C’mon—who gets this kind of attention just for getting lucky and leading intermediate sprints competition at a fly-by-night stage race like Burgos? The racer himself said it was all of 45 minutes work.
Is just being an American seriously all it takes to get the glamor shot on Velonews?
Thing is, people, Ted King isn’t just any American. He was there from the beginning:
And it’s a little-known fact he was Roosevelt’s mole behind the Iron Curtain when the Big Three met at Yalta:
In the Star Wars Ultimate Revised Director’s Cut Edition Redux (due out 2017), we’ll all learn who the real hero at the Battle of Yavin was:
Though it’s anyone’s guess as to who will replace Obi-Wan in the final Blu-Ray release:
thoughts on “Ted King: American Hero”
Hahahaha, just brilliant.
Hands down, THAT was funny !
Brilliant stuff – so funny and true it almost hurts!
I think Alec Guinness is checking Ted out in that last image.
The 31st annual edition of a stage race hardly makes it into a fly-by-night operation. Let’s see one US-based event that goes on for 30 consecutive years and then you can be smart-mouthed about the smaller European stage races.
I love that Teddy even commented!
But seriously, who doesn’t love Ted King and root for him? He’s the nicest guy on the planet, and he’s easy to root for. There’s a rule we call the “Hekman Rule” that also applies to Ted. When Hekman wins, everyone’s happy. His teammates, guys on other teams, girlfriends of guys on other teams – everyone. People are just always happy for him. Ted’s like that, too.
VN usually goes on and on about the Boulder mafia. Let them gush over Teddy if they want to. It’s a nice change of pace.
Any perceived consternation that Ted King is grabbing headlines is strictly tongue in cheek. I just wanted to play with Photoshop.
The Fitchburg Longsjo Classic just celebrated its 50th year. It happens to be one of the longest running stage races in the US. Boom. Roasted.