Monday, March 17, 2008

Monday Morsels

This video has been making the rounds on the web, and it's pretty interesting so give it a whirl if you haven't seen it already...


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Speaking of videos, have you seen Matt's ToC TT?

(Hey testrider, is there any way I can embed this video for posterity and have a separate link to your site?)

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Snagged two pics from the Visalia weekend...

First, on Saturday, the big TT guns rode a 40K course that went from Exeter up and over the Rocky Hill climb (remember that fun one from the Exeter RR in the old days?) into the Yokohl valley and back. The winning times were still under an an hour, which is amazing to me considering they climbed that hill both directions. MarkZen had the unfortunate luck to start just ahead of a famed TT'er and here's "the pass" on the way out...

...which is no knock against Mark because he still rode a great time. But just you watch, Karma will bite me in the butt and I'll be in the same boat at San Dimas and get passed before that lefthand U-turn to start the climb!

The crit the next day saw Cody get 2nd against a very strong pro field...

Is there any doubt that he's gonna snag a big win one of these days?!

9 comments:

jen said...

Yay for Cody!

Love that vid thingy. LOL, I think I've seen it like ten different places now, but I still think it's cool.

TnA said...

Looks like MarkZen got a new TTX this year...

Gary said...

Ohh, the pain in MarkZen's face. Gotta love the 40k! Looks like he has embraced the Landis & Levi aero position.

Steve Weixel said...

You mean Mothballs wasn't a big win?

Marco Fanelli said...

jen- I was just happy to get the 13 right!

TnA- They don't call him the King of Bling for nothing ...plus it helps to have his connections! Clearly we've lost MarkZen to the dark side of the TT Arms Race.

GaryAnn- You would have smoked this particular tt.

Sweix- Let's just say when Cody retires from bike racing many years from now, I doubt he'll even remember his glorious win at Mothballs!

dr-nitro said...

What, you did not put up the pic (actually many) of me patrolling the rear of the 1/pro field. It's not easy back there, so it would be nice to get some recognition.

Marco Fanelli said...

Nick- Ha-ha! I did see all those pics... it looked like you and CBlackRide were having a tea-party back there! I remember that course as being one of the hardest to move up on, but tail-gunning is hard too!

Anonymous said...

I tried to convince Markzen to describe this photo as him powering PAST Turbo. Look at it again and imagine Mark in aero position flying past Turbo who is flailing out of the saddle to keep up. It's a static photo, who would know?
Markzen is too honest for that though...

Druber

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