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So, my attempt to get the Cervelo failed. Though I would think I would prefer the R3 over an S2 (the squoval pipe comfort and the light weight being preferable for a man of my pace vs a sprint machine).
I am now thinking this Look 566 (a bike I rode at the weekend) might be a good shot - 2009 frame but not really one that has changed since, kitted out pretty good.
I am frustrated that I said when I moved here I would like to get a North America made bike and this would be a clear fail on that regard. That said, most the deals seem to be on Specialized Tarmac's, which are an aggressive ride like the S2, though the temptation of a two-year old bike with SRAM red or Dura-Ace for 2k is certainly tempting.
Yes. I'll have a bit of that too. I've just requested. First timer.
Sorry Luke & Toro, just noticed your requests, you've now been added to the OTF league. Feel free to give me a tanking by way of compensation for my tardiness...
A Bram Tanking?
Appreciate the tips, kugelrund. Given that R3 prices seem to exist in a market that doesn't get depreciation, I ended up going with
this Look 566
Given that I had ridden this years version and enjoyed it, the option for better wheels and groupset for about half the price of a new 566 with 105's proved irresistible. Plus it is from a charity, so makes me feel much better about the buying second hand approach.
I guess if I prove I ride it enough I can maybe get a Cervelo in the future, following the classic formula for number of bikes needed (= current number of bikes + 1).
Felicity, I guess so wrote:
Tweet from @TeamSky Acclaimed journalist @DavidWalshST has been granted unlimited access to the team in 2013. Read his first report here -
Thanks for putting that up, I presume it's from the Sunday Times?
Yeah, copied & pasted. I think it's been made available elsewhere, so I don't think I'm doing Murdoch out of any money. Team Sky were linking to a free version of it on there facebook page apparently.
Also Paul Kimmage tweeted these.
Nah, he's right. They made a balls of it, and praising his teammates when they set the sprint up well becomes meaningless if there's no contrast.
Oh, I'm not saying he's incorrect. It just seemed like some strong public quotes, especially when in a new team.
First Classic yesterday: Milan-San Remo, in horrible conditions.
Last 10K: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-S0cBGDZDk
Won by Gerald Ciolek (Ger) of MTN-Qhubeka (South Africa). Not heard of him before but he seems to have good stage-hunter/one-day quality looking at his past results.
Sagan will be gutted to have let this one slip but he was in the unfortunate position of having to look over his shoulder for the danger. Excellent effort from British Road Race Champion Ian Stannard, reminiscent of his efforts in the World Road Race last autumn, except he managed to keep it going all the way to the line.
Cavendish wasn't in the lead bunch, and finished 9th.
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