With Lance fracturing his collarbone this week, we should have know that he would suddenly appear on ESPN and in all the newspapers. He was even on the front page of the Express (local D.C. rag) on Tuesday. Generally, the only time that cycling gets any column inches in this part of the world is when Lance does something or when someone gets thrown off the Tour as part of a drugs scandal. Unless Lance rides the Giro or the Tour, I doubt that cycling will be in the news again this season...and it's only March!
The only news item that could be bigger than Lance would be if President Obama was seen down at Hains Point challenging Mayor Fenty for the final sprint....I wonder if they could get that to happen!
Perhaps the powers that be at MABRA should get on the marketing bandwagon and start sending in race reports to the The Post and The Times. Over the summer before Redskin fever hits us, the sport section will be relatively light. The Nationals are going to suck, they don't cover the O's anymore and aside from D.C United and the Mystics (the WNBA team!), nowt else will be going on. Perfect time to get some local cycling action in the news and it would be great publicity for MABRA and the local team sponsors.
- Luckily it appears that others haven't got the memo that the pool is open.....been liking the empty lanes during lunchtime swims these past few weeks! . . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #ironman #triathlon #triathlete #ultramantri #swimbikerun #gopro #ironmantri
- With group rides being off the table for the foreseeable future (my own personal choice) it's been fun to spend some more time on the #specializedshiv Time to think of an epic ride to do. . . . . #iridespecialized #specializedfans #IFB #parvillacycles #timetrial #swimbikerun #ironmantri #cyclinglife #triathlon
- Can we start planning on the race schedule for 2021? Progress is being made in the search for vaccines....lets hope so eh? Better start training just in case! . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #unpavedpa #cyclinglife #vandessel #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #cyclingphotos
- Throwback to 2015 at #interbike when we met this legend in the line for beer! #JanUllrich looked like he could still rip up the mountain passes and was gracious to chat with us a while. Not every day you get to meet a #tourdefrance great! . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #cyclinglife @janullrichfanclub #cyclingphotos #instabike