Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Water proof anyone?
My messenger bag is already in the garbage.

With Trans-Iowa v4 right arround the corner, my mind has been on a few BIG things which all root to an even BIGGER thing.

I carry all non-mini mart items with me from the start. I need a pack. I am absolutely 100% focused on Ergon (the root). The new BD1, BD2 or the newer BC3 is the focused question. To get the answer, it's going to take some research(Mr. 24,, Ergon, G-Ted BD2 review).

Bar setup??? If don't ride my drops in a 30min cross race, I'm probably not going to in a 300ish mile gravel grind. So, traditional drop bars are out. Mustache, Mary, Midge, Jones, flats, flats with bar ends...? My main goal is to create a setup which allows me to use Ergon grips (again, the root). Research and century rides to test...I better get going.

Now that I think about it. This prep work is going to be a blast!

First lets hope I get in...


Jeff Kerkove said...

Pack might be a bit much for TI....unless you don't plan on stopping at all.

I suggest the BD1 or 2. Depends on how much crap you are going to carry.

If it was me....go with the BD1

EXPO Racing said...

You didn't even give me a chance to Surf!

Its over. BD1 is it.

What Do I Feel Like Riding today? said...

cross is totally differnt, I think you should do normal road bars. If the Gravel is somewhat smooth or you have asphalt sections you will want drops aero and handling reasons. Riding the hoods is just as easy, its like riding on flats