Tour of California

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It has been a bit of a theme lately, but I doubt that I will spend much time looking for wooden or bamboo bikes on the web this week. Like many of you, my attention this week will be on the Tour of California. Also like many of you, I am not in California to see the race in person, so I have to rely on web coverage to get my daily cycling fix. The first site I visited this morning was KWC’s Spare Cycles blog to see his pictures from yesterday’s prologue. He had a few nice pictures of the various team’s time trial bikes before the race (like the shot seen here). I hope to see more nice shots of the bikes of the TOC from Ken as the week progresses. Belgium Knee Warmers is another great place to see shots of the bikes. They have some good ones up already and I look forward to seeing more.

Another site that I will be following this week is Cyclelicious. Fritz lives in California and is covering the race on his blog. He also has quite a few race pictures on Flickr already. Speaking of Flickr, I will also be checking the 2008 TOC photo pool this week to see new pictures that are added as the race goes on. I won’t just be relying on pictures for daily race coverage though. I listened to the Fredcast coverage of the prologue this morning and I look forward to more daily coverage from that podcast.

Of course, in addition to blogs and podcasts, I will be following the race on Velonews, Cycling News, and Pez. In particular, I’ll be checking the Cycling News tech section for coverage of the bikes of the Tour of California. If I see anything that really stands out, I’ll be sure to pass it along. If you are at the race and you see anything interesting, be sure to let me know about it.

Photo credit: KWC.org photos

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3 Comments

  1. Ron February 18, 2008 at 5:09 pm -  Reply

    James,

    Shimano’s electronic shifting was seen at the prologue… details on BKW.

  2. eradler February 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm -  Reply

    seen and unsure:
    What the hell is the strategy behind additional mass by battery on board?
    Is the electric support for front gear shifting only?
    cheers
    Efried

  3. Ron February 19, 2008 at 5:22 pm -  Reply

    Eradler,

    Don’t see the point of leaving the rear alone. No, its for both.

    Pro bikes are so light now, I would think these guys would love any device that can add a few 100 grams..

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