Thursday, August 17, 2006

Bicycle Porn

So sexy you should have to sign a waiver.



--New '06 Rolf Vigor Wheels (that arrived this morning...with killer black paintjob...the old - now dead - '03's were aluminum and with uglier stickers...huge shout out to Full Cycles for giving me the best price and delivering these bad boys in two days, enough time for a short ride today before tackling the IMWI course this weekend)
--New black Continental 4000 tires.




--Black handlebar tape, as chosen by the Becoming Ironman Blog Alliance - good call on the black everybody. I would have leaned towards metallic blue, but now with the complete picture this is one. bad. mutha. Note the blue bit of tape on the right cowhorn...as I wear a blue rubberband on my wrist...and a shout out to the 49% who wanted the blue -

And just to refresh everyone on what's new on the bike throughout the '06 season, all in preparation for Ironman:

--FSA carbon pro compact crankset (that's the arms the pedals are connected to and the big gears the chain runs through)
--Carbon fiber bottle cages...because dammit, you can never shed enough weight from those bottle cages
--iBike Power Meter (the white computer thing)
--Trek computer (that's the other, smaller computer - and that one's there just because my other one crapped out in May or so)
--New seat post (the thing the saddle is attached to)
--New Specialized Body Geometry saddle (with special notch cut out for improved blood flow so that after long hours on the bike I can continue to have sex, thanks very much) with a carbon fiber body and titanium rails (rails are the things that actually attach the saddle to the seatpost), because dammit you can never shed enough weight from the saddle
--Swanky new Shimano chain as of last week

This is it - you're looking at the official Ironman setup (minus my little lunchbox thingy that straps to my top tube). Can't wait to ride it this weekend on the Ironman course!

9 comments:

Flatman said...

SEX-AY! Nice ride, bro!

xt4 said...

Thanks man!

Anonymous said...

Nice. Wow. You're a freak. Do you keep a magazine of Blue under your bed and hide it from Amy?
"Bicycle Porn"

TriTimKC said...

Oh yeah very sweet. And just looks fast! hehe Buddy of mine has the same bike, but without all the extra goodies.

Michael Anderson said...

Ack! Ol' Blue cannot be likened to a porn star! He's more of a Rock Star. Though maybe that should be "Iron" Star. Iron Maiden? Something like that - he's certainly above porn! Ol' Blue Rocks!!

Great bike, Chris!

Todd said...

Dirk Diggler is ready for rock, roll the tape...

"...and ACTION!"

xt4 said...

Heh. Who would've though something so silly as "bicycle porn" would garner such enthusiastic responses? Good times, good times.

Patric said...

WOW, the bike looks stunning!!!! You know your into ironman training when your bike is taken better care of than a car!!!! Although I dont know what is more pimped out, your old Z24 or Ol' Blue. Now that is a debate. Both have had their days!!!!J/K

xt4 said...

Yes! Patric you win the best comment in the history of the blog award. Comparing 'Blue to the 'Z is brilliant! Remember the bra I had on the Z? What's the deal with bras on cars anyway? Man, that was dope. And the crazy digital dashboard that crapped out every few months so I had zero idea how fast I was going or anything. Awesome. Good memories. Good post dude, that was awesome.