One of the best things about writing this blog is that is gives me the opportunity to hear from people around the world who love bikes as much as I do. Recently, I got an email from a reader the UK who complimented the site and sent me few pictures of one of his bikes. Liam purchased this time trial bike, a Hotta with Mavic components, from three time hour record holder Chris Boardman. Apparently when Chris was still racing, he sold several of his bikes, including his Corima and the Lotus Hour Record bikes, to local riders. I won’t say what Liam paid for this particular bike that Boardman used in the Commonwealth Games, but it sounds like he and several other local lads got great deals on these fantastic machines.
Liam also mentioned the times that Boardman raced locally. “I did race a few times against Chris in local 10 mile training races. I would do a modest 21mins on a good day and he would do late 18’s on a bad one (he managed a late 17 once)” That’s an average speed in mph near the mid 30’s, pretty fast for a little training ride.
Thanks for the pictures and the background story Liam. Keep riding that bike fast; I think that is what it is used to.