Thursday, December 30, 2010
All in all it wasn't that bad of a year for me (aside from a couple minor incidents ... like those 2 skunk run-ins -- freakin little cocky, smelly bastards anyway -- and the new barf stain on the downstairs rug). I got to run around in the woods alot, spent a few nights in a nice hotel, went on a wine tour, and kayaked alot this summer. The bonus was that I got to the beach this summer and play in the surf a bit and even camped out in a tent. You haven't lived until you rolled in and gnawed on a rotting salty crab.
Anyway, wanna wish y'all a Happy Humper Dog Holiday Season and tell ya to make sure to live it up in style! ... Doggy Style !!
Monday, December 20, 2010
If you're asking who Michael is, well too bad for you (and you are not permitted to read further .. go do your homework). First, he is one of the pure North American "good guys" in the pro peloton. Secondly, the dude is a damn good writer. Maybe you've caught his stuff in Velonews or have you ever heard of his book called Inside the Postal Bus? This is the book that lets you take a peak of the craziness surrounding Lancemania a few year back in the US Postal days.
So Drummroll clicked on the link that took him to Michael's website (called Le Metier -- Google-translate it, you'll get it) and read "The Cross" blog post ... and then read a whole bunch more. His writings on "cyclo-stuff" is like off-season cyclo-crack when it's single digits outside and dark at 4:00 pm ... you just can't get enough.
Coincidentally, he also has a 2nd edition of a book also called Le Metier out. It might be a little late to get it on your Holiday wish list but hey, you can try .. and if that don't work, maybe you'll get a gift card that you can use to get it yourself.