well, no news from michael, erika, or sean. balls!
my quads are smaller now, 62.5cm. i think i probably got a little self conscious in LA and shed some girth. so-- question for people around steep tracks... are people's right quads bigger than their left quads cause of the angle? just curious!
so this week in sanjo is masters nationals. i am volunteering some-- but most exciting on my volunteer schedule is my tuesday from 7:30-8:00 shift, entitled: "awards presentations". awards presentations?! we all know what that means: podium girl! let's just say: i've waited my whole cycling career for this very moment!
now, some might say this 'podium girl' thing is a bit archaic of a tradition in cycling. balls! personally, i think podium girls are HOT. but if i didn't, i'd still be down with the whole thing... cause, let's be honest-- that is podium girl is probably the closest that that scrawny dude on the podium will ever get to a hot girl. it's not like we are swimmers. we are cyclists. let's be real. we don't match any standard of beauty. (unless your name is fabian).
so, because i love research and also succumb very easily to social pressure, i figured i better do some research on my responsibilities as podium girl. so i googled "podium girl" to see if i could learn something and get some tips for tuesday.
the first peice i read was on PezCycling news. okay, so those girls are seriously hot. that is a lot of pressure. even if i spent the whole day primping and went to the mall to get my makeup done, i still wouldn't be half that hot. but, that is the tour de france..... we're talking about masters nationals....so those old guys and girls can't be so picky.
then i tried to read something on cycling news. but it was just too painful to read. i mean, i can't have respect when people start writing "zee" to imitate a french accent. "Zee beautiful girl and zee handsome rider - C'est la vie, C'est le Tour!" that is just obnoxious. so i closed the window without finishing the peice.
then i saw on amazon, that there is book about podium girls. but beware as a stocking stuffer... it looks like the book is only 45 pages for $15, and it is mostly pictures.... which might be what you want, and maybe cheaper and caries less social stigma than purchasing some soft porn.
then this flickr came up, entitled: "podium kiss with tounge." eek. well, i am not doing any of that!
but, for real, if you are actually interested in the business behind being a podium girl, check out this interview.
then i saw one that probably spoke to me the most and would most resemble my tuesday night 7:30-8:00 volunteering duty: "podium girls sooo sick of kissing ugly dane".