Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another Very Exciting Day!

Heehee. Today I had the last laugh on Mom and Dad. They went on a bye-sickle ride, like usual. And they knew that there was a pretty good chance that they'd get to see part of The Tour of Utah, a professional bike race that, well, if you can't tell from the name, goes through Utah.

What they didn't know was that as soon as they left for their ride, I was picked up by the Tour organizers (knowing Lance Armstrong comes in very handy - I've now got All Sorts of Pro Cycling connections), and got to start the race and ride in the lead car for the entire race.

Anyway, Mom and Dad stopped along their ride to watch part of the beginning of the race. (The race started on Main Street, and then the riders leave Park City for a whole bunch of mountains, and end up climbing up to Snowbird Ski Resort. 96 miles, and something like 10,000 feet in climbing!).

Here's Dad waiting to watch the racers come by.

Imagine Mom and Dad's surprise when they saw this (you have to click on it to biggify it to be able to see anything... Mom only had her phone with her):

The racers were still in the neutral zone (they do a rolling start, so they follow the referee's car for a while until I wave the flag and zoom away from them so they can start racing) at this point.

It was really Quite Cool! (And equally cool was the helicopter ride I got back home from Snowbird. Alas, I didn't get a picture of that, because we didn't have another helicopter flying beside us to take pictures of me...)

And to cap off the day? When it finally cooled down (it was REALLY HOT today - it was 90 in Park City, and 101 in Salt Lake) a bit, Mom took me on a walk.

C'mon MOM. Let's go!!!

'STOP'? Surely they don't mean ME?!? *ahem.

Very cool day, today.

Oh, and if you want to see a picture of Boring Snobby Cindy, you can see how boring and snobby she was - totally running the other direction. What a boring snob.

*kissey face*
-Fiona, Cycling Referee Extraordinaire


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I really DO hope your mom and dad appreciate all the efFURt woo put in to keeping their lives exciting!

PeeEssWoo: my word was sneDOG!

Sunny said...

Wow Fiona! You sure do have friends in high places!
Thanks for stopping by and saying I look fanastic. I was feeling real good 'til Mom said that the little tuff on top of my head made me look like a gremlin. Whatever a gremlin is!
Luv, Lucy

Martha Basset said...

Hi Fiona
You are one smart cookie - we loved the pic of you in the car starting the race.
Let those silly humans peddle we say!!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

That Lance Armstrong is really "taking you places". A great pic of you starting the race.

Keep being nice to Cindy - she'll come around.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Mango said...

What did they expect you to do? Sit around waiting for them to come back? A gal has to have some fun.


Abby said...

Hi, Fiona...

Girls just wanna have fun...Right??

Abby xxxooo

Dory and the Mama said...


When are you going to get Lance to bring you to Austin????


Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
Sure is important to have friends like Lance, right?
Glad you all had a pawesome time!
Kisses and hugs

The Army of Four said...

That IS an exciting day!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That's the way to do it, Fiona -- start right off in the Sag Wagon with the air conditioning, ride in comfort to the finish line, and fly home!

BRUTUS said...

Did Lance let you borrow one pf his a yellow jerseys? I bet you'd look fab in yellow - maybe even Cindy would take notice?

Brutus the Frenchie

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

wow so exciting - hope youe pawrents didnt mind you going out without permission

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Brownie said...

Fiona, you are so right! cindy doesn't seem so nice.

See how all the cyclists look at you; it's cause you're the most bootiful!

Clive said...

Looks hot over there Fiona!

Sounds like you had an exciting day!

We have Lance Armstrong in Ireland at the moment - he just finished the Tour of Ireland and was talking on our news programmes tonight. The organisers were really thrilled to have him over here.

Take care