Cannondale Slice RS, and Stybar back in todays race in Essen!

Yesterday the bike was a dream, today it was hate and you saw blood and could have see tears but didn’t, instead ginger bread.

First time building bikes with internal everything and a lot of new things is never so easy. Specially as I did wrong, shouldn’t start mounting the crank and you should take out the liners after mounting the wires. And Cannondale should put in a liner in the chainstay for the builder.

But what a bike. Not that good brakes but like it anyway and everyone know that you shouldn’t brake to ride fast. And speaking of fast, compared the seatpost to a htc One X to show you how ”thick” it is:

And the result:

A 9,04kg Cannondale Slice RS Ultegra size 52. Clean front with integrated brake:

And from rear, nicely says AERO on the inside of the chainstays:

To the end, hope you didn’t miss the CX today in Essen. Zdenek Stybar is back and rode really well until the sprint. Sprinted and pushed Jan Denuwelaere into the side so he crashed. Was fast to go back and forgive himself and seemed to be happy that he didn’t broke anything. Stybar was first over the finishline but ended 4th.

essen

1. Jan Denuwelaere (shows how fast you can ride with Campagnolo)

2. Rob Peeters

3. Niels Albert

4. Zdenek Stybar

the pictures (move to Norway!)

If anyone of you that doesn’t live in Norway (or Switzerland maybe) had been riding with us today you had moved to Norway. Starting to ride with the ocean through an old town downside some mountains at 400-600m. Continuing next to a fjord between the mountains, passing a small town and then riding along the water on a small road meeting many riders and passing a peloton. Not so much cars as they are on a bigger road higher up.

clothing like this and perfect sunny spring weather. Over a bridge to Norways biggest inland island. Looks like this at first:

And yes, there is snow on top of the mountain to the right. So more in on the island and passing a lake:

Going uphill a really nice climb with switchbacks and all of that before we go downhill very long on a straight. Then a smaller road on the countryside where everything seems just WOW. When God created landscape he had his peak in Norway I think. Back to the bridge on a small road:

And then back around Ulriken as I posted pictures on before and you don’t want to see pictures from there today. Specially not on me as I started to get tired before Ytre Arna and after Åsane I just seemed dead, not so stylish as I wanted to be. In Eidsvågsneset I was so tired I only had one slow speed and felt like I just wanted to fall in a ditch and sleep for a while. But there where no ditches so had to pedalling.

But I won as when I heard of ice cream at Bryggen. Had to survive and I did thanks to my good friends. Stopped and parked our bikes and Roger took a photo:

The three Sram Redbikes, Petter who uses Shimano Dura-ace didn’t have time for ice cream but he has supported me with the earlier pictures from his blog Brunost o Cykelolja

And then after some time in the que we got our ice. Me and Birgitte enjoying good ice cream in the sun:

Not my best pose but it’s because I was so tired 😉

Ending with thanking my Carbomaniawheels for the speed today 🙂