Saturday, July 29, 2017

Minus Ten Review- 30

Ten years ago on the blog this week there was a lack of images once again. I'm pretty sure this was a rarity moving forward. This might come up again but I doubt it. Anyway.........

So, in no particular order here are the topics I covered that week with some commentary:

  • Le Tour: I cannot remember what craziness occurred. I just see that I was disgusted and I was seeing lots of dismay amongst fellow cyclists. That was pretty much the nail in the coffin for me as far as giving a rip about any future Tours. 
  • RAGBRAI comes to town:  Cedar Falls hosted a RAGBRAI overnight. It was a total pain in the rear as far as the work went, but customer and casual observers were worse with questions about whether or not I was going to ride it. Answering the same questions over and over again is tedious. I was not amused. 
  • Twenty Niners become more common locally: I realized at this point that I was not the only freak riding big wheels in my neck of the woods. 
  • My Son gets his first bicycle:  This was fun to look back on. I had forgotten about this and the memories of the occurrence were enjoyable. It was a small blue Trek, as I recall. Anyway, that was a fond memory and its hard to believe he was that small now!

So, there ya go. I'll have images next time.


Phillip Cowan said...

I was in Cedar Falls that year on RAGBRAI. After a few days of podunk towns it was nice to be in a "big" town with good restaurants. 2007 was memorable because I rode it fixed gear. It wasn't the big stunt that people think it is. However it was the year I found out my ass is not compatible with a Brooks Special. That damned thing nearly ruined my trip!

Exhausted_Auk said...

I think the incident in Le Tour was Michael Rasmussen getting removed while in the yellow jersey for lying about his whereabouts earlier in the season to the anti-doping agencies.