Didn't expect the cycling community here in the Philippines to be this big. I hooked up with Rodge's nephew Mark (probably a little stronger than his uncle)...
in no time, i found myself in the middle of a racing team called paircargo. still haven't adjusted to the heat but what the heck... i signed up for the Liquigas Team Time Trial held at Manila.
It was around 52 kilometers going about an average of 22 mph. These guys are strong... I can barely keep up. There's more to give but, in TTT, you're only as fast as the slowest guy.
Finally, the finish line with 5 out of 8 members. Just enough to qualify. It was an eye opener, with strong teams, a really hot weather (accompanied by a mild heat stroke on my end), and some really nice bikes.
This one is almost mine. I'm trying to talk my brother in law into giving it to me for my birthday. Zero Gravity calipers, FSA group, Titanium chain, Zipp 202 wheelset, etc... 12.5 pounds. tsk tsk tsk
Thanks to the siclistas for prepping me up for this one. Maybe next time we can send our own imported team to join in these events... airfare would be a killer though. :-0