We took a spin and crossed the largest pedestrian bridge in all of America. It was gorgeous. Jade got a flat. Rachel was the wise one who brought along a spare tube. Thanks Rachel.
Afterwards, we were treated to some genuine Southern BBQ for lunch. Then, we toured the Orbea American Headquarters. Orbea is a Spanish company, that used to make pistols before bikes. I found that out when I inquired why there was a pistol sitting in a plexiglass box on top of a filing cabinet. Great decor, but I was curious about the motive.
|A Genuine Orbea Pistol|
|Orbea USA's kid secton...a mini drum kit and a stroller!|
|Playing with the suspended mountain bike in the photoshoot section|
|The frame packing table at Orbea|
|The tire mounting section at Orbea. One guy's job is to mount tires all day. I never found out what his title was...|
|One of the components sections in the shop where bikes are put together before being shipped out.|
Orbea dealt out some pretty sweet swag to us Optum Pro Cycling girls, including baseball caps, various t-shirts, and some awesome Killa Kompression socks, with red reinforced toes. Thanks Orbea, that was FUN.
|Orbea's Background Story!|