Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Testing Week

Team Zockra spent the last week of August near Mont Ventoux in Provence to test the latest Lowracer 'Rapide' and the new Kouign Amann FWD. The very bad news happened the week before when Hervé Ledu (our long distance rider) was hit sideways by an old lady at about 70K. He has 8 broken ribs, a proken pelvis, a few elongated tendon, a perforated pleura and massive bruises in the back and almost everywhere. After 3 weeks in hospital, he is feeling better and feels no more pain. He expects to walk again in 3 weeks. We started the week by a 24H race on a military base and the first client was very happy with the confort and the efficiency of his bike. He won the Team race with 789KM. Barbara Buatois was first solo rider with 662Km on a Zockra Mid racer Proto. The new Kouigh Amann is very promissing and faster than the first prototype according to Marc. The new handle bar is stiffer and offers a better aero position. The rest of the week has been used to ride the little road of Provence (perfect to test the realiability of your brakes!) and climb Mont Ventoux a few times to test the efficiency of various frame stiffness. Many beginners have tested the new Kouign Amann and I was surprised to see everybody riding without anyproblem. We need to finalise the bike now. I am now back in the work shop as I need to deliver the first orders. Patrick on his new bike. Impossible for me to catch-up Patrick in the Mont Ventoux climb. (1H45 from Bédouin) Happy riders!


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