I’m planning on slummin’
It’ll be rough, and I won’t be ready, but I’ll dangle off that back like a champ.
Count me in for the full-pull in yet another likely fruitless bid for the DFL. Time to start training!
I’ve been having these nightmares though. Recurring, serious, PTSD dreams where I show up for my first ever stage of the Tour De Berg, and the route is littered with gigantic downed trees. all day, we’re jumping them, trying to get around them, getting stuck in them, terrible. It starts to get dark, and things are pretty tense, and l’autobus is hungry and dehydrated, and then the moon comes out and it’s wearing a yellow jersey, and all hell breaks loose, and the dream gets kind of jumbled at this point, but I’m pretty sure Thomas Jenkins kills me and eats me (he’s VERY nice about it, talks to me the whole time, etc.)
What I’m saying is, I’m in for Sunday, two towers-derecho redemption. Gotta exercise these demons before they get fat.
All in for my first full slum attempt.
Count me in Carp- Full pull. Looking foward to it. Im a medium jersey and do look good in the red KOM. Ready to rip some super D road downhills!
Count on me for a full pull! I have been Hitting the gym #tossingplates and transforming my Lower body into a freak show of muscles. I was even training with power, but I kept blowing up @garmin head units when I stood up because they are unable to display 5 figures! Ready to take my bike to the #ragecage and crush both up, and down hill. see you in JULY!
P.S. I can wear any size leaders jersey as long as you have enough safety pins, and Nick Waite is there to taylor it up for me.
Yes, I am in.
sent from frank dubec
My team status is G…..GO!!!! I would like my TdB plate to be #96 /browntown unicorn
Please consider this my notice of attendance for the full pull of Le Tour in the year of our Lord 2013. It is my understanding that some Baltimore boys embarrassed Harrisonburg locals at a recent Enduro, and it is my intention to help 2012 Men’s Leader embarrass more locals.
I am commited to the full pull!
adam williams, junior durtface
I will be there for the full pull in some capacity. Probably a mix as I don’t think my hand my hand will allow me to ride the tour in its entirety but time will tell. I look forward to several days of slumming of the not so distant future
Sent from my burner
Letter of intent……
For the 11th year I will throw my tired old hat in the ring for the
festival of pain that is the Tour de Burg. I have a cache of stinky
diapers and broken toys to throw at anyone who dares show me a wheel.
The strongest part of my game is my driver “Oh Yes Bo Yes!” watch out
on the road.
# # #
Paul Buschi displaying rare slum form along the SMT…
God bless America.Clarkle
Dear Sir with the nickname of a large freshwater Cyprinidae,I was informed about The Tour’s epic demands and rich history by a friend who claims himself a member of the “JV” squad. It both intrigues and scares me, as I have never been to the Shenandoah Valley and I know not the entirety of its beauty and peril. Based on folklore, I understand it to be a savage beast that turns boys into men and men into mashed potatoes.After decoding the lingo in the other posts, I can say with 51% confidence that I am in for a “full-pull” in the “rage cage”. I am also well versed in what I believe to be slummin’, but up above the Mason-Dixon line we refer to it as Dirtnappin’. I also vow to provide a demonstration of stunts upon arrival.
I’ve included a brief portfolio for your review:
After the glory and goodness I found in the 2012 tour edition, I would like nothing more than to be included in the 2013 edition of La Grand Boucle d’ Burg. I will admit however that turbulent times have fallen upon this Super D and General Classification Leader of 2012. My tale serves as both inspiration and warning to those chasing the immortality offered by the Maillot Neon Yellow. At first there was much happiness, trail riding, and crushing. People spoke in hushed tones when I rolled to start lines. The pressures became great though and the demands on my time many. I journeyed down a dark path. There was a great deal of roller blading and even worse—cyclocross. But none of this could compare to the damage caused by Malabar Gold and the accompanying times of comfort. Yes, Men’s Leader was on the ropes, a shell of his former self. Alas, though, the light is once again shining. My return began with a legendary climb of the Pacific Northwest’s Monster Volcano, Mount Rainier. As I suffered at 14,000 feet, head buried in a down jacket, lungs partially filled by fluid, I had visions: I saw my face twisted in agony knowing I had missed the turn on the first road stage, sweat pouring on the earth as I changed multiple flat tires in the searing sun, winds that snapped the trees, and tequila with the JV squad. Then, suddenly I was chasing Nick and he disappeared into a mass of fallen trees with branches that transformed into massive knives! From the knives sprang a giant rattlesnake that lurched up and struck, but missed! The snake looked at me, turned, and slithered into a sea of ice cold PBR where Swedish fish and Haribo Bears swam. And at that instant I awoke and gazed into the distance knowing all was not lost. I would survive! The sunrise on the mountain was pure and beautiful, and a warmth filled my soul as we descended towards woods filled with miles of new trails and exciting adventures. My journey to the start line of the 2013 Tour de Burg was officially underway. In only a few weeks time my destiny of either pure slumming or immaculate trail riding domination will be revealed.
Vive le Tour, Full Pull,
Joseph Von Blowseph
My wife Paula plans to do wed and friday and will email you!Can’t wait!Kent Baake
Here’s to the 2013 Tour de Burg, let the circus begin!
F it! I’m in! Full Pull!
I recently found myself compelled to pedal to the top of Reddish Knob for the first time in about 15 years. When I arrived at the top, Thomas Jenkins stepped jauntily from a pick em’ up truck, a small saw in his back pocket. He began to clear the trail in preparation for the grand race.
This felt something like fate. It seemed clear I should do the Tour de Burg.
But then I investigated the event – C’est tres formidable! Just reading the course description made me feel beaten and terrified. And then it came to me: A battered body! An already defeated spirit! I’m ready to be a domestique.
So I hope to participate on “Day 1” where I will slowly drag myself through “Boy Scout” and to Lookout too…. I’ll return for the “Day 3” road race and do my best (which may not be good enough) to “take a few turns” early on so I might ease the burden, at least for some small period of time, for those men and women battling for immortality in the general classification.
Please accept my belated letter of intention to slum on a moment’s notice somewhere along the rarified course. I might even bring my wife along to slum with me. If stars align we may be there tomorrow for the opening ceremonies (if our tour bus manages to make it across the Stokesville Bridge).
Thanks for the invitation, the TdB deserves better, MUCH better, but as usual, this is all I got.
count me in as a last minute entrant. full pull, i do suppose, though i don’t own a road bike so we’ll see how that goes.