Wednesday, May 12, 2010
MOD 2.0: 1 - Jack Russell Terrier: 0
I'm no stranger to country dogs giving chase. You usually hear them coming and see them bolt. Sometimes they get the jump on you, sometimes it's easy to ride away. Yesterday was not one of those days. By the time I caught glimpse of this Jack Russell terrier I had about enough time to think, holy $h!t, he's not slowing down. BAM! T-boned him square in the rib cage at about 20 miles an hour. He took my front wheel out and I hit the deck. I jumped up shouting obscenities at the dog and the farm house from which came, hoping the owners would come out so I could give them a piece of mind. Jack's two cohorts, a hunting dog and a golden were smart and kept their distance. After the impact, Jack took off never to be seen again. Wouldn't be surprised if the little bastard has a couple busted rips or a broken back. Dumb ass.
Me? I came away pretty clean. Couple scuffs on the bike, I shredded pair of Castelli Unico gloves, a small tear in my shorts, an apple sized strawberry on my hip and about 10 minutes of on the spot chain re-mounting that required loosening the pulley cage on my rear derailleur to free the jammed link. Thank you Crank Bros. Multi 17 too.
So why do I get the W today and Jack takes the L. Because he ran home like a little bitch and I got up and finished my ride taping out multiple climbs with no-hands on the bars, working on my power. Suck it Jack Russell!
I began thinking it just wasn't my day on the bike when on the way home on the Keystone I had to abort the trail when some dumas in a screaming yellow jacket was riding two abreast with his head down. A couple shouts barely got him back on his side of the trail but I was on the grass regardless.
Anyway, enough of me bitchin' about dogs and screaming yellow wearing bike path heros. My boy Vincenzo Nibali took the maglia rosa in the Giro today. Have I mentioned how much I love this bike race? Four stages, four leaders, gravel stage on Saturday and mountain top finish on Sunday. Compare this to the TdF, no contest, the Giro is way more exciting.
And for you beer connesuir's, check the fresh duds we just got in at VG.
The Duvel SE & The Original, I love my job.