Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I asked only the questions with comfortable answers
I revealed just enough of the truth that was needed
I avoided the person God intended me to be
I learned through loss the consequences of the myth
I carried the weight of a lifetime of regret
I understood that my slate might never be clean
I changed direction to face the rising sun”
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
This is NOT, I repeat, NOT, a picture of Mongo! Sorry ladies...I've got much bigger guns and my ass is as hairy as a small rodent.(The photo was obtained through a "road rash" search on Flickr)
What this picture does though, is represent quite accurately some of the injuries Mongo has been suffering with for the past week. Let me assure you, mine are more serious and getting extremely scabby.
Though my exterior injuries are worthy of a closeup in Hostel 5: Floyd's Revenge, it's the internal ones that are keeping me off my skateboard and bikes. I believe I might be the first person to ever pull a muscle in their 'taint. The pain is so deep in the ass cheek, it hurts to do everything.
Yesterday, Mongo was jonesing to get out and get some exercise, but my options were limited. I couldn't ride...I couldn't skate...I couldn't run...but I could walk. Not only was I going to walk, but I was going to do some Extreme Walking.
As it turns out, Extreme Walking is just like cycling...except there's no bike...and instead of going fast...you don't! Mongo did manage a sub two hour 6.3 miles...with a strong kick at the end!
Hopefully...I'll be back riding in a week.
Mongo is taking another bruise to his prognosticating ego and jumping off the Karpets and dipping back into the pool for the upcoming Grand Tours. Vlad has been sucking really badly this spring, so I don't see him being any kind of factor in the big races this year. Stay tuned to find out who's coming of the bench for Mongo.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
George Hincapie will win Paris-Roubaix!
Come on George...you're a savvy veteran who's been very close several times. The end of your distinguished career is on the horizon, and who knows how many chances you'll have to win a big classic.
There's no better time than now. Stop screwing around...and win this mo' fo'!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I held an $11,000 dollar De Rosa Idol in my hands today. It was one of the sweetest rides Mongo has ever seen...and it also got me thinking.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
This is definitely a "horses for courses" kind of race. The smart money would be to go with Boonen or Ballan or even Cancellara, but as you all know, Mongo likes to live on the edge.
The winner of the 2008 Tour of Flanders will be...George Hincapie. U.S.A.! U.S.A.!