Sunday, July 26, 2009

Thank you Lance!!

You gotta love a 37 year old who has the guts to go against all the young guns.
Who doesn't love Lance's art bikes?

If you're in Paris see his exhibition.
Reminds me of the "Super" Mario (Cipollini) outfits.

Adds a little zest to the serious business of bike racing.
I feel fortunate to live in the "Age of Lance". He jump-started a stale cycling scene, and all of us who love bikes benefited. The bicycle industry, the racing scene, the bike trail down the street from your house, EVERY aspect of our sport owes a debt to Lance.
Thank you Lance!

Contador wins- Americans are sore losers!!!

We can't even watch the national anthem of Spain or watch the awards given to Contador on Versus- because Americans are sore losers and will only broadcast the US anthem when Lance wins. They cut to a Lance interview during the awards. Pussies!!!!
Alberto has done what Armstrong will never do- he has won all 3 grand tours!
Now go home Armstrong, with your tail between your legs and cry about how poorly you were treated!
At least SOME Americans have class, for example Tyler Farrar.....
Go Tyler! And best of luck next year!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Whiners-Everybody hates us- boo hoo

Let's cut out the arrogant and ignorant American act and face reality! Bob Roll finally told the truth...Alberto Contador is the best rider in the world!
Also, thanks to Paul Sherwin, although he couldn't say it directly... (it's a secret)... Lance has LOTS of fans in France!!! I have been in France when Lance won stages, and EVERYONE cheers! If there are Lance haters in France, they must be hiding..... it's easier to sell TV coverage and sell French newspapers when there's lots of drama, but the fact remains. Lance has fans everywhere, especially (yes!) in France. So quit whining "everybody hates us".. that's just an excuse to stay home and never leave your little comfort zone. (not that there's anything wrong with that you fags!) Go to the Tour de France and look around for yourself. You'll find you have more "soul brothers" there than you think!

Beep-free technology

How do they do it? I'm watching both Versus and the French TV2 TDF coverage. Today during the time trial the French TV had irritating electronic beeping at the start for each racer, but on Versus I could hear the race official call out the start, but I HEARD NO BEEPING!! This means Versus has in its possession anti-beeping technology!!!! I believe this is banned by the non-proliferating treaty, the Geneva convention, and banned in Boston as well!!! Typical of the Amerilocs to attempt a technological unfair advantage. Ever since Greg Lemond's unfair aero equipment in the time trial against Laurent Fignon (get well soon Laurent!) Americans have sought that techno advantage. Anti-beeping technology needs to be available to all or to noone! Let's keep it fair, people!

Racing to WIN !

The Schleck brothers rode with heart yesterday as did Contador. Conto attacked and only the Schlecks could hold on. Conto did NO WORK afterwards, even though I and most of us believe he could have attacked again and won the stage. The couple of friendly shoves Conto gave the Saxo boys was class riding. So now the Lance fans hate a winner...tuff, but that's racing, the strongest win and the rest are just whiners! Today's ITT was all the proof we needed that Contador is the best rider in the world. Lance fans need to get over it, and wait 'till next year, when my guess is Lance and Co. will have a new set of excuses.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hype withdrawal

My foot is broken so I'm diving in the shallow pool of blogging, and yes, I'm already paralyzed, or at least incapacitated. I'm watching the French TV Tour De France coverage on TV5 cable...and I'm suffering from hype withdrawal...who are the announcers? I hear them but I don't see them. I guess it's the goldilocks syndrome- too hot or too cold. Too much hype from Versus, and none at all from the French. I tried doing bikesnob's drinking game- having a shot every time they mentioned Lance, but I barely got a buzz. Damn the French! The other day my cable company Surewest cut in with a commercial as Thomas Voekler came across the finish line. Obviously an American plot to deny a Frenchman TV coverage!! But I'm over that now. This has been a GREAT Tour! Maybe the Indurain/Lance parade that lasted so long is over?? More later.....