I may be on to something here. The blog takes a brief turn towards titillation with the posting of that incredible video of the Aussie track star and the visit numbers zoom. 996 unique visitors and 1800 visitors altogether, both a new record, for a single day. Ryan R accounted for 500 of the repeat visits. Purely on a professional level I'm tempted to turn this into a cycling porn site but my wife may frown on that so it will stay the course as an irrelevant, silly cycling blog.
From Paul Stock, just back from a week in France where his times up the famous climbs exceeded that of the pro peloton, but barely, sends me this:
Put this on your blog or I'll kick your ass, take all the veggies from your garden, steal your wife and kick your dog.
Lastly, the Mountain Mama bike ride is this Saturday in Monterey, VA One hundred miles and around 9500' of climbing over 9 well spaced mountains. The times are not posted anywhere so it's an opportunity to enjoy the 6 food stops, finish with a crummy time and no one knows or cares. Or, if you want to ride hard and finish with a good time you of course can. I will ride the route but mainly I am there on assignment. I am planning an expose of a certain group of cyclists from central Ohio. By the way, spaces still available for the ride but lodging likely not. Among those going are Steve O, Mark C, Jimmy, Corvair, Flyin Tuna, Denver Dan, Mark V, Dustin, Mike Rea, & others.