Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Mongodamus had a down year in '08 with his prognosticating. As a matter of fact, if anyone named Vito comes looking for me, tell him I moved to "the islands."
With the '09 season right around the corner, there's no better way to clean the slate than with my first bold prediction.
Breakthrough Rider Of The Year*...Stijn Devolder
*(As long as he doesn't abandon the Tour again like a little girl)
Monday, December 29, 2008
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Mongo is a sucker for a hot chick with a British accent. Luckily for me, I've scored the trifecta with all of the above...and she's a World and Olympic Champion cyclist.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
There's a funny thing that all road cyclists do when they get passed. We look at the bike before we look at the rider. It's as if we are looking for an excuse for our performance based on equipment. If they're riding a Time VXR with Zipp 404's, then you don't feel so bad. But if it's a rusty Univega with clip-on aero bars, flat pedals, and a gel seat cover, well...you've got bigger problems.
There's nothing sadder than watching a bunch of dorky, forty-somethings, sitting around on TV discussing Heavy Metal music with musicians, who themselves, are at least in their fifties. Actually, what's even sadder, is that I've managed to catch all four episodes of the new "That Metal Show" on VH1 Classic. (It's actually a pretty good show...Jim Florentine is hilarious)
I have to face the fact that I am also one of the relic metalheads from the '80's, who if given the opportunity, will gladly listen to Lita Ford babble about stupid shit because...she rocks!...and I still want to bang her.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
For all that the Internet is or isn't, everyone can agree that this reverse-engineered alien technology is a magical tool for information gathering and topical exploration.
Such was the case today when I went to the Zero Gravity website to "gather information" on their new Gravitas carbon fiber brakes. Already the makers of some of the coolest, lightest, and most expensive CNC brakes on the market, ZG now makes the coolest, lightest, and most expensive carbon fiber brakes as well. At 156 grams per pair, these bad boys will only set you back one large and two bills...that's $1200.00 for those of you not familiar with hip street lingo. Anyway, my point is this...
When I was on the Zero Gravity website, which is very smooth and has a a vibe like a Tool video, I noticed several links to other projects by ZG owner, Ted Ciamillo. At forty years old, Ciamillo is an inventor, an entrepreneur, an engineer, a visionary, and very rich.
He has parlayed his ZG fortune into the study and development of underwater propulsion. Using the science of Biomimetics, which allows man-made systems to replicate the movements of Dolphins and Whales, Ciamillo has already invented, and has planned, some amazing things.
If you want to check out some cool shit, click...Here
Monday, December 8, 2008
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Monday, December 1, 2008
Appearing in what might become the benchmark photograph for the ugliest combination of team kit, bike color, facial hair, and full body tattoos ever rocked by a professional cyclist...Kayle Leogrande, of the "Here to stay"(For now) Rock Racing Team, gets a two year suspension for EPO.