A bit of technical slacking, but the promised end of the Tour show is up, with some lessons learned, an apology, and a rant over customer service.
Apparently, keeping the rubber side down is a challenge for everyone, not just ‘average’ cyclists. Pat in, get this, his dining room on a hot day talking the Tour 14′s first week.
Pat’s kicked out, and mad as hell.
Not really, but it is Tour time!
Just when you thought Pat was destined to stay alone forever, MARK SHOWS!!
It’s been too long, but it was worth the wait. Get motivated.
Pat’s a bit ABM…
But he has a doozy of a topic… Get in, sit down, shut up, and hold on…
Pat talks up the dumbest thing he has ever done, ranks the classics, and vents on junk miles.
Pat in the studio, talking about his insane self induced challenges, and the messed up sociological experiment that is the modern day health club.
Stupid technology. Due to the show recorded on 1/2 sounding like complete crap, all we have of Mark is the rant. Which although a static element here and there, kind of like an old radio show, still epic.
Oh, and Pat has an announcement.
I can’t believe I’m typing this…
Cycling has been extremely good to me. While I may not have been a spindly pro, traveling the world in search of yellow, green, pink, or whatever the Vuelta is this year, I have had the great opportunity to race in fun locations, with fun people, and learn a great deal about myself along the way.
I have also been given the opportunity to give something back. I wouldn’t have found this sport if it weren’t for great people sacrificing their time and energy to make sure I knew what to do, had what I needed, and what to learn for the next time.
It is with this in mind that I have made a really potentially stupid decision. On Saturday, March 8th, 2014. I will be attempting to achieve the status of Knighthood of Sufferlandria. What that means is, I will be completing over ELEVEN hours of indoor cycling workouts created by The Sufferfest, a true taste of perfection in indoor torture. These workouts are very difficult, and the task of completing ten of them in a row is somewhat unheard of.
That is why I am doing it, and doing it for junior cycling. Starting today, I am taking donations for the effort. Pledges if you will. All proceeds raised will go to the 2G1D Junior Development team (www.2G1DEvents.com) in the form of entry fees for races for the 2014 season, and even beyond, if needed. I believe that cycling gives so much to young people; confidence, fitness, empathy, and professionalism.
If you are at all interested in helping out, please go to www.2G1DEvents.com and donate any amount you feel fit. If you can’t afford it now, no problem. Be sure to tune into Packfiller Productions (www.packfiller.com) on the day of the event, where I will be streaming the entire gore-fest live as it happens. Lastly, if you are truly twisted, come ride a ‘stage’ of the event with me! I’ll have space next to me for riders wishing to encourage the suffering along the way. 2G1D Juniors will also be participating in a stage or two, so you can see who your donations are going to help.
Thanks for your time. I know, I’m an idiot.
This is truly a Specialized podcast episode. It will make you want to jump up and say “Allez!” all over the tarmac.
Frank the Great from Velominati, along with Dan Richter of Cafe Roubaix are on the show to talk about the fine art of corporate bullying, along with the Reconcilliation Tour de Lance, and a good old round of Rapid Fire Response.