Some days you get the bear, and some days the bear gets you. This morning the bear got me. It didn’t help that the morning was just a bit too damp to ride my nice bike; instead, it was back to the rain bike, on a day that really didn’t seem like it should require it. What’s wrong with the rain bike? OH, not much, just that it feels like you’re pedaling through sand compared to my Madone 6.9. Mainly it’s the tires; optimized for wet-weather traction and durability, they simply don’t glide like a high-performance tire. Great that they don’t get flats, but unless it’s really epic-nasty out there, it just takes the fun out of riding.
So yeah, that’s my excuse, that’s the reason the Kevin, Kevin & Eric rode away from me on Kings, and again on Skyline. Lance was wrong. Easy to say that now. It really is all about the bike! –Mike–