Thursday, May 28, 2009

Reality Check

No blogging because I haven't been writting. My broken toe needed mending and what my toe wants my toe gets.

Of course this meant I could fit in that eye exam I have been putting off since my last one back in 1993. And sadly my hope of confirmation that my lack of sprinting prowess is due to bad depth perception it turns out I just can't sprint. And I now have he 20/20 vision to prove it.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Better Part of Valor

Taking a week off the bike so my broken toe will actually get better.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I guess I understand why Tomke's family & friends would want to intervene if they felt his cocaine use was a problem.

But I have a hard time understanding why the UCI should care or why he should be kicked off the tour.

At the end of the day, this one seems to be a personal issue that isn't impacting his job perfmormance (or performance). To the extent it impact sthe image of the sport, that seems rather circular since it's the sport making a big deal out of it.

Barack The Barbarian

Yes it's true. Nothing is sacred.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Deep Thought

I think Columbia-HighRoad's obvious focus on the Team Time Trial is disrespectful to cycling.

Friday, May 08, 2009


Rain is just God's tears. He's crying because Silva hasn't been released yet.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

New Blog on the Block

Go make fun of their spelling errors since you will get nowhere making fun of mine.

This blows, just like

It's 4:18 and Seward Park awaits. Seward Park. Oh the humanity.

Fastest Seward Ever?

Why is it every time I ride Seward in my cyclical, post-child Blob state you guys ride hard? Relax. Enjoy life. Please?

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Have a kid and that's it?

Whatever happened to the glory of Fake Rob?

But is it Canon?

Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As 'Fun, Watchable'

h/t to EastSider

Yes, I am fat... cyclist's standards. You, however, are anorexically skinny by American standards. More importantly, which one of us would you want to get lost in the mountains after a plane crash with? I would obviously taste better and potentially sustain more of your scrawny asses for longer.

Hugs and kisses-

Ghost wRider


Why is Performance Bikes - Los Angeles calling me and not leaving messages?

It's just a training race so it's ok to be an idiot

Andrew doesn't want me to be to hard on dudes who chase their own team-mates down at training races. He correctly points out that it is just a training race and sitting in is stupid.

I agree.

But not all efforts are created equal.

If, for example, you want to sow your wild oats but have a team mate up the road that is going away you can engage in such crazy unheard of actions as:

1) bridge across
2) wait for the break to be established then start riding again.

It's really not rocket science.

Letting the break get a good gap and then jumping to a 3 bike length gap which you then hold until the field has pulled back the break is ***STUPID**. There is no situation in which this is tactically smart.

Andrew uses himself as an example. Andrew! You are actually strong. You are making a hasty generalization based on your own skillz and fitness.

Maybe I'd be less judgemental if these rider rode hard consistently. But the rider who sits like a carrot invariable *only* does it when he has a team mate up the road.

IJM had a rider in the winning move and one of their dudes launched. He got about half way across. I had no problem with that. Once he stopped gaining ground he subtley sat up to let the field catch him. Just enough that the field wouldn't start chasing him.

That's smart; that's a hard work out.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Big Shout Out to Second Ascent

I was really woried that those first 2 breaks would stick tonite. But you guys really came through by chasing them down. Thanks!

I mean, most teams wouldn't do that for a guy like me given you had your best rider in the move both times.

But that's just the kind of generous dudes you are. And don't worry; by sitting 4 bike lengths off the front you can totally rationalize it as "bridging across to help your team mate".


Deep Thought

Where's my welcome back pie party? Stoked? Hello?

Monday, May 04, 2009


Rumor has it King Kenny wants to know how many times Strangelover has to kick the local pelaton in the nuts before everyone stops letting him roll away....

How's was your weekend.

Rumor has it that two of my favorite local teams won their sport competition in dramatic fashion.

The Byrne Ride

I got hip checked into the barriers on the Byrne ride. Serious.