and of course I get paid to ride a bike cycling machine on roads in order to deliver various goods and perform certain services.
But intentional road riding. Ewwwww. These bikes with these bars:
And if you want to go down in a real hurry, you do something even more stupid.
Tuck like a pro... not to be confused with this:
Not to be confused with the Human Toolbag.Here's the thing I don't understand. The current UCI weight limit requires that all bikes weigh at least 6.8kg (14.99lb). This rule has been around for almost one and a half decades.... since a time long ago when riders and mechanics were doing absurd things to drop weight on the bikes in order to make great bike race. The rule was put in place to keep the riders safe from self-created death traps going down a mountain at 60MPH (sorry, something something KPH). Currently, the rule is quite stupid, and much ado has been made about modifying it.
In the meantime, mechanics are sticking weights on the bikes to have them make the minimum weight requirement.
Why, oh why... on these climbing heavy days when riders are also descending some sick, sick, sick winding roads down the side of a mountain, are they not using proper drooper posts?
I'm not talking about this abomination that Nibali has used this year.