Monday, May 15, 2006

Elementary My Dear Watson, Elementary

Before CSI, Cold Case, or any of the other crime investigation shows there was Sherlock Holmes. For those of you not old enough to remember, the above was his retortful catch phrase directed at his sidekick's, Dr. Watson, post mystery solving inquiries.

So what's the mystery in this case? Graham Watson not covering the last three stages of the Giro d'Italia.

From the Giro Stage List on GW's website:
Stage 6: BUSSETO > FORLI', 227 Km (not covered)
Stage 7: CESENA > SALTARA, 236 Km (not covered)
Stage 8: CIVITANOVA MARCHE > MAIELLETTA, 171 km (not covered)

Hey! Wasn't that a Graham Watson photo T-o-3 put up in the "It's Basso Time" blog? Yes, it was credited to Graham Watson, but most photos taken by staffers can be credited to the lead photographer.

Then if his staffer was taking the photos, where was Graham? Ah, there's the rub!

The last three stages of the Giro weren't personally covered by Graham because he was covering the ride up Alpe d'Huez.

Huh? The Tour de France isn't until July silly! Who's ride up Alpe d'Huez is so important that he leaves one of the Grand Tours?

The Boss! More specifically, the boss' return and ride up Alpe d'Huez to help celebrate one of his buddies, Joe Aragona's, 50th birthday.


The reason most artists are often stereotyped as "starving" is because few ever make a living from their passion. And the few that are able to make a living, the really, really great ones know where "their bread is buttered." Graham Watson, an outstanding photographer in his own right, has made his living and owes his popularity outside cycling (and into popular culture) to Lance Armstrong and the "Blue Train" of US Postal Service/Discovery. He has even become a regular contributor of prose and photo on the former US Postal Service and current Discovery Channel Pro Cycling fan website, thepaceline.com. So if the former "Boss" of the peloton comes a callin', where do you go?

Elementary My Dear Watson, Elementary!

3 comments:

Tour of '03 said...

Nice piece of investigative journalism, Granny! I was wondering where Graham had disappeared to, especially considering the importance/significance of Stage 8 of the Giro. The VeloNews credited the photos from the stage to Watson, so so did I. I take it you found the above photo on the Paceline? Nice work!

Granny's 30 said...

Actually, its on his site. Kind of a slam on the Giro, no respect, as he actually list Armstrong's ride in between Stage 8 and Stage 9 on the Giro Stage list.

Tour of '03 said...

Just saw it myself on Watson's site. Talk about friends sticking together, eh? If Basso goes on to win the Giro, and follows it with the Tour, that 8th stage that Watson skipped my prove to be historic.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Elementary My Dear Watson, Elementary

Before CSI, Cold Case, or any of the other crime investigation shows there was Sherlock Holmes. For those of you not old enough to remember, the above was his retortful catch phrase directed at his sidekick's, Dr. Watson, post mystery solving inquiries.

So what's the mystery in this case? Graham Watson not covering the last three stages of the Giro d'Italia.

From the Giro Stage List on GW's website:
Stage 6: BUSSETO > FORLI', 227 Km (not covered)
Stage 7: CESENA > SALTARA, 236 Km (not covered)
Stage 8: CIVITANOVA MARCHE > MAIELLETTA, 171 km (not covered)

Hey! Wasn't that a Graham Watson photo T-o-3 put up in the "It's Basso Time" blog? Yes, it was credited to Graham Watson, but most photos taken by staffers can be credited to the lead photographer.

Then if his staffer was taking the photos, where was Graham? Ah, there's the rub!

The last three stages of the Giro weren't personally covered by Graham because he was covering the ride up Alpe d'Huez.

Huh? The Tour de France isn't until July silly! Who's ride up Alpe d'Huez is so important that he leaves one of the Grand Tours?

The Boss! More specifically, the boss' return and ride up Alpe d'Huez to help celebrate one of his buddies, Joe Aragona's, 50th birthday.


The reason most artists are often stereotyped as "starving" is because few ever make a living from their passion. And the few that are able to make a living, the really, really great ones know where "their bread is buttered." Graham Watson, an outstanding photographer in his own right, has made his living and owes his popularity outside cycling (and into popular culture) to Lance Armstrong and the "Blue Train" of US Postal Service/Discovery. He has even become a regular contributor of prose and photo on the former US Postal Service and current Discovery Channel Pro Cycling fan website, thepaceline.com. So if the former "Boss" of the peloton comes a callin', where do you go?

Elementary My Dear Watson, Elementary!

3 comments:

Tour of '03 said...

Nice piece of investigative journalism, Granny! I was wondering where Graham had disappeared to, especially considering the importance/significance of Stage 8 of the Giro. The VeloNews credited the photos from the stage to Watson, so so did I. I take it you found the above photo on the Paceline? Nice work!

Granny's 30 said...

Actually, its on his site. Kind of a slam on the Giro, no respect, as he actually list Armstrong's ride in between Stage 8 and Stage 9 on the Giro Stage list.

Tour of '03 said...

Just saw it myself on Watson's site. Talk about friends sticking together, eh? If Basso goes on to win the Giro, and follows it with the Tour, that 8th stage that Watson skipped my prove to be historic.