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Thursday, March 16, 2006

caught in the act

Came across a certain bike rider/engineer in the hills o' santa cruz yesterday. He was proto-testing some super-secret technology that may just become the "thing" that everyone will want in a couple years.

... i mean, it was pretty cool.

He swore me to secrecy about not letting anyone know about it. I told him, no problem. So, now I'm gonna blog all about it.

I can tell you what it wasn't ...

it wasn't a new shifting system.

it wasn't a bar/stem/frame/seat monocoque creation. (though i do love saying mono-coque .... mmm, monocoque ...).

it wasn't a drive-train powered GPS system (though i'm sure mtbGin already has one).

it wasn't a see-through helmet.

it wasn't see through spandex (though i've already got some).

it was ... very light, very aero, and was slicker n' euro-disco.

... and there were two.



It was on the other side of revolutionary.

... what a damn show off he is.

~

28 comments:

Velo Bella said...

remind me not to tell you any secrets....

ginmtb said...

I like the lyric, "A secret is something that you tell one other person... so I'm tellin' you."

So, let's see, with those clues, I'm guessing it was a carbon tandem recumbent with full on fairings and all that aero shit. Am I right?

ginmtb said...

GPS for Team Wrong Way? Survey says, "Highly Unlikely"

Velo Bella said...

Yes, GPS for Team Wrong Way. NO hiding that your team is full of engineery types.

And don't make me refer you to Isaias blog o' graphs.

ginmtb said...

Well, I may be a techie kinda guy, but I'm no racer geek like IJob.

Funny, many moons ago we sent a sponsorship proposal to Garmin when they first showed up - we thought, what a perfect partner - the ads would read, "Garmin helps Team Wrong Way go the right way! Guess they didn't think it was as catchy as we thought...

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

i wanna TWW shirt/jersey/customized MooseDrool mug.

any of those would run sweet wit my bella socks.

VeloRainDog said...

tease.

PAB said...

i figured they'd come out w/some spiffy wheels eventually--otherwise why would they have let the trispoke go?

now i want details, dammit...

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

sorry, that's all i'll ever say on the subject.

he's just too cute and cool a cat to give out anymore.

we'll all just have to wait. i hope they come out soon, though.

ginmtb said...

We're gettin' lot's o' schwag from our friends at Moose Drool/Big Sky Brew. I'll make sure you get sumptin'... I mean, we did briefly ride by each other so that makes us good buds in the blog world. Guess that won't happen again since you aren't in Live-No-Mo no mo.

If you race on the dirt you could enjoy some "recovery drinks" with us afterwards... hell, you could just show up and I'm sure there'd be enough to go around.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

methinks VB and i are gonna hookey it from trabajar next week to pre-ride the Sl-otter course.

if not, we'll pre-ride it that Saturday.

... we'll need a GPS unit ...

and refreshments.

ginmtb said...

I'm pre-riding this Saturday (3/18). 9:30am - Reservation Rd/Portola Dr. entrance. A few TWWers and a VB will be there.

Of course, you prolly have a race to do...

Velo Bella said...

yeah...we're going to go round and around in circles up in SacTown.

PAB said...

what's a trabajar?

Nome Agusta said...

What what what? Did I read that right? OV is doin some MTB Racing, or is that a road course pre-ride?
Here is hoping for the MTB. That would be cool! Semi-slow, right?

X Bunny said...

trabajar = work

Miss Mary said...

ginman, you gonna be out on sunday also?

i think i'm planning on doing my first mtb ride after central coast.

ginmtb said...

Nope, only got one hall pass - and I'm not ready to race quite yet. But I'll definitely be at the Otter (all weekend) and will make it a point to meet the people I blog with... assuming y'all want to meet me. If you're so inclined, you should come out Saturday - Kathleen B. will be riding with me as will a few others. It will be a fun ride.

Brent Chapman said...

oh my god.. that is going to revolutionize shaving technology!

A double headed disposible carbon razor!

Miss Mary said...

well if KB's gonna be there...

she's been trying to get me on an MTB for years, i may have to just go now

i'll call her and see if i should be okay (cuz I don't trust guy's judgements, especially yours)

i was gonna do a 6 mile run, but I can do it after the ride, i suppose?

Reed Maxwell said...

OV (VB)- which course (RD/XC?), which day next week? Me and mine have been talking the same, would be fun, no?

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

bwaahahaha ... damn brenty has gone all blog-erific.

sweet.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

we're just pre-riding the xc course. i'm not sure when it will be, but we'll let you know, eh.

i won't be racing any of the seaslaughter, just doing support for 'da Bellas.

Reed Maxwell said...

cool, us too (pre-riding the XC course), weekday hookey is best, pref M/F; email me details, yo

BM: it's about time you upgraded to Semi-Slow, so that you're good for something other than hauling that holy hand grenade around...

Nome Agusta said...

I have to always make sure I bite off more than I can chew, to do otherwise just wouldn't be right for my idiom.

Chico Cyclist said...

Double-headed disposable carbon razor??? Awesome!! I wonder if they have 'em in titanium too.

PAB said...

titatium is so passe...

Dr. X said...

Ti is still cool for t-shirts or underwear