While watching Johan Bruyneel’s Twitter feed from the Astana car during the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under, I saw the following tweet… “George Hincapie just came back to the car to tell me I had to stop twittering and concentrate on the race. What’s YOUR opinion on that?” My response? “GO BIG GEORGE!”
However, far away from Australia is the “Low Cadence Lair.” This is my partially finished basement where I manage LowCadence.com, take my work home from the university, and do my Worthwhile responsibilities. Oh yeah, it is also the place where I do my trainer work.
The table is for meetings with my business partners, my kids, and for collecting all kinds of stuff. The red bike is my first road bike — an 06 Specialized Allex Elite with Mavic wheels and Shimano 101 components. I call it my rain bike, but since I’ve put the power meter on my Tarmac the Allez has not seen much action. The jerseys are special ones from events.
I do most of my work on my MacBook Pro. I also have a PowerBook that I use as my base computer and pvr. Thankfully, I have plenty of computing power over at The Worthwhile Company should I need to get real heavy duty! DSL and VPN help me turn the home office into a connecting point for the various areas of responsibility in my life.
What to do with all those old numbers? I thought about saving them and having one of those wind breakers made out of them. Probably never will, but is kind of cool to have them under glass on the work bench area. This is where I have done some hardware (computer) work in the past. Don’t deal much in that now days. Now it is just a place to spread things out.
There is my Tarmac on the trainer. I have the TV there on the rack in front of the bike. There is also a shelf that I can put water bottles on and set the remote, etc. The book shelves to the left are built in and have a bunch of books on there that I need to weed through. There are some old programming books that would be better off in a museum!
Looking back from the bike you can see the conference table again along with a water cooler (makes hot water for tea as well!) and a fan. During the warmer days of winter, I have that fan going! Oh, the car? That is a little pedal car I won at a gala that was autographed by Kyle Petty. I keep hanging onto it.
So, there you go. When you read about my spinning, you’ll know this is where I’ve been. It is a cool little hang out.
Oh, Bruyneel’s final word? “Ok folks! Please no comments any more about George. No matter what he says, I’m gonna do it anyway. George is a good guy!”