Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Good times

The hard disk on my computer went up in a puff of smoke the other day, so looks like I'll be on blog-hiatus until tax return day. This time of year there's not much exciting news to share anyway. I went to the gym and rode today! I went to the gym and rode today! My legs hurt! I went to the gym and rode today! Blah, blah, blah. Catch ya later.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday crash day

My gym schedule just took a turn for the ugly. 4 days a week of super-high volume work. After only 2 days I'm confined to the couch, avoiding standing up, trying to convince myself to go for an easy ride. The problem isn't the ride, the problem is walking from the couch to the bike. eggh. This is a good time to HTFU, so I'll fire off some amusing crashes and get the hell out of the house.

A good way to lose the family jewels

A good way to lose your face (and a couple of $30,000 race bikes). Rough way to go down, especially if you check out what happens at 4:32 in the video. Sir Chris Hoy's face gets spun around by his bike and driven right into the spinning blades of Vinokurov's 5-spoke. Ouch.

Sireau might not survive the kierin at Worlds after that...


Saturday, February 14, 2009

more from copenhagen

Men's 1000m time trial final

1 Taylor Phinney (USA) United States Of America 1.01.641 (58.402 km/h)
2 Michaël d'Almeida (Fra) US Creteil 1.02.071
3 Quentin Lafargue (Fra) France 1.02.134
4 Kamil Kuczynski (Pol) Poland 1.02.591
5 Yevhen Bolibrukh (Ukr) Ukraine 1.02.725
6 Tim Veldt (Ned) Netherlands 1.02.785
7 François Pervis (Fra) Cofidis 1.02.904
8 David Daniell (GBr) Great Britain 1.03.153
9 Sascha Hübner (Ger) Germany 1.03.933


Friday, February 13, 2009

holy f-ing crap

Taylor Phinney is an alien.
19 years old, just rode a 4:15 pursuit to win the Copenhagen World Cup. That's a time fast enough to win every World Championship since 1996 (when Boardman used the now illegal "superman" position).
He rode a 1:08 starting kilo, then a 1:04, 1:02, 1:01.

WTF. No one does that.

4:15 would have placed him 8th in the Team Pursuit in Beijing. By himself.


Friday, February 06, 2009


It's like a karate-chop to the face. But cooler.


Monday, February 02, 2009