Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bromont - Day 2

This morning we started with a meeting and a bike fit.  


My position on the bike has been a source of continued interest amongst the CCA coaches...  After raising the saddle a couple of centimetres in Florida (March), it was raised again today by another cm.  This may not seem like much to those of you who don't ride but 3 cms is a large adjustment.  And my stem which was increased from 100mm to 120mm in Florida will be increased again to 140mm - another big change.

The result should be that I am more aerodynamic, and more efficient.  Fingers crossed...

We were to hit the track at 12:30pm

We almost did but then it started to rain which makes the wooden track too slippery...

Sebastien getting ready to motorpace us on the track as the first few drops fell...

Since the track was a "no go" we were sent out for a road ride.  It was my first decent tour of the area - about 2 hours in length.  Unfortunately, the ride was marred by my second and third flat in two days.  

The final flat of the day happened crossing a railway track - the pavement was all broken around the track leaving big holes and protruding metal - my bunnyhop cleared the first wheel and landed the second right on the ugliest chunk of metal....  Pssssstsstsss.....  lucky I didn't break my wheel.

Note:  You gotta really be hauling to clear the rear wheel over the far track with a bunnyhop... Your tube and wheel are at stake because if you fail it is way worse than just rolling over.  Stupid....

Sebastien and I riding in the Quebec countryside...

The BMX track at the National Cycling Centre - as viewed from the kitchen window.  This would be a better place to work on that bunnyhop.  Did you know that BMX is in the Olympics? 

The TV.  I put the box of kleenex there for scale...  Beside the TV you will notice the rabbit ears...  Between everything being French and the reception being crap the size of the TV has been a non-issue...

The kitchen.  It works...


The track from the kitchen window.  It is super handy having everything right here.  Now the clouds and rain need to clear and we can get some work done...


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4 comments:

DC said...

Vivent les oreilles de lapin!

Vincent said...

crappy about the weather. So your not feeling the Quebec roads eh. Learn to ride smooth over those and you'll be a natural "rouleur" in no time.

Missy said...

I can't even try to crack out my high school french here and pretend! All I can do is say/write great words like favourite and metre. That's all I got;)

Glad you didn't hammer your wheel.

Ryan Denner said...

yeah dude, i bunny hopped rail road tracks before... at mile 53.5 in a half ironman, with the same result: psststshshsts. only i had tubulars that i didnt know how to change, so i rode it in! ha! enjoy yourself up there!