Future young cycling star?


Well they don’t stop growing, do they?!?! My very own young cycling star of the future!

So here we have junior on his new bike, a 48cm Decathlon Triban 3, churning out an hours session on the turbo in the front room. He’s building stamina nicely, and has already completed a couple of 35 mile Sunday rides.

Being lightweight I swear gravity turns a blind eye and he climbs really well – I guess he will only get better and in the future have me chasing his tail!

The bike has had a few initial customisations, white bar tape, his Bontrager white saddle, and now some white SPD-SL pedals. In addition he has added a new Bontrager cycle computer and an Elite bottle cage – white with red highlights as it’s all about looking the part, eh? :)

Aside from greasing the wheel bearings the bike has been fantastic, although this week I will be swapping the 12-25 rear cassette out for a SRAM 11-28 and adding a SRAM PG-971 chain, this should give him a bail out gear when the legs fade and make everything run smooth as can be.

Sunday rides have taken on a whole new pleasure, and it is fantastic to get out with the group whilst riding with my lad – a very proud dad indeed, and very much looking forward to Sunday, Fathers Day, and his first 40 mile plus ride.

The only bad side to it is riding behind him as he clocks 35mph plus downhill, making me pray to a deity I have no belief in! :D


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