Thursday, August 17, 2006

picture's worth a 1000 words

this pic from last wknd's NORBA finals at Snowmass cracks me up:

Bishop looks like a 12yr-old on crack (can't really blame him) while Craig looks less than thrilled. after scoping-out all the pics on cyclingnews, i was most impressed with JHK's reaction to taking second - he seems thrilled, not disappointed one bit - class act. and how 'bout the never-grow old ned overend in 16th place!? one spot behind nice guy nick martin and almost 10 full minutes ahead of barry wicks. from nick's blog: "There are only two places that matter in the mix of the pro field, whether you are in front of "Timeless" Ned or behind Ned... The last 5 minutes I dug deeper than I can ever remember and was actually on the verge of passing out as I crossed the line. That is the look of a face that only a mother could love:"

what i really found funny was how trebon blasted bishop for whining about the Nationals race-track fast, totally non-technical wicked-lame Sonoma course, then proceeds to whine about a true mtbike course at Snowmass. trebon removed his post about how he and Wick's 1-2 in xc and stxc was a sign of the "changing of the guard" after the Snowmass race...

need a hero? i choose ned. what's crazy is that folks have been choosing ned as a hero for 25 years. inspiring stuff.

3 Comments:

At 8/17/2006 1:58 PM, Blogger rick said...

good readin, thanks.

 
At 8/17/2006 7:16 PM, Blogger Andy said...

wow, I may have never pushed it quite as hard as good'ol Nick but most certainly felt that way before!

 
At 8/18/2006 11:38 AM, Blogger Jason said...

Good stuff. gotz to love ned!

Yeah, gotta love rolling gravel road/fire road mountain bike racing.. oh wait, no you don't.

How 'bout I roade the 7 Springs course last week and was stoked at the amount of fun single track etc., and wouldn't you know it I saw a dude on the Springs message board bitching about how it's not a good "race course" you can't pass, blah, blah, blah., PEOPLE!

Later. JM

 

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