Sunday, 11 August 2013

RIP Shiv 2012-2013 :(

After a few days in the carbon ICU at Luescher Teknik, we made the executive decision to switch off life support to the Shiv. The fall that should have been a standard 'brush yourself off son and get on with it' scenario. It wasn't that at all. I'd pretty much WWF slammed the frame sideways into the ground at 47km/h. Not exactly what it was designed for. Neither was my clavicle, that is another story. I'm just lucky the finish line on the day was only 200m up the road, one small bump and I'd have been riding it into the ground rodeo style!

After 1000s of training k's, 1000s more on the ergo, and chasing TTs all over the place - I'm a bit down about parting ways with my trusty friend. Yeah, it is only bike. I'm sure all riders will relate with the statement - "but we've been through so much".

I thought I'd trawl though my race logs for some stats for a tribute to the Shiv..... a TTribute.... for lack of a better word. I know it isn't all about the bike, but this is hands down the one I've had the most success on. If the next rig I'm on is 1/2 as successful as this one was, it'll have a pretty hard good life too. :)

Stats from the last 14 months:
 
- 32 TT events raced.
- 28 wins.
- 31 podiums.
- 10th at the Elite Nationals.
- 700km race kms on the rivet!
- Championship wins across three states.
- Numerous course records.
- A few sneaky Strava KOMs.
- One on course lay down.... :(
- Not one DNF! Rock solid equipment!


2012:
June 6 Wangaratta Tour 2012 - Stage 2 TT A Grade 1st Place
June 10 Blackburn CC Kew ITT - A Grade 1st Place.
June 16 Coburg CC ITT Wildwood - A Grade 1st Palace
June 23 Northern Combine ITT Champs - 1st Place
June 30 Cycling Victoria Paraparap ITT Open Elite - 1st Place
July 14 Cycling Victoria Phillip Island ITT Open Elite - 1st Place
August 8 Cycling Victoria Masters State ITT Champs - 1st Place MMAS1/Fastest Time.
August 11 Ballarat-Sebas CC ITT 1st Place A Grade.
Sept 8 NSW State Masters ITT Champs - 1st Place MMAS1/Fastest Time.
Sept 15 Geelong CC ITT - 1st Place A Grade
Oct 3 Cycling Australia Masters Nationals ITT Champs - 1st Place MMAS1/Fastest Time.
Nov 17 Coburg CC ITT in Bright - 1st Place
Nov 19 Alpine CC ITT - 1st Place
Dec 1 Tour of Bright. Stage 2 ITT. 1st Place MMAS1/2/3
Dec 18 Seymour Broadford CC Tuesday Night TT - 1st Place
2013:
Jan 9 Cycling Australia National TT Championships. 10th place Elite.
Jan 23 SA Vets Woodchsester - 1st Place MMAS2/Fastest Time.
Feb 16 Horsham Tri - Fastest TT leg.
March 3 Northen Cycling ITT Champs - 1st Place/Fastest Time.
March 30 South Pacific and Vic State Vets ITT Championships - 1st Place MMAS2/Fastest Time.
April 21 Blackburn CC Kew ITT - 1st Place A Grade
April 27 Tour of the Southwest. Stage 2 ITT. 1st Place Masters A.
May 5 Cycling South Australia Masters State ITT Champs. 1st Place MMAS2/Fastest Time.
May 19 Blackburn CC Kew ITT - 1st Place A Grade
May 25 Cycling Victoria Paraparap ITT Open Elite - 1st Place
June 6 Wangaratta Tour 2013 - Stage 2 TT A Grade 1st Place
June 16 Blackburn CC Kew ITT - 2nd Place A Grade
June 23 Cycling Victoria Castlemaine Elite Open ITT - 1st Place.
June 29 Geelong CC ITT - 1st Place A Grade
July 13 Cycling Victoria Phillip Island ITT Open Elite - 1st Place
July 28 Cycling Victoria State Clubs Teams TTT Champs - 2nd place Elite.
Aug 3 Cycling Victoria Wangaratta ITT Open Elite - 3rd place.... including a crash... and RIP Shiv.


2 comments:

Tarik Hartley said...

What are you thinking about replacing it with?!

Shane Miller said...

Fingers crossed, another Shiv! The 2014 models are out now. Will be a few weeks before I'm on the road.