They race like robots, say the old riders.  Head down.  Looking at their numbers.  Robots are taking over, everything.  Big data, big results.

Power meters on the bikes, heart rate monitors on the riders, radios in the ears, electric shifting… delivering a predictably predictable product.

Wouldn’t it be great to toss it all out?

Metering your power based on feel, riding with your heart, grabbing a down tube shifter in a sprint?

Real, human, racing.

 (This robot made beautiful, perfect copies of my new office key with no character… no locksmith needed.)