The accidental maglia rosa

VeloNews | Contador weathers Mortirolo storm Alberto Contador (Astana) is 28.5km from winning a Giro d’Italia he never expected to start. The Spanish climber deflected a flurry of last-gasp attacks from arch-rival Riccardo Riccò (Saunier Duval-Scott) over the Gavia and Mortirolo in Saturday’s 232km mountain shootout to retain the maglia rosa and roll into Sunday’s […]

Climbing? Flahute?

Longest ride of the season thus far for me … yeah, yeah, for most of you, this is nothing, but anyone who has been reading this blog over the last couple of years knows that I’ve been dealing with (unfortunately not very well) a lot of personal/emotional shit … so to me, the fact that […]

Big Ring: Andy Hampsten and the 1988 Giro

VeloNews | Andy Hampsten and the 1988 Pink Jersey How do you define an epic? It’s a noun grossly over-used by sportswriters, particularly those who write about cycling. Through the years, European journalists have described heroic deeds by brave athletes on bicycles with gushing prose that was rarely deserved. They even titled road racing’s formative […]

Poetry Friday

“PITY THE NATION” (After Khalil Gibran) Pity the nation whose people are sheep And whose shepherds mislead them Pity the nation whose leaders are liars Whose sages are silenced And whose bigots haunt the airwaves Pity the nation that raises not its voice Except to praise conquerers And acclaim the bully as hero And aims […]

It has been brought to my attention …

… that some of my behavior, blog posts, and comments on other people’s blogs is making some people uncomfortable, or even “freaked out”, as one friend put it. For that, please accept my most sincere and humble apologies. I was stunned, and extremely embarrassed by how my actions and words are, and have been interpreted. […]

Video Poetry (Western Edition)

PENNYWISE – THE WESTERN WORLD We are the dregs of the western world The steroid boys, and video girls We are the viral internet stars, and the anchormen can’t stop crying. We are the dead with the dreaded disease, Delivering our songs for you and me Let’s go, alright, alright let’s go What the fuck […]