Sunday 13 September 2009

Milestones for the Week

It has been a pretty good week as we saw these milestones reached:

1.  On Friday, Ryder (what a great name for a cyclist!) Hesjedal of Team Columbia-HTC becomes the first Canadian to win a stage at the Vuelta a Espana.  Bravo!

2.  Travels with a Tin Donkey saw its 50,000th hit on Saturday.  I have had a lot of fun writing this blog since I began in February 2007 and hope to up the hit-ante with some more good stuff that I have planned.

3.  Although he started 12 minutes after me on the Almonte 40 km time trial course in Calabogie today, Doug van den Ham effortlessly overtook me (as did six others, I think).  This is not really a big deal, but what is impressive is that Doug, who started as the last of 20 participants leaving at one-minute intervals, was the first to arrive at the finish line, having passed all other nineteen participants.  It must be that Specialized Transition he rides...

1 comment:

Groover said...

Congrats on all accounts. Doug's time trial is inspiring stuff. I've got the ITT State Championship next Sunday.