And so ... late, as always.
This here blog is kaput ~ and thanks for the times. I'd hoped to post something poetic ... meaningly hallmark'ing the occassion. But, the winds already blew away that sand painting.
if you catch my drift.
Next Toy ~
If you want to read what i'm dinking with now, it's at norcalcyclingnews.com. The site will be just as it sounds ... whatevah.
i know ... ridicule.
Anyway, there'll be more graphics and widgets and RSSfeeds and blogrolls. It'll be chock full of almost-fresh content, and bad grammar, and and spammy hernandomediacroticraticdialectimadness in hopes of stealing you away from concentration ~ and maybe pissing away some of your time at work, or occasionally flaming it up with agro-anonymous comments.
2007 ... Year in Review
Best Team: PROMAN
It's a woman director of a UCI Trade Team. Hello? But overall, this team competed in every discipline of the bike in '07 ... and actually didn't get burned the FRACK out and wants to get even bigger next year.
Kudos to Nikki Cranmer and her ability to gather up great riders, great support, and hot looking kits.
Best Rider: Andy Jacques-Maynes
the dude broke bones, impaled tissues, destroyed traffic furniture.
he's like, bionic.
Coming back from TWO surgeries to repair his brokenocity ...
Coming back in a matter of WEEKS to nab a National Age Title and a 6th mutha-fukkin Place at Natz in the Elites.
there is no comparison.
Best Woman: Shelley Olds
unbelievable strides made by this young rider.
track, cross, road ... destroyer.
She fulfilled obligations to Anthony over at CalGiant Strawberries by hitting the big-name Cross races this year ... even while chasing the Olympic Track Dream to Beijing.
Everyone who watches this woman race ... enjoys it. She's smart, beautiful, can flip you off without a shrug, and rides her bike like it's the last thing left in the universe.
Best Man: Ben Jacques-Maynes
This guy is faster in '08 than last year.
"Hello Tour of California, my name is JERSEY WEARER!"
Even the boytoys at VelosNooze were cool enough to name this guy America's Road Cyclist of the Year.
hell yes, he is.
Kern County Women's Stage Race ~ 35+
Wonderful battle between two big women's teams and a bunch of sparky individuals. I drove behind the stages as wheel support and had my heartrate higher than most of my crits last year.
Beautiful to watch and a race I'll go to for as long as it's held.
and I make no bones about saying ... Sabine winning that road race stage that ended on a grueling 2 mile climb ... made me so proud i about cried.
It wasn't that it was a win ... it was that their entire Velo Bella team worked in pro-level tactics, kept smiling every stage (even though they were all so bloody hard), and rode for each other ... full gas.
that is the best.
Best NorCal Prosey ~
Jared Barrilleux ... hands down.
This guy foamed at more races than o'Grady. He attacked when he didn't have to, when it was right to, when the crowds asked him to.
he's a true warrior on the bike ... just flinging himself at pain and danger.
my kind of guy. And, he signed up PRO for '08 ... so, right on, right on.
Best Time ~
Thanks again for taking part in this little experiment. I'm going to have my next project up fairly soon (http://norcalcyclingnews.com/). Whether that will be worth a crap is yet to see.
but, graffiti just is, anyway ...
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Friday, January 11, 2008
And so ... late, as always.