Daily Peloton is pleased to welcome
pro rider David Richter to the contribution team. Riding last season with Subway
Express and now joining Monex, David has happily offered to contribute a regular
journal of rider life and leisure to the site. Read the first journal
entry as he humorously shares some off season thoughts and goings on; check back
regularly for additional entries.
By David Richter
During this off-season Iíve
been working on conspiracy theories. Iím convinced that lotteries are fixed.
Have you ever met a lottery winner? Why do lottery winners not quit their
shitty jobs? Iím working on a complete manifesto on this issue, but in the mean
time donít waste your dough on a lottery ticket. Why is NASCAR so big, now?
Itís been around for decades, but all of a sudden itís huge. Iíll tell you
whyÖitís fixed! Itís still real, but itís professional wrestling real. Itís
Laguna Beach real.
Podium at the Bermuda Grand Prix Hill Climb
Now, thereís nothing wrong
with this new form of real. Itís entertainment. Thatís why Iím proposing that
professional cycling in America get more ďreal.Ē We can fix a few, or all of
the races. We can build our own stars. There can be ďgood guysĒ and ďbad
guys.Ē Good guys could turn bad, and vice versa. We would become big
celebrities and make celebrity money. But there would be the occasional crash
that youíd have to take. Massive crashes would be required.
We need to get on this
wagon, now. We canít let some lame sport like speed skating or volleyball beat
us to the punch. We already have Dave Towle. This dude was born to announce
this type of stuff. I canít believe the WWE hasnít stolen him yet. Dave would
run the show. Heíd be the commissioner. All team radios would be on the same
frequency, Daveís frequency and heíd call the shots.
Dave Towle ("The Commish") at Sea Otter with Tina Pic
Conspiracy Theories or the "Honey do list"
Beside conspiracy theories,
Iíve been on the internet a lot. I think that those two things go hand in
See, I have nobody to bug during the dayÖeveryoneís at work, so I fire up
The longer that I stay on the net, the dumber the shit I look at. I
find myself on Ebay, checking out baseball cards or on Itunes listening to music
that sucks. The internet sucks, so I recently decided to tackle the home
project list that my wife gave me. I put in a French gutter. This required a
lot of digging, lifting, moving, etc.
So French gutter installing is great
Dave pulls on the leaders jersey at Bermuda Grand Prix.
Everything went great, so I decided to step it up to installing
a new storm door. Now if I could do this, I could practically build a house.
Well, my house is close to a hundred years old and it's not straight or square. So this
door install was not easy. But I had just knocked out a French gutter, so how
could I stop there? I called Home Depot and hired a pro to do it, but the wife
thinks that I installed it. Now she practically wants me to build a house.
Home projects suck, so now I just hide on my bike all day.