My chain at El Tour

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Ever want to see what I rolled across the finish line with at El Tour de Tucson? In two words: Chainless Fury.

For a moment when the chain snapped off the 39, I was in the drops trying like hell to get a wheel in front of that fucker Pineapple, I thought I was going to wreck this shit outta myself right there in the finishing straight. In front of 10,000 people. And break my collar bone. And get carted off on a stretcher.

Who knew 39×11 was a bad gear to sprint in?

My weight went forward and I felt as though I was going to eat shit right over the bars.

Man, I am one lucky son of a bitch.

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The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

7 Replies to “My chain at El Tour”

  1. Reminds me of Zabel unclipping in a sprint 3 or 4 Tours ago-how he stayed up I’ll never know. Maybe the Moser’s trying to tell you that it was happier fixed. Or maybe it’s possessed and the only way to save yourself is to send it far, far away. Like Oregon maybe. You just can’t reason with bad juju.

  2. You wanted to re-enact the nut-job for all the ladies in the crowd. Get yerself some sympathy bag-balm application or some shit.

    Free drinks from the boys for the boys, if’n you catch my drift.

  3. You rode in El Tour after writing a funny commentary on that ride making fun of the large groups announcing “Slowing” “Turning” and adding “Swerving” to their plaintive calls.

    I need to do El Tour again next year. I haven’t since ’03.

    I is an excuse to visit my Dad as well, but it is a strange (and fun) ride.

  4. You need to bin off the old Dura Ace set up and get some hollowtech’s, you ain’t gonna drop a chain off’a those bad boys