I make an appearance on this week’s edition of The Spokesmen cycling podcast. We talked about the local fatalities, the Tuscon Shootout, the baseball incident in Tuscon, the first prosecution using the new 3 foot law in Utah, Dave Zabriskie’s Yield To Life campaign, the mess with Perry Nees and ASO and UCI and Astana, with some discussion on Michael Ball and Rock Racing when Donna shocked me by saying she didn’t follow the Tour of California. Listen to the end for bloopers (we had beaceaups of them).
Just for Tim Jackson, who couldn’t make the show because he’s traveling to Taipei for the big bike show there: BUY MASI BICYCLES. For Tim Grahl, who couldn’t make it because his MAC COMPUTER RUNNING LEAPORD kept crashing, visit the Crooked Cog Network. Carlton usually appears but he’s having problems with Internet service. Donna is, of course, the marketing mind behind Kryptonite Locks and runs the Unbreakable Bonds blog.
I sound like a dork, as always, but I was still asleep when we recorded the show at 6:30 a.m. the day after daylight savings started, plus springtime means allergies for me. A couple of corrections: I called the Shootout a race, but it’s just a big ride; and I said that Matt Peterson is a triathlete, but he’s not.
Also, I said that I always hit cars in urban traffic, but that’s not accurate. I very occasionally hit cars in heavy traffic — I think it’s probably happened twice so far this year in heavy traffic and it’s something I avoid. I gave the impression in the podcast that I just ping pong willy nilly against everything in the road, but I want to clarify that I do not ride like that.
Here’s a dramatic video showing Tyler Farrar’s crash during the Prologue on Sunday. Via Ken Conley, who warns us that this video “contains language often associated with bike crashes.” Indeed it does.