Guess who made it onto Rapha Survey?
Swing by your local newsstand to grab a copy. With a great photo of a younger Greg Lemond on the cover, you can’t miss it.
For now, enjoy this lovely specimen- an Independent Fabrication SSR constructed of Columbus XCR Stainless Steel welded by Tyler Evans (more recently, one of the founders of Firefly). The paint was custom for Rapha Racing NYC. Five of these were made, each noted by the moniker on the top tube. Mine happens to read “Cleaver”, which makes it hard to confuse for anyone else’s.
The riding in Santa Monica was amazing. Thanks to Stu Bone for this Latigo shot.
It was there that I met Spencer from Ritte Racing. He invited me over for what may have been the last espresso from his machine.
I also popped into Linus Bikes for a quick visit.
My trip to California was rounded out with a stop off in Austin, TX on the way home. I’ll default to Gage & Desoto for the summary, who defaults to another one of the numerous sources covering the show.
The next post will be about music, I promise.