Saturday, March 25, 2006

Always Somebody Better...

During the Clark State Forest race, a little while prior to the crash that ended the day for me, I had a short conversation with Aaron of the Indiana Masters team about comparing ourselves to other riders.

He said that no matter how good a rider is, there's always somebody better. Always.

I thought about it a second and said, yeah, always somebody better all the way up to Boonen. At this point, he's the only guy who's better than everybody else.

Case in point, he crushed the field at today's E3 Prijs Vlaanderen to win the race for the third time in a row:

photo courtesy of Luc Claessen

There's always somebody better, all the way up to Tom Boonen. That's where it stops.