Monday, July 20, 2009

How to descend a mountain in the Tour de France

Awesome video of Fabian Cancellara's descent during Stage 7 of the 2009 Tour de France, after making a bike change and having to catch up to the peleton. This is how you descend a mountain!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Airline Customer Service

I had another terrible experience with American Airlines on my return from Spain. Thanks AA! You guys suck! Then I saw this today, and it makes me LOVE the 21st century, and social media.

Check it out, because if you've ever had any customer service issues with an airline, (who hasn't!), I think you'll really enjoy the video. Over 3 million views in 9 days is impressive, and the power of social media!

Now I have to call and complain with my credit union for the crap with my ATM card not working in Spain, EVEN AFTER CALLING THEM TO TELL THEM I WAS GOING TO SPAIN!!!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Video of Tour de France Finish in Barcelona

If you've ever wondered what it's like to see a sprint finish at the Tour de France, here's the video. Keep in mind, it goes fast, and this is an UPHILL finish, with the video taken at the 100 meters to go mark. There's a screen in the video so you can see them coming.

This is one of the coolest experiences I've ever had in sport.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Barcelona Bound

Heading to Barcelona in the AM, and looking forward t seeing the Tour for the first time. Also, the fact that it's Spain, Catalan, and Basque regions of Europe is going to be quite the cultural experience.

I ran 24 miles this past week, a record for 2009, and hoping to put in about an hour a day while in Barcelona. Had a slight Achilles ache on Saturday, so will have be careful. It's not easy when you're about 200 lbs! Hopefully I get to enjoy Barcelona and lose weight at the same time.

If you're not following my twitter account, @jimvance, I hope to do a bunch of posts and photos from the trip.

Stay tuned...