Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Store bought speed

For all of you who are uninformed and somewhat oblivious to the whole biking scene may I present to you the Pinarello Paris FP. "What makes it so special?" you may ask. Allow me to elucidate but first prepare yourselves for some real down home bike geekiness.
First of all it's Italian, the Pinarello name has been synonymous with cycling since the 1925 World Cycling fair. Where Giovanni Pinarello on the prestigious gold medal and diploma in recognition of his achievements.
The Italians have a tendency to create beautiful bikes while caring very little about how much it weighs and the stiffness of the bike. The Paris however is both. Super sexy, very stiff and the frame weights in at just over two pounds. With the right set of parts a complete bike totals 16lbs. Translated to the real world, this bike is a rocket.
I have done two rides on this bike logging 89 miles. The second ride was up Utah Hill, which has an eight mile climb. I was able to shave two minutes off my best summit time. I was also the first guy to the top which almost never happens.
So the moral of the story is; if you spend more money you can get faster. So how am I going to feel when some kid on a $800 Costco special kicks my trash.

It doesn't really matter, I will probably get hit by a car anyway.

El Scorcho


Sarah Weston said...

Wow, what a great layout. I can't believe how talented you are. Amazing!

Bob said...

I blerked! my bad, great bike. Do you wear the sausage wrap on that bad boy?