blue squirrel

after a self-imposed 20 year absence from cycling, the sport i love, i am back and dedicated to holding my own in the superfast 40+ catagory. this blog will tell the journey, the highs and the lows, the team [team becher+] and it's cast of characters, our sponsors, supporters, and other local riders that make it happen... [anonymous comments are lame, cowboy up and put a name or start a blog]

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


well niki the giant killer gave it his best shot today in the 63rd criterium du dauphine libere stage 4 ITT [from bourg-les-valence to valence 42.4km], but his great effort came to no avail and he surrendered his yellow jersey [mellow johnny, for those in texas] to the math challenged silence lotto rider. oh, that would be cadel 'i seldom attack' evans. now don't get me wrong, i am a evans fan, but the dauphine was really exciting for 24 hours with the young upstart stealing the jersey away from the chiseled veteran.

of course few cycling journo's reported on niki's monster effort today, and instead focused on the boring creme de la creme of cycling pros. granted he lost about 5 minutes to the winner from colombia high road, the world ITT champ, bert grabsch, but it was probably his best ITT of his life, that counts as a true winner in my book, give all you got and lay your cards on the table. that is exactly what the new rider that has a soft spot in my heart did today.

on a side note, d. miller stepped up today and had a stellar ride, surprising since he has been uninspiring this season along with the entire garmin team who were so lack luster in the giro. hey tommy d. your not getting any younger, how about bunking with mr. 'soul' terpstra and digging a bit deeper into your talent pool and actually making something happen for yourself.


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local news, greg and i put in some good quality miles this morning and it feels good to be back to a regular weekly schedule of training, now that i am not bionic anymore. check out our club / team twitter feed to the left for a quick ride pic and for other updates.

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