Monday, November 16, 2009

I can be a douch bag too.

Okay, let's do it. Let's begin the conversation with a declarative statement. People who ride bicycles on the sidewalk are basically the reason society is going to crumble. It eats at our basic social fibers. I think if you are caught riding your bicycle on the sidewalk you should be sentenced to installing training wheels and be required to put tassles on your nipples and dance for the Pike House during one of their initiations. Seriously, what is the idea behind this? I mean, when you see some dumb ass 28 year old on a bmx, you know he is a douch. Or some hipster dipshit with his pants so tight his camel tail is clearly outlined, six months when the new fad is the old 70's style roller skates, he will be riding those, so I understand him riding on the sidewalk. But what about cyclists who do it? I guess I just don't understand. I am an old fashioned same rules, same rights, same responsibilities kind of guy. And of course I see the irony of embedding homosexual images in a message and using it as an insult, when I had to find those images. (Actually the camel tail made me throw up a little, even with my comfortablity with sexuality.) So think about it, bikes on sidewalks = douch bag. Bikes on main streets = douch bags.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Laramie Cyclo Cross Race Series

Well Wyoming, get ready for some huge news. Cyclocross season is in full swing. Cheyenne has held some pretty respectable races, and now chiming in is the home of the University of Wyoming Cowboys; Laramie. And if I may quote, "Country clubs and cemeteries are the biggest wasters of prime real estate! Dead people? They don't need buried nowadays. Ecology, right? Ask Wang. He'll tell you. We just bought property behind the Great Wall. On the good side!" Well, they didn't set up shop in the cemetary, or the country club really, but they did find a good use for the local golf course in the fall, extending the use of this property to another section of the community; cyclists. Thank you Univeristy of Wyoming. It looked like a Caddyshack sequal gone wrong, though there were not cross dressing males unwilling to throw away the shackles of every day life, so they can only be themselves on Halloween and at cross races...bad interpretation. Anyway, There are two more races,(video 1) - (video 2) the first posted on the famous amature video site, youtube. Enjoy, and let's all head down to Laramie for the next race this sunday at one. Laramie-CX Race Series November 8,15,& 22University of Wyoming, Jacoby Golf Course 3501 Willett Drive, Laramie WY
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Freddy Fenders

I recently decided to put fenders on my cyclo cross bike mainly because I enjoy the look of resentment from cross riders, but also to try to stay a little clean on my morning commute. Planet Bike made a fender called, Freddy Fenders, an excellent fender discontinued due to the fact that the former artist with the same name patended his name. I would have expected that from Cher but not the Texas Tornado. Anyway, the fender was awesome. I put it through some hell. I rode through dirty water, thick mud, loose mud, grass, everything. My shoes were a little messy, but from my ankle up was spotless. Great piece of gear. I recommend them highly. On fenders I say, don't skimp. Don't buy the crappy plastic ones that only cost $10 at the velo swap, splurge. This purchase will keep you on the road when others drive. That is the goal, right? To show up to that important tie wearing event on your bike, able to smuggly lock your bike next to the building. Slyly inserting into almost every conversation, "No, I didn't have any problem finding a parking place." Stupid motorists.