This is where Jerry Troiano can often be found on the Internets. Now, you may be asking yourself, "Who is this Jerry character?" That would obviously be me. Well, maybe it's not obvious, as someone else could have typed this, but I assure you this is not the case.
I’m a web designer by profession, a political nerd by choice, and a New Jerseyan by the grace of...whatever. The kids like to call this a "blog," so we’ll go with that for now.
CliffsNotes: I race bicycles in the Fall and Winter, love music, Woody Allen, Canada, quietly judging people, cemeteries, road-trips to visit cemeteries, and aggressive women with a nerdy vibe. I used to love New Jersey, but now I hate it.
MASSIVE BRONER FOR HENRI VAN LERBERGHE, THE ‘DEATHRIDER OF LICHTERVELDE’, RIGHT NOW.
HE TURNED UP ON THE START LINE OF THE 1919 TOUR OF FLANDERS STRAIGHT FROM THE TRENCHES WITHOUT A BIKE. HE BORROWED ONE, ATTACKED THE FAVOURITE JULES VANHEVEL IN FRONT OF HIS OWN HOUSE, AND STOPPED IN SIGHT OF THE VELODROME FOR A COUPLE OF BEERS BEFORE THE FINISH.
HE STILL FINISHED 14 MINUTES UP ON THE FIELD, DESPITE BEING SO WASTED HE HAD TO COMPLETE HIS LAP OF HONOUR ON FOOT.
INCIDENTALLY, HE WAS ALSO KNOWN AS ‘RITTE’ - AND WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR A CERTAIN KICKASS BIKE BRAND.
From Wikipedia: “Van Lerberghe was nicknamed “The deathrider from Lichtervelde”, because at the start of most races he would tell his opponents he would ride them to death.”