Little Girls!

Peeps, I’m telling you that most road cyclists and organisers behave like little girls!

I just read the news that Tour de Spain director Javier Guillen said that Alberto Contador’s absence will not noticed at this year’s event. Is this guy freaking nuts or drinking too much tequila?

Contador is the Tour de France winner! That means he’s the most bankable rider and cycling personality in the world right now – of course he’ll be missed.

Maybe Guillen will retract his statement when he notices how fewer people attend this year’s event because of Contador’s absence.

Crazy road cyclists and fanatics – probably been inhaling too many exhaust fumes!

Marky Mark

Custody Battle

I had the biggest chuckle yesterday as I read the news about Tour de France winner, Alberto Contador.

Recently, Contador has been getting some rather fruitful offers from rival teams, which has prompted him to come out and say he’d like to start afresh and with a new challenge.

However, his team Astana has warned any potential suitors that he will have to honour his contract until the end of 2010 and they won’t allow him to leave until then.

Man, this sounds a friend’s recent divorce. Him and his ex wife fought for months in court over their son Barry. Barry wanted to live with his dad, but his mom wanted him to live with her. It all ended up in court and it was such an ugly experience for the poor boy to endure.

Maybe Contador is a little like Barry in this situation. I expect plenty of tears and drama soon. Damn road cycling hehehe

Bandaged Jack

IM with Pete

Yesterday, I logged onto MSN and saw that my buddy, Pete, was online. Now Pete and I haven’t seen each other since our drunken varsity days, so this was a bit of a catch up conversation…

Mark: Yo dude, howz it hanging?
Pete:
Mr missed-the-mark, I’m good n u, homey?
Mark: Lol. I’m gr8 bud, just doing some work…blergh!
Pete:
Awesome man, u still @ that accounting firm?
Mark: Yup, yup…and u?
Pete:
Still studying, boet. Doing my Masters now…
Pete: Where you hiding these days? We never c u @ the pub anymore…
Mark: I’m hectic into mountain biking. Training. Riding. It’s really cool and keeps you fit.
Pete: Mountain biking? So you’ve been riding around delivering newspapers like a paper boy lol
Mark: No man, MTB not normal cycling. We do dirt trails out in nature, my friend.
Pete:
Eish! That sounds um…boring…zzz…
Mark: Voetsek. U prob still benchpressing potato bags to get fit!
Pete:
lol
Mark: Don’t tune me, china. I’m fit and staunch now hehe
Pete:
So when am I gonna be seeing you on tv riding the tour de france?
Mark: That’s road cycling! Not MTB!
Pete:
Yeah, yeah, whatever Mr Contador!
Mark: *Expletitive* I’m not into road cycling ARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!
Pete: No need 2 get upset. I’ll buy you training wheels for ur birthday!
Mark is now offline.

Please excuse the atrocious IM spelling, but this is an important issue I wish to address once again – MTB is not the same as road cycling ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH! Thank you, enjoy your day.

Marky Mark

A Case of Sour Grapes?

I’m sorry for doing this again, but I’m really finding a lot to talk about in relation to this year’s Tour de France.

Current Tour de France champion, Spaniard Carlos Sastre, lashed out yesterday over a perceived “lack of respect” coming into the event. He further claimed conspiracy, as he believes certain riders are purely out to get him and to make sure that he doesn’t win the tour.

He also didn’t make many new friends when he stated that the Contador vs Armstrong rivalry had made the race “boring”. Here’s what Sastre had to say:

I think it’s disrespectful, as defending champion, to always be faced with questions about Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador. For months you’ve been creating a rivalry between Armstrong and Contador, and now that the race has become boring and there’s nothing more to write about you turn to me and expect me to do something. I’m not a box of magic tricks.

Personally, I think Sastre should be keeping these types of thoughts to himself. It’s not the conduct of a professional sportsman. You should be gracious in defeat, senor! But on the other side of the coin, I’m happy he said it, because it now proves that MTBers are much better professionals hehehe…

MTB FTW!

What are your thoughts on this year’s Tour de France? Do you agree with Sastre’s statements?

Ricky in Spandex

Tour de France

Let’s be honest here…who has been watching the Tour de France lately? Come now, don’t be ashamed; just raise your hands MTBers.

I’ve got to say I’ve kept half an eye on it. I’m really interested to see what Lance Armstrong can do this year. Whether you’re a road cyclist or MTBer, you have to admit he is an exceptional athlete – perhaps one of the best that the world of cycling has ever produced and he never fails to deliver.

I’ve also noticed that Spaniard and 2006 winner, Oscar Pereiro, pulled out of this year’s competition. Does anybody know why? I can’t seem to find any official comment from his team, Caisse d’Epargne.

But the real reason I’ve kept an eye on the competition is because I can’t wait for the drug busts on those sneaky road cyclists *evil grin* Every year, it’s a sure bet. I just don’t get it; they know the organisers do random testing, yet they still do it – dumbasses. Oh well, keep your eyes peeled for the next bust. Bets start at R50 hehe

Are you watching the Tour de France? What are your thoughts on it?

Ricky in Spandex