Follow Dragi: July 2015

I am taking the Altair bike on a journey! Follow me, and find out how it all began.
This entry documents my major rides in July.

All-Time Distance to Date: 10,013 Miles and Counting. 

Bike MS; Great Lakes Mid-Michigan Breakaway 2015: Day 1

Date: July 11th, 2015

Location: Milford, MI

Weather: Very nice, sunny 85-90°F with 5 to 6 mph wind, great for a ride!

Road Condition: Really bad with lots of potholes

Miles: 104.7 miles

The Altair Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Team held its second MS Bike fundraising of the year starting in Milford, MI with a 2-day Mid-Michigan Breakaway! I am proud to be a part of this charity and the ride for a great cause. A total of 8 riders participated in the Altair MS Bike Team for this ride. Just like the MS Ride last month, I was decked out in my Altair gear and riding the Specialized S-Works Venge. Many people asked about Altair, the bike, and wanted to take pictures with it. It certainly received a lot of attention, and I was more than excited to tell them about Altair and the software that were used to optimize the bike, wheels, and crankset. We started bright and early at 7:15 AM and I decided to go for a solo ride all the way to the finish line. The weather was warm and humid that day. I enjoyed the ride and arrived first at the finish line!



Bike MS; Great Lakes Mid-Michigan Breakaway 2015: Day 2

Date: July 12th, 2015

Location: Lansing, MI

Weather: A little rain in the morning, 7-10 mph wind, more rain in the afternoon, then turned sunny and humid

Road Condition: Really bad with lots of potholes

Miles: 104.7 miles

The weather for the second day was predicted to be bad with some rain and wind. Despite the weather, I still participated! I rode the first 45 miles with a small mechanical problem and deflated tires until I arrived at the spin-doctor. He discovered that the rear derailleur was cracked and suggested I try not to put too much pressure on the bike. It was slightly frustrating, but I did not let that stop me. I finished safely and arrived first at the finish line. Not many people participated today because of the weather, but I always have a good time riding with Altair MS Bike riders!

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Mid-Summer Celebration Ride

Date: July 26th, 2015

Location: Saint Clair Shores, MI

Weather: Very hot, humid, 95°F

Road Condition: Bad with lots of potholes

Miles: 200 miles

I can’t resist long rides in a great weather like this! I rode 200 miles with my friends on Sunday to celebrate the middle of summer, and simply to enjoy a nice long ride out in the hot weather. The ride was nearly 12 hours long starting from Saint Clair Shores down to Detroit, then Lake Huron, and back up towards Ann Arbor, Scio Township, West Bloomfield Township, Pontiac, Sterling Heights, and finally Roseville Eastpointe.


I’m very excited to announce that I’ve achieved a total of a little over 5,300 miles this year! I’m halfway through my goal of 10,000 miles for 2015. I’m very pleased with my performance so far and I’m very optimistic that I’ll reach 10,000 miles! Thank you to everyone who has rode with me so far and cheered me on – here is to another 5,000 miles!

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August 2015

Dragi Gasevski
Dragi Gasevski

About Dragi Gasevski

Dragi joined Altair in October 2005, and is now the Principal Designer of Aesthetics and CAD Methods. His passion for cycling started in 2011 in order to fight his Type II Diabetes and to stay fit.