I’ve edited this post. Initially it was called, “Observations from the Field” but I like this title better. Plus I had to supplement observation numero tres since Theo Bos is supa dupa fast, guy!
1. There’s a team here at Castilla y Leon called Caja Rural. Their jerseys have a striking resemblance to the Minnesota North Stars hockey jerseys of yore (lest we forget I played hockey from the tender age of three until I was seventeen). While there is a recent surge in the number of black and red kits permeating the pro peloton, green and yellow, however, exists in a league of its own. KoS awards seven merit points for originality. Mike Modano makes a guest appearance and throws in an extra three points for (unintentional?) retro flair.
2. Alberto Contador’s SRM computer head-unit reads:
It is written in permanent marker, so it’s not super-pro-custom straight from SRM. It is important to point out that I did not add the quotation marks above, as they are right there hugging his name on the SRM. Superfluous quotation marks on one’s SRM are, well, superfluous. I think a bit of white out is the only solution. I would have filled him in on my thoughts thereof, but my handle of Spanish takes me only so far. And I don’t know Spanish for superfluous.
Alternatively, it indicates that he prefers to be referred to by his last name. “Yo, waaadup Contador? King here just saying hola. Byebyenow.”