Saturday, July 29, 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Are you positive????
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
Bike lust is a funny thing......
Watching the Tour everyday, I was really taken by the T-Mobile team. I couldn't believe how consistently good these guys were riding. And what with Mike having a beautiful Giant in the window of one of our local shops, I was truly lusting after those bicycles.......especially the T-Mobile edition Giant.
Well, on Saturday, Lori and I were in Mt. Shasta City visiting their local cycling shop - The Fifth Season. The Fifth Season is a Giant dealer - but they're also a Moots dealer. And before I even walked through their front door, I could see the magic staring at me from just inside. On display was a 2006 Moots VaMoots SL, full Dura-Ace, just sitting there......waiting......begging to be ridden up Mt. Shasta. Lori thought it was hilarious - I walked in, went right to the Moots, and began my worship of the perfect titanium welds. I looked over every piece of that machine.....in total awe, talking uncontrollably about bicycle perfection.
Lori was laughing - and I thought she was laughing because of my reaction towards the Moots. In reality, she was laughing because directly above the Moots was......you guessed it......the T-Mobile edition Giant.......which I completely ignored.
Bike lust is a weird thing. It's a world of infatuations. But when it comes down to it, the one thing that really matters is the ride. To me, I think I'll always love those Moots bicycles. It's a bit more than infatuation.
Ultimately though, the thing I love the most is riding. We are so fortunate to be able to be participants in this amazing sport.
OH - and the SL in the shop - well.......it'll have to wait another day for that Mt. Shasta ride.....I'd have to sell my soul to purchase it at this point.
In time.......in time.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Goin' on a short vacation.......
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Um, I'll take one of each!
No, I'm not dead!!
At this point in the race, I'm not sure what to think. Levi - is he really out of it? And can Landis pull it off?? And what in the world is T-Mobile eating for breakfast?!! I want what they're having.......as long as it's legal.
Monday, July 03, 2006
Damn it Mike!!
Yeah, it's Monday.
Although it clearly is not my place........
Saturday, July 01, 2006
TM giving directions to the all important.......
Who is dat????
It's a Road Race......and it's pretty close to Chico???
......well, as soon as his new Vellum arrives. So, Kareem - you got the Vellum's weight pegged at what now? 11 pounds????
Okay, yeah, I know there is this big huge race......
......going on in France right now. But hey, we have our own big races here in Nor Cal!
Crappy pics from today's Leesville Gap Road Race.
Notes from today's race:
--Rich Thurman is hella fast(as if you didn't already know that!).
--4 water bottles for this hot race might be just enough for the 60-mile sufferfest.
--Make certain that you glue your water bottles to the cages.......they have a tendency to rattle loose during this race.
--If you happen to crash and break your arm during the race, don't hang out at the finish line for an hour waiting for someone to assist you - have your buddy drive you to the nearest hospital.....or call 911.
--After-race watermelon during 90-degree race weather looks great!!
--If you happen to have a flat tire more than once during this race, you might wanna make sure you're carrying more than just one cartridge!
--Geno discovered that it's actually a good idea to eat a ham and salami sandwich ten minutes before a race start!
--Bob Raymond is a climbing fiend!!!!
--There are some absolute babes working the Feed Zone in this race(and no, I ain't talkin' about me!).
--And finally, irate drivers are not just from Pleasanton.......no no.......these backcountry roads have some angry angry people driving on them. Thankfully, the Sheriff seemed to be on our side.