Archive for aerodynamics

Free Speed

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by brianestover

Here is a good article on taking care of the details in order to go faster on the bike. http://austintriathlonstore.blogspot.com/2011/02/aerodynamics-victory-by-thousand-cuts.html

1 poor bottle choice, but clean lines for racing otherwise

There was a section in this article that reminded me of the guy I saw at last weekend’s Trisports.com Desert Classic Duathlon, in fact I see people like this at every race. He was riding a Cervelo P2. Frame bottle, behind the seat bottle, a couple of co2’s hanging off the rear behind the seat water bottle carrier as well. Making matters worse was his vertical between the bars bottle placement with it’s very tall straw. I bet he wondered why everyone was passing him and his no longer aero aero bike.

Read the article, think about your bike in racing mode. Can you clean it up any? You do all this training to go 10-15 watts faster. You can gain that by paying attention to details.

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Sickest Bike Ever

Posted in Random Stuff, Triathlon with tags , , , , on October 12, 2010 by brianestover

I’m so jealous. Sarah got to ride the first Scott Plasma 3 available for consumer purchase in the US. Trisports.com got a few of them in the other day. Before any other retailer in America actually. Look at this bike. It’s sexy, it’s aero, it has two water bottle frame mounts and it comes in black. Black! There is no better lack of color for a bike. Ever. I think I’m in Lust!

How can you look at this bike and not want to get it? I can’t wait to see it in person. When Sarah told me she was going to ride it today before anyone else, I was a little upset. I wanted to be the first. Just because she is the marketing director doesn’t mean I can’t be the first to ride it. I’m going to have to have a chat with her coach about this. Oh wait.

So here you go, lust over it, buy one for yourself, buy one for me. I’ll even go 50-50 with you and we can share it.