Friday, May 02, 2008

It was a good day...

Bissell had a good stage 3 at the Tour of the Gila. I won the TT to squeak into the leader's jersey by a full 2 seconds. Plenty to spare - I should have sat up the last 20m. BJM was 2nd on the day to slip into the top 10 on GC. Which is pretty impressive considering he's spent about 95% of this race off the front in breaks so far. And Burke had a solid ride and is sitting in 5th GC at the moment. The top 7 are all within a minute. Yikes! And with Sunday's epic mountain stage, there are going to be some massive time gaps. Oh, and we're leading the team GC competition which may not mean much but is always a subject of pride for the teams. We have a fun downtown crit tomorrow that has a little roller coaster section on the backside and then the slugfest on Sun.
We're staying in a cool host house about 20 miles outside of Silver City. It is very, how do you say....remote. It is an awesome place though and it gives us a good feel for this beautiful southwest U.S. region where people don't move here to have a bunch of neighbors. I love the rolling, desert terrain of NM. With my occasional hermit tendencies I can see myself living here someday.
our host Jeff's backyard view. Hammock essential.



from TdG, to show how well they treat us, here is documentation that my hotel bed came equiped w/ 7 pillows. wow. I guess that means it's fancy, right?



Here, Mayo shows her Bissell pride during the Brasstown stage at Georgia.

Thanks for reading and if you happen to have any good luck to spare, could you send it our way for the next 2 days? Thanks.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great work TZ. Your post was ahead of any cycling news results so that's what I call service. I would have given you my rabbit's foot if I knew you needed luck but I will be thinking of you on Sunday and praying there are no pile ups tomorrow - dang.. now I went and said it!

Hang in there buddy - Dave

Anonymous said...

great job today tom! have fun defending... :)
- scotty's better (smelling) half

logangarey said...

Oh, I can't spare any luck but I can give you a tummy rub!
Maybe if we end up in the same place some time we can have some cafe.
Awesome ride in the TT and I thought I had the twin pistons of Doom. Maybe mine are the twins of death and destruction. YA, I like that one a lot.
see you after the crit "ya big ape"

Anonymous said...

Go for the Big "w"....big fan from Charleston! You are a true inspiration!

Lyne said...

Read about the crash. Rest & heal - and follow doctor's orders.

Huck said...

Z-Dawg, really sorry to hear about the crash mate. Great effort to be in the lead after just a couple of days break from GA! I hope you get better soon mate, i will be thinking of you...

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the crash. Best wishes for a quick recovery!!
-Sarah (broom)

brentbookwalter said...

Yo Tom, Way to smash that Gila TT!

Really sorry to hear about the pavement encounter. Heal up fast and try to be patient. I'm sure you will be back to top speed in no time.

Chris said...

Tom,
I've been following you since the TdC and it was so great to hear about your win in the TT, then such a bummer to hear about the crash. She giveth and she taketh away, this fickle b?!@#, cycling.

I hope it heals up quickly and you're back eaten up those time trials soon.

On a side note, you should hook your trainer up to a generator during your recovery. With all the watts you produce, you could run a small village.

mtb05girl said...

Tom - awesome rides at the Gila! Sorry to hear about the crash. I hope you heal quickly!! Take care!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Tom
We have been following you and the teams season. You have been flying. Heard about your crash on Cycling News, feel really bad for you and hope you recover soon.

Cheers, Scott and Debbie NZ