Indeed, the bicycle—the ultimate human-powered machine—has long captured the artist’s eye. The bicycle always can be reinterpreted, made anew.
“Is it a better gear? Can you produce more power? Can you have different gearing jumps?” Fostvedt asked rhetorically. “Sometimes, you have to shatter the glass so you can rebuild it in a different way and change that mentality.”
Fostvedt and his fellow mechanics, though, didn’t have time for the museum trip. They were back at the hotel breaking down and packing 16 new RED eTap AXS bikes for the team’s next destination, the Tour of Colombia. The next morning would begin with a pre-dawn trip to the airport.
It was time to race.
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