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Specialized Turbo Electric Bike from Ridley’s Cycle

Turbo

Who needs an electric bike? In conclusion – anyone can benefit from it!
Bikeage has ridden all over the world in all kinds of conditions. I also know what it’s like sitting in a car, in traffic, wondering how I could be spending better time – but my 40km/25 mile plus commute (one way) is sometimes just too long – and the wind is too windy, and the thought of 200W+ for 1.5 hrs after a long day…ugh…I decided to try an electric bike. (spoiler alert – this one has come home with me!)
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Power Perspective – Solvang Double Century

Bikeage believes in the value of good data: Performance Intelligence. Here’s a comparison of 3 Double Centuries recorded with SRM True Training Precision. What’s the value of a good PowerMeter? The value is many years of data, comparable like apples to apples. 4 different SRM PowerMeters were used in the making of this story. Each one’s calibration was confirmed with the same masses, at home. Data is recorded with the SRM PowerControl. The value is no dropped data or missing files. No auto-stops or forgetting to press start buttons. No dead or low batteries after 12+ hours.
3 Doubles
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Bikeage Base Camp ’14

March 15-23, Solvang (CA) 4 cyclists, 1 chef aim to do it right in Solvang.
After 4 cold Alberta months with no rideable weather or roads, it was time to break the cycle and claim some road miles. Added incentive was the Solvang Double Century on March 22. Was it possible to get enough fitness to ride 200 miles after a winter training indoors plus one week of outside riding? Bikeage (Jason) decides to try, and Gordie, Peter, and cp enroll to support the cause.
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June 27 – Highwood Triangle is On

Minimalist theme this year – solo again, minimal notice, minimal supplies, but maximum preparation. I’m headed clockwise this year through Longview – the wind looks favorable on that front.

Update – wrong call on the wind. Ride aborted at km 107 in the wind and rain. Boy it was fast coming home. Overall 212km. 7:20 riding. 8 hrs total. 4741 kJ.

Cervelo S5 by SpeedTheory
SRM Telemetry here
Read the report after the break (coming soon).

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Banff Bike Fest Race Report

What a weekend! It was an eyeopener! Really well organized, so that’s always good. The fitness wasn’t quite there to be a threat in the Cat 3 stage race.
I’m racing on my first new bike in years – Cervelo S5 with Di2 – what a treat. Dura-ace 7900 SRM fits the BBright with no problems. For the TT, I use 3T clip on bars, Hed Stinger wheels, Giro aero helmet.
Realtime SRM telemetry accomplished using mapmytracksavocado mytracks bridge android software, and Sony Xperia arc phone.
I had a wheel problem in the prologue –  it was unnerving for the first 250m, I couldn’t decide to stop and fix it or not, and then I just rode. The finish came pretty fast, and before I knew it the race was over. Continue reading Banff Bike Fest Race Report
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Press Release – SRMLive at Kona

Jülich, 29.09.2010

KONA, HAWAII (October 8, 2011) – SRM, makers of the world’s most advanced power measurement training systems, will share
SRMlive Telemetry with the triathlon world at this year’s Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona. SRMlive is a real-time feed of
power, speed, heart rate, cadence, and GPS position on www.SRM.de.

SRMlive will provide the live cycling human performance feed of world-class triathletes: Michael Weiss, Faris Al-Sultan, Dirk Bockel,
Cameron Brown, TJ Tollakson, Matty Reed, Joanna Lawn, Catriona Morrison, Rachel Joyce, Amanda Stevens, Virginia Berasategui,
Caitlin Snow, Kelly Williamson, and Samantha Warriner. SRMlive will also feature Scott Rigsby, the first double amputee to complete
Ironman Hawaii, Matt Michelson, the Ironman rookie sharing his journey with the world through the web, and Asker Jeukendrup,
distinguished researcher and sports nutritionist.

SRM founder Ulrich Schoberer expresses his excitement about the boosting popularity of real-time live human performance data, “The
Ford Ironman World Championships in Kona is the most famous and most important triathlon competition. We are proud that many of the
best triathletes train and race with the SRM Training System – pacing themselves in the most sophisticated way. Having the ability to
show their capacity on the bike live will offer viewers a rare opportunity to get an insight in tactics and performance. A very special thanks
to all athletes who agreed to ride for SRMlive.”

SRMlive Telemetry athlete: Dirk Bockel (Ironman World Championship 2010)
“SRMlive Telemetry is a great tool to give everyone an inside view on how tough the conditions actually are when we are out
there. It brings watching the race to a new level. I am very proud to be part of this project and have believed in SRM since the
beginning of my Ironman career.”- Dirk Bockel Professional Triathlete

SRM, based in Jülich, Germany, with offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA; Christchurch, New Zealand; and Lucca, Italy, invented
the mobile bicycle PowerMeter in 1986. In triathlon SRM is an official supplier of Team Commerzbank and Team Abu Dhabi and in
professional cycling SRM is an official supplier of Team RadioShack, Team HTC Highroad, Team Astana, Team Saxo Bank – Sungard,
Team Liquigas Cannondale, Team Leopard Trek, Team Sky, Team BMC, Team Omega Pharma – Lotto, and USA Cycling. Numerous
professional triathletes trust SRM Training Systems including Craig Alexander, Andreas Raelert, Michael Weiss, Catriona Morrison, and Rachel Joyce.