Saw this article over at velonews.com and my eyes went cross. Fired off an email to my man Snake. He’s a coach, seems to know what he’s doing, and has a whole lot more familiarity with the concept of watts/power outputs than I do. Of course, a brick knows more than I do about most subjects. But that is, as they say, another story.
I asked him, simply, “you want to explain this in the King’s English?”
Yeah basically those two guys were riding at max there at the end. For the last 30k or so they averaged 31 mph. So think about that into a cross wind and you’re going full stick and you’re already 100 miles into the day. Most people look at that and go hey I can average 330 for 30 minutes. Sure at the start of a ride if your rested. But can you do it at the end of 100 miles when the shit is hitting the fan. No.
One word describes this.
Get your ass to the front in the cross winds. They all knew it was coming. Earn your money bitch, get to the front.
He later added:
Anyone that thinks they can do that shit is wrong.
Get them a plain white T shirt with the word “FAIL” on it.
One thing I’ve always liked about that cat – he calls it like he sees it.
Jan Ullrich storming Andorra
God Bless the Dope Show.
Has Contador gone rouge Sarah Palin style?
Asked if Contador’s move had been pre-arranged, Armstrong said, “That wasn’t really to the plan, but I didn’t expect him to go by the plan, so [it was] no surprise.”
Another piece definitely worth your time is Tour de France, cycling a clash of cultures for Americans, Europeans, by Alexander Wolff of SI.com. Read it twice.
From: Ben T.
Spokane Local, Joe Perrizo. We hooked up yesterday at 8 am and hit the skatepark for 40 mins before he had to go to work. The things you can do in less than an hour.
Kid flows supreme. He is the polar opposite of our own Husky Midget.
Sarah Palin link dump (she is the gift that keeps on giving):
Time interviews Palin: time.com
Dodging an Alaskan Bullet: washingtonpost.com
Palin in 2016: riehlworldview.com
The persecution of Sarah Palin (yeah, right…): saundramcdavid.com
Lost in translation: slate.com
The 3 million dollar meme: henkimaa.com
Alaska reacts to Sarah Palin’s resignation (Fresh Air feed): npr.org