As you may be aware, my fellow locomotive engineer has recently admitted to driving the morning express to Fattytown.
Since excessive weight gain is not conducive to the raison d’etre of this blog, which of course is to get girls, I feel compelled to lend a hand by offering my foolproof (or fool-something) diet trick.
This is Bjarne Riis. He won Le Tour in 1996. As you can see by the photo, he was seriously skinny in those days. If you ride 50,000km each year, you can eat whatever you please.
He was also seriously full of red blood cells.
Can you spell E-R-Y-T-H-R-O-P-O-I-E-T-I-N?
Post retirement from professional racing, Bjarne started managing a cycling team. He spent most days hanging around with people who eat a lot.
“Bjarne, would you like another pastry?”
“Don’t mind if I do!”
Bjarne stacked on a few kilograms.
In the photo on the right, a concerned Frank Schleck looks on as Bjarne behaves like a jolly fat man. Continue reading My Foolproof Diet Trick – WWBD?
Cadel Evans wins the Fleche Wallonne in the World Champion’s jersey! (Head to minute 9 for the finish).
I am very happy that he is continuing the transition from whiner to attacker! And even sometimes WINNER!
But, can he improve his victory salute? Continue reading Whoop! Whoop! Go Cadel, but can you work on your salute?
The debate regarding cyclists’ rights and responsibilities continues. On the one hand the ‘vehicularists’ believe cyclists should behave (and be treated) like cars – on the other hand – (the inexplicably named) ‘facilitators’ believe cyclists should take advantage of their unique attributes and since ultimately it is their own safety at stake, they should feel free to bend the rules at their discretion. You can read more about these various views here.
Today this debate will take a new direction, by considering the input of another road user. In order to protect his identity, we will call him Gerald. Continue reading Does this man hate cyclists? The inaugural Thomasthethinkengine interview.
He doesn’t get flats. He gets his laces untied.
I pinched this picture from this website http://matadorlife.com/photo-essay-20-of-the-freakiest-bikes-on-the-road/
I ride a lot. When I ride for fun, I wear sports clothes, avoid the city, and go fast.
I also ride to get to places, and when I do, I wear the clothes I want to wear at my destination. Sometimes this means I’m riding in jeans, sometimes I’m wearing a suit, sometimes boardshorts and thongs (i.e. flip-flops).
And when I’m riding in my suit, people go past me. I want to tell them it’s not a race, I’m not playing your game, I’m not even trying. But they looks so smug.
Continue reading Campaign: Ride like you walk!