First off to settle some confusion (and to confuse those who don’t understand):
“Are You The Judean People’s Front?”
“Fuck off! We’re the People’s Front of Judea!”
I had an appointment with the Physio this morning He reckons that the damage I sustained to my back over two years ago can be effectively treated to prevent the pain reoccurring in future. Good positive vibes, although I guess telling people that they’re body is bust out of shape probably goes down like a shit sandwich. So what he told me is the stuff I’ve been wanting to hear. I’ve come to the conclusion that going through the windscreen of cars is definitely not good for the constitution.
Lance was on fire today. Will it be enough though or is it too little too late? Big Jonny reckons ‘this is the best Tour in ten years. Maybe even more than ten years. It’s unreal’. I thing he’s on to something there, I reckon this Tour is doing big favours for the popularity of the sport, as having spoken to a few people not normally interested in such things, they’ve all commented that they’ve enjoyed following and watching events this year.
I found David Visintainer’s Bike Cafe site today where he says:
To many, cycling might be looked at as simply the hardest endurance sport in the world in which the racing is tough, the season long and the glory is held by but a mere few. On the surface this may hold true but at its core, cycling represents many aspects of life that are easily overlooked. In reality, cycling mirrors life in many ways. Further examination brings to light that cycling encompasses all of the key elements of life; Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, and most of all, Man vs. Himself. For there is no other sport in the world in which the thresholds of competition, mental challenges and physical pain are pushed to their limits on a daily basis both in training as well as racing.
Pretty much sums things up. For those with an inclination to race up bloody big mountains these tips for adjusting effectively to altitude might be useful (I’ll make a note for next time). The infamous Zap has been rambling about everything from Greg Lemond to the new SAINT groupset over on Mountain Bike’s site and these guys have apparently being voiding warranties by gravity alone: Team Fat Bastard.