Wednesday, November 18, 2009

No Carbon Wednesday: Snapped Stem


Another photo from Rick from the 2002 Snake Alley Criterium in Burlington, Iowa.
The Army of the Lord did not help this stem.


7 comments:

Billy Reid said...

This photo proves that cell phones had made their way to iowa by at least 2002.

Patrick said...

The rider said this right after his stem broke:

"now I have the perfect excuse."

--To me, this was an all time snake alley classic quote.

Matt said...

I wouldn't get to snarky on this one, I've ridden in that race - Snake Alley is *actually* considered to be the "twistiest" street in the country. And it has cobbles. And the course takes it uphill. The only guy I know that's won that Crit more than once just signed with RadioShack.

Patrick said...

Where did you get snarky from my post?

The rider to whom I am referring is one of my best friends. He said it as a joke. That's why I said it was a classic quote.

Yes, I've done the race several times. It's hard as hell. It's a lot more fun to drink beer and watch!

roadpig said...

yea army of allah probably would have done the trick. why the comment?

Anonymous said...

That cell phone is on a tourist, not an Iowan.

Rick said...

roadpig: Read the T-shirt of the guy toting the bike.

billy reid: I took the photo with a digital camera I bought in the year 2000, not a smart phone. Even Apple didn't have iphones in 2002.