The Big man is coming to town.
As you may have guessed, I like EDDY MERCKX frames.
But not all of them.
With their roots in De Rosa, simply styled, understated and great colourways, ridden by many of the great pro teams through the 90s, they make for the more pleasing examples of Columbus and Reynolds frames and they are not even Italian.
Then just yesterday, in between the madness of 150 Blue bikes and their respective riders I got a call from EM Cycles. They'd politely called at 2am Belgium time / during day time here saying Eddy himself was flying out to ride Melburn Roobaix this year. He read about it on Prolly. I could barely keep the news under my hat. I thought this must be a joke - but then Lance himself tweeted about it, another surprise follower of fyxomatosis which he discovered thanks to Bruce.
It just got real.
Anyone who has ridden any of the previous 5 editions of Melburn Roobaix knows it's one of the better days out on a bike. Add to that the Greatest cyclist of all time lining up against the mixte's, fixte's, bling bikes and hoopty's come this June 26 - it just got a little better.
Truth be told, this is all Daisy's fault.
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