o Congrats to the Coppi Squad for various excellent performances at the RFK Crit, esp. Bill Gros and Chris Regan for a great sprint and a greater leadout, respectively. Congrats to Eric Governo for learning what the great Zen Guru, the Yogi Berra, taught us: It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings.
o I'm talking with some folks at the excellent Racing Union about getting together a mid-September fixed gear poker run / charity pub crawl. The basic plan is to charge minimal cover, launch it from somewhere in downtown D.C., ride to 5 pubs/restaurants in D.C. and North Arlington, and have a good time raising money for charity. On a poker run, you draw a card at each stop then at the end you compare hands, best poker hand wins. We're still finalizing details. If you're interested, let me know in comments. We'll probably shotgun an announcement to the D-20 list, once we get things firmed up. We may allow geared bikes... at a cost.
o Floyd Landis is upset. He says that the World Anti-Doping Agency has an agenda. Unfortunately for Floyd, the agenda involves ridding sports of cheaters who use performance-enhancing drugs.
o The Giant TCR2 Composite is supposed to get here Wednesday or Thursday. I can't wait. I think I'm going to christen it the "Vicious Cycle." Seems to fit the times, and my riding style.