Well, it has been a long week and I hope you have enjoyed it. I shot a lot more photos than I shared on the site. Many of those photos will be making it into a story/book in the near future. I will keep you posted when it is all said and done. Today’s image was my favorite from the bunch. A fisheye lens, tall building, a little rear sync flash, and a super fast rider made for some magic.
This is the final round of the Ask Ted King project.Thanks for all your questions! There were many more than Ted had time to answer, however they will be answered in due time. We will keep you posted when the final story is published.
@iamtedking #asktedking As an American, how difficult was it for you to change from miles to kms? Do you convert or are you full metric?
I remember in my first years racing professionally still in the States, I would hear these young Americans come back from Europe speaking in metric and think that it was the dorkiest thing ever. It’s not so much Celsius versus Fahrenheit nor centimeters versus inches nor pounds versus kilos. It’s exclusively in meters or kilometers, which make sense since those are the distances in races – meters remaining or kilometers remaining. It didn’t take long before getting to Europe myself that I found myself doing the exact same thing. So call me a dork, but I speak in metric. I was a math minor in college so the conversions are pretty instant for me.
#asktedking – so do you wear orthotics in your cycling shoes? My plantar fasciitis wants to know! Thx
Yes, I wear insoles made my Bill Peterson. He recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. He is the foot guru to teach all foot gurus! I highly recommend finding a knowledgeable person in the area of cycling shoes, insoles, comfort, performance, and taking full advantage of what they offer. It makes a night and day difference to ride without any foot pain whatsoever.
@iamtedking #asktedking I have to ask about the cow bells, do you like them, hate them, or…meh?
I love the cowbell! Sure sure, we don’t want it being rung directly in our ear by a speedy fan who can keep pace on a climb, but in general I think it’s awesome. It’s funny that depending where you go around the world, you see and hear different signs of support. The cowbell is pretty unanimous, and the Swiss cowbells are downright excellent since they’re about 20lbs and the size of a gallon of milk. Oh, and those ones are LOUD.