Can you make us a Baltic Playlist? 10 songs or more. Maybe it has a theme? Maybe it doesn’t. If it were us we’d ask for the 10 best Baltic House/Electronic songs of all time.
1 Los Amigos Pumpiņrasa
2 Apvedcels Kamer List
3 Inokentijs Mārpls Eu, priekšniek!
4 Punks Not Dead Spriditis
5 Gustavo Taisna Tiesa
6 Cosmos Billie Jean
7 Carnival Youth SURF
8 BrainStorm Thunder Without Rain
9 MAKREE feat DVINES LOUD
What’s the best move you’ve ever done in a bike race. Like, what is your proudest moment racing professionally?
One real good move was last year at Redding 120. I took a turn too hot and went off the road. When chasing back I overcooked another one and had to jump onto the grass, onto the sidewalk, and back on the road. Brian was almost pissing himself in the car. A few minutes later a wheel from the support moto came loose, started rolling towards me and almost took me out again. Craziest race I’ve ever done.
What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done in a race?
Gotten into a fight on a bike. The dumb thing was that I didn’t even manage to land a punch, just lost balance and crashed on my knee so bad I couldn’t ride for four days.
Who’s your favorite dude to talk to in the peleton? What do you guys talk about in there?
Andžs, one of my Latvian buddies. Just because we can talk in the native tongue and share our dreams about potatoes.
What’s the strangest/lamest/funniest/craziest thing you’ve ever heard in there? You can leave out the names and dates and whatnot to preserve whoever’s anonymity. Or not.
Final stage of Alberta 2015, I’m top 10 on GC, Trek is controlling the front. Me and Ty attack, I look back and a Trek guy is trying to follow us and says: “We won’t let you go.” My reply was: “Okay.” After which me and Ty proceeded to ride away, bridge up to the break and blow the Trek team apart. Orica brought us back, but still was pretty funny.
Best place to get a crêpe in Girona, and why?
Crêperie Breton. It has a van inside the restaurant!
Back when US Postal riders lived in Girona, many used to take taxis (instead of the train) from Barcelona-El Prat. Does that make you jealous?
Ha. Not at all. I love the train. Best mode of transportation by far. I spent all 6 years of school going to class and back every day by train. Can get extra sleep in or do some homework.
Please explain floorball to us, and tell us how it’s different (or not) from street hockey.
It’s kind of a sissy version of street hockey. Some small differences: different sticks, different ball, played indoors and rules that don’t allow for much contact.
First poster that you hung on your wall as a kid?
Martin Brodeur. He’s a legend.
How hard is it to get internet service set up in a Spanish apartment?
If you know the system it’s not too bad as long as you have all the paperwork, which is the real trick
Settle the argument once and for all. Best beaches, Jurmala or Cape Kolka?
Between the two, Jurmala. Although I prefer the beach in Carnikava; it’s calm, quiet, but still soft white sand and warm temps two days a year.
Rate these Toms: Tom’s of Maine, Toms Shoes, Tom Tom Club, Transactions on Mathematical Software, TomTom.
Tom’s of Maine: meh.
Toms Shoes: sweet kicks.
Tom Tom Club: YouTubing it.
Transactions on Mathematical Software: love it. Anything that involves numbers is awesome in my book.
TOMTOM: = two Tom = Toms. Might be why I’m so good with directions.