Twisted Spoke dream Santa list
Fantasy Christmas delivery from Santa.
A custom Pinarello Dogma in a 66cm frame size. Yeah, the biggest dog in the Dogma house with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting. I’m going large right out of the gate.
DT Swiss wheel set. Sure I’m going to fast the first week of January but I want to lose significant weight right now, look fabulous and climb like Riccardo Ricco on the secret sauce. DT Swiss is a start in the right direction.
SPecial Guest invitation to the CyclePassion photo shoot for the 2012 calendar. That’s right, me and german photographer Daniel Geiger and those luscious biker chicks getting all Helmut Newton. I richly deserve this.
Mountain bike ride around Rancho de Juan Pelota with the Boss. Sure, I dream big but it’s my christmas fantasy so I’m not leaving anything out.
A hand-made, beautifully old world crafted touring bike from none other than Mr Gavia Pass himself, GIro winner Andy Hampsten.
A $1000 gift certificate to Rapha to spend on super cool cycling apparel.
No flat tires for a year. Yes, I want the gift of no punctures, Santa.
A dream date with three podium girls — from the Giro, Tour de France and Vuelta. This might just put me over the edge but dreams do occasionally come true. Why not?
Some of that Hincapie post ride recovery hose because that’s my xmas stockings. baby.
A ride in the back seat of the Quick Step team car at Paris Roubiax. Yeah, me shouting advice to Patrick Lefevere about what Boonen should do while I drink several Trappist Ales. Heaven at the Hell of the North.
First class round trip airline rickets from San Francisco to Paris and a Skoda rental car with full race route access for the Tour de France. Twisted Spoke is headed back to the TDF. We just don’t know how to pay for it yet, Santa. A little help would be great.
A tantalizing carbon handlebar from Winwood Bike. Sure, the Italians have the style thing down but this is Minnesota craftmenship and unique as Hell — which is why I crave said product.
Press pass and magazine assingment to cover the Tour of Oman. Why? WOuldn’t you want to check out a place where you can watch camel racing and bike racing in one day? It’s like Laurence of Arabia on bikes — plus, it’s an opportunity to meet revered Arab cycling journalist Abdul Al Salaam.
A shopping day in Italy with Danilo di Luca. Hey, he’s not busy and I need some beautiful Italian threads. Bonus — we’ll stop and get our hair styled together.
Happy holidays everyone and thanks for reading.