Former San Francisco Giants left-fielder Barry Bonds, who once was known for his hitting prowess before he was embroiled in the BALCO steroid scandal, has taken up road cycling in a big way.
Bonds dropped in at Interbike last year to gawk at the high end stuff. He recently picked out a $16,500 Pinarello Dogma with Campy Super Record EPS. The bike pictured here is the Shimano model which now available for sale on eBay.
Barry Bonds watched a Giants game this week where he told reporters that he rides about 400 miles a week. Before the Tour of California he had a chance to ride with Team Bissel during one of their training rides. He also plans to watch the Tour de France because “those guys are just amazing. Cycling just gave me a sport outside of baseball I can really beat my body up and really push myself to a limit without hurting my body the way I do on the ground. As an athlete you’re always looking for something on the edge. I like to be on the edge and cycling put me in the hospital a couple times and on the edge, and I like it.”