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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Vampire on the pro-cycling circuit

Pro Cycling News has the details about Chris Walker:

Out of nowhere Walker (Carnacki note: photo here) comes across to us by himself. Don’t ask me how the 2nd placed G.C. guy jumps away from the field alone, this is just the kind of trick Walker can pull. Does Walker rest when he tags on the back of the break? No. No. NO. He goes straight through our group and ups the tempo. For the next probably sixty miles no one else even takes a pull. We are all withering in the heat, but Walker is just flying. I honestly don’t remember seeing him eat or drink anything the entire race.


For the second column in a row, I find myself explaining a nickname. As far as I know, the Vampire moniker was coined by Team Labor Power before Walker joined their crew. As mentioned, you never see the guy eat or drink, so one can only assume that he feasts on blood at the end of the day. On the other hand, as evidenced in this story, he has no fear of daylight, and as skinny as he is, I have my doubts as to whether he eats at all.

As astute readers of Bram Stoker's Dracula knows, vampires can walk about (and apparently race) in daylight. The myth about sunlight destroying vampires did not arise until much later (planted as part of a clever misinformation campaign by vampires, no doubt).


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