Wilier Triestina Zero.7

On a bike like this, as the miles tick off, the marketing words eventually fall out of your ears and the focus turns to pedaling.

Bank left then right onto another long flat and tap the shifter to the biggest gear.

The packaging this bike arrives in weighs more than the frame and kit, it’s designed to climb for a skinny guy, but fuck whatever.

I’ll roar across the flattest valley with it.

Then dive into a corner and out the other side for an unrelenting ride.