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Feeling kind of B&W lately, I would like to take advantage of this mood and scoops for you the last clean-up project performed by Acero Recycling Bicycles specially for Andres birthday gift. A little bird told me that Andres literally said “This is a f*****g masterpiece!”.

As Eddie Rabbit said once, I don’t know where to start.

Look at this brat, he’s just a kid struggling to turn that handlebar. He’s bravely commanding the Derbi Panther, a quite advanced and flashing bicycle at that time, including a rear drum brake and a 3-speed cogset actioned by a shifter unusually placed in the top tube.

It was me and it was all fun.

Last Sunday, the second race of the Rebull Best Crono Madrid Open season took place  in Boadilla del Monte, the town where I grew up and was a preferential witness of a brat like me, taking his first steps on both, bicycles and motorbikes.

This time, the race was aimed to be a Criterium, which in this occasion means that riders had to take 23 laps around a 1.3 kms (0,9 miles aprox.)  urban circuit.

In terms of classification my participation was a disaster as I had a flat tyre not even having completed the first lap!. A huge failure in this way but a great success in many others. I had the chance to participate for the first time in this type of event (I have been in some alleycats though) and because of this, I can’t stop thinking about being in the next one and do it better. According to this, I’ll have to train harder in order to reach the desire improvement.

It was also a success in the way that it meant a chance to learn from the riders with more experience, so I took some good notes about some criterium stuff.