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Photo: Sophie's New Bike
from Ken Bonner - text from Sophie
Many will remember speedy Sophie Matter from Rocky 1200, 2008. Ken Bonner sent this photo of Sophie and the bike she intends to ride at PBP 2011. This brief description is from Sophie.
Hi Ken, Yes, the Dutch bike requires muscle, for it weighs 20 kg (17,5 without load) and has only one chainring (44). But it has 6 gears, the smallest being 44x28, that makes it possible to climb the hills. My position is very different and I had to get accustomed to. I am training since January and have ridden 6,000 k with that bike. I finished the 600 k in 33h40, despite very bad weather.
June 10, 2011