Sunday, May 17, 2009
Old friends and old bikes are often what we cherish most. My 2005 Specialized Sirrus Pro Disc is one of those bikes that I have enjoyed for the past five years. While I am waiting on the completion of the muse, I have been putting more miles on the Sirrus. I rode this bike on the 2005 and 2007 Dalmac. I remember the 2005 ride for how easy it was, my dad and I were on the East route. I remember the 2007 ride as the year I did not have the time to prepare, and paid in pain tickets. Same bike different experiences. That is what I love about this bike.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Known as the hobgoblin, Jean Robic was one tough bastard. He crashed during the 1944 Paris-Roubaix race and finished with a fractured skull. His short stature and crash prone riding style led the press to largly ignore him. Robic was best known as the winner of the 1947 Tour de France. He did not capture the Yellow Jersey untill he finished in Paris. Robic was one of the only men in history to race for and win the yellow jersey on the ceremonial final stage. Robic was one of the greatest cyclo-cross racers of the 1940's. He was a French Champion and the first World Cyclo-Cross Championship in 1950.