Over the colder months I find it increasingly hard on occasions to garner the motivation to prize myself away from the warm cocoon of bed, to suit and saddle up, hitting the freezing tarmac to get those all important and often trumpeted ‘winter base’ miles. Recently iv discovered that moving around my cycling, whether it be to a different time of day or a different route to play on has reignited the passion and im finding it increasingly easier to cast aside the covers with reckless abandon…. grabing fistfulls of lycra carefully laid out the evening before, and jumping atop my winter bike to roll out on another early morning solo adventure. Simon Gerrans recently summed up the motivation experience with such a great quote from his coach Dave Sanders –
Bike of the show = The beatiful Milani Acciaio. We decided there wasnt a single thing we would change on it!
Consistently good stand = Condor Cycles. SO MANY lovely rides
‘WOW’ Factor Bike = Colnago C59 Italia (the angel white one)
Needless Inflation = The £1 sausage baguettes hiked up to £1.60 from the cafe outside!
Best Freebie = a tie between the Colnago wristband lovingly donated from WMP’s Brian and the natty wee KNCN jockey wheel keyrings
Best technical clothing = Endura Equipe range. some great fabrics and styling
Worst clothing = Torm – amost an exact copy of Rapha. But a bit naff
Uber Lust Product = The waxed finish Parlee frames on display at Bespoke. Should that lottery win ever appear, I have promised myself this bike
Tastebud Shock = Rhubarb & Custard flavor Torq gel
Nicest Chat = Brian from WMP & Therese…. killing time chatting bike schwag. Great fun!
‘You look like your twitter avatar’ award = Luke Scheybeler (bloody nice to meet you sir)
Component Bling = FSA Stand
Nicest Vintage Style Bike = The Pashley Clubman. Very impressed with the pricepoint too
The ‘OMG thats awesome!’ award = Brians carbon colnago watch. Amazing!
Oversized Novelty Award = The ‘ultimate power transfer’ Speedplay…… Maybe….