Carbon- makes you wonder sometimes....Road racing bikes have become truly machines of one purpose: speed. And although the rigors of any Euro based pro is up the highest level of bike flogging this makes you wonder if the envelope of light weight has been exceeded...I keep thinking back to a conversation that was shared with me about what one of the founders of Cervelo said: "the outer limits of light weight have been met."
Speaking of carbon- Specialized, makers of some of the finest cross country mountain bikes on the planet (Full disclosure- I am not on their payroll in any way but I can say without a doubt that the Morgan Hill company makes a really nice high end product), has put together a very light weight XC sled- reported weight for 4 plus inches is 22.5 pounds...Bike weights have really come down with little sacrifice.
Speaking of Cervelo- this really should be filed under the "duhhh" category. Cervelo, after gaining approval by the UCI, has no changed their kit color to feature more white. The reason? They cited that it would be "cooler" (temperature wise- black is always cooler in general style wise unless you are talking about a white t-shirt) than wearing the full black kit. Really? Wow.
And finally, certainly not Euro, but total BS:
Madoff- Sentencing is in the books and so I wont go into any details about a fraud that literally destroyed/killed many. Ruth, wife of Bernie, seems to believe it is the media that has ruined her life if you read this literally. I have a hard time being compassionate for someone who has lived so ostentatiously and is now saying she was betrayed. Give me a break.