Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Run Run As Fast As You Can!

Alright,, finally, are the results of the 2009 Wilkes-Barre Duathlon which took place this past Sunday, June 21st 2009.

We finished!

What? You were expecting some sort of grand spectacle of endurance and fortitude from ME and LAZY E? Are you crazy?! I mean, don't get me wrong or anything, we are in pretty decent shape. But a Duathlon and all similar events require that you be inhuman in order to actually do well. Take the guy that won, Chris Garges, for instance. The man looked like a cross between Lance Armstrong, Michael Phelps, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. No doubt he was either some sort of experiment in genetics created by our government, or an alien from another planet. Either way, he was made of Volcanic Fire, Titanium, and Tornadoes. Lazy E and myself are made of Goo and Perogies. That is why he won and we came in 121st place.

Regardless, Lazy E and I are proud of our performance, especially considering that we had never done anything even remotely like it before. That, and we were up against professionals. These guys had multi-thousand dollar Olympic bikes and were adorned with sponsorships from Nike, Adidas, and Frosted Flakes. Lazy E and I had T-shirts and a mountain bike. So, comparatively, we did a damn good job.

As I said, we finished 121 of 145 Overall, and 22 of 25 in the Relay. That's right...WE DIDN'T FINISH LAST! We also completed the race in under 2 hours, which was a huge goal for us. In case you don't believe me or you are just curious, you can get the full results here.

In the end, Lazy E and I were thrilled with how we did, as is evidenced from the picture at the top of the blog, taken immediately after the end of the Duathlon. 97.9X is happy to have sponsored and participated in this year's Wilkes-Barre Duathlon to help raise money for the YMCA and the JCC. We had a great time, and maybe with a little bit of practice (and some better equipment) we can do even better next year.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Boys Are Back!

After a very long period of not hearing anything new at all, I have finally gotten my hands on the first piece of solid information regarding a new album from our hometown boys in Breaking Benjamin.

Although the legitimacy of this information is entirely disputable, I felt it necessary to share with you, the listener, everything that I have found out.

The first bit of information comes directly from David Bendeth, the producer of Breaking Ben's new album. On June 20th 2009, Bendeth himself posted this in the NEWS section on his website:


This is a big deal, as it implies that our boys have hit the studio to begin recording. And since this was posted on Bendeth's own website, it is probably legit.

The other bit of info I have come across carries with it a veil of uncertainty since it is little more than chatter amongst fans. At any rate, the chatter claims that on June 17th, the creator and founder of Breaking Benjamin's official website, Shallow Bay, revealed that a new song from the band would be out in August of 2009. But again, I cannot locate any source for this information, so the truth behind it is up in the air.

Still, the fact the David Bendeth mentioned that Breaking Ben is now in his studio offers a lot of hope for us getting our hands on this album before the end of 2009. I refuse to uncross my fingers.

As always, keep it here for updates on this and other new rock announcements.

And don't forget, you heard it FIRST from 97.9X!

Wilkes-Barre Duathlon Results

I know you are just DYING to find out how Lazy E and I did in the Wilkes-Barre Duathlon. Well, this blog is just to alert you to the fact that neither of us went belly-up during the ordeal. I will have pictures, results, and a more detailed recap as soon as the W-B Duathlon website is updated with official results.

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

We can't be serious! Turns out, yeah we are...

Well, it looks like myself and Lazy E will be teaming up to take on the Wilkes-Barre Duathlon on June 21st. I must be out of my freaking gourd. My mind too.