Meirhaeghe Positive

Filip. What can I say? He has been a bad lad and I’m disappointed. I was thinking he was just having a good run of form, but it’s sad to see that’s because he’s been on the gear to get him on the top of the podium.

I didn’t know about the ’97 incident but I guess it must be hard to quit old habits. He did have a shocking sense of fashion though. Almost like the Mario Cipollini of the mountain bike world. More here and over at Mountain Bike Action.

Meanwhile once golden boy looks like he’s about to turn the tables. This could be one to watch: Disgraced world champion David Millar says he hopes he will be allowed to work with the cycling authorities to warn against the dangers of doping. More at the Beeb.

I have a submission date set. Four years of work is now rapidly approaching the 24 September. I am highly convinced that there will be less time for any shenanigans of any kind in the coming two months let alone the mountain biking variety, but we’ll see.

From: Katie
Subject: Proud to be British?

Be very proud to be British Because…

Only in Britain… can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
Only in Britain… do supermarkets make sick people walk all the way to the back of the shop to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
Only in Britain… do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a DIET coke.
Only in Britain… do banks leave both doors open and chain the pens to the counters.
Only in Britain… do we leave cars worth thousands of pounds on the drive and lock our junk and cheap lawn mower in the garage.
Only in Britain… do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won’t miss a call from someone we didn’t want to talk to in the first place.
Only in Britain… are there disabled parking places in front of a skating rink.

Not to Mention:

3 Brits die each year testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue.
142 Brits were injured in 1999 by not removing all pins from new shirts.
58 Brits are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers.
31 Brits have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the fairy lights were plugged in.
19 Brits have died in the last 3 years believing that Christmas decorations were chocolate.
British Hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker pulling accidents.
101 people since 1999 have had broken parts of plastic toys pulled out of the soles of their feet.
18 Brits had serious burns in 2000 trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth.
A massive 543 Brits were admitted to A&E in the last two years after opening bottles of beer with their teeth.
5 Brits were injured last year in accidents involving out of control Scalextric cars.

And finally:

In 2000 eight Brits cracked their skull whilst throwing up into the toilet

Finally, ladies, ladies! Handbags are being drawn stateside.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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