Friday, December 31, 2010
The guy in the big ol white pick-up truck is a contender for A2B Douche Bag of the year, and a very very late entry into the sweepstakes as this just happened yesterday right here in Colorado, however, he did not win the 2010 title, that has been reserved for another Douche Bag to be announced shorty.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
This has been a bizarre winter to say the least. After the winter of 2009/2010 saw us freezing our proverbial asses off last year, for what seemed like an eternity, with virtually no good snow to ski until the very last couple of weeks of the season in March and April, this winter has been off to a big start in the mountains for snow with very mild temps. So mild in fact it rained for four straight days here in Eagle and up Valley, which for me is a blessing, as I truly do not like the snow much anymore, nor the cold, other than to ski occassionally. So I was pleasantly surprised on a bonus two hour road ride yesterday (three days in a row in Decmber? Insane) to find the new stretch of bike path west of Gypsum paved, and it was sweet, and interesting, and right on the river, and Martin J. Erzinger proof. Hit it.
I'm going for a ride...
I'm going for a ride...
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I went to my mail box yesterday and pulled out the stack of catalogs and bills which appear everyday anymore thinking nothing of it. This morning while sifting through the pile of doom, I came upon this gem, and I smiled, for it reminded me of a similar scenario many many years ago. I have not received one of these for years, but low an behold, this is what you get in the mail somehow after paying ALL of your bills WITH late fees on time for the past two years. An offer for an American Express Gold Card membership, with the first year annual fee of $125 waived. Apparently, the folks at American Express see me as a "live one" that they can get even filthier rich off of, god bless them during this holiday season for bringing so much cheer and joy to my life.
Here is the reason for the smile. In 1981, just prior to graduating from college, I received an approved gas credit card (remember those things?) from Chevron. IT WAS FREE FUCKIGN GAS FOR A COLLEGE STUDENT! So guess what I did. go ahead and guess, I dare you. Well, myself and good friend at the time Steve Jaffe, jumped in my 1974 Mercury Comet, and drove across the United States of America for nine weeks, and put every ounce of gas on that credit card, and I was STILL in college. We went everywhere, played golf at Pebble Beach, watched baseball games in every city that had one when we passed through, went to Tijuana, Banff, The Big Easy, San Antonio, Tucson, LA, San Diego, Portland, Seattle and Colorado (which became the reason I would move here two years later), just to name a few, before heading back to the east coast where we both had relatives to refuel and then back south to Florida, in large debt. I've got a jillion pictures from that trip, and do not think I have ever been credit card debt free since that day. So thank you American Express for bringing back that memory, but I do believe that this time I may have to pass, you bastards. Ho Ho Ho Ho!! Merry Christmas!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Ok, enough, like Dave said during our conversation yesterday, we just have to move forward and let the absurdity of the hit and run case go away, and concentrate on changing things the next time we can vote. It's done, move forward. So, with that said, we had a great day of Cyclocross in Lyons on Saturday which helped determine the overall Boulder Cyclocross Series points winners. With double points on the line there was some FANTASTIC racing. And better yet, Dave Towle stopped by for a good part of the afternoon to hang out with the crowd, racers and at the announcer's table. Dave reflected on Nationals in Bend and spoke of how what a fantastic vibe and scene the Coloradan's represented while there, and that it truly was a state team effort up dere in the great northern country, wish I could have made the trip.
That said, the first stars and striped made an early appearance when Gage Hecht came to the line in our Junior field proudly wearing his National Championship colors which he dug very deep to earn...Katie Compton, Nicole Duke, Ashley Zoerner, Matt Pacocha, Jonathan Baker and Pete Webber were just a FEW of the Colorado riders that opened up there HUGE cans of woop ass in Bend. Very well done indeed...
Thursday, December 16, 2010
CLICK THE VELONEWS LOGO TO READ THE STORY
This is clearly a case of American blind justice people, you should all be outraged at this mocking of cyclist's rights.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I would have posted the next picture in the sequence but then you would not have been able to see Martin J Erzinger's face very well...
Monday, December 13, 2010
Today was the first big pow wow of all the town LOC's (Local Orginizing Committes) for the Quizino's Pro Challenge, in Golden, Colorado. This is going to be a monsterous event here in the Colorado High Countey as well as the front range. People are VERY excited about this event, and the amount of orginization and work it takes to put on an event such as this 7 day stage race is mind boggling. There are ALOT of people involved. Elgee is going to be one of them as the Vail Valley Foundation has asked me to be responsible for the Lifestyle/Vendor Expo while the QPC is in the Vail Valley. It aint announcing but an opportunity to work on the inside and get an amazing perspective on the event as well as learn another set of skills, similar to what we do here at the Teva Mountain Games but on an entire different scale. This will be HUGE. If you are interested in volunteering for the QPC, please go to the just realeased new Quizino's Pro Challenge Website to register for the stage you would like to work. I'll see you out there, the big guns are coming to Colorado. Mark Cavendish has apparently said he is not worried about the climbs here, to which I respond.....really?
Saturday, December 11, 2010
PLEASE COME TO EAGLE, COLORADO THIS THURSDAY, ON YOUR BIKE, TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE. MARTIN J. ERZINGER WILL BE IN TOWN, RUNAWAY WINNER OF THE A2B DOUCHE BAG OF THE YEAR AWARD
Dr. Steven Milo was treated for serious injuries after a July 3 hit-and-run accident. Milo, of New York, was cycling along U.S. Highway 6 in Edwards when he was struck from behind. The defendant in the case, Martin Erzinger, is claiming that a sleep disorder is responsible and that he didn't know he hit someone when he left the scene. This photo was filed with the court Friday by Milo's attorney.
I beg all cyclists to read the artcile which is linked above this photo of Dr. Steven Milo. This Thursday, the cocksucker who hit this guy and RAN AWAY LIKE A PUSSY AND FELON, will be in court right here in my backyard in Eagle, Colorado. Please show up on your bikes to help circle the wagons on Mr. Erzinger. His appearance is at 2:00pm Mountain standard time when he stands be fore the judge in the same courtroom wher Kobe Bryant took one for the team just a few years back. I'd imagine that just like Kobe, this dickwad will pay his way out of marrying Bubba in prison where he actually belongs. Please come and support cyclist's rights tothe road, and to punish losers who think they can get away with near murder, and driving away with it.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Below is a vij of a race. It tells part of a story. You see men riding around in circles for an hour, and then three riders come across the finish line in the order which the podium reflects. This is a small part of the story, and instead of a boring race recap of who attacked where and how things panned out, here is an honest recap from a race announcer's point of view, and just how hard the call was for me yesterday.
Everyone out there knows Jake Wells and his family are very close friends of mine, and yesterday was an amazing opportunity for me to not only observe the 2010 State Cyclocross Championships, but I was also presented the chance to call the action due to some unfortunate occurrences which took place for another announcer. DBC Events asked me to sit in on the mic all weekend, and I was honored.
The interviews with these three at the end of this vij are spot on and very reflective of what went down yesterday in a fantastic battle. Thanks for a great race guys, I hope I kept it nuetral on the mic, cause it was difficult to say the least.
Vij from Brian Patrick of Onsight-Media
Photo poached fro Greg Keller's tweet
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Something new and different, Ryan McFarling takes a chainring to the calf for the team, J.J. Clark won the signature event of the day, the 35+ open field, which was nearly 100 deep. Look close and you'll see pieces of ryan's calf on the chainring teeth.
Vij poached off of 303 cycling.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Jake Wells goes from fourth to north on day two of Jingle Cross. The start had him fourth wheel, then he got taken out by a knap sack and could not recover...Now it's back to Colorado for the State Championships, and then National's in Bend, Oregon. I'll be missin all of it this year.
photo Amy Dykema
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
VeloNews Story HERE
This is a fuzzy photo off Chuck Coyle from Frisco Cross 2010. Chuck is in the middle of a HUGE pile of shit right now regarding an "issue" with EPO which at best seems a bit unclear. I know many of you believe that I do not have an ounce of knowledge in my head when it comes to the news in our regional cycling community, however I do know alot of people who ride and race and spend quite a bit of time in the scene. This group of friends includes people who know, race against and with Chuck Coyle. I can't say I know Chuck as a friend but I've always tried to be cordial with the guy as I see him often while either racing, cheering or announcing at our local scene, he's always been a crowd favorite. A2B "sources" have explained what they know about this situation and I'm actually going to for once try to have some journalistic responsibility as I have learned over the 3.5 years of producing all the garbage and fun on this blog site, that ALOT of people read this. What I have heard regarding this story is what some people out there have heard and may know, it does not necessarily mean it is true and I am not standing behind one person or another, nor do I support or condone USADA or WADA. I do know doping needs to stop. I also know it probably would have been fair to Chuck Coyle if some of the details of the entire story came out rather that it just being a story of Coyle being tied to EPO. He is not even accused of using the drug, but rather being associated with it. Bottom line is this sucks for cycling locally and worldwide, and Hudz-Subaru should not be scorned or associated with the story....more later.
(Update, Coyles response HERE)
(Update, Coyles response HERE)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I've got to work my arse off over the next week for the holiday so I offer you this as I toss my bird in the oven this eve.
I'm a bachelor that cooks, pretty well I might ad, but I don't touch this nasty thing. I'm not sure what my grandmother, god rest her soul, used to do with these things but she could make something that was a delectable delight from this gobbler neck, which I always found odd. But touche.
(I've got a sneaking suspicion that Bristol Palin might eat this thing in one bite, raw, to help keep that svelt figure of hers).
I thought it might be useful by strapping it to the inside of my thigh under my pants on my next trip to the airport and then video taping the pat down from the TSA...
With that said, I'm not so sure what the hoopla is all about with this new airport system. I mean truly folks, if you bitch about the pat down, and some guy or gal blows up your plane because they had an explosive sausage stuffed in their crotch or up their ass, please do not text me on the way to the ground looking for sympathy because we need to do whatever we can to catch these bastards who will go to no end to try and jack us up. To the contrary, I sympathise a bit with the TSA employees that have to touch every fat, stinky, nasty person that comes through their gate, can you imagine the conversations these people must be having at the bar later that eve? I mean, they must offer each other money to squeeze some of the foul meat that comes through the airport on a daily basis...anyway, Happy Thanksgiving.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Well, it did not take long for me to realize why Vail does pretty much suck as a ski area. Once again as I pulled in to the parking structure to start off my ski season at Vail I was quickly reminded of the $25 it is going to cost every single car that parks there this winter. It's a joke, and a rip-off, and I know where all the "free" spots are, christ, I've been skiing there for the better part of 30 years, but it's pretty much just a slap in the face for every skier that heads there to ski, and it takes ALOT of money away from the local merchants as you have to spend your lunch and beer money everyday there to park a 1/4 mile from the ski hill and then walk your ass off to get to the ski lifts. The choice is yours, pay $100 a day to ski, then $25 to park, walk like a hod to the ski lifts, spend $20 on a slice of pizza, $5 on a coke, $7 on a candy bar, $8 on a beer, all while on the hill, then what are you going to spend with the local merchants when you get off the hill? Your first born. Thank god Beaver Creek opens on Wednesday, I'll park for free and go have lunch at Gino's in Avon for $8, which gets me a killer Chicago style beef sangmich, chips and a bottle of Coca Cola. Terry needs the money alot more than those greedy bastards up the road, trust me, Gino's rox it.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
But you must check out both of these videos. They are all over the internet, now they are one more place, on A2B. This is just amazing, let's let them do the splainin.
And not to disrespect the talent above, but if you are really bored, here is vij from Dale Riley of our race last Sunday at the USGP of CX in Fort Collins, The New Belgium Cup
When the Ullr made his appearance early last week, it was time to make the drive over Vail Pass to The Legend, Arapahoe Basin for the goods, and the goods were there after three days of heavy snow in the high country...deep in the base area.
The West Wall was wasted after two runs Chinese Downhill style, but deep.
King Cornice is already king