Finally today in COMO, we have been blessed with a brief respite from the rain.
And it is about time too, since I'm pretty sure the inserts of my Sidi's are starting to grow some kind of a funk. Some people don't mind riding in foul weather, and for some it seems to inspire deeper levels of grit and determination. For anyone following the Giro or the Tour of California, you know that the rain has been coming down there every bit as hard. It really affected the team time trial in Italy last week, but did produce some rather epic photos:
And the wet conditions have shredded United Healthcare's Karl Menzies in the Tour of California who has crashed on consecutive days in the slippery conditions. This was especially heartbreaking in yesteday's stage as he was able to be part of a breakaway effort, first over the final Trinity climb and descending into Santa Rosa for the stage win when he slid out with only 800 meters to go as the 25 man chase group rode by.
But the rain has even turned the most tenacious and fierce riders a little soft lately.....take Vino in the Giro d'Italia the other day who ended up looking a lot like the creepy albino banjo player from the movie Deliverance on his way to Montalcino on the strada bianchi.
But like here in COMO, better weather is promised for both the Giro and the Tour of California, so hopefully we can all dry out a bit.....unless of course you are either 1) a woman in Los Angeles who is particularly prone to the erogenous effects that Trek Fixies can induce:
FIXY TREK (.....)
TRYING TO GET RIDD OF ITT ASAP
DONT NEED A BIKE NO MORE TEXT ME AN OFFER
IF U BUY IT U'LL GETT ALL DEE BITCHES WETT HAHAHAH
or 2) a spectator in the front row of the Giro d'Italia after stage 1 when Wiggo decided to bust his champagne in a particularly lascivious fashion...