Another day at Trek and K-Swiss camp

February 22nd, 2010 by

Today we rode LONG – ‘5hrs, 150k and hilly’ long – here is me with Ironman 70.3 World Champion Mikie Raelert before we started outside K-Swiss HQ. – Note the loss of hair?!?

All day long we had this crazy van rigged up with a fancy flash system to get cracking shots of us whilst riding. I have been utterly blown away by the level of prefessionalism and support afforded to us during our days here in Santa Monica. The attention to detail has been absolute as we get used to our new gear and bikes and it has been such an eye opener to be a part of it all.

For me, K Swiss is a brand new experience,`and so I have been trying to get as much detail as I can regarding the shoes in particular. The range of footwear is large, and with more exciting models around the corner, there is a lot to learn, hence my expression! Again, note the hair being present!

For some reason, ‘team captain’ Chris Lieto had a set of clippers at the hotel, and he was determined to use them on us all. It was either have a short back and sides or lose it all …. i opted for the former. I’ll be finding a proper hairdresser asap.

My new race rig at the foot of one of the climbs we tackled on the ride today – an 11k monster off the Pacific Coast Highway favoured by a certain Lance when he is in the area apparently. It was a great climb – blew the cobwebs as we had a little playful competition – and the bike felt superb, which is a great indication of the fit.


One of the photoshoots we did yesterday – the ‘Brits’ as we were termed. It’s been lots of fun for sure. More to come…