Day 267: Road World Championships on Universal Sports

27 09 2010

While watching TV last night, I noticed we now have Universal Sports on the cable lineup. This must be a recent change because as of last month we didn’t have Universal Sports and I was unable to watch the Vuelta a España. I’m not sure if the change is permanent, or if Insight Cable suddenly added Universal Sports to the cable lineup because that’s the channel broadcasting World Equestrian Games which are hosted here in Kentucky this year.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to watching the UCI Road World Championships. I don’t really know who the favored cyclist is, but I’m pulling for Tyler Farrar. I hated to see him quit the Tour de France when he broke his wrist. Mark Cavendish is a great sprinter, but personally I can’t help but dislike him. I guess in a sport as competitive as cycling, you don’t get to the top by playing the nice guy, but he really does seem like a whiny little brat. Maybe he’s a perfectly nice guy – I don’t really know. In addition to Farrar, I also like Fabian Cancellara. He’s a fantastic time-trialist, so I expect him to do really well during the event. And there’s always 2009’s winner Cadel Evans. Those are the big names I’m most interested in. It seems like I never see TV coverage of women’s cycling, so I’m looking forward to watching that also. I’ve never watched the World Championships before, so I’m glad we finally have a channel that will be broadcasting it. (Airs Sept. 28 through Oct. 2).

Universal Sports’ Web site has a list of five things to watch and the top Americans to watch during the event this week.

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— 1 cup organic vanilla yogurt = 3 points
— 1/2 cup granola = 2 points
— 1 small banana = 1.5 points

Lunch:
— Lean Cuisine tortilla encrusted fish = 6 points
— Weight Watchers brownie = 1 point
— Water = 0 points
— 1 small apple = 1 point

Dinner:
— Club sandwich on wheat = 8.5 points
— Potato chips (about 6) = 3 points (est.)
— Iced tea = 0 points

Snack:
— Weight Watchers vanilla mint ice cream bar = 2 points

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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