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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

fast frankie gets her stalk on

Lil' sis Frankie has got a lot of catching up to do, but she made a very credible first time try at stalking a obscure athlete. (above) She is pretending to not pose for a picture with the Men's winner of the half (who also set the American record for the 50k that morning). He is so obscure I don't know his name. She does get extra points for running a fast half, 1:44:10. We get it Frank, you're fast...go do some push-ups.
Here she is post race, yes, that's beer (free!) water, frozen yogurt, energy drink.
I also participated in a bit of pre-race stalk myself. Managed to get some pictures of my friend/running partner (in my head)/Olympian Kara Goucher, who was racing her first race after having a baby on Sept. 25. Sept. this year, yep, she managed to throw down 1:14:02 for second. I too could throw down a 1:14...granted that would be a 10k, but still....Runner, baby *high-fives a thousand angels*

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tour Down Under: Stage 6

and final stage!! Cam Meyer hung onto the Ochre Jersey and took his first overall win in a stage race. A thank you will be in the mail to Team Sky for taking the first two places on the stage, keeping Matthew Goss from getting enough seconds to overtake the lead. A party was had in Adelaine by Garmin-Cervelo that evening.
Then the next morning where there was a conference call with the whole of Team Garmin-Cervelo announcing the firing of boo's favorite director sportif, Matt White. FYI for any of those looking for employment at G-C....follow the rules that Sideburns lays out!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tour Down Under: Stage 5

Cammy should be wary of the green, glowing worm. He ended up holding onto the ochre jersey, but did loose some of his lead. We'll see what the last stage brings.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tour Down Under: Stage 4

Holy Argyle Batman!!! Did you see that?!?! This is how a breakaway wins a sprint stage (whisper: you don't let the peloton catch you). Cam Meyer won the stage, is the race leader, the young rider leader and now Garmin-Cervelo is leading the team category. Matty White wishes it could all end today. No worries matey, Camy's got it under control.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tour Down Under: Stage 3

So, another stage, another winner I've never heard of. Now I know what Frankie would feel like if she ever watched a cycling race. By the way it was Michael Matthews.
And Cavendish was pissed by the end of the stage because they opened the road to public before he finished....I know how to solve that..RIDE FASTER!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tour Down Under: Stage 2

It was a bloody crashtastophy (literally, consider yourself warned when opening links from this page). There were several crashes in the last 3 k's. Some finished worse off then when they started. Lesson one on crashing: don't use your forehead to catch you.
Oh, and the winner was Ben Swift.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tour Down Under: Stage 1

It's a sprinters stage race, so the winner of the first stage will be a sprinter, and the winner of the whole race will be a sprinter. The peloton is packed with sprinters that will probably be racing in France in July. So the winner is . . . . Matt Goss of HTC-Highroad!! What the what? Who is this?
This is Matt Goss.
The ironic thing is, is that Andre Greipel's was second. Andre used to ride for HTC-Highroad and has had words with Mark Cavendish. So Mark sent Andre's replacement to the front of the peloton to beat Andre. It's Mark's world, we're just living in it.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A new cycling year

so let's get you updated on the news of the off season. The Schleck boys have a name for the Luxembourgian team, Leopard-Trek. The team's introduction was very scarfy, which I believe is a major export of that country. But I think the sleeves of their kits should have pading to make them look tougher. And the newest member of Leopard-Trek is Jakob Fuglsang. He will help fill the gaping hole of cuteness the peloton will be suffering with the retirement of my Chechu.
Garmin has come out with their new kit after taking on doesn't have enough argyle and it looks like a lot of other kits. You would think a guy with sideburns like this, would come up with something more original.
Others have spent more time and effort going over all the kits....good on them.
Johnass Bruyneel won't be around a few races this spring all because he can't keep his mouth shut. And that's a surprise because...?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Nice socks...

didn't some of you have these in the 80's?