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IT’S ALIVE! A bullet bike is born!(13 posts)

IT’S ALIVE! A bullet bike is born!Ken of Fresno
Jun 6, 2002 7:13 PM
I would like to announce to the world the birth of a new baby bullet bike. It's a Quintana Roo Ti-phoon, born yesterday at 4:35 pm. She is 55c and weighs in at just over 19 lbs as pictured. She has just one speed; FAST. She was conceived in a well known titanium bicycle factory located in Chattanooga, TN. According to a Mr. Michael Martin there were about 140 Ti-phoons made world wide last year (she's a 2001 molel). On her first test ride she really showed her stuff. 24 mph into a headwind was no problem for her. I was working pretty dang hard though. :) I'm sure she's much faster than her proud parent can carry her. It looks like this is going to be the start of a wonderful relationship. Bubble gum cigars for everyone!

Cheers,
Ken

One ugly baby. Yech.Ahimsa
Jun 6, 2002 7:36 PM
Aha! Jes kiddin' Proud Poppa!

Tell us about the build up, daddy-o.

Cheers!

A. (I'll take a reg'lar ol' tobacca ceegar if'n ya please.)
What a beauut!(nm)I Love Shimano
Jun 6, 2002 8:09 PM
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re: IT’S ALIVE! A bullet bike is born!empacher6seat
Jun 6, 2002 11:36 PM
AFter looking at that I need to find a clean pair of shorts! What a beauty!
Sweet! Congratulations, you must be very proud.Leisure
Jun 7, 2002 2:01 AM
Did I just miss the whole shopping process or were you hiding it this whole time? Shame on you!
Nice looking, like the welds, safe riding. (nm)Paul
Jun 7, 2002 2:44 AM
re: ... purdy... nmAkirasho
Jun 7, 2002 3:45 AM
We abide.

Remain In Light.
Now what can you blame if you don't win the race? nmSpoke Wrench
Jun 7, 2002 3:52 AM
Baby Qloop
Jun 7, 2002 5:19 AM
Ken,

Terrific job! Enjoy her!

Scott
whatcha gonna do?DougSloan
Jun 7, 2002 5:25 AM
What are you going to use it for? TT's, ultra, tri? Just curious.

Let's have a full ride report.

Hey, if you want to do a long, flat, fast ride to Los Banos and back, give me a buzz.

Doug
douglassloan@yahoo.com
A fast ride to Los Banos and back? 150 miles? Yikes!Ken of Fresno
Jun 7, 2002 6:57 AM
That would be fun except that I would probably die about half way through. I think 150 miles is a little bit out of my range right now. Maybe by the time summer is up I could be up to that kind of distance. Maybe. Thanks for the offer though. If you ever do something in the 40-mile range let me know. I'm not sure if aero bars are too conducive to group riding though. The reason I got this bike is that since most of my riding is done alone on mainly straight flat roads I had always wanted a time trial machine. And there's just something sexy about that kind of bike. I might participate in a local time trial series if Mid Cal or whoever is still doing theirs. I know I'm not competitive anymore. It would just be fun to compare my times with the really fast guys. There'll be a full ride report to come.

Cheers,
Ken
klm80@csufresno.edu
It's funDougSloan
Jun 7, 2002 7:07 AM
The Los Banos ride is fun, for a change, as it's totally flat all the way across the valley and back.

When I ride "with" the ultra folks, we all ride on aerobars, but spaced out (no pun intended) a little bit. No drafting. It's still nice to have company, even if you are 10 yards apart.

By "fast" I mean about 19-20 mph. That's not too hard on a timetrial bike on flat ground. I'd use my Cervelo.

A good 40 miler, well a little longer, would be to Prather and back from Willow and Copper. It's lot of fun coming back cruising at about 35-40 mph.

I'll see you around.

Doug
mmmmm...beer! oops, i mean oooohhh...bike! suh-weet! nmJS Haiku Shop
Jun 7, 2002 5:47 AM