RR: Vlad's new ride

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Euan, May 7, 2006.

  1. Euan

    Euan Guest

    Saturday morning Suzie was off to a MTB clinic run by FTF in Ivanhoe, so
    Vlad and I decided to go for a road ride. The initial plan was
    Northcote to Frankston.

    Frankston turned in to Sorrento. Whoops :) No, I'm not that hard core
    that we rode back. We had the ladies join us for lunch at Sorrento. I
    don't know the name of the place that we lunched at, I think it's called
    the Sorrento hotel but can't be sure. It's the one on the left at the
    top of the hill with Coca Cola brollies everywhere. Anyway they looked
    after us really well, letting us bring our bikes in and basically loiter
    for half an hour while the ladies got here.

    Considering all we had was two bottles of water and a choccy bar we
    pulled through pretty well. The bonk hit about fifteen kms from the end
    but it wasn't too bad. It was kind of affirming that we could go that
    distance on spec without any real preperation. It was a beautiful day
    for a ride which all up took us 3hrs20min. I don't know if that's a
    good time or not but we weren't `racing', just out for a ride.

    What made the ride really cool was witnessing the sheer enjoyment Vlad
    was having with his new bike. He's primarily a MTBer with a Rush and a
    Bad Boy to his name. Recently he took delivery of a criminally priced
    BMC SLT01 in Phonak team colours. 7.2kg all up! I did ATB with Vlad
    last year and he rode his Bad Boy, seeing how much easier it was for him
    on a real bike was a joy to behold. I don't mind admitting I'm insanely
    jealous of his new bike but at the same time it's great to see him so
    happy with it.

    After the ride and lunch we had dinner with friends in the city before
    seeing my brother-in-law's show at the Comedy Festival. Awesome day!
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  2. flyingdutch

    flyingdutch New Member

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    I hate VLAD!!! :D

    altho i could quite easily settle for the badboy.
    make an awesome commuter. always wanted lockout frontSus :(
     
  3. SuzieB

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    I think it'll be a cold day in hell before he lets go of the Bad Boy. That's a sweet ride.
     
  4. flyingdutch

    flyingdutch New Member

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    i think that was this_morning. brrrrrrrrr. think i can feel my toes now...
     
  5. EuanB

    EuanB New Member

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    Previous post by SuzieB was actually by me. Old cookie, bad cookie!

    Yeah, bit parky this morning. Let's see, bib knicks, thermal vest, Prorace roubiax bibi tights, rock lobste top, gillet, windstopper gloves and neoprene overbooties. Absolutely fine for first fifty minutes of the ride then I started getting a bit *too* warm :) Better than too cold.

    Still had a warm waterproof and a beanie in reserve as well. Can you say `Euan does not do cold' ;-)
     
  6. TimC

    TimC Guest

    On 2006-05-08, EuanB (aka Bruce)
    was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
    > Yeah, bit parky this morning. Let's see, bib knicks, thermal vest,
    > Prorace roubiax bibi tights, rock lobste top, gillet, windstopper
    > gloves and neoprene overbooties. Absolutely fine for first fifty
    > minutes of the ride then I started getting a bit *too* warm :) Better
    > than too cold.


    Pffft. I was cold for the first 5 minutes, and I don't seem to
    remember wearing anything over or under my jersey. OK, so I may have
    left a few hours after you. Nevertheless, it still was only 8
    degrees.

    > Still had a warm waterproof and a beanie in reserve as well. Can you
    > say `Euan does not do cold' ;-)


    I think I remember you saying you love all kinds of weather.

    --
    TimC
    > So, what do *you* do for a living?

    I sit in a chair, pressing small plastic rectangles with my fingers
    while peering at many tiny, colored dots. -- Peter Manders
     
  7. EuanB

    EuanB New Member

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    Yep, because I've got the right clothes :) Any idiot can be cold and uncofortable.
     
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