown on the right.

Pageviews today
515
Pageviews yesterday
801
Pageviews last month
21,539
Pageviews all time history
471,181

Will be posting soon to Precision Bikes site again;-)

Will be posting soon to Precision Bikes site again;-)

Your web master has been missing in action for a while..
Just back in Lafayette, after a wonderful trip to San Francisco, Sausalito, Carmel and Big Sur, CA.
Had a fabulous time, enjoying great sight-seeing with mid 60′s temperatures during day, dipping into the 50′s at night..
Discovered another great part of this spectacular country!

This marks the #1000 post on
www.precisionbikes.com !

The first posting happened on December 31st 2008
It has been a growing experience for me and I continue to learn.
I surely hope it gives as much pleasure to the visitors, as it gives to me, staying closely involved in the magnificent journey Mark Miller is on with this stellar bike-shop!

Though not all of the content is original, I hope everybody enjoys the snip-bits thrown on this site. Mainly I’d like to keep you posted on the happenings at the Precision Bikes shop and
The Precision Bikes Racing Team, The Triathlon and Ironman events and the Running events. In order to keep you entertained I post some interesting stuff, local as well as remote, either send to me or just found on the world wide web.
In the event you have any suggestions or wishes, please feel free to email the webmaster at precisionbikes@gmail.com or just leave a comment on this site, preferable with your name;)

As always, thanks so much for visiting and more important, for your ongoing support of Precision Bikes;)

Your Web Master, Ruud Vuijsters

First ‘post-op’ ride on the open roads,
after a 10 week absence;
First ride on Mark Miller’s ex…. (thanks Mark).
On Sunday in the wonderful company of The Rhino.

We couldn’t have picked a better day for my come-back,
slightly windy with sunshine and temperatures in the 60′s!

The Colnago C50 rides like a dream and looks even better.
My shoulder held up pretty good, my spirits are soaring..
So happy to be riding again, thanks to Jason Meaux for coming along and protecting me from any dog, cat or rodent attacks;)

Though The Rhino has been loosing an enormous amount of lbs,
he was still too much for the ‘Robley’ bridge…
It was a close call, but the bridge didn’t collapse until Rhino barely crossed it…..

This Friday my Friend, Physical Therapist, training partner and Website Designer, Ruud Vuijsters will undergo surgery on his shoulder. It will be a rough surgery and the rehab will be long, 3 months at best. The incident stems back to the same race that I went down in. Also with Ruud and I, Saul Dupuis crashed during the road race. Ruud has fought it off as long as can, but in the end reconstructive surgery is needed.
Please keep him in your prayers.
Best of luck Ruud, we will be thinking about you, Mark Miller

I was not in the mood earlier this week to do a post on the horrific crash we experienced during the Michelob Ultra ‘La Vuelta de Acadiana’ Cat5 Race last Saturday.

Between having Niels over, trying to recoup myself and also tender to Mark, it has been a hectic time.
The dust is settling now, Niels is home :( Mark is home :) and I’m back at work :))
My shoulder is still trying to give me fits, but the swelling is going down as time goes on.
I can put out force with my arm, yet traction or the hanging down of my arm still hurts.
Any time I think to feel some pain I think of Mark (and at the same time I pop a pill) and my pain lessens!
I’m a little suspicious about some instability of the Sterno-Clavicular joint
(where collar bone meets the breast bone) and will check in with an orthopedic doctor tomorrow morning.
As three days have past since the crash, some other parts of my body are letting me know, they were involved in the spectacular landing as well…. The fact it cracked my helmet should give you a slight idea of how vicious the impact was.
Please believe me I feel blessed the way I came away from this.
It still blows my mind how quick all of this took place and in talking more with Mark it is becoming clear now that Lars Johnson (Tiger Cycling Foundation, Race# 268) indeed did a phenomenal job of taking out 3 Precision Bikes Racing Team members while all of us were flying at about 30mph! I suggest his bike will be marked with one of these tall white antenna’s with a red flag for any of the future rides he’ll take part in….

Saul Dupuis was the first one to hit the deck, Mark somehow avoided colliding with Saul, but went down when Lars Johnson cut in front of him.
And when Saul, down on the pavement, all of a sudden appeared in front of me, I only could go ‘up and over’ him.
The ’360′ somehow saved me from worse injuries and my sweet Merlin from worse damage!

It would have made for a great “youtube” clip….

Racing is fun
Crashing is exciting
Realizing there is more to life than taking too much risk…
a life-time lesson!