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Friday, December 30, 2005

Euro ain't so great...

La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Ondimba

Yeah, that's what I call a title for a tour ( this one crosses the equator several times). the menu includes monkey brains and the locals will eat the laterne rouge every night.

That'll make you snel

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Still technologically challenged...


Here's the newly shod machine, more ready than I am for next season.


The flash obviously liked its own reflection off the numerous stickers proclaiming it to be a Mavic Ksyrium Helium ES. Note the single red spoke and red hubs.

Stacey's first comment? "Your blue shoes don't match." Guess what's coming for my birthday???

Als ik nou maar fietsen kon...

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Happy holidays!

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and Happy Holidays to all Banshees out there.

Broke out the bike on Christmas Eve for a nice Monarch ride. Debating whether to get out right now. See you on the road.

Monday, December 19, 2005

More Q and A

Looks like Dirt was not the only person questioning the old team kits from the Disco photos.

Andy B "asked Johan":

As I was checking out the training camp photos, I couldn't help but noticed one peculiarity. The guys that were new to the team were still wearing team kits from their former teams. Is there any reason behind that, like them still being under contract with their old team and still have to ride in their old sponsorship gear?

Johan:
Yes, indeed, the new riders coming from another team have contracts until December 31st and should therefore represent their sponsors until that date. We made some exceptions for some pictures, but we asked permission from their teams beforehand.

There is also a very interesting question from a Richard in Highlands Ranch, CO. You'll have to read for yourself.

Ask Johan

Last, in the always trying to outdo the pros department, Johan indicated that the boys spend no more than 3 weeks away from their bikes in the offseason. I kick their ass!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

An Answer For Dirt

From the December 2005 edition of Pro Cycling magazine page 146. An interview with Frank Hoj of Gerolsteiner.

"People often ask what us pros do with all our kit once the season's over. Well, our shoes we always keep, sometimes using them season after season, as they are a very personal piece of kit. But all the team clothing - helmets, things like that - we'll give away to family and friends. For example, I'll always give a jersey to my dad, maybe someone I know will ask for a helmet, and others like framing a jersey on the wall or whatever. WE HAVE TO HOLD ONTO A LOT OF THE TEAM KIT FOR TRAINING, THOUGH, OF COURSE - IF YOU'RE CHANGING TEAMS, WHICH I'M NOT THIS YEAR, JANUARY 1 IS OFFICIALLY WHEN THE CHANGE HAPPENS, SO YOU HAVE TO WEAR YOUR OLD TEAM'S KIT UNTIL THEN."

Friday, December 16, 2005

Here we go again

All you late to rise, slow to start, save it for the month of july bums:

2006 Cherry Creek Time Trial Series
Entry form will be posted the first week of February.


If you really want to know how you stack up in Colorado, this is how it's done. I was wavering about riding it this year, but just reading the above headline on the website got my heartrate going. Guess I'm doing it again.

Any takers?

Monday, December 12, 2005

The Competition

Check it out. This is from an article in today's velonews regarding the winner of the national cyclo-cross championships. Check out where Compton races:

Compton - : "Just as she did last year, Compton spent her fall racing the Category 3 men at American Cycling Association events in Colorado. "

Friday, December 09, 2005

technologically inept

Just a brief note to apologize for not posting pics of the wheels I just got. They are indeed very nice looking and worthy of a post with pictures. However, I have a digital camera that is giving me fits (old one, maybe time for an ebay trip).

BUT, the real reason is that they are a "santa" gift and they are being held hostage until Christmas. I'll get a photo of me, in jammies, with the wheels, all giddy about next season and then I'll post that (remember, I'm Dutch and sleep in speedo style undies...)

Als je altijd vooraan fietst, win je elke keer.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

thinking what I'm thinking????

Nys takes fifth straight World Cup win


Hmmmm, EPO the next headline????

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Wanna go snel?

From our friends at slowtwitch.com, the following is a list all the bikes ridden at 2005 Ironman Kona. Got to love the Holland Bike and the Von Dessel.


CERVELO 198
TREK 170
LITESPEED 114
KESTREL 103
QUINTANA ROO 93
CANNONDALE 88
GIANT 68
KUOTA 60
LOOK 46
PRINCIPIA 44
SOFTRIDE 39
SPECIALIZED 37
FELT 36
CALFEE 31
GRIFFEN 30
GURU 23
AEGIS 19
ELITE 17
SEVEN 17
SCOTT 16
SEROTTA 16
CANYON 15
CUBE 15
CEEPO 14
COLNAGO 14
ORBEA 14
BIANCHI 13
JAVELIN 13
MERLIN 12
KLEIN 11
ARGON 18 10
ISAAC 9
DE ROSA 7
ATTACK 6
AVANTI 6
FUJI 6
LEMOND 6
SIMPLON 6
TIME 6
YAQUI 6
BMC 5
PINARELLO 5
STORCK 5
ZIEMAN 5
AIRBORNE 4
FONDRIEST 4
MERIDA 4
WILIER 4
TITANFLEX 4
AUTHOR 3
CHEETAH 3
CINELLI 3
GARNEAU 3
GHOST 3
GT 3
MAYSTORM 3
MUSING 3
RIDLEY 3
TESCHNER 3
VAN DESSEL 3
AQUILA 3
ALLEN 2
ANATOMIC 2
BASSO 2
CARBONSPORT 2
CYFAC 2
DEAN 2
DOLAN 2
EXS 2
HOLLAND 2
HOTTA 2
INTERLOC 2
KELLY'S 2
KOBA 2
KOCMO 2
KOGA MIYATA 2
LEADER 2
MONGOOSE 2
OPUS 2
PORSCHE 2
PROGRESS 2
QUANTEC 2
RED BULL 2
ROTWILD 2
SIRER 2
SPECTRUM 2
AGREST 1
ALPINA-GIRO 1
AZZURRI 1
BATTAGLIN 1
BAUER 1
BH 1
BIKE FRIDAY 1
BLUE 1
BOREAS 1
BOSEVSKI 1
CBK 1
CENTURION 1
CHAMIZO 1
CHEBICHI 1
CILO 1
CORIMA 1
CUCUMA 1
DACCORDI 1
DECATHLON 1
DEVINCI 1
DITEC 1
DURATEX 1
ENDORFIN 1
EPK 1
FORTE 1
FRAMESCI 1
GENIUS 1
GIANNIMUTA 1
GION 1
GIURCI 1
GUSTY 1
HED 1
HERCULES 1
IND. FAB. 1
INEXA 1
INTENSE 1
INTERMAX 1
JAD 1
K2 1
KHS 1
KOLGA 1
KUAFA 1
KUIPS 1
LAPIERRE 1
LATIDO 1
MARINONI 1
MMB 1
MONOC 1
MONTROSE 1
MOTO 1
NEON 1
NEXA 1
NORCO 1
NYTRO 1
OLMO 1
OMEGA 1
PANASONIC 1
PEARL 1
PINE 1
PLANET X 1
PRIVETERRA 1
PROFILE 1
PROMOROSSO 1
PRORACE 1
RANDAZZO 1
RAVENELL 1
ROARK 1
ROCK MACH 1
SALSA 1
SAMPSON 1
SCATTANTE 1
SIGMA 1
SILENT SPORTS 1
SIMONETTI 1
SOMEC 1
SPECTRE 1
SPIN 1
STEELMAN 1
STOWE 1
STRONG 1
TAYLOR 1
TI CYCLES 1
TI SPORTS 1
TITUS 1
TOMMASINI 1
TRI EXPERT 1
TSUNAMI 1
TURRO 1
UNIVEGA 1
VILLIGER 1
VINCOLO 1
VOTEC 1
WMK 1
ZANETTI 1
ZIPP 1

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

That ain't a 6-Pack, its the whole truck


Vladimir Gusev of Disco is showing how much cooler it is to be a pro cyclist than whatever you are doing. I'd like to think it was the shoes that kept him on the swiss ball for 20+ minutes while doing squats.

Sneller than you will ever be!!!

Brrrrrr.....

Get out the knobbies cause winter has arrived!!!! Whoooo dawg its cold. Check out the weather bar from our page today:


I love the forcast low is higher than the current temperature. Bring it on.


Snail Dik

SWEEEEEET...

They are here.

One set of Ksyrium ES wheels (10th anniversary Helium edition). Mostly black, with red hubs and one red spoke each. Arrived in boxes from factory, with tools, and wheel bags. All for just $838 including shipping (it took 3 weeks to get them, as they said it would).

Now, if only I could find some motivation, energy and time to do something other than work and sleep. Lately, the only thing I do is ski a day per week, going again on Sunday. Suppose I better get to running, cyclo-core or spinning before it's too late.

Vive la France...

Monday, December 05, 2005

Sponsors are happy

Pro Cycling is strange this time of the year. You have the early camps in which the teams get to know one another. They need to do this as many new riders are typically on the team and they all need to know how to ride together.


What is bizzare is this photo. Note the kits of the new guys. Don't you think with the budget that Disco has, they could afford to pay the extra shipping to have the new gear by now? Or at the very least, how about use some of last year's leftovers? If I was a sponsor I would be pissed. As a new rider, what better way to fit right in than to wear the team kit of another team.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Pee Wee Herman?



Snail Dik

Disco at Camp

Cool pictures of the first two days of Discovery Channel camp in Austin at the Paceline. TD is acting like he's in good form. We'll see.

http://www.thepaceline.com/members/staff_report_item.aspx?cid=1764

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Schroef het, Neem het

In an effort to help Ms. Anne get her iMac skills up to snuff, Jib invited us over for dinner and a computer lesson. While she completed her test, Jib and I sat down to watch arguably the best cycling DVD I have ever seen. In fact it really tweaked Jib's head, which I took a couple photos of:


The movie basically chronicled Erik Zabel and Rolf Aldag of Telecom during the '03 Tour. Believe it or not, it was a German film with English subtitles. A couple of high points were when the guys were talking and actually said the magic words "sneller"; you can imagine Jib and I losing total control when these words were uttered!!! Another great part was a dude abandoning and chucked his rig into the guard rail. You could hear inside his head the words, "Schroef het, Neem het" which Jib happily translated. Too bad for the dude who abandoned but what a totally funny moment in the movie.

Snail Dik

Friday, December 02, 2005

ouch...

MMM, I thought I hit a speedbump... Just kidding. I never cross the midline.

One cyclist sees sense in limits
Dear Velo,I am an avid cyclist and father of two young children. During the day of 2005 Triple Bypass I was climbing Mt. Evans, training for the Bob Cook hillclimb. I was on my own and had nothing to do with the Bypass. As it turned out that day, I found myself on the same road, but going the direction opposite to route of the Bypass. I was doing tempo at about 15mph at the far right hand side of my lane, just a few inches from shoulder of road, when an out-of-control cyclist hit me head-on at about 35 to 40mph!
The rider came from the pack of thousands of TBP riders. He had come across both lanes to nail me head-on. My injuries included a crushed rib cage, a punctured lung, more than 50 stitches to my face, broken teeth, a damaged knee and, of course, road rash. Relatively unhurt, the rider just got up and left! Meanwhile I was at the side of the road in a pool of blood.
There was no control of the riders. They were strung out all over the road five and six abreast. This type cycling chaos has to be under control! I could have easily died and I am left paying thousands in medical bills. There was not even a police report done at the scene. So, who is responsible? The rider? The organizer? The police? Or was it my fault?Sincerely,Chris RossowColorado Springs, Colorado

misdemeanor traffic ticket

So, you drive along in a pickup, text message your girlfriend at 6.45 AM, run over a cyclist, kill him and here's your problem:

A misdemeanor traffic ticket, because " we don't think it was intentional"

Another quote: The driver could face a charge of careless driving resulting in death, Stanton said. Under Colorado law, the teen could face up to a year in prison.

But don't count on that. He's likely to walk with a small fine...

By the way, that cyclist had been hit by a car before. What are the odds?

I guess I'm safe right now, cause I'm not even riding in the basement. Just some good old long working days and skiing on the weekends. Day number 3 coming up sunday.

Heel erg dik...

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