Sunday, November 30, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Frankie in 2007
There was a good article about Team Sexy Bank's prospects in the coming season at Podium Cafe. Check it out. Although I do not agree that Jens F.A. Voigt is beginning to show his age!!! He is timeless!
Sorry Rina- I can't get to that vid link you emailed. Happy Turkey Day to all and to all a good night.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I already have 2 pairs of the predominantly blue ones. If anyone is wondering what they should get me for xmas- these new argyle socks that Christian VdV is sporting would definitely be accepted. Not many shopping days left you know.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I Love this dude! He is at all the NE Cross races. I think his "drum"/5 gallon plastic bucket blew out this weekend though. I really do- I saw him scratching his head and looking at the holes in it. He is actually a heckler extraordinaire from nycross.com The First vid is from Gloucester Day 2. Monkey Man is in a tree. In the 2nd he chases J-Pow up a hill. Look at Jeremy bunny hop those barriers!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Above is a pic I took of Jesse at the end of the race on Saturday. Was white a good choice for him? I don't think so. He still rocks though.
Wearing all white on Saturday was a major fashion faux pas considering the 8 inches of mud he had to ride through. The pic above is from Yesterday. Guess he wised up. Jesse Rocks!
Totally true story: After my husband hosed off his bike and brought it back to the car; he was still picking gunk out of the derailleur. He pulled out a living worm. How cool is that?
It's official. I saw this with my own eyes and took the picture with my own Sony Cybershot. Rasmussin will be pedaling sans one claw.....errrr....foot. If he is STILL ALIVE that is.
Here's my theory: Emaciated Chicken Boy was at the Mercer Gran Prix of Cyclocross this past weekend. It was very cold and VERY muddy. I think that one of his claws got stuck in the mud and just cracked off. Then (there are a lot of dogs at 'Cross races, you see) a dog sniffed it out- dug it up, brought it down the patio for a quick snack. Apparently the dog found it to be unappetizing and left it in its present state.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This is Tom Hopper. He is mechanic for Slipstream Chipotle. He is also an awesome Cyclocross Rider and a very nice guy who didn't mind chatting after riding for 40 minutes in mud-wind-and cold. He is usually based in Girona and loves traveling with the team during the season. He's a real sweety.
Below is another lamo youtube. This time, being a dumbass, I deleted the vid, so it's just photos, but it gives you a feel for the course conditions. Terrible- or Great (depending on perspective)
Yesterday was awesome. Got to see and meet all the big names up close an personal. It was muddy as hell, but at least the rain held off while we were there. The riders struggled. Except for Tim Johnson who has always said he thrives in mud. Anyhow, check out this lame youtube, and I am off to the races again.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
See Helen, this is what you could be doing when you get out of Uni. Of course it will have to be in the off season because you'll be at all the Grand Tours during the season and will of course remember all of the little people who knew you before you became a big-time photographer.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Someone want to tell me why Dan Martin (a fine young Irish lad after me own heart) had to wait in LINE to get his Best Young Rider's Jersey at the Tour of (Irish Haters) Portugal? I mean....just look at how ticked he looks as he waits in line with a bunch of stuck-up podium girls who are also in line to get their new bouquets. Either that or he's never been around so many hot chicks and he's thinking "ZOMG! Should I ask one for a date? But they're all like 6 inches taller and 20 lbs heavier than I am. Maybe I'll just stand here looking nonplussed.....but I really want that Jersey....and I really think the twins in the red mini-skirts would totally dis me if I started talking to them. And why is that black guy with the headset staring at me. Holy crap! I really need to talk to Allen Lim!"
disclaimer: the author in this blog has nothing against: the Portugese people, podium girls, twins, or black guys with headsets.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Bananas is my business too, Carmen.
Is she sporting fruit on her head ala Carmen Miranda? Nice spot for a race though. At least they could hop in the ocean/pool/whatever and throw back a few cold ones when they were done.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Well I have decided to add crappy video to my crappy photo montages. This one is from the VERGE Cycle Smart Cross Race in Northhampton, MA. Jon competed both days and did quite well.
I however, need to learn to either ring the cowbell and yell OR record video with my Sony Cybershot. Both can not be done effectively at the same time. Enjoy- it was REALLY fun! Get out to a Cross race, girls. You will love it.
BTW- Jon is wearing the maillot jeune (kind of old and ratty) and you can hear me screaming at him when he goes by. The pic of me towards the end is with Daniel Cody. He is an Elite dude and is quite an awesome racer and fellow.
Sorry if you don't like Limp Bizkit- I just thought the Mission Impossible theme was appropriate.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Do you guys think this kid looks like Andy Schleck? In person he really did.