I spend last Sunday in hiding. I avoided the telephone and internet, and most people truthfully, until the magic hour of 2:00 pm. For that is when the Versus channel played the delayed coverage of the Tour of Flanders, the storied 92nd Ronde van Vlaanderen. I wanted no spoilers to intrude on my full enjoyment of the race.
Shit was off the hook!
From: Latin J
Subject: ..did I call this or what??
– Stijn Devolder would eat nails & broken glass for breakfast…….but he
needs more fiber in his diet….
Card Carrying Flemish Bad Ass Mother fucker for damn well sure….
That guy is built like a brick shipyard. God damn if he can’t lay down some hurt. Like when he rode away from the group containing Hincapie as they were about to get caught. Gorgeous George was sitting there looking like a lost little kid as my man Lunch Box soloed the last 25k.
The way to win a Classic is as Devolder just did – alone at the front. Resplendent in the Belgian National Champion colors was an added bonus.
This is my favorite month of racing. It’s all about the Classics. Too bad I live in SupidLandUSA and will have to wait a solid week after the winner climbs to the top top of the poduim before I can actually site down to watch the Paris-Roubaix coverage. It’s running on the 20th. Then, as if that wasn’t enough to break my spirit, the 27th brings Liège – Bastogne – Liège and La Flèche Wallonne (delayed a week!) coverage that runs a mere half hour for each event.
At least those two are on at all. No Amstel coverage. Don’t even ask. Why Gent-Wevelgem gets zero tv time, I have no idea. She may only be a Semi-Classic, but George Hincapie actually won this one back in 2001. Kid Gorgeous has a couple other poduim spots in other Classics – this one he owns outright. That’s right up there with Hamilton’s 2003 Liège and Armstrong’s 1996 Flèche Wallonne victory. Where’s the love? They can’t knock notable programs such as One More Cast With Shaw Grigsby and the World Combat League back a few hours for five days in April?
They are trying to kill me.
Old news already, but you ain’t reading this site for our timely news coverage.
From: Corey the Courier
Subject: Rocky? Really?
I’m all about drinking and bikes, but damn it I must protest on principle! Hillary Clinton must be stopped! She’s gone too far this time.
Corey the Courier
You do have to wonder why she compares herself to someone such as Rocky Balboa. The story of Rocky is one of a man trying to go the distance against the odds, and surprising everyone not by doing the impossible, but by how close he got to the title. A man who won our hearts, but still lost in the end. Is that what Hillary Clinton is aiming for? Always a bridesmaid and never the bride?
‘Cause she just might pull that one off. Or, maybe she’s thinking about laying the groundwork now for Rocky I – V; those cash machine sequels that did little more than spoil the true magic of the freshman effort.
Or, the irony.
Authorities say a transient climbing over a chain link fence in Vancouver choked to death when he got tangled in the straps of his beer-filled backpack. Read the rest: king5.com
The poor bastard.
Subject: Help America – spend your rebate wisely.
The federal government is sending each and every one of us a $600 rebate. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China. If we spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs or Venezuela. If we purchase a computer it will go to India. If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala. If we purchase a good car it will go to Japan. If we purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy. The only way to keep that money here at home is to buy prostitutes and beer, since these are the only products still produced in the US.
Thank you for your help.
And, finally, the fun just never ends with this video: Traffic Circle Prank. Word to BikePunk, I cannot get the stupidvideo dot com embed to work w/ wordpress and display in IE7. It works fine with Firefox. So today, at least, it’s a text link.by