Archive for July, 2006

Oldie but a goodie

Posted: 30th July 2006 by Chris in Biking, General, Outdoors
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This one has been sitting on my iPod for a while. Sooner or later I’ll lose it and the original analog media is suspect, so it’s compressed for YouTube in case my pod dies.

I’m on PED’s!

Posted: 30th July 2006 by Chris in Biking, General
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I just Googled the inhaler my doctor prescribed, and I’m on performance enhancing drugs!  Sweet, as soon as I can breathe again, I’ll be smoking it up Deer Creek!

Video

Posted: 30th July 2006 by Chris in Biking, General, Outdoors, Software
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I’ve been sick for just over a week now. While most of my time has been spent sleeping, I do have periods that come close to resembling productivity. I didn’t notice the default “Ken Burns” effect in iMovie would move the picture out of it’s frame of reference. I will have to watch out for [...]

Everytime the news is bad…

Posted: 27th July 2006 by Chris in Biking, General, Outdoors
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I can always look back on one incident where someone did the right thing. It cost him, but he did it anyway. With the pro peloton slowly circling the toilet bowl, I can always take heart in Jonathan Vaughter’s actions a few years ago. Stung by a wasp, his face grotesquely swollen, he dropped out [...]

It’s the masseuse’s fault.

Posted: 27th July 2006 by Chris in General
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I’m sitting here, sick and coughing and bored almost to tears, listening to the lovely sounds of Luca Mundaca and reading the latest doping results from France. Since Basso and Ullrich seem to have been to the Karl Rove School of Cycling, I’m wondering what Floyd will say if the ‘B’ sample comes back positive. [...]

Top this Floyd…

Posted: 25th July 2006 by Chris in Biking, General, Outdoors
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Floyd had a great TDF, but this woman had an extraordinary ride through Left Hand Canyon during the Boulder Peak Triathon. She hit a bear and kept going. You may be tough Floyd, but I think she takes the grand prize.

Reports of Floyd’s Demise…

Posted: 20th July 2006 by Chris in Biking, General
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Appear to have been greatly exaggerated. As I write this before heading into the office, Floyd Landis has eight minutes and twenty three seconds on the yellow jersey group, virtual yellow! He attacked like a mad man on Col es Saisies and has been pouring it on! Here’s my favorite report from Eurosport so far: [...]

Ouch!

Posted: 19th July 2006 by Chris in Biking, General
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This morning I thought everything was going to plan for Floyd. I don’t have OLN (thanks a bunch Comcast!) so I tune in to the live audio feed from Eurosport. When I left for the office, everything seemed to be ticking along just fine. When I tuned in at the office and the Eurosport announcer [...]

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Sometimes I just wonder what goes on in peoples’ heads.  Take a look at Trek’s new single-speed. A 26″ rear wheel and a 29″ front wheel — why carry one spare tube, when you can carry two? Not to mention that fork, is that a triple crown, on a single-speed? Leave the hare-brained ideas to [...]

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Cyclingnews reports Massimo Martelli (Ivan Basso’s attorney) as saying: “Birillo is supposed to be the name of Basso’s dog. But yesterday, I heard his daughter Domitilla call the dog ‘Tarello’ – I don’t think that at two years of age, a child could be wrong about the name of its dog.” This in an attempt [...]