Thursday, December 30, 2010

So Let Me Explain

Ya it's been a while ...So bite me (ha, dog humour).  So not one of my best pics but I can't be on my A-game all the time.   I had a long CX season being the unofficial Team Ommegang-Syr Bike mascot, I been pissin in snow up to my chest for weeks already and then the holiday stresses finally got to me.   I had to blow off some steam ya know, let my hair down a little and next thing ya know things  got a little wild watching the Pinstripe Bowl.   I hope Drummroll don't notice I broke into his secret stash of Omme... dumbass thinks he's all clever keeping it in the downstairs closet out of sight.  He's too busy stuffing his face and whining about the BIG numbers on the bathroom scales lately to notice anyway.    I shouldn't bust on him too much, he's had a few bumps in the road this year and he still takes time to give me my favourite belly rub.

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

Le Metier

While Drummroll cannot take credit for uncovering this (that goes to BIG Dave), you might wanna check out the latest post to Michael Barry's blog (see link below).

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.