Saturday, 1 May 2010

Busy Couple of Weeks

Conscious that I've not posted for a couple of weeks, been very hectic with work and other commitments and not been out on the bike as much as I'd like. Here's a quick update.

I pick up my new Dolan road bike this week, really looking forward to getting it. One major change is that I swapped frame colour for a white/black at the eleventh hour. It's a long story, but the short version of it was that I wasn't 100% happy that all the components would like right together on a black/blue combo. By going white/black, the red elements of the groupset and wheel hubs will look far nicer, gives me more options in the future too.

I've gone for two sets of wheels this time round, a pair of Mavic Ksyrium SL's for everyday use and a set of SRAM s60 wheels for when I want to bling it up and ride faster (they are staying in bags for the minute!). Groupset is SRAM red all round. That takes care of all the key stuff and I'm really looking forward to seeing it all built.

I've agreed to do a leg of London-Paris with some customers of mine. I'll be doing the London-Dover leg on July 2nd, so I should have plenty of miles in on the new ride by then and have the bike fully set up. I'll put some pics up when the new bike arrives.

Going out tomorrow (weather permitting) to do 60 miles or so, forecast seems OK, looking forward to catching up on some much needed miles!


  1. Phil,
    Don't forget to post a se;ection of photographs when the bike arrives. I'm interested to know what this frame looks like as I can't find any shots on the Dolan sites.
    Take care, Tony

  2. Sure thing Tony, the Ares should be up on their site around 15th May according to inside intelligence. There is a picture here to be getting on with: -