Update

FYXO
Hey there dudes, made any Epic (or Audacious) rides lately? You can vicariously live one and rescue a wedge-tail eagle (Aquila Audax) here.

And I should give a warning that while FYXO runs the Melburn Roobaix, the site is full of retro vintage steel bikes, fixed gear bikes and tattooed women draped on bikes. Something for everyone.

Firstly, a gear update:
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I should have seen that one coming: The Biden bidon.
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In other breaking news, Selle San Marco unveils a 104.7gm saddle (here).
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Why do they specify the weight to a tenth of a gram? I’m guessing 104.7 is an Italian FM station. Why does padding keep going from the saddle into the chamois? You will end up buying far more shorts than saddles; the bike industry isn’t silly.

And then there is this:
Viner
Let’s just say that I’m really, really, really excited.

A China update:
Thor_BeijingThings are warming up for the Man with the Hammer.

The Radonneurs of China (ROCn) are conveniently located in Chengdu, our Tibetan launch-point. Check them out here. They’re hardcore and toe the Audax Club Parisien line.
Sichuan
600 km, 48 hr, Tibetan Plateau, how bad can it be?
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Nothing is Impossible. Unless you’re Italian cyclist Diego Ulissi
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Where “Impossible is Nothing”:
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Preparation update:
Hopefully everyone is tuning their bike-fit.
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And on the scale of “Perth-local-bike-fred-crazy”, this guy is right up there. The world’s brightest bike light here, brought to you by Dr Electric from Telsa Downunder. Pointing away from the camera:
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That’s 100,000 lumens. That’s bright, and Dr Electric has calculated that his bike can be seen from space.

And BTW, I went to see “Gravity” last week.
gravity-film_092713-617x416Sandra Bullock is looking very bike-fit. But – spoiler alert – it wasn’t the Russians that knocked out those satellites. And SkyLab didn’t crash outside of Perth just by chance. Dr Electric.

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