I am getting a road bike this summer ready for “Le Grand depart” which is passing through my home towns of Skipton and Keighley (i grew up half way between both in Steeton)
So is any body else thinking about going to the dark side for the summer ? Even though i have been “into” Off roading and ATB since’88 i reckon i will have a dabble this summer. Of course i have looked at getting a Pinarello basic model in black and blue and then getting all the team SKY kit from Rapha. I reckon a fat bloke in all the SKY garb might look like i am trying too hard ,so i reckon i will get a second hand Boardman or Trek and some understated Lycra .Camelback yes or No
im going up to watch, and will be taking my mountain bike because
1) road bike will be rubbish around a campsite
2) dont fancy standing for hours with my road shoes on
3) riding a fat bike will bemuse the roadies no end !
4) im better at riding back from the pub on it
A word of warning, Team Sky changed their name and their official replica kit at the beginning of this year. That means last year’s Pro Sky Cycling stuff is out of date and a bit naff to wear, especially at the Tour Depart. Incidentally OT, you forgot to throwing in the stuff about baggies and a peak on your helmet and a reference to leg shaving. A pretty poor effort imho. 😐