Friday, October 2, 2009

Kona Day 1 & 2

We are finally here and it's just as awesome as I remember it from my last visit in 1993. We are staying in a great 3 bedroom condo about 1 km from rhe srart line. We have been out on 2 rides on our new custom carbon frame from Calfee Design. It is an awesome ride. I have ridden several tandems made by different builders and this frame from Calfee is by far the best I have ever ridden. It is light , stiff and is a perfect fit. These are the three most important aspects of a tandem, especially the stiffnrss. These 3 features are very difficult if not impossible to find in a racing tandem. We have been out on the Queen K and the pavement is prisitne. It has been hot out there and the Kona winds are relentless. Be back tomorrow with more and some photos to go along with it.


  1. Sounds good! Can't wait to see the pictures of the bike... Cheers!

  2. Hey Brian -

    Great new blog. Best of luck in Kona and keep the updates coming.


  3. Brian... very cool blog so far! Best of luck with IM Kona. We're keeping track of you here in Kathmandu, Nepal - Nicole Akeroyd & Steve Bell-Irving