I’m a big Mavic junkie when it comes to wheels. I have 3 sets of Mavic Classics floating amongst my bikes because I like the ceramic rims and the beautiful simplicity of their hubs. So it takes a lot to bump me off my Mavic aerowheel, the Cosmic Carbone. But after playing with Byron’s Hed wheels, looking at Hed’s data, and reviewing old reference materials, I’m convinced that Hed’s are the way to go.
Riding past so many Medieval castles I wondered if it was keeping up with the Joneses back then Medieval style – “yeah, yeah you got that hill; well we got this one PLUS a lookout tower!” It’s really remarkable that the buildings lasted this long, but of course only to serve the tourism industry.
On our second day, we rode North around the Volterra area, starting at Casole d’ Esla. I was fascinated by the dirt. Growing up in Eastern Washington, I’ve seen my share of farms and dirt, but nothing ever so big and clumpy. Click through the photo to see clumps as big as boulders.
Paul Freedman – aka Fossil Fool and Rock the Bike – demonstrates how he built a Piano Bike in this video
Paul was the grand marshall of our Interbike Mobile Social ride and we’ve invited him with us to our next event at SXSW. There’s nothing quite like riding with live music.