Monthly Archives: April 2009

Crazy finishing sprint crash from Tour of Turkey

This might be the craziest finishing sprint crash I’ve ever seen. Look at 3:45 in the video above – Theo Bos of Rabobank literally grabs Barloworld’s Daryl Impey (the yellow jersey wearer of the tour at the time) and throws him into the barrier. Bos claimed that he was just trying to prevent Impey from crossing his line, but that sure looks like a “grab-and-throw” to me. Impey still won the tour, but has a fracture of the third disk of his lumbar vertebra, a micro-fracture of his neck, a facial trauma, a few broken teeth and a deep cut in his lips – ouch!

New bike bling – Kuota K-Factor Time Trial Bike

Kuota K-Factor Time Trial Bike

Kuota K-Factor Time Trial Bike

Today I picked up my new time trial bike from Fort Worth Cycling. It’s a Kuota K-Factor outfitted with Shimano Dura Ace, Flash Point FP 60 wheels and an Easton Attack TT bar.

It sure looks fast standing still. I’ll post a full review after I get a chance to put some miles in the saddle.

A new kind of charity bicycle ride – cycling 100 miles indoors!

indoor-cycling

Fat Cyclist is organizing a very interesting charity ride – a 100 mile ride to nowhere. That’s right. This ride will raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, but instead of riding around the Hill Country outside of Austin, participant will ride 25, 50, or 100 miles from the comfort of their own garage/basement, etc.

This idea intrigues me for a couple reasons:

  1. I’m a big supporter of the LAF. In fact, I raised $12,000 for the LAF when I participated in the 2006 LiveStrong ride in Austin.
  2. I, like Fatty, have a set of Inside Ride E-Motion Rollers, which make something like this slightly less insane.
  3. I love an unusual, endurance, cycling challenge.
  4. There is lots of cool schwag, including a custom Twin Six T-shirt and a bottle of DZ-Nuts (which I love and think is the best chamois creme on the market, even if Kevin D. gave it a so-so review in his chamois creme showdown).
  5. I just add DirecTV put in the garage, so I could watch some of the Boob Tube while pedaling nowhere for 5 hours.

My butt might think otherwise, but I just might do this.