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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

IT JUST WOULD NOT BE A2B WITHOUT ONE OF THESE ON OCCASSION...

Good Ol Monkey Porn

Sunday, January 29, 2012

ALBERT AND VOS DESTROY THE WORLD...

Niels Albert and the rest of his Belgian counterparts absolutely destroyed the rest of the world today at the Cyclocross World Championships in Koksijde, Belgium, making a near mockery of the race early on and simply defending their home turf. The race basically looked like a training ride for the Belgie Nationals as they toyed with the rest of the world and watched Albert clean house and regain his world title. On the women's side, it was once again Vos in a sleeper taking her 473rd world title. The Neds rode well today in Belgium on the women's side and took two of the podge spots. Katie Compton fought to the chase group several times for the USA, but numerous bobbles became too much to overcome for her to match her last two podium efforts at Worlds. she fought and rode like a true champion, and represented on a very tough day in Belgium.
photos from CX Mag

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I WORK WITH THIS KNUCKLE HEAD....AND HE'S GOT MEGGA STYLE.

Lucas Evans will be featured in the Sneak Peak Vail next week, here's his style.




AND SO WE ROLL THROUGH WINTER...

First of all, you are probably wondering what the fuck is up with the new AD banner on A2B, well, it's a way to generate some cash flow while I'm sleeping and people from all over the world click on the latest way to meet other Arabs in the "Arab Lounge". I almost shit myself with laughter when that one popped up. It's a trial period, and if it works out in my favor so be it, I'd prefer to see cycling and outdoor gear related stuff only, but who knows, one of you may click on the Fitness singles link or the "Arab Lounge" link and meet your very next ex-wife, so good luck. On mean cmon dawg, you could meet your next Arab Princess!
With all that bullshit said
 This winter has been a bit on the stupid side for me, stupid good, and this even with a pitiful start to the ski season as far a snowfall has been concerned. But it's been getting better, much better, with several feet of snow falling the last couple of weeks and more on the way. Reinvention is once again in full swing and I spend most of my day fitting ski boots to feet that have problems in ski boots, I love bunyons.

Of course with that said I also get to ski, everyday if it's proper, and I've skied on virtually every in the above demo rack where I work at Christy Sports Beaver Creek, because that is my job, and there are some real stars hanging in that rack....

The Dynastar Legend Series is one of the tops for sure, and the Legend 94 is one of the best all mountain skis out there.

The Armada JJ and TST are stupid good in the fluff, and right next door, the Salomon Rocker 2 absolutely kills it in all conditions on Grouse Mountain, KILLS it.
  
I think my favorite ski thus far of the season is the Rossi S7, which is a beast everywhere. This ski will drive you right through every condition and type of terrain on the hill, it skis amazingly different than it "looks" and simply just dominates the ski hill.
 The Repair Shop during sleepy hours
 We also have some of these things but I'm not sure what they arepor what they are used for.
 And after hours in the new Rental Lounge in the Christy's Beaver Creek. Chill and watch some big screen while getting fitted...then go git sum.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FEBRUARY 10-12, THE WINTER TEVA MOUNTAIN GAMES HIT VAIL

And I'll see you all there, on the mic of course, calling the cycling events which include a snow crit and a big air comp. Be there.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

IT'S GONNA BE 50 IN FRUITA THIS WEEK....

And despite great skiing on the home front, it may be too difficult to pass up.

With that said, I'm not sure how many times people need to be reminded about snow safety, but with the worst January snow pack I've seen in 30 years of living in Colorado, stay the fuck out of the back country until nature settles everything herself, which is going to take a while. And with Cyclocross Worlds just around the corner, I'm picking Gary Thacker to win the Rainbow jersey and take home the whole enchilada. You heard it first right here on A2B.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

VOS DOMINATES THE WORLD.......AGAIN, COMPTON MISSES PODIUM.

Vos once again destroys the women's field at the World Cup, while van den Brand and Nash filled out he podium. America's best shot for a world title, Katie Compton, finished what is surely a disappointing 4th for her, but an amazing finish all the same, let's go ski some powder.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FOR SALE, SWEET NINER ONE SS, XL, SCANDNIUM, WITH MAVERICK SINGLE CROWN FORK...

$1299
JUST 5 RIDES ON THIS BEAUT.
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APPARENTLY, IT'S BEEN SNOWING IN CANADA

This is big, really BIG.

I AM OUT OF SHIT TO BLOG TODAY, SO HOW ABOUT SOME FSU HISTORY...

Having gone to school at Florida State, this is to be noted. I am no big basketball fan by any stretch of the imagination, however, FSU basketball kicked the living crap out of Roy Williams and his North Carolina Tar Heels a couple of nights ago, Williams worst loss as a coach. The interesting thing about the end of this game is that Coach Williams pulled his team off the floor with just under 20 seconds remaining in the game and walked to the locker room earning him the A2B Douche Bag of the Week award. Williams, you are a puss, all the ass woopins you have put on other teams over the years while your opponents took it for the team, then had to go shake hands with the members of your team after losing by 40 points or so and saying "nice game guys". You're a classless act, but boy, this must have been a fun one to be at. FSU once again proving that they are a huge thorn in the side of North Carolina basketball, who was #3 in the nation. BTW, it snowed 10 inches last night, here we go.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I'M NOT SURE, BUT I'M PRETTY SURE ALL THESE GUYS SHOULD BE DEAD...

THE BALLAD OF TIM TEBOW

I wrote this Tim Tebow ballad after the game last night
"I am Tim Tebow and I really suck the big one"

I hope you liked my ballad.
I'm pretty sure if I was an offensive lineman on this guy's team I'd lay down every play and watch the pummeling take place behind me. Apparently, Jesus takes Saturday's off.

Friday, January 13, 2012

MASTER'S CX CYCLOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, REALLY?

 Look, I'm not trying to downplay the fact that the USA actually was presented with the opportunity to host the Master's Cyclocross World Championships this weekend in Kentucky of all places, but have you looked at the field distributions? It appears that roughly 99% of the riders are from the USA and Canada, um, I find this a rather poor turn out from the Euro Bubble. Imagine that, they should have made it a Cross Cup race then everyone and their brother would have shown up. I'm not trying to step on muddy toes and piss everyone off, which for some is inevitable, but to see NO ONE representing the WORLD is pretty sad. With that said, I'd love to be there, but like the rest of my masters friends, there is no way in hell I can afford the trip. Cheers USA, it looks like a lock for you in most of the categories.

With any luck at all, your gear was transported to Kentucky for the Master's World Cyclocross Championships this weekend.
 A couple of photos from Steve Tilford's Blog below, the course is virtually un ride-able in 10-12 sections. Which of course is perfect. I'd prefer not to hear CX racers complain about course conditions, if you know what I'm saying. 


Monday, January 9, 2012

MORE FROM FRUITA 2012 OPENER



And it snowed...

J POW AND COMPTON PREVAIL AS CX NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Katie Compton won her EIGHTH CX National Title in a row yesterday, which should be the beginning of a streak that will probably end some time around mid century. Look for maybe twenty in a row? Congrats to Compton on her dominating win and we hope this is the year she can break Rabobank teammate Vos' World title streak.

On the men's side of the fence, Jeremy Powers FINALLY breaks through and takes his first National Title with a perfectly timed late attack on a hot lead group. Tim Tebow and Mike Ditka rounded out the podium.
photos poached from CX Mag online.

And major props to the Boulder Cyclesport crew for tearing it up in Madison, Brandon Dwight taking yet another National Championship and Webber, Hludzinski, Krugoff and Keller all representing the Colorado contingent with fantastic rides.....


Watch more video of USA Cyclocross National Championships 2012 on cyclingdirt.org

Saturday, January 7, 2012

FRUITA IN JANUARY, LOMA CANT BE BETTER.

COLORADO JUNIORS TOP THE PODIUM AT CYCLOCROSS NATIONALS

Gauge Hecht and Mina Anderberg added to their already impressive pile of National Cyclocross Championships with wins yesterday in Madison, Wisconsin. Roll on Colorado Juniors, well done.
photos poached from Cx Magazine online

Friday, January 6, 2012

JANUARY 5TH IN LOMA WITH COURTMANSK....

And so it is in 2012, with virtually zero snow in the mountains of the west as we head into the second week of January, and a nuclear mushroom cloud hanging over the town of Gypsum, which everyone says poses no health issues, it was time to start 2012 off the way 2011 ended, to the west, and on the dirt. Courtney Wuwuwuwuwuwuzup Gregory and myself threw our MTB shit in the car and hit Loma, just west of Fruita, sorry you missed it, it did not suck.
 Here is the warm welcome you receive in Fruita these days from a dinosaur in the round about eating the Grinch, in front of children from all over the world. Like.
And the Loma parking lot at about 11:30am on January 5th, with temps starting to press near 50 degrees. We were so lonely.
And well, you know.
And not to change the subject, but every Republican and Democrat politician out there is a douche bag, the rest are all just tea baggers.

Oh, and here is some cheap entertainment as in free...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL AT CYCLOCROSS NATIONALS...

Who will unseat T. Wells this year in Madison? It's lookin like a Trebon-Powers showdown. Meanwhile, all the best to the Colorado racers who I had the privilege to call the action for this season, the are arriving in big numbers and ready to roll ofter some great weekends of true CX racing on the home turf. Get after it!

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT.......

I'm assuming that if you stare at this pic long enough you will figure out what it is. I took it yesterday, welcoming the new year on the slopes of Beaver Creek. I'm also assuming it may snow again some day, so we can break out the fat powder skis....paleeeease.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

AND.....THE 2011 A2B DOUCHE BAG OF THE YEAR IS.....

ME
For actually thinking I belonged somewhere other than the high country of
Colorado and moving in with one of the angriest people I've ever met in my life. I mean it's ok to hate a couple of things, but to HATE EVERYTHING and EVERYONE, REALLY? 
What a gem.

Anyway, this is 2012 and 2011 is now water under the bridge, so lets get this thing rolling. This is going to be a great year, especially on the announcing and riding front, and it's good to be back to the ground I belong on, and it's an honor to be the A2B Douche Bag of the Year. Thank You.