Hopefully the cold snap is over. Temperatures are promising to climb into the sixties this week and that is a good thing. It's the first of April, I won't be teaching the next week and a half, so I'm taking my first real recreational ride of the year. I will be counting on warmer temperatures and a westerly wind to push me over the continental divide. I guess we will see. I have a little preparation ahead but am looking forward to it.
I ran across this interesting video this week. Before you see this and start laughing, I want you to know that his may actually prove to be a viable cycling application for carbon fiber. This is an application for real bikes developed in a place where people who ride bikes have destinations. Up until this moment I believed the only viable application for CF was racing which is not a viable application at all. It exists to fuel the endorsement of pharmaceuticals and increase the subscription base for Strava. Making a CF cord to run this drive train may be useful. It looks really goofy at first but may be a really efficient way to operate a bike. It may not be as elegant as the Nuvinci CVT, but it's lighter.