Cal Giant's young Max Jenkins won the U-23 National Road Race.
that is HUGE, young man! Good on 'ya.
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Screw the Spoilers ...
Vino takes a tumble and loses over a minute to the GC contenders. My-oh-my ... this is shaking out to be one helluva Tour. To say the bubbly will have a sour taste to it if Kloden wins is ... an understatement.
i think i'd rather drink squeezed out chamois drippings.
I don't know why i dislike that guy so much. Maybe it's his comments after the opening mini-TT:
All went as I expected. It was nevertheless important for me to get as much time as I could to my direct adversaries in the race. [CN]Not 'our adversaries' ... my adversaries. After all the talk about him and Vino being a dream team against all-comers ~ i don't see it being anything but that guy going for the win ... at all costs.
i guess that's what it takes.
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Track last nite was really cool. The C's were big enough (again) that they split it into 2 competitive groups. There were half a dozen women riding very prettily. VB's Katie N and Karla the Grumpys were accelerating every chance they could. Karla ended up walking away with the Omnium after a nice effort saw her cross the line first in the Win-n-Out. Another woman who was fun to watch was new-comer Beth Newell ... i think it might have been her first Wed Nite affair and she rode bravely, took risks, and brought a few friends to cheer the action on. That's the way you do it, sistah.
Sweetie is thinking about grabbing one of these bargain Bianchi's for some track shenanigans. She saw Katie's and thought it just might be cute enough to get her back out on the track. And, for under 6 bills, that's not a bad toss of dollars.
Maybe i can get her to lead me out for some sprints.
Wedekind the Grey doubled up in a couple races and looks as though he might be serious about ... one day ... getting back to big-hit racing shape. Either that, or he just wanted to make me jealous of his MoonSuit again. bastich.
The B's had a good fast group with Matt McNamara taking the omnium with consistent placings all nite long. I'm pretty sure he told me it had been something like 412 years since he'd last raced the track ... so it was hip to see there was still some speed in them fossilized legs.
PROMAN's Shelley Olds got in one more speed workout before heading up to BC Superweek with Hooptie. They are gonna have a blast up there. Rob's showing very good form of late and his aggressive riding and fabulous kit will see him garnering some attention up there in Canuckistan.
Shelley has a very good chance of winning some decent cashola, i reckon. Really wish we were able to join the Velo Bella contingent heading up, as well. Stellar, the Kerlinator, lil' Ninja, JenJen, and dirtyMarian are gonna go head north and make fabulous menaces of themselves.
man ... that's when you need a video camera.
Girls Gone Wild ~ canada style.
Finally got some squeeker wheels for the track. Very cool cat sold them to me for a decent price and ... they actually do make a difference. Last nite we had a mellow crew out for the A's, but there was still ample opportunity to experiment with how the wheels performed.
To be honest, i wasn't all that interested in pedaling that hard for the evening, as i'd put in a good 4 hours of serious tempo work the day before.
But, some wank started making fun of my flower and giving me the snot-nose treatment ... so, i decided to rub his face in my crotch and show him that, though i look silly ~ i'll still ride his tubby ass off my wheel any time of choosing.