There seems to be a re-occuring theme with this award every year, it always has something to do with somebody being shit-ass drunk and then doing something that pretty much fucks up their life either permanently, or temporarily long term. In 2007, it was the incredibly shit faced fishing guide who ended up losing his business, wife & kid and home to his fine deeds which ended having him charged with assault and battery, and then convicted of crimes related. Then in 2008 it was the dick fuck, and teacher I might ad, in Kansas City trying to beat up Cyclocross fans at the National Championships in a drunken stupor in his underwear when it was 20 degrees outside. Well, this year, sir Charlie Sheen wins it over about 100 other arseholes due to his Christmas eve battering of his wife in their 7.5 million dollar home which was rented in Aspen last week. As you know, Charlie is the star of "Two and a Half Men". Apparently, Charlie Sheen is the "half man" in that show as he apparently has a liking for wacking women around that he is married too or in some other disfunctional relationship with. I just had to go for the guy who spent Christmas day in the slammer in Aspen after beating on his drop dead beaut of a wife....what a man. Have a drink on me Charlie, you pulled out a very late and close victory this year when Tiger had a wrap on it. At least Tiger's wife got a couple of good shots in on him before he was found rolling around on the asphalt crying thirteen other women's names in a stupor. Atta boy Charlie!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
With Tabor quickly approaching, it's still anyone's year on both thw women's and men's side of the assualt on the Raibow jerseys. The men's side has a handful of contenders, but look for Nys to once again be on top in the eyes of A2B, he's just been in amazing form this year, nd I do no see Albert getting away early this year. On the women's side, well it appears that Vos is peaking at the absolute perfect time, but with a highly technical World's course this year in Tabor, will this favor Katie Compton enough to win her first World title? It should be interesting, Compton so close last year...I look for her to go early again this year and hold it, for the win.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
When Stevil from "All Hail the Black Market" left "How to Avoid the Bummer Life" months ago, I think some of us who were semi-followers wondered if the fanatical ranting and out there posting would hold it's own. Well, things have remained status quo for Stevil and his artisitic skills and ranting are matched by none. It never ceases to amaze me how much crap this guy can dig up to make me laugh my ass off out loud. And then there is this, which again I just had to poach. Cyclecross (that's for you GK) has been mainstream for so many years we just did not dare ask about it.......I thought I could dig up some good shit. Check out the race leader grabbing a wheel in the creek, WTF?
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Brian Patrick of Onsight Media has been hot on the Colorado Cyclocross trail with his camera now for a few years. And now he has produced a TV show which aired two nights ago on the Altitude Sports Network covering the 2009 States. Here is the tasty trailer, and I'm not sure you will ever see a better race to call in the Men's Open race, consider the last couple of seconds of this vij my demo tape. A brutal day, in brutal conditions, on a day not soon to be forgotten. Look for more airings of this show including tomorrow on ASN.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
photo Chris Hovey
photo Janet Hill Webber rode a signature race, going to the front late and shedding the pretenders
photo Amy Dykema
good vij from cycling dirt
And after last years pile of crap to deal with at Nats, Jonathan Baker receives redemption, a 2009 National Championship
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And the Danny Summerhill Show...
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
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Other Locals had great races yesterday as well in the B Races (also known as the "Sandbagger" class to make USA Cycling a small pile of cash). Mike Robson of Moots finished second in the 40+ field with Darren the sneak Cheek fourth. Batchhelder was 8th and Farrell 13th. All crushers in tough cnditions...judging by the 50 or so DNF's.
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Colorado women crushed today as well....Laurel Rathbun, the sock diva took a bronze, Karen Hogan Silver, and Mina Anderberg is a National Champion in 2009.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
It was Jake Wells on the front of the race after lap one, but a series of crashes took him too far out of contention later in the race along with many other favorites as they all had their own issues. Webber and Dwight survived the brutalness the best, and
Webber took the win.
And who is that dork making the race call?
Of course this video does not do this descent justice, this thing was gnarly, and on December 17th on Altitude Sports Network, you'll see the highlights...
RRV #2 - Sandy Crash from Lenny Maiorani on Vimeo.
Check out the sand "blast" from a true face plant
And up in Portland at the seventh and final round of the USGP of Cross, Colorado's Todd Wells showed and throwed on the big heavies who were supposed to battle for the title. Powers, Driscoll, Trebon and Johnson all got taken to the wood shed on Saturday by Wells on their home court.
photo Joe Sales
And then there is this pic, which I just like...
And this one kind of fits right into the A2B level of maturation as well...
Besides that race, the 35 Mn's Open was as usual hotly contested. Two BIG heavies, Faia and Cariveau were felled early with mechanical issues allowing Ward Baker to suddenly be off the front and stay there for the championship, it was great stuff. And the crowd cheered loud and hard for Baker when he crossed the finish as excited as a 6 year old getting the gold ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory...