By Gerard Knapp in Palo Alto, California
One of Team Health Net's Australian contingent – and Cyclingnews diarist – Rory Sutherland, is really into the northern California scene, and being in such a giving mood, he's thrown out the offer for visitors to the race to drop by the team's car and hurl their best Aussie slang at him.
"The deal is: Come up with the best 'Australian quote,' yell it at me (or Karl Menzies for that matter) and for the best one of the day, I will personally send you a gift packet. Wow, that is a deal and a half isn't it? Maybe if any of our awesome sponsors are reading this and want to come to the party to give back to the consumers, we can get them involved too!"
In his latest diary entry, Sutherland provides examples of some famous slang that he believes may result in a prize. The Australian has become a star recruit of the leading domestic USA team, and last year, he finished on top of the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) rankings.