Sunday, June 17, 2007


if only EVERY DAY could be like today!!
* * * * *
"dear the mostly reverend:
i'm sending you this email, because,
as with clark kent and superman,
i understand that you know how to contact the devil.
please pass along this message to him for me:
'Thanks for being on the big hill on Grand Avenue
and cheering all us triathletes on this morning.
It was very encouraging and gave me a sudden burst of energy!
What an awesome bike course to ride!!
Tell all your friends thanks for coming out and cheering us on.
I got a small taste of what Lance must feel like
when he's climbing on the Tour!' "
--C. M., Muscatine, IA
* * * * *
well, c.m., consider your message delievered,
since i know the devil checks the daily sermonette several times a day,
mostly to make notes on factual and spelling errors by those who respond.
but he's already told me this:
he WILL be back next year, and this will be his goal:
* * * * *
yep, that's right.
the devil wants to fill the hill with happy, noisy fans.
the devil wants to show des moines, and the rest of the WORLD,
that we not only know how to put on a world class event,
but we know how to enjoy it in a world class manner!
so mark your calendars now,
for whenever it is next year,
to help party with the devil.
. . . . .
let's fill the hill!!


Jeff Bratz said...

I agree let's fill the hill! It was amazing to have you boys out there,I can't imagine the juices that would flow if the noise started as we rounded 63rd onto Grand!

Fill the Hill!


Anonymous said...

Hit a Cop with your Car = Assault

Hit a Deer with your Car = Failure to Maintain control Citation

Hit a bike rider with your Car = Not even a slap on the wrist

Anonymous said...

(Sorry Link didn't Work)

Driver nearly hits officer directing triathlon traffic

June 18, 2007
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A Des Moines police officer reports he had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by a motorist during Sunday's Hy-Vee Triathlon.

Officer Xavier Barron suffered a bruised right hand.

Jennifer Adkins, 36, of Des Moines, was arrested on a charge of assault with a motor vehicle.

Barron said in a report that Adkins approached the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Mulberry Street on Sunday afternoon and was ordered to stop. Barron told her Mulberry was closed for the triathlon and she would have to take a different route. She claimed another officer told her she could drive on Mulberry.

Barron said he told her twice that it was closed.

"She then accelerated her motor vehicle attempting to drive around the squad car," the officer said in his report. "I had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck by the car. My right hand struck the windshield in the process."

Two customers of US Bank came to the officer's aid and provided witness statements. Other officers stopped Adkins in the 600 block of Southwest Martin Luther King Jr., Parkway and took her into custody.

jimmy spiderwheels said...

Grand hill looked like it several hundred, what was neat, sounded like everyone came out of their houses along E.P. True and was cheering riders on.
Grand & 63rd had 20 to 30 peeps watching from there and several down 63rd....... Was a great turnout.