Chris Horner Rides Tucker 2-6-16!

Well, this was probably one of the most memorable Tuckers I've been to, for numerous reasons but the biggest being Chris Horner joining the peloton!

Chris Horner wearing a nondescript Louis Garneau kit.

Chris Horner wearing a nondescript Louis Garneau kit.

I knew that Synder Cycles had moved their shop to downtown Tucker, but didn't know that they opened the doors to the peloton for Tucker. So the peloton has gone from using the dumpster in the morning, to getting in trouble for that and using the train tracks, to having an actual restroom opened up to us.

And there was hot coffee for the peloton. Whoa. Talk about classing it up.

Snyder Cycles classing up Tucker with hot coffee.

Snyder Cycles classing up Tucker with hot coffee.

Snyder makes custom frames in addition to his shop offerings.

Snyder makes custom frames in addition to his shop offerings.

The hot coffee was appreciated on a cold morning.

The hot coffee was appreciated on a cold morning.

The Atlanta peloton has been abuzz (both positively and negatively) about local pro team Lupus signing Vuelta a EspaƱa winner Chris Horner . There was also the rumor going around that they might be riding Tucker, so there was a huge turn out. Sure enough, right before 10am, the Lupus boys roll up and Chris Horner was with them.

Their director sportif (I'm guessing that's who he was) gave a nice speech about how Lupus is our local Atlanta/Georgia pro team, and that they hope we'll cheer them on when watching them at the big races. Also that it was important they all come back in one piece and to signal turns and point out holes.

The pace didn't feel too fast to me, but I got PRs on almost all the climbs so it was def faster than usual. I think Lupus must have just been pulling us along. After all the climbs I got a chance to sit on Horner's wheel for a few minutes. It was pretty cool. He's average height, very skinny, and his pedal stroke is very efficient.

Regardless of all the things people say about him, I personally thought it was a pretty cool experience. Horner and all the Lupus guys I saw were nice, and chatted and mingled with the peloton.

On another note, there were some sweet bikes on the ride - enjoy!

2015 and 2016 Fuji Transonics - hottttttt.

2015 and 2016 Fuji Transonics - hottttttt.

No filter - this bike is SO bright. Project one, this bike looks hotttt.

No filter - this bike is SO bright. Project one, this bike looks hotttt.

Dat venge.

Dat venge.

Bro where are your brakes?

Bro where are your brakes?

Bro is that to make it faster?

Bro is that to make it faster?

The feathery light Fuji SL. SO LIGHT VERY CLIMB.

The feathery light Fuji SL. SO LIGHT VERY CLIMB.