Thursday, July 23, 2009

Swiss precision

('Posting this more for personal reference as this Swiss rider's exploits has been posted all around the web.) Check out "Fabulous" Fabian Cancellara's incredible downhill in Stage 7 of the 2009 Tour de France. Delayed by a flat tire, he slices and dices the curves and bends to rejoin the peloton. Speed in kilometers per hour (1.6 km/h = 1 mile per hour).

Watch how close he comes to the white convertible @ 69.2 km/h (43.25 mph) at the 3:34 minute mark.

All set to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 25 in G minor.

Ah, bliss!



André said...

He's great downhill-rider, but the numbers in the upper-left corner is the distance to the finishline. Anyway, he probably does speeds greather than 80 km/h down there ;-)

-ben said...

he probably does speeds greater than 80 km/h down there


Thanks for the clarification, André!

QQ*librarian said...

Hi Ben

Came across this book and thought you might like to know.

How cyclists are changing American cities / Jeff Mapes

Also available in the libraries, call number 796.6 MAP.


-ben said...

Oh, wow!

Thank you, QQ!


sam said...

hey any recent adventures? i'm looking forward to your next posting! (:

-ben said...

Hi Sam,

Nope, not much happening here.

'Maybe I can squeeze something in this year, fitness and finances permitting :-P

Thanks for dropping by :-D