Feel My Wraith
Then There’s …
The Specialized Tarmac. Also in the news a lot lately. Bike Hugger has a great review. Top-of-the-line model is like 10 large, so out of my range. For now.
With That Budget
Seriously Though, About That Book
Lanterne Rouge asks the questions: What does it take to finish last? Why would you want to? Is there real nobility in futile persistence? And, how can we, as normal humans, relate to the last placed rider in the biggest race on earth?
Cycling’s a sport of losers. Even the most successful riders lose far more races than they win and the majority of riders in the peloton won’t win a single race all year. But this is all part of what makes cycling such a rich and sophisticated sport to follow. Without winning many riders will mark a race, each has their story to tell after three weeks of a grand tour. So what of the last rider? Last isn’t least, often they have struggled the most just to finish. Plus as Svein Tuft has just shown in the Giro you can go from lanterne rouge to the limelight.
Check out the book, Lanterne Rouge.
This record of non-Lanterne Rouge riders always intrigued me. How far can you ride in an hour?