Month: May 2021
Paralympics, Seoul 88;part 3/ | Leave a Comment
If you have read this far you will know at this point that I am sharing my thoughts on these games are less from an athletic standpoint, and more from an experiential place of being at the games. I saved this shot from the local newspaper as I just thought it was cool. Opening Ceremonies […]Read more »
Seoul 88 Paralympics; Part 2/ | Leave a Comment
Itaewon; shopping, bars and nightlife To the best of my recollection, the cab ride from the Paralympic compound was about 20 minutes. I think the US Team was one of the first to arrive in Korea. Right off the bat we were taken to a facility where we were given very explicit instructions on how […]Read more »
1988 Seoul Paralympic Games/ | Leave a Comment
As I sit down to write this I find it a little hard to begin. The Seoul Paralympics, and in general the journey to even get there was so multi faceted. From training camps, to qualifying, competing at Stoke Mandeville, and so much more. It was a very strange ride for me indeed as a […]Read more »
…And then there were two!/ | 8 Comments on …And then there were two!
Runner Up; Ernst Van Dyk All Hail the King of Boston! Ernst Van Dyk How many of these Sliver Cups from winning the greatest road race in the world does Ernst Van Dyk own you might ask? TEN! That is just insane. Think about this, if he were to live to 100 years old, he […]Read more »
Rarefied Air; # 5,4 and 3!/ | Leave a Comment
#5 Kurt Fearnley The man from down under! Kurt Fearnley You want to talk about a nice guy? Well that is the Kurt Fearnley you will see hanging around the hotel lobby before and after the race. Or the guy smiling from ear to ear as he sociably moved from person to person at gatherings. […]Read more »
Eight, Seven and Six!/ | 4 Comments on Eight, Seven and Six!
#8 Andre Viger The Badger! Andre Viger 9/27/52 to 10/1/06 In Tour de France Cycling, legendary cyclist Bernard Hinualt was know as “The Badger” for his extremely aggressive style of racing. Andre Viger simply put assumed that role in wheelchair racing. It seemed pain got out of the way for Andre. Striking his highest level […]Read more »
10 Greatest; The countdown begins/ | Leave a Comment
Before getting started thank you to those of you who are having fun with this and even more thanks to the qualified people who have given me some insights on a couple of racers I had not fully considered. I have either raced with, covered and or interviewed nearly every racer on this list. Many […]Read more »
Greatest racers of all time:Honorable Mentions/ | 6 Comments on Greatest racers of all time:Honorable Mentions
This has been quite and undertaking, trust me. There is so much consideration that has gone into this list and the accolades that follow these athletes are too many to mention in one post. This my friends is a slippery slope indeed. Where could this begin and end. When you think about the broad based […]Read more »
Top 10 greatest racers of all time!/ | 10 Comments on Top 10 greatest racers of all time!
Part One: Laying the Groundwork by Bob Molinatti What a difficult task to look back over the many racers who have provided us with so many special moments in history. How exactly does one go about deciding who to add to the most exclusive list of racers, while at the same time omitting others who […]Read more »