Saturday, July 21, 2007

Superweek Day Off.

No racing today. I went to the Milwaukee Art Museum and walked around most of the afternoon. The building itself is really cool, you can see how the sun shield goes up and down on the left.

It's really a cool building in an awesome location. It opens out toward Lake Michigan, so the views out of the building are almost as cool as some of the sights inside. Unfortunately it was about 55 degrees inside and I didn't think to bring a snowsuit to Wisconsin in the summer, so I froze.

This has always been one of my favorite paintings and I had no idea it was there until I walked around a corner and there it was. A very nice surprise I guess.

Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight Effect by Claude Monet

Now I'm killing time at a new coffee shop near downtown. I just had a Sid Delicious sandwich, (most of the food is named after musicians). Tomorrow is another 100k crit. It'll be better than last night because I can't feel much worse. I wasn't into racing last night. My legs didn't feel like racing, my head didn't feel like racing, so I didn't race very long. Instead I caught the end of a little league game that was next to where we parked. I think it was more enjoyable at the moment than the race would have been.

Time to start acting and thinking like a bike racer again though. Too much negativity for me the past couple days. I always thought people were just whiners when they go to Europe and can't perform because of the setting they live in. Only now am I starting to get an idea what it's like to be somewhere less than ideal and still try to perform your best. It's not been working for me, so it's time for some changes.

That's all for now, if you're in Milwaukee, check out Roast Coffee Company on Locust and Maryland. Cool place, free internet. Boo ya. Thanks for checking in.


cosmomasturpolitan said...

Mythbusters, blog style:

CLAIM: Corey claims to like Impressionism, as evidenced by the Monet painting he references here and his other statements regarding Edgar Degas.
RETORT: Many moons ago I sent him a link to a NYTImes article, a rather interesting and short piece, that focused on Degas' eyesight and its relation to his work. He did not read the article. Furthermore, I do not believe he has visited the excellent Monet hanging in the Hamilton wing of the Denver Art Museum.

CLAIM: Corey claims that the maintained "scruffy" beard, supposedly a trendy look, bothers him.
RETORT: Suffice to say, someone who rolls his jean legs in order to display his starry DC shoes does not have much latitude in complaints of unnecessary aesthetic maintenance choices.

CLAIM: (You'll have to trust me on this one, but I believe I've developed my bona fides with the previous Mythbusters) Corey has claimed to support Home Depot, which employs more Olympic athletes than any other company.
RETORT: Corey uses Lowes rather than Home Depot in his stress relief techniques, as he has freely admitted here. In addition, Corey repeatedly removed a yellow ribbon magnet supporting the troops from his vehicle.

CLAIM: Corey claims that "Crank Daddy's" is the dumbest name he has ever heard.
RETORT: Corey has heard of, and even personally knows, a man by the name of Dana.

Dana said...

Oh so now I have a stupid name?

cosmomasturpolitan said...

It was in jest!

I considered it fair given the angry voicemail that I received from you concerning my habit of not returning phone calls, despite my being 100 miles from decent cell phone service and 1000 miles from "extended service" charges.

In other news, Corey's blog is now a public forum for internal politics and personal spats.