Tuesday, December 12, 2006

cricket vid et al

Haven't had time to blog much as of late, but here are the bullets...

The half-marathon photos came out, here's various photos of me, Charles looking smooth, and the lead pack we kept in sight led by Joe "The Legend" Lee.

Enjoyed a nice group ride Saturday after the Delta Racing IHOP meeting. The 1:00 ride out of Walgreens is becoming pretty popular, maybe 15-20 riders made it this week. It was very nice, double paceline 20-23 conversational pace. The number of words per conversation varied inversely to where you were in the range of 19-23, if you catch my drift.

19 = "What a beautiful day, don't you love cool weather?"
21 = "you been riding much?"
23 = "Tough wind"
and so on

Dr. Wolshon, Keith and I exchanged youtube cycling video finds.
The best of these is the Bettini footage from this year's Giro di Lombardia. This is the emotional win Bettini got a couple of weeks after learning of his brother's death in a car accident. His mad descending skills are incredible to watch as he curls around a guardrail, then takes it all the way to the wall. Check it out, very cool.

Keith was rapping about the 89 World's footage he found, which is awesome to watch. I remember reading about it back in college, but had never seen the video. Fignon, LeMond, Kelly, Konyshev, Bauer; they're all there mixing it up. Well Bauer exits quickly with a flat, but it's still fun to watch.

Yesterday i managed to get in a little under two hours on the bike, i would have gotten more but didn't get out the door as early as i wanted. I headed out to River Road about 6:15 or so, did about an hour of riding there before heading towards work. Saw Taylor A. on the way back in.

The sunrise was nice, and then, as if on queue in a fabricated Marty Stouffer PBS moment, a hawk landed on a fencepost very near the road and began chowing down on his morning breakfast mouse. Not a bad way to start the day.

I was supremely mellow until i turned onto the Interstate, err i mean Bluebonnet, where 55 seems to be the rule. Can't wait for the casino to come so these drivers will be more "lubricated" if you catch my drift.

5 comments:

eric said...

Looks cold. Damn cold.

Love the ski gloves. Did you get that tip from the Kenyans?

Jeff said...

"...a hawk landed on a fencepost very near the road and began chowing down on his morning breakfast mouse. Not a bad way to start the day."

Easy for you to say...I'm thinking the mouse wouldn't agree :)

David said...

yeah it was cold alright, i'm beginning to think that day was our entire winter.

as for the mouse, it's funny, before you own a house, a mouse is a cute furry creature. after you own a house, they are plague-infested vermin that must be stopped at all costs. Go Hawk! that's all i have to say.

Carrie said...

I think your Vineman countdown is broken.

David said...

i have heard this before, but it works on the various browsers i have hanging around here. i may go to a low-tech solution.
:)