Better bike does not equal better result. Training and diet apparently works. I am going to have to look into that. I have plenty of good reasons for my shitty form in 2008: Parents house burned down, getting a divorce, living with a tall blonde that likes to cook. OK, so I don't expect much sympathy for the last reason, but the others are legit. 2009 will be my year. Oh yeah, and here is a pic of my new bike.