Pro Bike Porn

A few posts back I listed the bikes and equipment used by the 18 UCI World Tour teams. Now that the season has kicked off down in the land down under, Cycling Tips, an Aussie online pro cycling magazine, managed to get a peek of all the exotic “super-bikes”.

So without further ado, I bring you the 2013 bikes of the pro peloton…begin excessive drooling!

Ag2r-La Mondiale: Focus Izalco



Argos-Shimano: Felt F1



Astana: Specialized Tarmac



Blanco Pro Cycling: Giant Propel



Euskaltel: Orbea Orca



FDJ: Lapierre Xelius



Garmin-Sharp: Cervélo S5



Orica-Greenedge: Scott Foil



Lampre-Merida: Merida Scultura SL



Cannondale: Cannondale EVO



Lotto-Belisol: Ridley Noah



Omega Pharma-Quick Step: Specialized Tarmac



Radioshack: Trek Madone 7 Series



Saxo-Tinkoff: Specialized Venge



Sky: Pinarello Dogma



Vacansoleil-DCM: Bianchi Oltre XR



Those with sharp eyes, that weren’t blinded by Lampre-Merida’s team colors…why oh why did they drop Willier Triestina…might have noticed that BMC and Movistar’s bikes were missing. I’ll get an update going as soon as Cycling Tips snaps a pic of them.

Although I ride Trek, the Bianchi Oltre is über lust worthy, while the Orbea is just downright sexy! The Merida is just so wrong in so many ways. It’s hard to believe that they are the makers of Specialized frames. There is a definite aero influence in the peloton this year which is especially apparent with the futuristic/borderline ugly frames from Cervélo, Ridley, and Giant. Kudos to Trek and Scott for being able to go highly aero while keeping classic lines intact.

Well enough of this masturbatory imagery, Here in the real world I’m still logging my miles, focusing on fat burning rides…trying to burn off at least another 10 lbs before heading up to take on those North Georgia mountains. Apart from the Caloosa recovery/hammer-fest recovery rides, you’ll find me cycling down the boulevards trying my best to stay at a leisure heart rate zones 2 and 3 pace…funny how riding slow is harder than riding fast. I’m a bit behind in logging rides, so here’s a quick recap…


Wednesday, January 16th
Route: Coconut-40
Ride Time: 2:01:16
Stopped Time: 1:46:52
Distance: 38.47 miles
Average: 19.04 mph
Fastest Speed: 29.27 mph
Ascent: 1451 feet
Descent: 1459 feet
Calories: 1831

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Saturday, January 19th
Route: Coconut-40
Ride Time: 2:30:13
Stopped Time: 2:59:15
Distance: 40.64 miles
Average: 16.23 mph
Fastest Speed: 24.07 mph
Ascent: 3243 feet
Descent: 3259 feet
Calories: 2173

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Sunday, January 20th
Route: Island Ride Sanibel/Captiva
Ride Time: 5:05:17
Stopped Time: 1:32:52
Distance: 84.66 miles
Average: 16.64 mph
Fastest Speed: 36.33 mph
Ascent: 2766 feet
Descent: 2899 feet
Calories: 4455

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Wednesday, January 23rd
Route: Coconut-40
Ride Time: 2:12:05
Stopped Time: 1:36:35
Distance: 38.41 miles
Average: 17.45 mph
Fastest Speed: 27.76 mph
Ascent: 2620 feet
Descent: 2616 feet
Calories: 1958

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