Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Okay, I'm bragging a little. It's MY blog after all...


I was on my way home from Silver City on the motorcycle. I stopped in Santa Fe and spent the night at a sumptious Motel-6 on motel row. As soon as I got out of the shower, I called Tamar.

She'd come home from her trip to Philly and because she knew I'd miss it and want to hear about what happened, she watched the MotoGP broadcast on the Speed Channel. She told me that our fave Valentino Rossi had won.

And she told me that Jorge Lorenzo (pictured on the right thanks to Superbikeplanet.com), Rossi's teammate and the fastest qualifier, had been chasing Casey Stoner and had (here's the point of the post) low-sided harmlessly. That's what she said.     

Does your wife or girlfriend watch the MotoGP broadcast when you can't? Can your wife or girlfriend recognize a low-side getoff and tell you about it? Well? Does she? Can she? 

If you answered yes to either or both questions, you (like me) are a lucky man...

2 comments:

Addison said...

.........Hmmmmm, Lucky man, might be a song title there.....
Versus channel for cycling and sailing, Speed for the motors.
While I enjoy the bikes on Speed, have always been a Formula One fan( get up at 3AM to watch when I have too, idiotic)
I too have had the pleasure of discussing a race on the phone, many miles apart she says " did you see Fernando?" etc. Miss E, quite the tricky one she is and I am quite the lucky one. The things we put these poor girls through!

bikelovejones said...

Well, I can't brag quite THAT specifically, though my formerly not-at-all cyclist spouse now rides (in fair weather, at least) and can identify differences in drive-train technology from her window seat in the cafe. Does that count?