Last weekend (7/8th May) was a special weekend for my racing bike Martini (show name Pink Martini – think Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blond) as we celebrated her first birthday and I looked back on a year of races, time trials, crashes, training rides and lots of fun.
She has always fitted so well and been as light as a feather, but as stiff as a board. I love this bike.
She is one of Chris Boardman’s team carbon bikes. I have heard that Chris sprinkles magic Olympic dust on all the bikes he makes. This is one of the many things that make her special.
To celebrate her birthday I got her, what any Legally Blond fashionista would want, a pair of beautiful, red, Italian shoes. For Martini this is a pair of Miche carbon wheels as recommended by Dave. Crikey, aren’t they lovely? They make such a beautiful sound that I would like all the traffic in London to stop and take a listen.
New shoes/wheels were tried out for the first time at the first ever women’s 6-up team time trial event in the UK. Thanks to Gino Howe for organising it. Let this be the first of many!
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