Re: [CR]Bike Weight

(Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002)

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Bike Weight
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 20:03:58 -0400
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From: <cwstudio@aol.com>


I understand that the weight of one's machine matters to some more than othe rs.

The true beginnings of the weight concern lie in racing, of course.

And one place in particular comes to mind:

l'Alpe d'Huez

Try adding even 1 gram to a racer's bike when they about to assault that pla ce.

It won't be pretty.

For the rest of us, it doesn't really matter so much. Weight has simply beco me a reference point. 

Except when we assault our own personal Alpe d'Huez, and our power-to-weight ratio ain't what it used to be...

Yours in weight-consciousness,

Chris Wimpey

San Diego, California

USA

not very close to that particular Alpe