Mongo picked up a pair of these the other day. Rightfully called The Hammer by North Face, these babies are a sweet addition to my cycling eyewear arsenal.
BTW...I paid $29 at Marshalls. They retail for $80. Mongo knows bargains.
Fan and peleton favorite, Jens Voigt, wins Stage 18 in style with a solo breakaway out of the group breakaway with 35k to go.
This guy is considered a big power rider at 6'2" 167lbs...Are you f***ing kidding me? Mongo's 6'2" 220lbs...He's 53lbs lighter than me.
If Mongo dropped a bag of cement in weight, I'd be unstoppable. I'd probably be in rehab...but I'd definitely be unstoppable.
Ever since Mongo unceremoniously snapped his sweet Specialized carbon fiber seatpost and replaced it with a Ritchey aluminum WCS post, I have been haunted by the high-pitched screams and yelps of the Mouse of the Baskervilles emanating from below my nether regions.
Let's just say that Mongo's no Frank Schleck in the weight department. Hauling my chiseled 220lbs up a mountain 'aint no easy task. If you've watched professional cycling lately, you'll notice that the only people in the peleton over two hundy are the guys on the motorbikes. So you see that my task is daunting.
I've decided that the only way I'm going to be competitive as a climber is to adopt the Marco Pantani Training Method.
I will be moving out of my house and into a hotel on a river somewhere. I will talk to no one and have everything delivered to me. I will follow the nutritional guidelines of the 1980 East German Olympic Team. I will ride the steepest hills every day and develop the lungs of an Argentinian gaucho. I'll start dating a hot European model.
If all of this doesn't work, then I'm thinking about a new 12-28 cassette.
The only genuine representation of skateboarding and it's grassroots culture that is shown on television today is fronted by one of the baddest, bad asses of all time.
This reformed thug(The Muska incident, among many others) has a connection with the universal soul of skateboarding. He is able to communicate "the shred" with children and adults alike, and his street cred is unmatched.
Mike Vallely...Keepin' it real! (Drive... on Fuel TV)
As a cyclist with multiple bikes, I have a good sense of speed in a variety of conditions and situations. I also have computers on all my bikes in case I leave my sextant and Navajo instincts at the house.
I'm able to achieve 30-40 mph on my skateboard, quite easily, on the hills in and around my neighborhood. That's flyin'!
Safety and sanity aside...It feels awesome going that fast!