Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday Anticipation: Special Friday Edition

Whoa. Thursday has come and gone. Just like Tuesday in that Skynyrd song. It happened so fast. I was still chuckling about Johnny S and his Ingolf misfortunes. But that's okay. We at the FGBC are not slaves to the calendar. Friday will work just as well.

1) Spring Ride

Each year, we are treated to the experience of watching a Spring Ride novice or two. Last year it was Luke's turn to supply the giggles. There were moments on the Saturday ride that we thought he might be left for the vultures. But he pulled through and made it to the end. Thanks, in part, to his improvised t-shirt chamois. Notice how he's not sitting on the saddle. There was some significant pain being sucked up right there. This year, he will have proper shorts. And maybe even his own bike.

2) Vicarious Racing

It's a big weekend on the vicarious racing front. E3 Prijs Vlaanderen goes down on Saturday. Think of it as a prelude to next weekend's Tour of Flanders. And then there's Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday. Good times ahead. The standings will no doubt get thoroughly shaken up once again. Check back for live streaming options.

3) Cleaning House

You may have noticed that the Secretary has spent some time tidying up the website. A link to Erick's shop has been added. We like him. And we've also deleted a few links from the blogroll. Not necessarily because we don't like them. It's not personal. It's just that there are some deadbeats out there in the blogosphere. Anything not updated in 4 months or more is gone. We did them a favor and pulled the plug. Watching corpses rot away. It can be engaging. But after a while it just stinks. Others are gone because it felt like they were wasting our time with nothing interesting to say. There are a few more on the chopping block. This isn't a charity. But we'll be gracious and give them some time to pull their act together.

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