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    Electronic Shifting: Tour of California

    I haven't heard about this until I read about in the NY Times. I have no opinion on it until real world reviews from the teams using this in the Tour of California.

    On another note, I will be watching the finish of the Tour here in San Diego and like everyone else I'm interested to see how Lance finishes. I kind of hope his road biking is over so he and Wiens can regularly fight it out in Leadville.

    Here's the article:

    New Shimano System

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    I had a chance to try the Di2 at Interbike last year, and was blown away at how well it worked. It is very similar to F1-style paddle shifters on your bike. But the price, ugh!

    I'll be at the Solvang TT next Friday, I'm looking forward to seeing how Lance can do against riders who've been racing for the past 3 years. I thought him getting 10th in the prologue was pretty impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    I had a chance to try the Di2 at Interbike last year, and was blown away at how well it worked. It is very similar to F1-style paddle shifters on your bike. But the price, ugh!

    I'll be at the Solvang TT next Friday, I'm looking forward to seeing how Lance can do against riders who've been racing for the past 3 years. I thought him getting 10th in the prologue was pretty impressive.
    Maybe not so good, since his TT bike got stolen.

    I'm sure they'll come up with another one before Solvang, but the position on those things is dialed to the mm in every dimension. It'll probably be hard to replicate on short notice.



    https://velonews.com/article/87850/l...ana-time-trial

    Edit: I guess he'll be alright, they added to the article since I last read it:

    "Armstrong has a backup time trial bike with a different paint job that he could use in the Solvang time trial if the stolen bike is not recovered. "

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    I don't agree with it, a bicycle should be a human powered device.

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    So you don't do any night riding then?
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    So you don't do any night riding then?
    Sucks when one has to go slow...


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    I was going to watch the start of the race in Sausalito today, but then the rain came.

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    I'd love to be on the slopes of Palomar next Sunday, but I'm not sure it is going to happen.

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    I look forward to blue tooth voice command shifters with integrated cell phone
    "The best you've ridden is the best you know" - Paul Thede, Race Tech

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    I'll be at the Solvang TT next Friday, I'm looking forward to seeing how Lance can do against riders who've been racing for the past 3 years. I thought him getting 10th in the prologue was pretty impressive.
    I'd be there with you if I wasn't attending a wedding in Palm Springs that weekend.

    I'm bringing the RFX for some HAB then DH. The desert has some nice secrets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouse jockey
    I'd be there with you if I wasn't attending a wedding in Palm Springs that weekend.

    I'm bringing the RFX for some HAB then DH. The desert has some nice secrets.
    Cactus to Clouds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    So you don't do any night riding then?
    Does my evening commute home count?

    I just think it's taking away some of the human element in cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms
    Cactus to Clouds.

    That...and other stuff. I'm sure DFT has invited you to the CtoC ride this spring? If not PM me.

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