• Tales of Merco later …

    by  • March 3, 2008 • race coverage • 22 Comments


    BryanLarson wins the Juniors ’08MercO’dark:30 Criterium.

    … the racing was aggressive and fast. almost worked like a cup of coffee to blow out the cobwebs of having to drive that early to get there and watch the damn thing.

    **hope Bryan and the other couple cats are ok after that E2 road race spill. If anyone has details on that, it’d be appreciated.



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    22 Responses to Tales of Merco later …

    1. the joker
      March 3, 2008 at

      should have put the flower in your helmet; you’re not pack-fodder when you have the flower power with you. so sad although with the 300 prime you could buy more and stop sitting at the back spraying water at people

    2. March 3, 2008 at

      yeah, heckle all you want beeyatch …
      i’ve got a photo of you to play with!!

      aaaawww yeah, blackmail is SUH-wheet!

    3. the joker
      March 3, 2008 at

      that was my, umm, twin, errr, yeah that’s it, some dude dressed up as me. hmmmm, bottle of port after Sequoia for payment of said deletion of my evil twins pic?

    4. Otto Bus
      March 3, 2008 at

      Bryan has really impressed me the last couple of years, especially considering he has not had any teammates.
      3rd at the Jr. crit champs, won the RR champs, podium @ Nationals crit, etc, etc,
      Anybody with aspiring juniors, that’s the wheel to watch.


    5. March 3, 2008 at

      i think the price is a bit higher than a bottle of port …
      and yeah, that BL is one to watch. good, smart racer.

    6. the joker
      March 3, 2008 at

      no news on the E2 mishap yesterday….

      higher than a bottle of port? hmmmm….how about a call-up at the crit in Fresno and Visalia?

    7. March 3, 2008 at


      the “Whole Athlete” kid was knocked out pretty good. And Larsen lost part of a tooth and had a headload of pain to look forward to for awhile.


    8. Anonymous
      March 3, 2008 at

      Lance Armstrong–Cancer Survivor–???—Energy Suppliment user.


    9. March 3, 2008 at

      I can’t wait for the masters 1-2-3 race reportage on the road race. That was way to much fun to watch on Saturday.

      I sure am gaining respect for the master 1-2-3. These guys race without radios and know exactly what is taking place. Their tactics are so calculated.

      They give it all, never back down, never give up and just awesome to watch.

      Pretty cool.

    10. Zack
      March 3, 2008 at

      Why are 2’s only races so damn sketchy? Too many hot heads trying to get upgrade points…

    11. March 3, 2008 at

      You can set your watch to a last lap crash in the 2’s @ that same spot. We were racing for 10th place, which makes it that much more ridiculous. I backed off knowing the crash would come (cough cough and cause I was suffering), even asked someone what side of the road he thought the crash would happen on. Sure enough. Kablam, gutter to gutter peril. I stopped and helped clear the road, afraid the pro’s were breathing down our necks. I guess it was Bryan who asked me if I had seen his tooth, hope he’s ok.

    12. Mr. Man
      March 4, 2008 at

      Hey MH,

      Got some great photos of you and pabcid here:

      enjoy. πŸ™‚

    13. Margin Walker
      March 4, 2008 at

      OK, I’m deeming this officially “later” so make with the yakkity yak yak.

      Tales of Merco please.

    14. Niki
      March 4, 2008 at

      here here, yak it bruva

    15. March 4, 2008 at

      2 groups hammered off the front, we blinked and missed it. Poulsen attacked hard a couple of times and Hernando countered. With 10 up the road and the teams on the front we weren’t going anywhere.

      Nuff said about M35+123

    16. March 4, 2008 at

      i know, i know …
      we had our home office big wig here today and needed to spend time groveling for more money so we don’t have to start shit-canning employees in a few months.
      ah well.

      but i’m on it soon!

    17. the joker
      March 4, 2008 at

      get off your freakin saddle, put on the shammy cream and get on with the stories already….geez…

    18. Mr. Man
      March 5, 2008 at

      Hey MH,

      The Merco crit results have you as DNF? I could have swore I saw you finish in the top ten.

    19. the joker
      March 5, 2008 at

      his thong was bothering his saddle sores….and he lost his flower power in lap 3 after he won the $300 prime

    20. March 5, 2008 at

      that prime sucked the juice right out of me … i can’t believe i didn’t quit right then.

      and the merco results are always … problematic. bleh, whatevah.

    21. BryanLarsen
      March 8, 2008 at

      Hey Guys, Thanks for the comments πŸ™‚

      um yea, i went down both saturday and sunday in the 2’s races. I crashed with 7 laps to go in the crit got back in, with 5 to go, and only managed a 35th place. um yes, i did lose my tooth in the rr crash as well. ulg! i also sprained my wrist ontop of hte sprained ankle from sat’s crash. Lots of road rash, but atleast my face is looking better than it did….
      so yea, im keepin’ it rollin’ for now.


    22. BryanLarsen
      March 9, 2008 at

      Otto Bus/Scott,
      I know this sounds bad, but i know alot of scott’s. Just curious, …which one are you?

      sorry again πŸ™

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