Global Ride just released their trailer for their up coming Dirty Dozen 'indoor cycling workout. for charity.' I think the only thing more painful than riding the DD would be riding the DD on a trainer, but there is plenty fun footage that documents how incapable road riders are at standing up on a hill.
Apparently a shoe equipped with a slippery tread-less carbon sole it doesn't hook up well on cobble stones:
My big moment in the video comes at 6:35 when I can be seen tearing into a nutter butter in the shadow of Sam Morrison.
Perfectly framed in the old crook o' the arm.
The big difference between young Samuel and me is that he is good at doing fast things on a bike, like nearly dethroning a 6 time Dirty Dozen winner, while I am good at doing dumb things on a bike, like finishing the Dirty Dozen without a freewheel or rear hub bearings.
Speaking of dumb things on a bike, I've decided that I really like the 38t front ring on the FDMoD:
I spent the wee hours of the night and into the morning a few days ago working on my bike, and I discovered that I could in fact run the bing ring on the inside of my crankset. This is quite a revelation, because I was under the impression that I would saw my chainstay off with the eccentric bottom bracket rotated the whole way back. There's only a hair of clearance, but it'll do.
Right now I'm riding with a 38X20, but I think once the snow melts I'll be spinning a 38X19 or 38X18 for the race season. I think I climb faster with the bigger gear, although Don did seem like he was getting ready to pass me on the uphills when we rode on Saturday.
Fortunately, I was able to assert my manliness by eating a big cookie on the opposite side of a stream that he was too scared to cross: