Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
probably just hang out with some friends.
whatever . . .
Monday, May 21, 2007
Floyd Landis' [changing opinion] former business manager Will Geoghegan [how do you pronounce this?],
"It is my hope that we can make a seamless transition [i hope to fuck SOMETHING works] and continue [START?] to work together in our mutual best interests [when DO we get paid?].
Friday, May 18, 2007
as with citizen kane and "rosebud," and the shining's "redrum,"
these words have haunted me for nearly a decade:
"let uncle ron show you how to hide the weenie."
it was just creepy.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
stay inside: otoplasty is a long process, and mid-procedure effects can be hideous.
the down side is that you are still the same person, with all your prior skeletons and addictions.
[read the ad first, then go to the link, for the full effect]
rest well, brother jerry. i'll see ya later!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
ringo had just found out how much john and paul actually made.
it was later re-issued.
Friday, May 11, 2007
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those of you who raced in the midwest in the late 80s and early 90s will remember this bike. it's from the heyday of velo-vets [krueger, hileman, bananas and me] from europa in cedar falls. great shop, great service, by the way. it's a trek 2300 pro, my first carbon bike. learned all about frame flex, with my 54, 55, and 56 tooth chainrings. i did dozens of time trials with this bike. but lately, it's been hanging in the basement, attracting only my slowly growing sentiment. so yesterday, i slapped on a 55 chainring [old campy nuevo record bolt pattern]
and installed my equally old mavic bullhorn handlebars [remember my old,ordinary paint job funny bike?] with the 1990 scott clip-ons. i found a happy cog on my old rolf vector wheel, slapped on a front brake, and was ready to roll in a 55x13. it was great: sunny, 80+ and no wind. it was a little slow off the start, but, man oh man, did it roll once i got going. i had a great time on this old bike.
it left me breathless, just like it always does.
i love racing bicycles, man.
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by the way, as i get out and about, i have the pleasure of meeting some of the apparently many folks who actually read this stuff on a regular basis. i really appreciate that you do, and that you understand and get the point of why i say the things i do.
problem is, that only encourages me.
some women have ALL the fun!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
[not from the news, but a wonderful statement just the same]
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a guide to the republican candidate's stated views on abortion
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Tour the Full Moon and May Sky
Ultra-bright Venus will light up the western sky and
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
with guest pastor, brother ricky gervais
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i had plenty of time yesterday, doing solo laps of the old capitol crit course [thanks again, mark] in the blazing sun of a late april sunday--while the rest of the pro1/2 field was getting taken to the woodshed--to think about my values, and to think about those things most important to me, and to who i am.
i thought, oddly enough, about charles darwin, and about natural selection, in particular.
upon my return home, following a wonderful meal of grilled pork chops and the sopranos, at my daughter's house, and a moonlight bike ride with my granddaughter ["papa, i NEED to ride my bike after entourage." what a smart and well-prioritized child!], i hopped on the internets, and in my cyber pickup truck, i drove my way through that wondrous series of tubes straight to a source that has completely turned my world right-side-up.
i've been wrong all these years, and all it took for me to see the light was 40 or so times up jefferson street hill, baking sunlight, and brother ricky gervais.
watch this epiphinal clip, and see if you don't agree.
and tip your servers.