Here and There
Tenacious T, competing at the Track Nationals, saw Landis among the few spectators on day 1 and got a picture.
Pez says the Landis-linked formerly-HealthNet team will be on Kuota's next year. The Italian designed/Taiwan (Martec) manufactured bikes were #2 at the Kona 2007 triathlon, and have high bling quotient. Not much high-end pro visibility yet, their largest previous sponsorship being of Agritubel. Kuota doesn't appear to be a step down from the Cannondale's the team had been riding, with good road and TT offerings.
Rant writes of two recent "bouncebacks", the "lucky" TBV's and Floyd Landis'. According to Rant Landis may have to redefine "vindication" for himself by the elimination of that $100,000 fine. At this point that would probably go a long way. Both surely qualify as "sagas". Well, maybe not TBV's. There are only so many stanzas can you get out of, "Car and bike collided / bike and rider lost."
Skatey-mark thinks Floyd Landis might need to take his "case" to the Swiss courts since he might not find satisfaction here. Let's wait for some real information before leaping to conclusions.
Sports by Joe notes the return of "Crazy Floyd Landis". Nope, cycling is certainly NOT boring.
Ryan met and socialized with Floyd Landis recently, but didn't say if he had enjoyed himself. How could you not?
An emailer sent some pictures from last weekend's "Save a Limb" ride with Landis and Bob Roll.
Holding the mike and the hat might have been constraining.
The doc undoes the stitches that make sure it doesn't pull out on its own, and puts aside some suture material he'd left partly stitched at the time of installation. He tells you to exhale and hold your breath.
He rips the tube out like he's starting a chainsaw -- one hand on the rope, and the other on the body to have something to push against.
Then he jams a
You can breathe now.
I should be going home tomorrow morning, after an X-ray to make sure there are no air leaks. To make sure the hole heals and doesn't leak, the advice is basically "don't do anything strenuous for a month."