Friday, May 28, 2010

Team Bent Up Cycles Ride-n-Greet

Bent Up Cycles will be hosting a Ride-n-Greet for our RAAM Team on Saturday, June 5th. This is a great opportunity to come out and meet the team, do a social ride around the San Fernando Valley, and enjoy coffee and snacks at the shop afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

RAAM training and bikes unveiled

It's been awhile since I posted a training update. Overall, training has been going very well. I'm feeling stronger, the workouts continue to get harder...I am really pushing the envelope of personal fitness! This month, the workouts focus on increasing intensity for longer periods of time and maximizing the amount of time spent on the bike at the level of power that we will be using on RAAM (tempo pace). Willie has been doing some RAAM simulation training (30 minutes on, 30 minutes off, throughout the night for four hours, etc.) and we are all participating in the PCH Randos 200k brevet next Saturday.

We just had a fantastic team meeting where we went over menu items. You can't imagine how long it takes to decide what you are going to eat for six days, keeping the menu varied, satisfying and appropriate for long distance cycling. Our list was two pages long, and I'm sure we forgot something!

On another note, I frequently get asked "so, what are you riding on RAAM?" Over the next week or so, I will post a couple videos highlighting some of the bikes we will be riding. Here's the first one:

And the second on one:

Friday, May 07, 2010

Custom Musashi - better than Sushi?

We just finished building up our Musashi framekit with a full SRAM XX/Red drivetrain, American Classic wheels and a custom handlebar set up. We hope you enjoy!