This week I was in foggy England for work.
The Sky pro cycling team were staying in my hotel in Egham. I took the opportunity to wish Brad Wiggins best of luck for Col du Galibier and the tour. While waiting for my taxi the next morning I chatted with a couple of mechanics. I don’t think they were expecting a discussion about Dura-Ace Di2 with a bloke in a suit, but they were really friendly. They let me take some photos of the bikes.
Pinarello Dogma 60.1 frame, with lots of Shimano components. I only had a quick look, but I didn’t see anything exotic, all off the shelf components.
The mechanics were really upbeat about Di2 electronic shifters. They have had no issues with them at all. The battery typically lasts 1000 miles or so. I remain unconvinced though, I’ll stick with manual world for now. I have enough electronics in my life.
2 thoughts on “I wish this sort of thing happened more often. A cycling moment.”
Wow. Close encounters of the pro kind. Last time I was this close was during Tour of California, 2 years ago, when the peloton was screaming up Tunitas Creek. Have you seen my vid? http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=540202353039