Picked up Google Glass on Monday, then spent Tuesday at SRAM’s new Development Center building up my Davidson Hotspur with SRAM Red 22 HRR. That’s the hydraulic rim brake version of 11-speed. You can follow how that event unfolded on G+, where I uploaded photos on-the-fly from Glass. Reviews and opinion are all forthcoming, of course. A recap from the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium too and hey we just launched a magazine! Our next issue is being worked on now.
A clear mountain view
Now that the sun is out in Seattle, even more riding than usual is planned. I was reminded of how beautiful this place is just before the plane landed at Seatac last night.
First bike I shot with Glass was a Google one.
Enjoy the 4th and the Tour.
Sign post after Little Euro climb
It’s good to ride a century, test your limits, and see what you can do. I’m not in super-endurance cycling (at least not now), but hearing more about riding big miles from my colleagues and also following the trend of Gravel Grinders and Grand Fondos. On Saturday we rode a West Seattle to Enumclaw loop. The route is along the valley, the Little Euro climb near Pacific, then to the Enumclaw Plateau, and back. To get up to the plateau, we followed a thin strip of pavement towards an old mill. It’s an access road that’s grown over for the past 30 years and required some Cyclocross skills to navigate.
An old mill access road
At 75 miles and a strong tailwind, we opened it up pushing 20, 21 and 23 mph at times to an average speed of 17.5 for the day. Here’s the route with embedded photos.
Rolling with few stops