Reader Chris from California or ‘Massive Chris’ as he’s identified has obtained one massive bike to go together with his 6ft 6in physique – A 63cm Cannondale SuperSIX Evo Carbon kitted out with Ultegra Di2 and DuraAce wheels and there’s nothing extra he loves than using down the South Pacific Freeway on his steed as he explains….
My title is Chris Scott, also referred to as BIG Chris (as a result of I’m 6 foot 6 inches tall) and a former 30+, 40+ CAT 3 highway racer.
I stay in Tustin, California. Tustin is a central location to a few of the greatest using in all of Orange County and Southern California. Tustin is simply 20 miles from the world well-known Pacific Coast Freeway to the west, world well-known climbs like Glendora Mountain Highway (GMR to the locals) which has been featured within the Tour of California.
My bike is a 2013 Cannondale SuperSIX Evo carbon with a ten velocity Ultegra Di2 group, apart from the 11 velocity Dura Ace 180mm cranks (50×34) and Dura Ace C50 clincher wheelset as my on a regular basis wheels (I even have a Dura Ace C24 wheelset for climbing and centuries).
This bike was undoubtedly on my wishlist when it got here out in 2013, and after I noticed it marketed at a bicycle store in San Diego county in 2014 for half off, I drove the 60 miles to the store and acquired it.
I’ve been using Cannondale highway bikes for greater than 25 years as they’re one of many few producers that makes a motorbike that matches me. I’m 6 foot 6 inches tall and trip a 63cm body – and this one truly measures 64cm to the seat collar!
I do all my very own upkeep and am very fortunate to have a buddy who works within the bicycle trade whom I can all if I’ve any massive purchases in thoughts. I trip roughly 2,500 miles per 12 months. Once I was youthful, single, and coaching, I may get in 4,000+ miles per 12 months.
My favourite rides
Driving Pacific Coast Freeway 100 miles south to San Diego after which taking the prepare residence. A number of years in the past for my buddies bachelor social gathering, we rode from Huntington Seaside to San Diego, spent the night time, then rode again residence the following day. That was 110 miles every manner.
I additionally actually benefit from the climbs off Newport Coast highway in Newport Seaside. On a transparent day you may see south, all the way in which to San Diego, north, all the way in which to Santa Monica, and west, Catalina Island.
Many individuals might imagine Orange County is flat, however I can simply get in 3,000 to five,000 toes of climbing on day. We even have group coaching rides 7 days every week. I’ve ridden with some wonderful execs who used to come back right down to OC to prepare for races just like the Redlands Biking Traditional.
I do not need any future upgrades in thoughts as with a child on the way in which, I plan on preserving this bike for fairly some time as is! The bike can also be fairly mild for a 64cm, weighing 17.3 kilos with my climbing wheels so it’s every little thing I want.
You may comply with me at: youtube.com/toallmyfans, or instagram and twitter @ SpeakerChris
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