Mooresville, North Carolina is NASCAR country. Thirty minutes north of the high-banked turns of Charlotte Motor Speedway, the A2 Wind Tunnel is the little brother of a larger facility that plays host to round-the-clock testing by Sprint Cup teams. I'm flying out with Specialized engineers on the red eye tomorrow night for two days of aero testing. I spent Sunday dialing in my cameras with the Daytona 500 marathon running in the background just so I'd have something to talk about with the locals if the situation arose. It was the first time I'd watched a stock car race in years, shame the racing was interrupted by two hours of track repair. Literally, watching epoxy dry.
I'm keen to see the science of aerodynamics in action and hopeful I can make some decent images inside what's basically a 14' wide by 9' high gray tube between instrumented runs. I've told them I'm ready to get on the bike, if they need some truly low speed sampling.
Meanwhile, I've been been tracking some fabulous Campy kit for 2010. These heritage jerseys will probably cost a fair bit. Look for them soon at cbike.com. I'm already standing in line.
C821 - Heritage Half Zip Logo Jersey
C822 - Heritage Half Zip Flocked Logo Jersey (sportwool)
C814 - Heritage Full Zip Logo Jersey
C820 - Heritage Windproof Light Textran Jacket