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Thursday, July 20, 2006

to tilt at windmills...

ya'll have said it better than i can.

The Floyd gave us a display of willpower that cannot but send shivers down spines for a generation to come. To single-handedly destroy a peloton?

This is a day of days ... harkening back to those halcyon images of Eddie, Jacques, Fausto. This was a moment when a human risked, suffered, triumphed ... and as trite as it sounds ~ did it against all odds.


Accolades will run dry in attempt to describe this mountain of an achievement.

Wonderful.

17 comments:

boots said...

it makes it even sweeter that he is a class act.

we "get" to see assholes steal the glory and (usually) win all the time, but when it is one of the good guys...

Kevin said...

Floyd is a Rock Star!

Pereiro and Sastre are probably cowering in fear over their coming fate on Saturday.

Huge...

Jed said: said...

he shut my ass up.

Then again, that's not hard to do.

Little_Jewford said...

f' "the look"....what are we going to call this ride, "the asskicking"????

I'm not the usually the most animated fan but I was screaming at the tv this morning. Cant believe this guy I saw as a MTBing teenager is riding with such Panach at the worlds biggest bike race.

shawndoggy said...

I think Floyd could kick Chuck Norris' ass today.

Floyd doesn't poop, he panaches.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

"He was like a motorbike. On my first climb I don't think I've ever gone so quick up a mountain trying to follow him. Unbelievable. I've never seen anything like it." - mick rogers,T-com


i think we call this 'the spankin'

velogirl said...

Little_Jewford said...
f' "the look"....what are we going to call this ride, "the asskicking"????

How about "Don't look back?"

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

i like

marscat said...

i'm getting choked up all over again

Chris said...

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The Sage said...

He did this in 04. Stage 17. Road everyone off his wheel but Lance, Ullrich and Klodin. (the stage where lance sprinted for the victory)
Question is when a guy that can TT better than the top 10 GCer's goes 9 mintues up and is in virtual yellow? Why didn't the teams work together to bring hi back in? Hats off to Phonak for charging up the first hill.

Hick said...

WOW is all I can say.

Win or lose come Sunday what he did today was more authoritative than anything ole Lance ever did in the tour.

Talk about hanging it all out there.

Amazing.

MS

esalander said...

How about that right-cross at the finish line. No sittin' up and waving the hands in the air for Floyd, not today.

jAndy donka-donk said...

yeah that right cross needed a good 'ole.......

YEEEEEEE Haaaaaaaaaaa

boots said...

ya it gets even better.

15:58:10 - Yellow Jersey For A Six-Pack Of Beer...

read the 15:58:10 entry. Fair trade, eh.

Nate Rogers said...

sage - they did actually try to work together...first periero's team...which died, then t-mobile and csc, which also died. floyd basically was about 3 teams today in one person.



beer = speed, apparently.

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