Fresno, CA- Feb 16, '06
February 16, 2005
Today I sported the Time Trial bike for the first time several times around the time trial course. It looks pretty good; it’s a rolling loop with a fairly aggressive winding downhill. I rode the downhill section several times to make sure I had the gist of the best way to hold my speed through the turns. Since I’ve never had a TT bike set up specifically for me I’m pretty psyched about it, especially to have one of such a high caliper. The team TT bike (Javelin) is super fast looking and super fast riding; I doubt there will be a ride of higher par than that of Javelins in the peloton this year.
We’ve been in Fresno for the last two days, and I’ve gotta say that it’s debunked my previous presumption that it was an ugly urban area. In truth it’s quite beautiful. It’s surrounded by green hills embossed with little farms and winding country roads. The total population is only 118,000, much less than I had thought. However, it does sport the growth of all California towns, and I’m sure that an invasion of classic California housing developments is imminent.