Saturday, June 10, 2006

Nudity, Mt. Everest and irate, overweight 40 year olds wearing lycra

Rant alert! If you are looking for substance or anything remotely making sense - stop reading this.

Can someone please explain to me what is wrong with overweight, middle-aged lycra-wearing riders that act more primadonna-like than Mario Cipollini? I watched an amateur criterium and I can't believe the attitude and foul language of some of these riders! I mean, it even makes a spring pro event in Belgium look like a church event. WTF!!?? These riders act like they are Gods gift to cycling (a rather overweight gift usually). What happened to having fun? enjoying yourself and not to mention, acting with honor and integrity? Anyone else have the same experience? Or am I over-reacting?

On to something completely different and much more amusing - apparently a Sherpa got carried away after reaching the top of Mt. Everest. The climbing guide stripped down and strutted his stuff on top of the world for several minutes. If nothing else, you gotta give it to the guy - he has balls... Or had, at least... At over 29,000 feet above sea level there gotta be some serious shrinkage.

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Anonymous Phil said...

Could not agree more.

At least the Sherpa earned his right to shrinkage, true hard men that they are.

Usually it's inverse to accomplishment, the softer they are in a given situation the more they try to make up for it with trash talk.

Witness Simoni.

Blogger mags said...

Well said, Phil.

Blogger Tom Stormcrowe said...

I bet they were'nt as big after two minutes! ::EVIL GRIN:: Thanks for the visit, Mags!


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