Apr 23  |  Workbench Racing

Posted by , April 23rd, 2013 at 6:04AM    

We  had a lot of fun with Dean DePaco’s (@merckxy) Workbench Racing set on Instagram last week! Here’s the whole series in review, a look back at some turning points in the race and a few out takes as well. Thanks to everyone who cheered our racers on and participated. This won’t be the last time you see Workbench Racers at the Workshop.

Departing from Vice and making their way to the File forest and the first big climbs of the day.

Departing from Vice and making their way to the File forest and the first big climbs of the day.

A welcome sun break as they entered the File forest warmed their spirits and the breaks started forming.

A welcome sun break as they entered the File forest warmed their spirits and the breaks started forming.

An early break on the Col du Bent aka the Bastard.

An early break on the Col du Bent aka the Bastard.

Team Red protecting their man in yellow and pushing the pace at the front.

Team Red protecting their man in yellow and pushing the pace at the front.

Blue challenges our leader on the final climb of the week and they separate from the safety of the peloton as they enter the Village of COAT.

Blue challenges our leader on the final climb of the week and they separate from the safety of the peloton as they enter the Village of COAT.

The break is caught in the narrow streets of COAT.

The break is caught in the narrow streets of COAT.

(Obligatory aerial shot)

(Obligatory aerial shot)

It's on as they approach the 1K mark and the Park de Triomphe!

It’s on as they approach the 1K mark and the Park de Triomphe!

Yellow makes his move on the left with just meters to go!!! It's going to be a photo finish folks!!!

Yellow makes his move on the left with just meters to go!!! It’s going to be a photo finish folks!!!

Blue pushes through the line to take the stage! Yellow will be rewarded for his efforts with the overall win of the 2013 Ronde de Vagen!! Thank you for joining us for this week of racing on TVW. Stay tuned for more #workbenchracing from a shop near you. Special thanks to @merckxy for letting us kick off the season, it was a pleasure and a privilege. Have a great weekend and remember to take it to Eleven everyone!

Blue pushes through the line to take the stage! Yellow will be rewarded for his efforts with the overall win of the 2013 Ronde de Vagen!! Thank you for joining us for this week of racing on TVW. Stay tuned for more #workbenchracing from a shop near you. Special thanks to @merckxy for letting us kick off the season, it was a pleasure and a privilege. Have a great weekend and remember to take it to Eleven everyone!

The final sprint from our friends in the sky.

The final sprint from our friends in the sky.

If you or your shop want to get involved just email Dean and he’ll get you in the game!

Next are a few moments that didn’t make it to Instagram but were pivotal in the overall race for GC. Enjoy!

The team time trial in the prologue really showed how tight this red team was early in the game.

The team time trial in the prologue really showed how tight this red team was early in the game.

High in the mountains of the Lathe range.

High in the mountains of the Lathe range.

Racing through the streets of Tinté.

Racing through the streets of Tinté.

The infamously dangerous Tinté cobble sectors were lead out by the youngest of the peloton. Naive? Maybe, daring, definitely!

The infamously dangerous Tinté cobble sectors were lead out by the youngest of the peloton. Naive? Maybe, daring, definitely!

A welcome sun break in the flats allowed the peloton to refuel.

A welcome sun break in the flats allowed the peloton to refuel.

 

 

 

 

5 Comments »

  1. I’m rooting for the guy in blue!

    Comment by Jay — April 25, 2013 @ 2:37 pm    

  2. Cute, but next year I’m hoping for a peloton full of these guys:

    http://youtu.be/iXX1GQLukkI

    In case that link doesn’t work, go to YouTube and search “Primer V2.”

    Perhaps next year they can also evolve past the Fred Flintstone brakes and teach the winner to give a Peter Sagan salute!

    Comment by Dave K — April 28, 2013 @ 10:42 am    

  3. Really cool workbench racing set that you DON’T tell us how we can purchase it.

    It’s not in your shop. Even if it was it would likely be sold out like 70% of the items in you store. Nice of you to display items that are SOLD OUT and cannot be purchased, like the hand grenades.

    You boys are maddening.

    Comment by Carson — May 8, 2013 @ 10:23 pm    

  4. Carson,
    The workbench racing is a set that was shared with us by a mechanic in Georgia. He sent them for us to play with and pass along. We don’t stock them and hadn’t thought to.
    I am in the process of adding some items back into stock in the store. Stay tuned!
    Best,
    Tom

    Comment by The Vanilla Workshop — May 9, 2013 @ 10:15 am    

  5. So glad to get get one of the limited ones, currently up in your shop… will go well with my custom HRR Rowley Rides

    Comment by Tim — April 4, 2014 @ 11:14 pm    

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