October 22, 2009
Cadel's single fan at the 2006 TDF
Cadel is not exactly the most popular guy, but it does take dedicated fan to haul around a plywood kangaroo on a stick to all the mountain stages. She probably had to get a bigger rental car just so she could haul around her sign. Back in the DBR days (Diamond Back Racing, alternatively know as D*ck Breath Racing), Jimi K and Cadel used to go at it. After training at the course, Cadel would lay on his bed looking at the ceiling “recovering” for hours while the rest of the team was destroying rental cars, throwing firecrackers at each other, playing golf, etc. I guess that is why Cadel is World Champ now…and he may have a couple more fans since he won the worlds.
October 20, 2009
A Lion from the 2006 Tour De France
Cost of a Lion: 15-20k miles training per year for 15+ years, complete & total dedication to the sport, extreme analytical analysis of training and performance data with the goal of never-ending continuous improvement, 300+ sleepless nights in a homemade altitude tent, a total life commitment to the single goal of mastering the toughest race on the planet.