Sunday, April 28, 2013

Let's All Be Careful Out There

Video shot today on Mulholland Drive, a famous road in the hills near Los Angeles:

Friday, April 26, 2013

Possible Trade: My Richard Sachs for Your René Herse or Alex Singer

Thought I would throw out this idea--I'm interested in acquiring a René Herse or Alex Singer randonneuring bicycle, and if you have one I would be open to trading my near-mint-condition Richard Sachs for your bicycle.
You can find lots of detailed photos of my Sachs here. Color is the super-bright Sachs team red with creme panels and yellow details (the photo above doesn't do it justice).
With a few exceptions, the bike is the same as shown above. The crankset is now a Chorus carbon UltraTorque, wheels are Khamsin G3s, and the saddle is a Brooks B17 Titanium. Everything is in excellent mechanical condition, ready to ride and enjoy. I can of course send any interested party the full particulars.
My Sachs is a 57cm. Your bike (if you're interested in trading) would have to be the same size or nearly so.
I'm not interested in trading frames--I'm looking for a complete bike, ready to ride a brevet series. An older bike would be OK, so long as it's not a museum piece that wouldn't be up to the stress of riding long distances.
So ... If you happen to have a Herse or Singer and would be interested in considering a trade, let's talk. I can be reached at campyonlyguy [at] me [dot] com.

A Campy-Equipped Classic

OK, this classis René Herse has only a dash of Campy (pedals), but it's such a fantastic machine that it deserves to be seen by any fan of fine bicycles.
More photos and some very in-depth analysis of the finer points of the frame and components over at Jan Heine's blog. Well worth checking out.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Red Kite Criterium, Livermore 4-21-13

P1020919 - Version 2

There must have been a few Campy-equipped bikes in this race ... Anyway, my stepson, Willie Myers, won the Pro-1-2 race with audacious, 20-lap breakaway. Enjoy the photos!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Solo 200K to the Napa Valley 4-20-13

Heading Toward Monticello DamBirds Over Devil's GapBirds Over Devil's GapBirds Over Devil's Gap
Monticello Dam
E Clampus Vitus Was Doing SomethingA French LunchToday's Bike: Rivendell RoadSo-Called "Bike Path"
Memories of PBP

Today's ride photos ... Campy-equipped, of course. Hit up the link for captions and more info.