Last design idea was to have imprints of the blog along the top tube, it did look nice, however it sparked another idea. I got thinking about what I'd like to look down on when I'm riding the bike. What would motivate me to keep going, in those moments of darkness. A couple of hours thinking and I had it.
The top tube now features the names of every Yellow, Green and Polka dot jersey winner of the Tour de France 1903-2010. In addition, it highlights the names of the riders that are my personal greats- Graeme Obree, Eddy Merckx, Mark Cavendish, Bernard Hinault, Fabio Casartelli, Jacques Anquetil, Laurent Fignon, Robert Millar, Tom Simpson and a special mention for recently fallen - Wouter Weyland.
All these names appear on the toptube, so when I look down, I'm looking down on some of the greatest cyclists that ever lived. Motivation indeed to carry on - "Put me back on the bike." All being well it will be back with me by Wednesday and built back up again by next weekend for its inaugral ride.
|Headtube Side On|
|All 126 of the Names|
|Inside Rear Chainstays now done|