Filled With Horse Pooed Water
Woke up a bit run down from yesterday's bonk on the mountain, but with temps looking good, I figured I would at least spin some back roads out by my Dad's digz. Then I realized that I failed to get my wet and muddy shoes out of my bike box after yesterday's ride. They were still filled with mud, poo, and water. Frig. Forget the ride, I wasn't that into it anyway.
So the day was spent chillin' and raking leaves with B-Man and my Dad. It was relaxing and I still got to be outside and enjoy the freakishly warm November temps. Weather looks good again tomorrow, so I hope to get out somewhere for some ride time. For all the bitching I did this week about my lack of riding, I actually ended up with close to 10 hours of riding. Not bad.
So I'm peeping CyclingNews.com and I see the headline: Vande Velde supports Giro d'Italia visit to Washington, DC
I should preface this by saying I'm NO big fan of change and disrupting tradition. Example: In my opinion there should be NO such thing as Inter League Baseball (for my foreign friends, that is when the American and National League play each other in games DURING the season) The ONLY time the AL and NL should face off is at the All Star Game and the World Series. PERIOD!!!
So you have to expect that I would be outraged that the Giro would come to the U.S.. Go ahead, give me the "good for U.S. cycling" bull shit. I don't care. The Giro takes place in Italy. In Europe. It belongs to them. That would be like the Super Bowl being played in Rome. Why???
90% of Americans believe that cycling is a fringe sport (if a sport at all), and we'll be lucky if that number EVER gets lower. Euro fans LIVE for it. I don't want cycling to be considered a side show/human interest sport. I want it to be known for what it truly is. Should the Tour of Cali go to Madrid? NO! It should be in California. Shit, I'm outraged by this and I'm and American, can you IMAGINE what Italian cycling fans must think about the Giro organizers thinking of taking THEIR race to the U.S.???
If the U.S. were in the E.U. and we bordered Italy and the race could come across the border- FINE, but across the f*cking OCEAN??? For real??
Dumb, just f*cking dumb.
Sorry for the rant. But it IS DUMB!!