Ok, so nothing to do with Moots, but it's the Olympics and its thrilling road race. Was it just me, or was the opening ceremony completely bizarre? I thought I had dropped a hit of acid and was watching a Pink Floyd show from the '70's.
The race was as good, or better, than any stage in this years Tour. Massive crowds and what an ending. Poor Fabian! He went in way too hot (who doesn't like watching Fabian motor a bike - he is a machine). Boonen flatting with 6 miles to go? aaggh. The peleton just waiting and waiting - and waiting too long. The complete nobody Columbian jumps the break and Vino is the only to go with? With all his detractors, that guy is ever aggressive - what a finish. Taylor Phinney misses a medal by inches and Duggan and Teejay are all over the television. I thought is was a tremendous event.
I must say, and again, maybe it's just me - but does Paul Sherwin 'over state' absolutely and positively everything? (That's a pun). I've never heard someone over use words so much - I mean every corner has 'great risks', each climb, every sweeping downhill, any feed zone is absolutely this or positively that. Now cycling can certainly be a demanding and dangerous sport, but you would think these guys are playing 'chicken' at a busy train crossing.
All-n-all, though, a hell of a race.