VsNewz has video coverage up of today's Stage sprint.
i'm gonna guess this is Haussler causing all the cock-up, but who knows. watch the vid and you can see some guy cause the crash, bump off a rider and somehow keep it upright ... not a scratch on him.
meanwhile behind ~ le ouch.
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legs feel surprisingly good after this weekend's too much beer and biking.
that Infineon course may be ugly, shyte for a venue, and a complete rip-off ... but man, what an epic little circuit. and, it was pretty cool to look up from the parking gravel to see all the downhillers throwing themselves off the edge, then turn around and look down on the roadies beating themselves into submission on the baking windswept tarmac.
More random notes from the weekend:
- Ozzie had to have had 4 thousand fans out there cheering him on at Infineon. We were riding together for the final laps, suffering like dogs, and every few minutes a "go Ozzie" would erupt out of nowhere.
He even had that douche of an announcer mangle his name in almost-applause, "and there's Ostalmo Osavalamo".
what a wank.
- speaking of announcers - worked with Fries at the San Rafael crit and gotta admit, the guy knows how to put on a show. He was on top of getting the whole shabang running smoothly, building vibe, and organizing the mayhem.
but man, we gotta work on his white-man dance steps.
Still, the best announcer i have ever heard in a bike race has to be Dave Towle. The guy blends excitement for the sport, familiarity with the players, keen insight for the afficianados ... and he's butter smooth.
After shooting off more than a few dozen retarded half-sentences Saturday nite, i can better appreciate just what skillz that boys got.
- Masters District races this weekend at the Hellyer'Drome.
We Bagboys are gonna try and kill ourselves in the team pursuit and sprint.
uh ... talk about retarded.