Thats what bar tape looks like after 20,000 miles. My Indie XS passed the 20,000 mile mark last week and it still has the original bar tape on it. I had to take it in to Mosquito Bikes to show them it and tell them how impressed I was it had lasted that long. I also booked it in for a service and unsurprisingly it needs quite a lot of work. It’ll be like having a new bike.
My mum kindly bought me a speedfill bottle system. I’ve never liked the bottles behind my saddles but had little other option until now. I will be testing it out over the coming weeks and will report here how I find.
Today my new Zipp 404 Powertap rear wheel arrived. Have ordered a Garmin to work with it and a disc cover hopefully in time for the ETU Long Course. Can’t wait to try it out and I’ll report on it here when I do.
Getting back in to the swing of training. Last week was my final week of recovery and it felt like it even though I did 26 hours of riding. Not much else – a single swim and a single run. I’m feeling awesome on the bike.
I’ve now got a couple of weeks of decent work before heading to Spain for the European Long Course. My aim these couple of weeks is just to do aerobic work. I don’t want to tire myself. With so little time after Lanzarote there will only be a short taper for Spain.