You know my fascination for what google searches lead people to my blog. Well, to my surprise, someone looked up "uphill battle caloi" just yesterday. I can’t help but think that someone out there is looking for me. Weird. Besides that, there are the standard search items:
Yes, it has snowed like crazy here (just after the sun melted all the snow in front of our apartment. We’ve noticed that it tends to snow around here on Fridays and Saturdays, and then it melts on Sundays. I suppose it’s fair to tell you that I don’t ride on Sundays for religious reasons, so mother nature obviously has a sense of humor.
And, you might be interested to know that Iban Mayo gave an interview over at cyclingnews. After bashing on Ivan Basso over at Fatty’s, I’m thinking I might root for Mayo this year. The guy doesn’t stand a chance unless he manages to overcome that little self-esteem problem he’s been dealing with. But hey, even the underdogs need some encouragement now and again, right? GO MAYO!
As a last item of business, I was on-campus looking for my wife yesterday when we discovered a book sale at the library–all the books you can fit in a grocery bag for $1 (no, seriously). As I browed the covers, I came across one that stuck out to me. Have you ever heard of Marshall "Major" Taylor? I guess he was the first real bike-racing champ from the U.S., and this children’s book was written about him. Check this out: (And, yes, I bought it)
P.S. For a more informative read about Marshall Taylor, try this link to a bunch of articles about him. That’s some cool history.