I've been a bit slow to write lately; anyone attempting to do the Giro-Tour blogging double has to lay low coming off that long April-May peak if they expect to reach a second peak in July. However unethical it may be, I can see why some bloggers resort to blood transfusions. Anyway, after a weekend of spreading mulch, I'm just happy to be alive. Let's see what's out there (besides the Dauphine... separate thread):
- Can someone remind me what happened to the US National Championship race? It's Philly Week this week, now consisting of Lancaster yesterday (Jackson Stewart taking it), followed by Reading Wednesday and Philly/Manayunk next Sunday. But it's not the nationals race, right? I can't quite remember why the big pros aren't here.
- Speaking of domestic pro stuff, Nathan O'Neill won the Mount Hood Stage Race, which somehow is only the second most awesome race in Oregon.
More on the flip...
- Did anyone else not know that the President of Kazakhstan is also the president of the Kazakh national cycling federation? Also, check out the climbing just outside the capital. How is this not the coolest nation on Earth? Our president is only famous for falling off his mountain bike, a problem most six-year-olds have overcome.
- Been wondering what Andreas Kloden is thinking lately?
- Is anyone else a little disturbed that VeloNews has hired Towlie, a stoned cartoon character, to do their tech talk?
- Finally, Pez sneaks into the Bianchi factory and gets a few shots of their new bike, celebrating past Doubles, before security roughed him up.