Thursday, June 21, 2007

Stage 4

Won today thanks to a HUGE HUGE HUGE effort by the team. These pics will say it all...A&F has now won 3 out of 4 stages and holds onto ALL jerseys!!!!
It was an epic crit and everyone stepped up huge. We kept it together, made it come down to a bunch sprint, which was super hectic and now we are in yellow, green, and polka dot.
I must apologize for yelling a little bit tonight, i might have raised my voice when things were getting crazy and there is no need for that, but it is bike racing and we needed to get that time bonus tonight. Here are some great pictures from Blair Fraley who is a savage hiller and great photographer. Thanks BLAIR!!!


I LOVE IT THAT ANDY IS AT THE FRONT. I LOVE BENNETTS FACE EVEN MORE. You should have seen the short shorts that m-fer rolled in today wearing. I love this team


Yellow looks alright. I guess you weren't supposed to chug the entire bottle of champagne, but it seemed appropriate at the time.

Nato says Hi to everyone. We went out and rocked OREILYS PUB afterword, my favorite old pub, it was great. Got my grub on with a bacon cheeseburger and a whole bunch of onion rings. Even NATO ate some meat.

12 comments:

Jason said...

three stages in Oh Hi Yo.

good job Mark.

Jason said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO0__mfE-9Y

Bob said...

Congrats Mark. Was remembering our failed drive to Ohio for the something "Hills" race years ago when it got cancelled en route and we did about 30 miles in an hour near Detroit in our disappointment. Sounds like this trip is going better.

Also, who's that Turin guy attached to your rear wheel in every photo? That guy knows who to follow...

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

You are so pretty. No really... you are.

You guys are kicking ass! Tell'em I've given you orders to kill!

-$riCh$-- said...

The best part is when you come back to SE racing, it will seem so hard!

Do The Dew said...

thanks for chasing me down all week. your team is so amateur.

lancefan7 said...

there's something to be said for splitting your squads...12 and 2 is not the logical division.

Jered said...

hmmm, well if you looked at how nature valley went for us last year it might make more sense.

Congrats Mark and congrats to the A+F squad.

Jered said...

I just found this from the '03 Tour of Ohio...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos.php?id=photos/2003/jun03/ohio/stage7/11-TwoRiders

Jered said...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos.php?id=photos/2003/jun03/ohio/stage7/11-TwoRiders

Jered said...

it won't work...third try has to work.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos.php
?id=photos/2003/jun03/ohio/stage7/
11-TwoRiders

Anonymous said...

that 2003 pic of Hek is ancient. nice grab.