Giro today, Mooto mañana

The Mooto XYBB

The latest bike in the Adventure Cyclist review chain.

OK, as Giros go, that one did not suck. Props to Ryder Hesjedal for the win — I thought he was gonna lay it down a couple-three times in the final time trial — and to Purito Rodriguez for a much more honorable defense of the maglia rosa than the one he put in yesterday.

Bear Creek

The Bear Creek trail, just east of the Nature Center.

It was an honest-to-God nail-biter and if Al Gore hadn’t invented the Innertubes we’d never have been able to see it live on our computers. Best president we never had, is what.

Post-Giro I went for a hilly, windy shakedown cruise on the latest bike in the Adventure Cyclist review chain, a Moots MootoXYBB that arrived rigged for the Apocalypse with 29×54 rubber, Old Man Mountain racks fore and aft, and titanium everything from stem to stern except for the nifty leather bits from Brooks. Woof. I’d tell you more if you were members of the Adventure Cycling Association.

Tomorrow there will be more of the same, kinda, sorta. Less Giro, as in none, and much more Moots. I need to ride this rascal someplace sexy, where the basements are not full of breaker-tripping dehumidifiers, half a carpet and heavily edited drywall.

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7 Responses to “Giro today, Mooto mañana”

  1. brokenlinkjournalism Says:

    Sounds like fun, fun, and more fun (the bike & ride – not the crapper issues).

  2. Larry T. Says:

    It was an exciting Giro, especially when compared to last year. All three guys on the podium got there via racing for the win rather than trying not to lose. If only we could see this kind of racing in July in France…but that’s wishful thinking.

  3. khal spencer Says:

    Bring the Moots down here, O’G. I’m having hot flashes just looking at the picture.

  4. swell Says:

    Hey thatsa nice bikey.

  5. art Says:

    Correction: the Giro did not suck for everyone but Taylor Phinney. After that TT debacle, I would seriously think twice about standing near that kid in a thunderstorm.

    • Larry T. Says:

      I don’t know if Phinney would say that, he looked proud and pleased on the last day’s wrap up show. The kid seems to have a good perspective and takes things as they come…I think he’ll do well in the future.

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