Specialized got slapped down...probably lost quite a few customers over their general douchey mentality as well. I know that I'll never buy another product with the Big S on it. Hell, I just bought a Trek instead...
Yeah, pick yourself up off the floor. You read that correctly!
Fun ride last night. Different loop through West Columbia...plenty of hills...and plenty of laughs. Mr. Soxl said he didn't want to do much descending last night, as it was cold. Yeah, we climbed, but I think the whole "with the up, comes the down..." thing was lost on him.
Nothing like bombing a hill @ 35-40mph...in the dark...in 39 degrees.
I peeled off @ 8:15, and headed up Gervais, across Campus...and back to Service Course.
Almost 3 hours in the saddle last night. Good stuff...
ROL wheels are selling a set of pretty swanky CX/Road wheels on EBay. All proceeds go to the Amy D. Foundation. Go there. Bid. Do some good, and get some super nice wheels!!
And with that, I bid you, dear reader, adieu. Don't forget, Gamecock Roubaix is tomorrow. We're likely going to get wet. Dress accordingly.
This is a self-supported ride. Bring what you think you'll need with you. Food, tubes, money, a phone, a helper monkey...whatever. There will be a stop @ the BP in Swansea @ halfway. If it's raining at this point, a decision will be made as to our route home.
Remember, the "epic" (I hate that word), rainy, wet, cold rides, that suck when you're stuck in the middle of them, always make for kickass stories later on!
Big thanks to Farm Bureau Insurance, Summit Cycles, GlobalBike, and Swobo for providing schwag, and support for our little adventure.
See you folks in the morning!