Archive for the ‘pleading for something’ Category

the leading helmet of earth

Through complex processes not totally unrelated to legally grey facebook stalking have I acquired a Catlike Whisper Plus helmet, Matte Black, size L. This is the leading helmet of our planet by virtually any quantification. Yet I already have a still new Bern G2. So, I’m taking it to the markets, including this one. Find […]

A Bike of Interest

The time has come to sell my Swedish cykel. Originally sourced from the Swedish Craigslist equivilent (, and then resourcefully added to, and turned into a fixed-gear with Casey’s help during a marathon g-chat session. The frame is a 57cm lugged DBS (Den Beste Sykkel – “The Best Bike”) which is a well known Norwegian […]

ok, so we’ve all been on summer holiday!

So Casey and Rob and Nick and Cory have all been off dealing with life and summer. I mean Rob got a cat. Casey got a house and spent some time away from civilization in the Vermont hills. Nick has probably been out exploring the woodland cemetery. And I apparently knocked up my wife. But […]

You Can’t Win The Tour de France if You Ride Lugged

The omniscient New York Times has an article on why no French rider has won “le tour” since 1985. The money quote is: “Their mentality is, well, you should just get on with it because Bernard Hinault won the Tour like that and you should be grateful.” Of course, Ancy McLarmstorg’s über scientific approach is […]

answer my riddle!

ok, so where did our frequent posting go, yikes!! anyway here is a conundrum I am in these days, see if you can answer it: (I’m pretty sure it’s a recurring issue I know the solution for, which I’ll pipe in with later.) when I am pedaling along at a normal (~75rpm) cadence under a […]

join in the push to bring back polished alu campy bits

another retro-grouch with photoshop wants to bring back engraved and polished C-Record, with honey hoods, real cork tape, and campy Record-level shellac!

Photo project – need some input

I’m trying to get better with photography and I started posting a photo a day on my blog. I’m taking lots of photos and choosing one to post in hopes that I can get some feedback from folks. There will be some bike photos…like this one taken for yesterdays post… please take some time and […]

another ride, plus august scramble wrap up.

. . . . . so we had a super good turn out for the scramble.  dave got points for driving the furthest to get here.  phil got points for riding a bike that would give a cory townie a run for its money (crappynesswise).  way to many people showed up on fixed gears and […]

day ride/a tale of two one point fives.

. By the light of the day the pimp’s yellow ochre suit is plain beige. The rotting wooden trailer out front is the same emerald green as the swing that sat under the willow tree for years after the willow had blown down in a windstorm, 15 feet from the porch where I slept, dead […]

Puh Rah Ugh

To readers of this blog that may be concerned: The poster known as 5dollarbud, aka a4nick8tor, aka Big Killa N, aka Golden Balls, aka Kung Fu Jimmy is currently on holiday in Prague, CZ. He appologizes for not notifing sooner and wonders if it would be possible to meet any other posters on this blog […]