Tribute to Canny Felix Wong

This is a 10-year tribute to Canny, my faithful 1992 Cannondale 3.0. In the last decade she has ridden numerous centuries and double centuries, a few Ironman triathlons, Paris-Brest-Paris, and explored foreign lands in addition to shuttling me to classes and running errands during college. My most beloved machine of all time, period.

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I finally put together a belated 10-year-anniversary tribute to my little race bike, Canny!  I purchased her brand new in '93 as a '92 model, and from 1993-1996, she spent most of her time here on the  Photo: LA Cicero, Stanford News Service. (September 23, 1993)In addition to shuttling me from class-to-class, she was my training bike, race bike, and commuter.  Here she is in Spring 1996 on a run to Walmart (a store I have long stopped patronizing!) (March 1, 1996)During the winter quarter of my junior year in college as my ME103 final project, I made a bike rack for my little MG so we could all go together to my cycling adventures. (March 1, 1996)Speaking of adventures: our first double century together, the 1996 Davis Double!  She still had her OEM Shimano RX100 21-speed componentry back then... note the downtube shifters and white simple brake levers. (May 1, 1996)In 1997, she got her first major componentry upgrades: "aero" 24-spoke Mavic CXP-30 wheels and 24-speed Shimano STI components.  Despite their heavy weight we're still using the same wheelset today. (July 1, 1997)A particularly pretty picture of Canny, at the 1999 Solvang Double. (March 1, 1999)1999 marked her next major componentry upgrade: to 27-speed Campagnolo components!  For a few months we also experimented with some (hideous-looking) green Michelin tires (sorry, Canny). (June 1, 1999)From 2000-2002 we experimented with some behind-the-seat water bottles, but would later revert back to white alloy downtube-mounted cages for better handling.  Here at the 2002 Heartbreak Double, we also experimented with Michelin Pro-Race tires (front), with good results. (September 1, 2002)A bike of all trades, here she is dabbing into the world of triathlon for Ironman Coeur d'Alene!  Note the shortened Profile Aerostyke aerobars. (June 26, 2003)Canny as a randonneur and readying for her greatest feat of all: the historic, 1225-km Paris-Brest-Paris (2003)!  She did great! (August 17, 2003)Canny and her owner at PBP.  We finished almost exactly 10 years after I had purchased her from Noe Valley Cyclery in San Francisco.  Can't think of a better way to celebrate a 10-year anniversary! (August 21, 2003)Canny at Stanford, almost nine years after she first rolled onto campus. (March 29, 2002)

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