Saturday, April 9, 2011

Team Cervelo Inaugural Ride

My R5 - She's the BOMB! - feather light and lightening fast

Pretty slick hubs heh!

Mavic Ksyrium SL Wheels (above and Below)

Mike, Herb and I have finally gone carbon and purchased the highly rated Cervelo road bikes from Davis Wheelworks. Today, we took our spanking new bikes out for its inaugural ride in the beautiful country-side between Winters and Vacaville.

The performance of the Cervelos are awesome. Cat-quick acceleration up the hills, great dampening quality to take the sting out of rough roads, responsive handling on steep, curvy descents and very comfortable ride over long distances.

A group of cycling friends joined us on our inaugural ride. On a bright and beautiful spring day, we did a 43 mile loop ride through the verdant hills and valleys of west Yolo County.

My R5 and Mike and Herb with their new R3's

Mike and Herb proud owners with their "near great" R3's

The whole gang in front of Winter's Central Park gazebo

Eric, Jennie, Bob A., Kristina, David, Bob T., Mike, Herb, Peter, and Barbara

Pleasant is an understatement

BA out on Pleasant Valley Road

Team R3 rolling down Pleasant Valley Road

Jennie and Eric

Jennie is all smiles

Peter at the base of Cantelow Grade

Time to regroup

Riding along Alamo Creek

We take a beautiful side road to its end, Gates Canyon Road, a 3 mile one-lane road off Pleasant Valley Road

David and Kristina grinding up a steep little sucker

After 3 miles, it's time to turn around

Barbara and Eric

The 2 Bobs on a slow grind

We loop into historic downtown Vacaville for lunch

Hey, it's lunch time!

Peter leads us to a fine bakery next to the town square

Cyclists always find the best places for food and coffee

A beautiful day for al fresco dining

A mug shot

The verdant hills on Steiger Hill Road

Grinding up the steepest hill - Cantelow Grade








Yeah baby!!

Barb makes it to the top!

Fine view from the top of Cantelow Grade

A good place for a group photo opp

View of the Berryessa Hills

Descending down the west-side of Cantelow

Swooping down and around

End of a fantastic day - 43 miles and about 2400' of climbing. A successful outing for Team Cervelo and friends.

Cervelo's ROCKS!!

1 comment:

dAwN said...

Nice new bike! Great deserve a big huge Scone and Mocha latte after that ride!