are sometimes smooth and silky, and other times tired and tight.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Race Report (Dutch Toothpaste)

If anyone has read Dan Coyle's book Lance Armstrong's War, then they might be familiar with the term "Belgian Toothpaste." The term refers to the grit, grime, and manure that gets sprayed on to the faces and bodies of cyclists in Belgium, during the wet and windy Belgian races of March and April.

If the google hits for the term are anything to go by, it might be one of the more enduring legacies of the book. There are countless people out there who apparently take pride in the fact that they've quite literally eaten shit in liquid form, while riding their bike.

Well, yours truly is not one of those said people.

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