Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rorschach applied to select Cheq 100 participants...

Rather than writing up a personal narrative about my experiences in the recent Chequamegon 100, I thought that it might be a novel approach to just go through a list of Guyz-&-Galz that were there and that I personally have an opinion of and to thus provide an unfettered descriptor or two (right off the top of my head) as if taking one of the Rorschach inkblot tests. Of Note: The Rorschach test; also known as the Rorschach inkblot test or simply the Inkblot test) is a psychological test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex scientifically derived algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect an underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly. The test takes its name from that of its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach (source Wikipedia). Of course, being of sound mind, I have never been “required” to take a Rorschach...but I have been restrained in a straitjacket for standing up against the usurpers of Freedom, Liberty , Justice, and the American Way...but thatz another story...

Diana McFadden...Top notch young women, sharp, savvy, would do a better job as Secretary of State than either Hillary or Madeline; Michelle Flanagan-Haag...Super nice. But super fit too. Smart, fun, kind to animals, especially retrievers; Adam Blake...Sweet bike, amicable, has the “right stuff” to be an enduro-fiend, helped me thru some dark times, think dry sands of the Sahara; Chris Skogen...Bike racing organizing aficionado . Back in the day, if the Roman were persecuting Bike Race Organizers, they would have throw him to the lions in the Coliseum. Dennis Grelk has super nice parents! Dennis takes way too much stuff with him, but hez young and thatz okay, secret: his Mom helped me out in the 2009 trans-iowa!; Drew Wilson always takes off too fast, but hez young and thatz okay; Ezra Taylor is so strong that I am at a loss for words, he also always has the shiniest metallic bike at the race; Heath Weisbrod & Larry Sauber, a coach could build a great team around these two guyz and it doesn’t matter what sport!; Both Jason Buffington and Tim Ek were signed up but were not at the race...Rest assured Dear Readers that the DBD is on to their inexcusable treachery and deceit and they shall be dealt with to the full extent of DBD Dogma! Kershaw, Member of the DBD Brethren, enough said!...John Kurth from Duluth. Kurth did the Arrowhead135 last year and thatz good enough for me! Meiser is the son I never had! Josh Peterson is the epitome of a cyclist endowed with a good work ethic. Lance Andre, by snubbing this race will pay with a merciless death from a thousand cuts come February and the 2011 AH135; Lee Unwin, great guy from Wisconsin, fast but nice too; Mark Cheyne, sweet Ti bike; Mark Kowaliw, old guy, like me. Seems amused by it all, me too!; Mark Parman is an academic, but lives below the Ivory Tower, and remembers the thrill of victory; Mark VanderWoude is the kind of guy that ya want watching your back if there’s trouble and you’re outnumbered!; Matt Braun is a lot like Guy Evans. Guy Evans is one of the best friends I have ever had...; Mike Haag is the real deal. Top notch and a full-on Man’s man!; Mike Weisphenning is fine young man, the kind of guy that ya would want to marry your daughter; Paul Belknap, although I don’t know him well, reminds me of Matt Braun, although I don’t know Matt well; Ryan Horkey is new to the game, but hez gonna be a top gun!; Scott Cole is NOT new to the game and he is still a Top-Gun after all these years!; Steve Fuller is doing it right!!!; Tim Wilkie and I rode together at the end of a 24hours @ 9 Mile...I still remember the suffrage as I am sure he does too!; Todd McFadden ain’t getting older, hez getting faster. If he wanted to he could dominate in these enduro-freak shows, but he’s too smart!; Aaron Swanson is a fun loving guy that loves his family and is getting faster every year. Dean Gies is my inspiration and a great guy to boot!

Sorry if I missed you...and Dave Pramann where are you, Mallory is outraged???

1 comment:

  1. Honored to make this list of folks. Not sure what I'm doing right other than loving to ride my bike for stupidly long distances in beautiful countryside. :)