As the long days have dwindled in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s come time to strap on that light and deal with the fact that you’ll spend two hours riding in the dark of the morning while your peers are fast asleep in their beds dreaming of an 8am alarm. Fueled by passion and excitement, we ignore the fact that you cannot see your hands in front of your face, or even your feet on the pedals for that matter.
I love seeing people I know doing well in a particular industry, and this one is one of the best. I first heard about the concept of Swift Carbon in 2008 when Mark sent me the first sketches and ideas of his bikes. I was skeptical as one usually is, but as it turns out I was wrong, and five years later, he’s making some of the best frames around.
Read the feature with CyclingTips Blog here.
(Images and headline from CyclingTips)
Switched the ‘horns to the old risers for the fixie. My back said “no” after riding to work all stretched out with a big bag on my back.
Up at 5:09am. Again. You’ve missed your first alarm and your eyes are sealed closed. Make sure you have all your kit, suit up, try to ignore the wind outside and mount your steed for another day of exploring.
You meet your mate down the road, and you take one look at their eyes, they’re hammered tired (hammered drunk but for athletes), you also realize that you’re both grumpy. This is going to be a quiet ride.