Whose Gloucester video is better?

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

10 (OK 6) Reasons why Jeremy Powers Rocks

1. He easily bunny hops barriers. See below:

2. He is a really nice guy to his fans. He had nice words for us at Mercer after slogging through the mud for 45 minutes. And, he is an awesome Facebook friend. Not mentioning any names (RT,) but some riders are not so friendly to fans.

3. He offers lessons on how to be an awesome Cross Racer. Plus his car is kind of junky. For some reason I think that's cool.

4. Apparently Jeremy is a drummer in some kind of fishbowl. Drummers rock! Is that really THE Jeremy Powers though? Looks like a little kid to me. 

5. When he crashes it does not seem to faze him much. The guy going OW in the background is a bit annoying though.

6. His name is just so awesome. Check out his blog  on Missing Saddles as he races in Europe over the next couple of weeks.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

J-Pow Rocks!

US Cross Racer, Jeremy Powers, came in at lucky 13 today at the Azencross Loenhout, Belgium. He was right up there with the big boys the whole time! Lars Boom crashed out hard in the first lap. Went right over his handlebars. Looked like his chain slipped, his foot came out and it was "hello pavement!" He landed on his right wrist pretty hard. Hope he's OK. 

Ryan Trebon did not finish. What's up with that??????? 

My bud Matt Shriver is bummed because he came in last, but I say- hey dude- just being in there with those dudes is awesome. Sven Nys came in 2nd. I don't know- but for some reason that makes me happy. 

Anybody know if Friday's and Sunday's races will be streamed? Today's was on sports.be. Friday is in Sint- Niklaas and Sunday is in Tuerveren. Any streaming info would be greatly appreciated!

Happy New Year to all if I don't talk to you all before then.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Got the complete X-Files for Xmas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lars Boom is da bomb!

Now I've seen quite a few of our US pro Cyclocross dudes race; and I thought these guys were seriously fast! Well, a few of our boys are over in Europe competing in the Cross World championships, and they are getting their proverbial asses handed to them by the Europeans. Lars Boom and Sven Nys in particular are suspected (by me) of having super human strength. These guys are like flippin machines. For example, Sven Nys is the ATHLETE OF THE YEAR in Belgium. Not some soccer/football player, or any other type of ball sport type--a CYCLIST is the athlete of the year. They take their cycling seriously in Belgium! Huup!

Monday, December 15, 2008

USA Cyclocross Nationals Highlights 2008

So, the boys are done on US soil for the year. I was kind of disappointed in J-Pow's showing (19th) Wondering if he had mechanical probs. I hear that Trebon, J-Pow, and Jamey Driscoll are heading over to Europe now. Hope they don't have their asses handed to them by Sven Nys and Lars Boom (love that name.)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Natz Schmatz Opa Opa 12-14-08 BeerCross Cyclocross

Last Cross race of the season for us. Jon got 4th! Now I'll finish the afternoon by watching Nationals on live streaming.

Andy at Saxo Bank

Thanks Rina!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Giro Update

First of all, let me deeply apologize for my lack of blogging. No excuses really, but I'll invent some anyway. Too busy, off season for Road, on season for 'Cross (going to the Ice Weasels Cometh tomorrow:), lazy, ADHD, whatever one I can blame it on.

Anyhow, above is a pic of young Andy kicking some Quickstep ass at the 2008 Tour de Suisse. This was the day after Frank went "whoops- didn't see that guardrail there- hello ravine" Stage 5.

So, I don't usually get all hopped up about the Giro when I should be out shopping for presents that nobody will want and will probably return anyway, but I thought it was interesting that Young Andy has opted out of this year's Giro to focus on the TdF. I kinda figured that since Sir Lancelot would be there, Andy would want to outgun the man from Texas with the serious firepower that is Team CSC- or whatever their name is now.  I would love to see Andy and Frank open the can of you know what on Lancy Boy a bit earlier than July.

In other non-news- Cadel Evans is also forgoing the Giro in order to focus on the Tour; despite announcements from that snoring company that he would ride in the 1st Grand Tour of the 2009 season. In his typically whiny way he told the press that he didn't know why they would announce him as a rider in the Giro- that it was probably to drum up some interest in him. NOT! Wake up call to Cadel---- Good morning Mr. Evans it is 5:18 AM and NO ONE CARES!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

VERGE 12-7-08 Cyclocross in the SNOW! Yeah Boy!

No flat today for Jon Boy. He came in 13th in a field of 80! Woot! It was snowy, slippery, slidey, funski. Check out all of the spills in the woods! Enjoy! One more weekend of Cross for us. Next weekend is the "Ice Weasels" race. woohoo!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

12-6-08 VERGE Cyclocross Warwick, RI

Jon got a flat at the start (bummer) Today was a "Power Course" tomorrow is a "technical course" Supposed to snow tonight! Woot!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Jesse Anthony

So We're going to the VERGE/Cycle Smart races this weekend. woot! woot! Cutie pie Jesse Anthony will be racing in the snow. Thought I'd throw up some pics to see if Helen still thinks he's a cutie.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Uncle Bjarne and his boys

First one to name everyone correctly from left to right- starting with top row wins a Garmin Chipotle PB H30 Water Bottle! (except for Monty, The Truth, or any other anonymous a-hole)


Thanks to Rina for these two cutie-pie pics. I think I already have the other one posted somewhere.  Let's open up the floor for some hairstyle critiques from the fan-girl universe.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Loser Alert!

Total loser- It is no coincidence that his name is Bagger. He bagged 85 Million Bucks of IT Factory's money. Bagger then vanished to the 3d world nation (not) of Dubai; presumably to spend some of that cashola at the indoor ski mountain they have in the flippin desert in that disgustingly oil rich country. 

I say that we fan girls unite and form a commando team to track this loser down and get the $$ back. Or at least give Bagger a stern talking to. Or, how about we each send Bjaarne 5 bucks and become a new sponsor. They might put our logo in a teeny tiny little spot on the teams' socks or something. 

Sansen, I'm counting on you to come up with an all-encompassing fangirl logo. We should be able to muster up 30 bucks or so.