Sauser back in a Evade helmet (why changing between Prevail and Evade?) and Kulhavy seems to have no problems just push on 😉 If you want to be as cool as Sauser and Kulhavy and help the people in South Africa, then you should buy a bike from them. Their special Cape Epic bikes will be auctioned out on Songo.info after the race. Seemed like a good day today for Specialized Racing:
and I used my new Oakleys on my way to and from work today. New Oakley Radarlock that I won earlier, works pretty good riding asphalt without prescription 😉
Now time to prepare for tomorrow. First race coming up 😀 😀
No Peloton today, change in my schedule and a bit more sleep 😉 Met up with Patrik outside Specialized Concept Store at 7.15 an hour of cool mtb instead. And what a ride, a bit slow body but fast friend and super trails. Almost dry trails and Patrik found a lap that took around 1h so perfect on a sunny morning. Not so cold either.
Small trails, small turns, small roots and big stones. Technical but pretty flowy if you find the right way (many tracks all over). Got me thinking of the trails I rode with Leif Arne in Kristiansand last september. Great training. Great weather today but no good pictures from me, just an instapicture from Patrik to share:
Working with Cannondale and it was discussions about baggy shorts, Sagan and the brothers Fontana and Fumic.
Working with Trek it was Jens Voigt and Slash.
Working with Specialized reminds me of two guys being both cool and serious and super fast before the Cannondale brothers. Oldest it’s Christoph Sauser that remembered the times at Cannondale using a road derailleur and pushing the weightlimits lower than everybody else. And then the guy that put Africa on the XC map, that lowered the stem lower than everybody and is cool enough to could have been racing for Cannondale now, Burry Stander.
2009 Epic special for Christoph Sauser a couple of days before the 2008 worlds (?) with a mount for a braze-on road derailleur like the Sram Red he used, saved like 50g.
On the other side Burry Stander who was killed by a taxi (?) driver 3rd January 2013. After starting working with Specialized I’m getting reminded of him and feel sorry for the hole XC sport and Cherise Stander.
We should all ride for Burry Stander on our mountainbikes the 3rd January. For him and all others killed by cardrivers while cycling.