Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tom Milton

A friend who was on the same ride as Tom offers these thoughts:

What I can offer is that yesterday was a magnificent day on the course; Diablo encircled low on her flanks by fog-shrouded valleys early in the morning, poppies and lupine in vigorous bloom lining the road down the chill north side, secretive Morgan Territory lush and cool, abundant and friendly Quack support wherever you stopped, green everywhere with swaths of purple and yellow wildflowers in full bloom carpeting the broad valleys between the Junction and the base of Hammy, all the creeks and streams swelled with flow and birds of all sorts out savoring the spring day. The temperature and overall conditions were the best I've experienced on DMD. So Tom was in his element, wearing a smile, doing what he loved on a perfect day when he died. We should all be so fortunate.

Tom Milton Passes

Tom Milton, of Sella Anatomica fame, has passed away, the victim of a heart attack that struck him during the Devil Mountain Double Century. A detailed account can be found here.

Tom was a strong rider. He rode in PBP in 2007 and was looking forward to perhaps another go in 2011. He was well known on the double century circuit in California--last year, he had already ridden 11 DCs by June.

Here's a photo of Tom, taking off his early morning cold weather gear last weekend on the 400K brevet.

Tom will be missed.

Amgen Breakaway Video

Short video from today's Amgen Breakaway Ride:



Longer version:

Amgen Breakaway Ride, April 25, 2010


We rode to the start of the Amgen Breakaway ride in downtown Davis to see several hundred riders start a 113-mile ride to Santa Rosa (following the same course as the racers in the upcoming Amgen stage on May 17.

Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35176895@N03/sets/72157623804351229/

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Friday, April 23, 2010

Campy Only

Reminder to our blog friends that there's a lot to see over at www.Campyonly.com, our flagship web site. Learn more about Campy history and lifestyle, and cruise through years of rumors and readers' bikes.

Today's Bike: Wade's Somec (From Finland)

Wade Hintikka sent this photo from Finland, where his steel Somec is he regular rider.


- Posted from my iPad (Campy Only is made on a Mac)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

400K on our Campy Equipped Rivendell

It was a nice day for a ride, so we did--255 miles from Davis to Cloverdale and back. Submitted for your viewing pleasure are:

Photos and Video (direct link to the video here)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Got $49,999?

If you've got some money burning a hole in your pocket--a LOT of money--consider this collectible Campy-equipped bike, currently for sale on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200459188153&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK:MESELX:IT

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Campy Only at Paris Roubaix (2007)

While we're on the subject of Paris-Roubaix, here's a photo of the CampyOnlyGuy at the Roubaix velodrome, where the famed race ends each year. We visited this fabled site in 2007 after finishing the Paris-Brest-Paris ride.


No Joy in Mudville

Alas, there's no good news from the muddy cobbles of Paris-Roubaix, where a SRAM-equipped bike won the mighty classic.

A photo of the Fabian Cancellara's winning bike is here: http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/photos/roubaix-tech-cancellaras-race-winning-rig/115276

On the bright side, SRAM's shifting system is more like Campy than ShimaNO ...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More Quality Time with Our Campy Equipped Bike

We'll be spending a *lot* of time aboard our Campy equipped Rivendell this coming weekend, riding in the 400-kilometer brevet run by the Davis Bike Club. Come join us--ride starts at 6 am in east Davis, CA.

Info: http://www.davisbikeclub.org/annual_events/ultra_distance_events/brevet_series/2010_brevet_series/400k_brevet

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Today's Bike: Christoph's Look

Christoph sent us this photo from his home in Germany. His Campy-equipped Look weighs 6.6kg (14.5 pounds)!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Campy Goes to San Diego

Online magazine Bicycle Retailer reports that Campagnolo will be among the firms at the upcoming custom bike show in San Diego, CA. If you go to the show (we can't be there) and stop by their booth, say hello for us.

http://www.bicycleretailer.com/news/newsDetail/3919.html for more info.