Monday, May 17, 2010

The ALMANZO 100...Perfecto Amundo Magnifico!!!

hu•man•i•tar•i•an...[hyoo-man-i-tair-ee-uh n or, often, yoo-]
1. having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of cyclists.
2. of or pertaining to ethical or theological humanitarianism.
3. pertaining to the saving of human lives from US Cycling or the alleviation of suffering regarding paying outrageous entry fees, a humanitarian crisis.
–noun 4. a person actively engaged in promoting human welfare, social reforms, and/or bike races for free, as a philanthropist.
5. a person who professes ethical or cycling humanitarianism.

having little or no concern for oneself, especially with regard to fame, position, money, etc.; unselfish.

Combine the terms and use in a sentence: The Almanzo 100 demonstrates beyond any doubt that Chris Skogen is a selfless humanitarian in the mold of Albert Schweitzer. If they gave the Nobel Prize to bike race directors, Skogen would be a shoe-in.

The Almanzo 100 did not disappoint!!! Perfect weather, great course, spot-on cue cards, lotz of fun-loving racers, generous prizes...The full measure of all that is great about these local grass-roots events...

A fully embellished race report to follow in a few dayz. So suffice to say...The Eppen Tandem was not unlike Shanghai's flashy new Maglev, the fastest train in the world, in that when they both come by you, itz like you are standing still...and the earth shakes and you get kinda scared...


  1. Maybe tandems should become the next Hybrid car. Two passengers, fueled by spaghetti, can alternate capitan-el stoker, stoker-el capitan.

  2. It truly was a great event, and Skogen did an excellent job. Viva Almanzo!