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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tommeke: Just another consumer.....

Agence France Presse - file photo

If your thing is gone and you wanna ride on; cocaine.
Dont forget this fact, you cant get it back; cocaine.
She dont lie, she dont lie, she dont lie; cocaine.

She dont lie, she dont lie, she dont lie; cocaine. ~ Eric Clapton

So the lovely Tommeke has to pay a 1000 euros and is being treated as "just another consumer of drugs." The powers that be have decided not to make an example of Tommy Boy. To me this is OK. It's not OK that Tommeke appears to suffer from addiction, but it is OK that they will call off the villagers with the torches and scythes and such. Let the dude ride his bike. Eventually, he will either deal with his addiction or it will bring him down. Hopefully the former. So what does this mean for pro cycling? Who the hell knows. What does it mean for Tommeke? He won't be able to consume the few grams that 1000 euros would buy. Do you think he's going to stop snorting? I don't know. Good luck to Tommeke.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Here's what I like to see!

photos: Bart Hazen

Surfer dude, multi-lingual, as fast if not faster than Manx Mouth- Tyler Farrar on the podium with a bunch of Argyle clad skinny boys leading the peloton. Go Tyler- killing Eneco! Go Garmin! Love you Argyle clad fellas.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Rumors, Allegations, and other balderdash

My paparazzi sources have been keeping a close eye on what will be happening to all of our favorite boys ( and those who are not so much) After all September is coming quick and contracts may be made, broken, or put out on some riders (you feel me?)

Johan Bruyneel and Sir Lance the Mellow Yellow wristband producer were seen recently at the dining establishment above. Apparently it was a clandestine meeting deciding the future roster and nefarious plans of the new team CrapShack- purveyor of electronic items that break within one week. Lance had the scallops BTW. Hope that cook washed his hands since last night.

My sources followed Bruyneel and Sir Lance who were riding in the above vehicle. This indicates an additional sponsor for the new team of good ole boys. (The slogan on the back window reads: Body Piercing Saved my Life) As you can see deals have been made with the Obama administration to purchase all of the "Klunkers" to use as team cars. Not right! Appropriate for a boy from the great state of Texas IMHO. Sources close to the team say that body piercing is effective in treating some types of cancer. Piercings will also allow Bruyneel and Lance to lead the rest of the roster around by the noses, and will work well when connected via a chain during TTTs.

Random plug: Anyway, buy this portrait of young Aniken Schleck from my friend Rob Ijbema Painting le Tour. Mention my name and I'm sure he'll double the price for you. Just kidding, Rob is awesome.

Listen, according to another blogger (if it's on the internet it must be true right?) Andy S. was the FIRST rider in the pro peloton that sir Lance the Magnificent schmoozed to try to buy into Crapshack. The skinny Luxembourger emphatically states that Lance can go "know" himself (in the Biblical sense- you hear me?) And that he ain't leaving Uncle Bjarne, Fab Fab, Jensie, and of course, his doppelganger, Frank.

However, rumors still fly and they are also quite fun. What if crapshack offered Andy 300 KABILLION US dollars? Would that change the sitch? What if they offered to bring Frankie along for a KABILLION dollars as well. The man from Texas has money to burn. Would Andy be happy playing second fiddle in Lance's traveling Bluegrass show? Does Frank even know how to play the mouth harp, spoons, or jug? IDK? I doubt it, but never say never people.

On another note: what will happen to AC with the villainous villain Vino vying vigorously for team leader of Astana? Would Vino sink so low as to pull a Tanya Harding on AC? One would like to have more confidence in humanity, but Astana hasn't exactly been the most supportive team for most of their riders (def a few exceptions for you know who and his cronies)

Anywho, here are my guesses for the Crapshack Roster- some are verified- some are pure conjecture on my part. You can figure out verified V conjecture on your own. You are smart folks.

  1. Emperor Lance
  2. Popo
  3. The littlest robot
  4. Mini Phinney
  5. George Hincapie
  6. Alberto Contador (NOT)
  7. Cadel Evans
  8. Andreas Kloden
  9. Chris Horner
  10. Mick Rogers
Help me Come up with 18 more dudes to fill out this roster folks. I might even throw a couple of Garmin Argyle Water Bottles in the direction of the people who come up with the most correct names. That's a great prize! Throw me a bone and send your thoughts to mtarbox20@gmail.com. I will calculate your answers to the final roster when it is released.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Stage 17 TdF

I heart this picture. Don't you? source Look and Smile Please Look how Happy Andy is for his bro!!!!!