Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thursday Haiku - Tour Edition

I just won le tour
by shooting my stupid gun
el pistolero

Thursday, July 23, 2009

What do you get when you combine fat guys on mopeds, fast sprinters, & euros? A fun night out. I've never seen this type of racing before. Crazy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lanterne Rouge

One thing I wish versus would do is give more attention to the Lanterne Rouge--the last placed person in the peleton. Kenny Van Hummel, the now former last placed guy in the peleton(he DNF'd today's stage after a crash)was hanging on for dear life riding hundreds of kilometers solo and taking risks on the descents to make the time cut-off each day in the mountains. He is quite a good sprinter with several top 10 finishes in the tour this year. I've been the red lantern on several group rides in SJ with my superstar friend Chuck, so I was impressed by his drive to keep going.

I don't speak Dutch, but you don't have to to understand that the man had given his all each day. I'm sure I couldn't hang onto his wheel for 1 minute in the Alps.

Anyways, chapeau Kenny. You nearly made it to Paris and the end of the TdF. There's always next year.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fashion Police

Bad crash today. Sounds like jens is okay though. Too bad we won't see him on this year's tour anymore. Also saw the Dr. with his shirt tucked in his undies. Oops!

I always cringe when I see those types of crashes. Ouch. The tour should finish with a bang and I can't wait to see it unfold this week.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

We need some change...Seriously.

Last night I went on a quick MTB ride on the shoreline trail. It is a quick little section that is perfect for a 1 hour burn. Anyways, I came across this:


I have two thoughts on this--First, horses can eat alot. Second, it shouldn't be sitting right in the middle of the trail. I'm all for people going for runs, rides & hikes with animals (Aside: We had a rad dog growing up named Bandit that we loved to take hiking & running.) but if nature is calling him in the middle of the trail, take measures. It doesn't seem fair to everyone else that has to hike/ride/run by a steamer left by someone's animal.

IPeople with horses need to be held to the same standard as other pet owners and they should start using mutt mitts. Who agrees with me? I think Davis County needs to make an ordinance against horse poop all over the trails. Cowboys always talk about how they're tough. This would be good toughness training for them.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thursday Haiku

This week's haiku was a combo of me and Jami as we were trying to fall asleep one night. I won't mention who the victim was and who the perpetrator was.

trying to fall asleep
hey, he who smelt it dealt it
need somewhere to hide

One of these days I'll do a regular post. In the meantime, if any of you feel inclined to be creative with haiku (remember the 5-7-5 rule) I'd love to see some in the comments or elsewhere.