Monday, July 27, 2009

Long Lost Brothers?

I can't decide who might be of closer relation to Alberto.....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Tour

My TV watching peaks big time in July. The tour de France is on, and let me tell you: this year's race has been incredible.

The race is stacked with talent, Lance is back, there is drama going on in the Astana team, there is drama for the Green Jersey, Hincapie almost got the Yellow for a stage, Levi L. is out.

Stages you've missed and should probably go back and watch:

3: The entire Columbia team busts off the front of the pack, Mark Cavendish talks some serious smack.
7: Contador asserts diominance over the peleton on the first high mountain stage.
12: Rookie Heinrich Haussler wins an emotional stage. Not a dry eye in the house.
13: Hincapie breaks away early ad goes for Yellow in a nail-biter
15: Contador's acceleration makes a mockery of the best cyclists on the planet. I didn't see a drop of sweat on him.
16: The separation of the men & boys begins. Lance proves that he's still got it.
17: A monster of a day. I'll say no more.

The last few stages are going in with an absurd amount of drama. Tomorrow is an every-man-for-himself Time Trial (and a long one with a stage 3 climb at that) and Saturday ends with a climb up Mont Ventoux -- one of the most relentless mountains in all of France.

Strap in. it will be good.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


-Watching every minute of the tour
-Marathon training: ~30 miles/week
-Trip to ND/ Badlands w/ EK
-Only triathlon of the season tomorrow