Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Laurent Fignon lost his battle with cancer today, French television has announced. Fignon was 50 years old.
He won the Tour de France twice, in 1983 and 1984; he missed winning it a third time, in 1989, by 8 seconds to Greg LeMond, the closest margin ever to decide the tour. In 1983 Fignon, at 22, was the youngest man to win the Tour since 1933.
He also won the Giro d'Italia in 1989, having been runner-up in 1984.
With his round glasses, ponytail and an air of debonnaire Fignon was nicknamed "The Professor". RIP.
Somebody asked me the other day If they have 7Th place ribbons. I said yes they have ribbons all the way up to ninth place. But I reminded them nobody at Team Redlands races for ribbons we race for Hugs.
I think the Anger management dolphin tapes are wearing off. I heard somebody cursing at a women walking a dog on Victoria. Oh yeah , that was me. Sorry. If I see her again I will give her a hug and her little dog too.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
I get asked this question a lot. I mean a lot. Hey Dork how come you haven't updated your blog recently. I like that question. It reminds me that people actually read this crap. By the way thanks for reading this crap.
Anyhow, It got me thinking about blogging. I can honestly say that the innovator of the blog in this area was Matt Freeman. Matt was way ahead of the curve. Matt is an English major , I am not.
Over the past 2 years I have seen many of you start a blog , The initial blog posts seems to go one of a couple ways . Bitching about some obvious thing in life. Telling us all how to live our life. Or the Hey look at me blog. Frankly my blog would have faded into oblivion also if I based it on that. Thankfully the Team Redlands idea came to me. To this day I have never had a shortage of things to Blog about.
Some people have links to other blogs on their blog. I don't and I will tell you why. I don't need to give you a link to a blog that has not been updated in 18 months. I might as well give you a link to December 9 , 2008 of the Daily Facts. Seriously how long do some of you people keep leftovers in your fridge.
I like the blogger profile . You can tell a lot about the picture one chooses. It's always important to get a good head shot. Some blogger's can eat a whole cat. I can only eat a whole hamster.
This blog is probably heading into some new territory. new readers appear to be on the horizon. A movie or two might be helpful in the transition or maybe this blog will just die a blogger death never to be updated and stuck on December 9 , 2008.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
In Maui they have a rule at the public beaches. If a shark attack occurs on any one beach three times they are required to put up a sign warning swimmers of the threat of shark attack.
Here in Redlands we are one crash away from renaming Crit practice. I have witnessed at least 5 bodies on the ground over the last two months. I figure we are one more crash away from giving crit practice a new name.
Being the optimist I am here are some choices. So we can hit the ground running.
1. The Crit of Death
2. The four corners of hell
3. Diablo Esquena
4. Crit X , Crit XX , Crit XXX.
5. The Devils Asshole
6. The Hanekam
7. Der Stukka
8. The State Farm Invitational
9. Widow Maker
10. De Anus on De Asphalt
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I went to 2 reunions this month. First was my 30th high school reunion. That was lame. The second was the 25th anniversary of my fantasy football league. That was not lame.
We almost invented fantasy football. We missed it by one year. We did not invent drinking we missed that by a couple years.
The Draft is held in Las Vegas every year. Las Vegas is not like Vermont.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Just returned from my trip back to the New England area. The highlight of the trip was the few days spent in Vermont. Was lucky enough to stay in Groton. The lake at Groton is a fly fishing only lake. No swimming , power boats or jet skis.
As you travel up Interstate 91 towards the Seyon Lodge you loose cell reception. The only other spot in America with no cell reception is Del boca vista. The only difference is the old folks don't know what a cell phone is. I can honestly say It was the highlight of my trip not watching a bunch of trained monkeys peck away at there phones. Some of you could really use a trip to Vermont.
Back in the city the Boston Red Sox were kind enough to allow me into Fenway for an up close look at the Green Monstah seats. Here you can see the left field foul pole. Carlton Fisk in Game 6 of the 75 series against the Big Red machine steered a home run around this pole. I cant remember my pin # for my checking account.
The Green Monstah seats are whicked expensive and you have to win a lottery pick to get one of the seats. the tickets are sold for over $ 500 a game on E bay or as they say on the Visa commercial Priceless.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Just like in real life his legs were supposed to be moving. Another example of art imitating life.
IHOP here I come for my free pancakes. I really wish we had a Perkins restaurant here in Redlands.
OK I just figured out you need to click on the picture to activate his legs and Balloons.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Why deal with the freaks from E-Bay when I have over 39 readers of this blog. The white stem did not match the new frame. So I have a 100 mm stem as follows to sell.
A 4-bolt faceplate and angled steer clamp, the XXX stem distributes clamping loads evenly so its safe on ultra-lightweight carbon bars and steerers. This stem's feathery weight ensures your bike is that much lighter when the road tilts skyward and its carbon construction cuts down on road vibration so you never get numb hands. Plus, Bontrager topcap is included.
Fair market value around 189.00 Be the first to respond and I will let it go for $ 50.00 bucks.
Thanks for looking and for the record I have 100 % feedback.
Monday, August 2, 2010
On June 7 the readers of this blog were given choppers 5 star stock pick of the summer. The recommendation was to purchase Ancestry.com (ACOM).
June 7 ACOM stock price = 15.99
August 2 @8:19 am ACOM stock price = 20.99
Profit in less than 60 days = $5,000
Suck on that Goldman Sachs you don't know crap about investing. and PS your on my shitlist.