Sunday, April 29, 2007

PIGS FLEW TODAY

HOLY CRAP...did that really just HAPPEN????

PIGS FLEW YODAY YES THEY DID AND ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH WON THE ATHENS TWILIGHT CRITERIUM. NO JOKE. I can't believe it myself.
I found myself in an early break and 8 of us lapped the field. My teammate marco aledia dragged me around for the last 15 laps, turning himself inside out for me--there is absolutely no way I could have done it without him. With 6 laps to go there were 2 enormous crashes that I managed to avoid. I ended up staying upright and taking the win.
It was INCREDIBLE...I still can't believe it.
YES I DID WIN TWILIGHT...UNBELEIVABLE!!!!!
Gotta love the crits. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN SO DON'T STOP RACING UNTIL ITS OVER.
There will be a full report and tons of pictures of all the podium girls and myself coming soon!! Check this out in the meantime masiguy
Here is the only picture that matters out of everything...

Fastest Lap--have no idea when it was, but I'll take the $$

Podium

THE A&F BOYS AND GIRL

31 comments:

Bob said...

Yeah Mark!

Pretty cool photo after the race here: http://www.onlineathens.com/images/042907/20684_512.jpg (mirrored here: http://makingstuff.org/misc/mark-twilight.jpg)

Congratulations bro, always knew you had it in ya, was just a matter of time...

JC's said...

Sweet! You Rock Star!

Awesome!

Doug said...

Way to go Mark! Congratulations

Anonymous said...

i cant believe it! i checked the results markie! i wish i was there. you are awesome markie...hey, you wanna be on team awesome, you get a free jersey?

smackthewonderclown said...

Mark,

Congrads man, Laura and I were thrilled to hear you won.

Anonymous said...

holy lord, unbelievable

Brandon said...

You are GOD.

Anonymous said...

I love you. Is that so wrong? Thanks for the win, Marky. Thanks for being our go to guy. Thanks for the HUGE boost to the program/team. Thanks for being red and hairy. Congrats mutha-f-a'!!!!!!

Bossman - Chad

Timmy said...

You guys rock!!

Anonymous said...

1st place eh, well i got 5th this weekend... we'll be looking for you soon at the Thur. nite World Championship Loop.

Just Kidding,
Great Job!

deehutto said...

dude.... you deserve it more than anyone I know! Truly made my week!

Danielle said...

Good job Mark!!!

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Dude, you have no idea just how happy I am for you and the entire team. Ok, you might have an idea... but I'm pretty damned happy for you all.

Mark- You earned it the hard way and the good way.

Proof positive folks that this team is the real deal- don't be hatin'...

Ian Stanford said...

I agree with Brandon. You are a God......and the daddy. -Ian

Bob said...

Good writeup at Cyclingnews: Athens Twilight

Cara said...

mark, andy is skeered he's lost his mountain biking buddy. but he's still quite happy for you! me too. way to go!

xo
Cara

Moose said...

This is HUGE!!!! - Congrats....you ARE AWESOME and truly THE MAN!!!!! I got 9th in Tour de Moore and 2nd at Meadowmont. Can't wait for photos and to hear the whole story when you return!!

Tris said...

Mark,

Congratulations on the stunning win! Thinking back to a few years ago when you raced our tiny little weekly Tuesday training crit in Westlake ...

It was the first time I'd raced with you and all I can remember thinking is, "Man! This guy is a monster!".

Great for amateurs all over, great for team A&F and - obviously - great for you.

Hey, tell Phatty I said Hi.

Cheers!

Scott said...

Dang-0

Nick said...

Congrats from back in c-bus. What did you yell when you crossed the finish line? Something about your face?

shep said...

Hey Mark, been waiting for years to see this in the news. It's awesome you did it as an amateur.

Anonymous said...

Very good news. Vann could not wait to show your write ups when I went in today.

Truly congrats

Speas (WS Paceline customer)

Darren Z said...

Congratulations Mark! Way to go!

Todd said...

Hey man, very bad ass winning Athens. Kieran and I were just down in Arizona laughing about old OSU stories...don't worry, what happens at Dick's Den stays at Dick's Den...

Anyway, i was thinking about catching up, and now that you're famous it's easy to find you ;-)

Deb said...

That's my brother!! :) That's what I typed on an email to my whole address book. Proud of you.
Deb

Anonymous said...

Wow.

Hot chix on the podium with you!

That's a long way from that night with you and me and a 24 pack of Imperial Stout in the backwoods of Robinsville North Carolina!

I'm so crushed....

Eddie O said...

Rock on Mark! From the stories Andy was telling last weekend, you earned it!

Eddie O

Sean said...

Mark, congrats One hell of a job!

Sean Weddell

Bob said...

Velonews finally has their writeup up

Liz said...

Congrats! Sounds like things are going well for you!

Ben said...

Simply Awesome! Really happy for you and the team. Best of luck for the rest of the season, looking forward to following it all.