Tony the Kornhole



Ok, so his real name is Tony Kornheiser, but I think I’m gonna call him kornhole from now on.
Cruising around FB the other day, I came across a group devoted to stopping Tony Kornheiser’s awful talk radio show. Why stop it you may ask? Because this guy is a jacka$$ who instigates violence and is completely anti-cycling.
The other week he went on a rant about “…running cyclist off the road….” and “…just give them a tap. Don’t kill them, just tap them…”  It blew up pretty quick when Lance Armstrong tweeted it. He then went on to appologize because of the grief he was getting for it. And last week he had Lance on the show (http://www.espn980.com/shows/the_tony_kornheiser_show.php)
You can read more about it in a blog by Denver Post Sports writer John Meyer. http://blogs.denverpost.com/sports/2010/03/22/an-anti-cycling-rant-a-celebrity-cyclist-and-an-apology/
This is just fuel to the fire that we need to figure out how to SHARE THE ROAD.
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Dave Erickson & The Timex Race Trainer



Dave Erickson made a little video about using his Timex Race Trainer. I like it!
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That Was A Little Rough…



Tough days make you tougher.  I’m talking days where you are suffering whether it be from the weather, your fitness, the workout, the terrain, or that fact that the guys you’re running with are wicked fast. I find days like these can help you with mental training just as much as the physical.
 
I totally got my ass handed to me this morning at the run workout. It was 10 x (2min on, 2min off). I only made it through 6 of them and got dropped by like 50 meters each time. I was definitely the slowest guy out there. Yet, how does that make me feel? MOTIVATED!!
 
I now have the desire to go out, train my butt off, and try to run up in the front with those guys. I may be a geeky triathlete, but I know I can still hang with the big boy runners at a speed workout. You just watch me!
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Breakfast with Lance



This is a re-post of Conrad Stoltz’s blog about his recent interactions with Lance down in South Africa. I was so entertained by it, I just had to share it with everyone. Enjoy!
 
Lance Armstrong
 
Lance choppered onto stage, stayed 41 minutes and 23 seconds before Range Rovering out, President Zuma style in a motorcade.
 

While on stage, he dazzled us with his whit and amazing speaking skill. He chatted with the iconic Phil Liggett and his new South African Team Radio Shack team mate, Daryl Impey.

 

The day before there was a funds raising group ride along the ocean from Cape Town to Hermanus. Too bad it rained all the way – probably one of the most scenic rides in the world. R175 000 ($23k) got you in. Word from the bunch is, Phil Liggett gave Lance “the look.”

 

Off course, Lance spoke about the Livestrong Foundation (I think they have raised $360 million for cancer so far) and about how to beat Contador. “The best climber in the world, and a great time trailist”

 

I cant remember the words he used, (like I said, he is a magician with words, PR and business) but basically he said “We will take him to the cleaners (excuse the pun) on tactics and race smarts.” Lance then referred to stage 3 which is basically a mini Paris Roubaix with lots of cobbles.

 

This weekend however, by the sounds of it, their (Daryl and Lance’s) plan on winning the worlds biggest fun ride, (The Cape Argus cycle tour), is: Either Lance rides everyone off up Chapman’s Peak or “the bossy hill – I have enough bossy people to remember that name” – LA (Suikerbossie), or Daryl Impey will win the line sprint with Lance as lead out man.

 

The Lance quote I took home was: “The key to improving your riding is: Lose weight, or buy a lighter bike.” Since I already ride the lightest Specialized available, I guess its back to the drawing board and empty out the cupboard. (Thats a joke)

 

Well, Lance was in such a hurry to Zuma off again, he completely missed out on his book signing and photo opportunity with me.

 

So Lance, my next appearance is at The Basic coffee shop in Stellenbosch on Tuesday at about 7.30. You can pick up your signed book there, and I’ll even throw in a personalized Specialized poster.

 

Conrad Stoltz book signed for Lance Armstrong

 

Conrad Stoltz message to Lance Armstrong

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2010 Team Timex



 
I just can’t describe how excited I am to be on with Team Timex again this year. This has been one of the best things that could have happened to my triathlon career, and I’m gonna make sure to do my best to make everyone proud.
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