Hors Catégorie

“Hors Catégorie” EXIF metadata shows irregular amounts of Canon IXUS 130. Possible causes of this are when an iphone has an unborn twin or by eating pigeon pie made from steroid-fed birds the night before photographing.

Vote Rigging?

The wild west of the interweb is not far from the turmoil in Afganistan where vote rigging is commonplace. I always wondered why democracies can’t be decided by simply voting on Polldaddy, but it appears the technology doesn’t have sufficient guards against voting from the same IP address multiple times. Irregular voting has propped up the placing of “Go Richie”. Could this have been Richie Porte himself doing this to negotiate a better contract for next season? Or maybe Richie really wanted that new set of C-4′s?  We’ll never know…

In any case, the UCI manages to get away with sweeping a few cases under the carpet so I think the best way to treat “Go Richie” is by subtracting the irregular votes and putting it into it’s rightful place in the vote. It is indeed a very cool picture, and Richie can do no wrong.

Tainted Bottom

That’s not all. It’s come to my attention that the leading photo in the voting “Sleeping In” is possibly not Dave’s wife’s ass, but DAVE’S arse! If this is true I will feel dirty and betrayed. This will be investigated further and more photos may be need to be submitted for identification purposes.

Final winners will be announced on Friday after the B samples are tested and a hearing goes through the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS).

All joking aside, there could be legitimate reasons for the EXIF data being changed such as batch processing, so I’ll wait to hear back from the photographers.

Also, the TdF route has been announced, so if you’re looking for a tour to book with, look no further than TopBike Tours. If there’s one thing I learned from the Tour last year, it’s get your travel plans together early!

Enjoy the beautiful spring weather today, even if it is from a cubicle!