A bike birthday ride from Andermatt to Interlaken

My favorite web service, the Photojojo Flickr Time Capsule, just reminded me that it’s been a year since I received and set up my Trek Madone road bike–the third frame replacement from a 2005 Lemond Versailles original.

New bike (a year ago; I’ve already replaced the saddle, rear wheel, and cranks)

My bike is basically a Ship of Theseus at this point (thanks Blindsight for the reference), having had almost every piece of the original replaced to make up its current form (seatpost, derailleurs, and brake calipers remain). Still, it’s my bike and I love it.

To celebrate (doesn’t everyone celebrate bicycle birthdays?), I took the day off and rode with a friend from Andermatt to Interlaken. My GPS failed me so you’ll have to trust I rode this route, albeit climbing a bit slower. I did get some video proof however:

And captured this otherworldly landscape from the top of Grimselpass:


Happy birthday Madone!