Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
you can wear matching kits, too, and have real games.
. . . . .
you'll want to watch this.
more information and polo porn:
a three-time winner of the World Championship"
league-forming information will follow in this space.
look for the return of the dead bikemen polo jersey.
this is gonna be bigger than roller derby!!
Saturday, August 25, 2007
all one had to do for some
was find a girl, and ask?
. . .
was it so much worse than now--
dates with books and class notes?
now with texting and IMs,
there's no need for love boats.
. . .
maybe i'm too old to know,
or worse, too old to care.
still, this dick would like to show
he's somewhat debonair.
. . .
all the same, there's such a price
to pay for true romance:
one's not always far off base
who sits the final dance.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
asia: seoul, south korea; punjab, pakistan; riyadh, saudi arabia;
south america: santiago, chile; netherlands antilles;
australia: three locations;
north america: toronto, canada, and all over the continental states.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Oh, I cannot make this stuff up. Yes, the American people have heard this. Their answer to our fuel crisis, the crisis at the pumps, is: Ride a bike.
Democrats believe that using taxpayer funds in this bill to the tune of $1 million a year should be devoted to the principle of: “Save energy, ride a bike.”
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
you folks from out of town should either plan to attend and take part, or just know that you're missing a hell of a good night of racing. lane says he enjoys finishing before the main event and drinking beer. i've been telling him that for years. kids.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
again, karl, dick, dubya, ya got me on this one!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
. . .
it's really frightening, living here in iowa,
nascar cheerleaders, alongside dale junior's chevy.
"raindrops on asphalt and whiskers on stewart,
bright colored paint jobs and warm mountain dewers,
showing her college readiness at an early age, nyla demonstrates her ability to eat pizza for breakfast, while dwight keeps a ready eye on what we had previously indentified as a potentially dangerous situation involving over-exposure of flesh to the harsh elements of the day.
i hadn't ridden a roller coaster since the early 60s. this train of death tried but failed to trigger the p.t.s.d. that i developed during the acid wars of the late 60s, owing to a strong faith and years of worship at the church of the two-wheeled scam. reverend, heal thyself, eh?
i'm certain this is one of the youngest mulletts i've ever seen. he was in a family of three such baby mulls.
nyla, posing with the second-largest pig at the fair, although she confided later that she thought the woman sitting next to her while she was eating breakfast earlier was at least as large, and clearly more interesting. lesson learned here: you don't have to be the largest to be able to lay about in urine-soaked sand with a steel fence around you and have thousands of people gawking at you on a sweltering summer day.
we ran into some people hell-bent on shaking my hand. my security was good, but this guy suceeded in touching me.
i'm going back later this week. i have to, as i bought several advance discount-priced tickets. contact me, if you'd like to come along--on bikes.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Mark Lee Snopek, 53, of Boone passed away on August 8, 2007
Mark was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 10, 1954
Mark enjoyed canoeing, especially the boundary waters,
He is preceded in death by his sister, Amy Lang in 1985.
[received from Mary Catlett
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
candidates have been shaking hands, working their organizations,
and we're going to bring it to you live.
george w. bush was able to win the straw poll in 1999,
and managed to parlay it into a win in november.
will one of the eight--or ten--candidates manage to--
i'm being told that it will be another 15 minutes
until they are ready to announce the winner,
and i'm sure you would rather watch "the singing bee."
we'll get back to you as soon as we know the winner."
Friday, August 10, 2007
Tailwind Sports has announced the end of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team today, confirming rumours that cropped up when the team failed to announce a new sponsor after the team won the Tour de France. The team was given notice that the Discovery Channel would not renew its sponsorship back in February, leading to a long and intensive search for a replacement sponsor.
Despite having won eight Tours de France, the team will fold at the end of this season, leaving 27 riders looking for new jobs, including 2007 Tour winner Alberto Contador, third place finisher Levi Leipheimer, and eighth place finisher Yaroslav Popovych. American George Hincapie is rumoured to have already signed with T-Mobile for the upcoming year, a team whose sponsor was uncertain to continue in the sport until intensive talks led to a renewal of commitment from the sponsor with plenty of conditions.
General Manager Bill Stapleton admitted in the organisation's press release that the search for a new sponsor had gone nowhere. "We were in talks with a number of companies about the opportunity and were confident a new sponsor was imminent. We have chosen, however, to end those discussions."
The team was said to have been close to signing a deal in March, but no announcement followed the news. As the season wore on, Bruyneel had gone as far as China to search for a replacement sponsor, but by June, the team had still failed to ink a deal. The team was rumoured to be asking $45 million for three years - a difficult sell in the current climate of doping scandals in the sport. That the team which won eight Tours can not find a sponsor bodes poorly for the sport in general. "Tailwind has had an amazing ten years of success with U.S. Postal and more recently Discovery Channel as its title sponsor. This is arguably the most successful sports franchise in the history of sport," stated Stapleton. "This was a difficult decision, not made any easier by our recent Tour de France success."
Directeur sportif Johan Bruyneel built the team from a fledgling squad of Americans to a Tour powerhouse starting in 1999. With Lance Armstrong, the team went on to win seven Tours. While the squad struggled in the wake of Armstrong's retirement in 2005, it found its footing once again in this year's Tour and came out with it's best performance ever with two men on the podium. "When I came to direct this team in 1999 I never would have imagined that we could achieve this level of success. It was an amazing time in my life and the lives of all the staff and riders associated with this team," commented Bruyneel.
Bruyneel's future in the sport is now in question, with Rabobank being the only ProTour team in search of a directeur sportif. "I'm going to miss the staff, riders and the excitement of the races, but not all the in fighting between the teams. This Team has become my family and it is very sad to think that we will not be together next season. 2007 has been our most successful season ever and I expect the remainder of the season to continue on that same path."
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, a co-owner of the team, took a more optimistic view. "I do not think you have seen the last of this organisation in the sport, but clearly things need to improve on many levels, with a more unified front, before you would see us venture back into cycling," Armstrong added. The Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team will continue to race its full calendar of Pro Tour races including the final grand tour of the season, the Tour of Spain, as well as the upcoming Tour of Missouri."
August 10, 2007
[i've stolen this from the register--i hope they don't sue me!]
It was typical for Mark Snopek to ride his bicycle