A random collection of thoughts associated with the sport of cycling, as relayed by one hopelessly devoid of too many competing interests. It's a one track blog I'm afraid. But hey, if you like bikes you might enjoy it. So keep reading and the worst that'll happen is it might rot your brain..

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Life in the Snow Lane - and, come to our bike ride!!

First, let me apologize for having exactly zero pictures of the Sinister to share with all 2.25 of you who read this stuff on a regular basis. In case you are wondering it rides friggin' great! I'll whip some up soon I promise. It'll probably happen on Saturday while I'm out at Lincoln Woods stapling arrows to trees. Speaking of which, if you enjoy riding your bike in the winter and eating Chili (veggie and regular) afterwards then be sure to come on down to LW on Sunday for RI NEMBA's Winter Warmer Fun Ride Part I (part II to follow in Burlingame at a later date). Speaking of food please bring a can of soup or other food for the RI Food Bank. Bring a few bucks to toss into the raffle and win some bike related goodies. All proceeds are going to the Food Bank. If you are so inclined consider joining NEMBA while you're at it. We need members more than ever these days.

There will be one roughly 10 mile loop with a few stiff climbs and the usual things needed for MTB riding; dirt, rocks, roots and wildlife (well, creeps in the woods anyways, it is LW after all!). Registration will be 9-11. Don't show up too early, because I may not be there! Serious and for reals yo! If, perchance, you need to show up and ride before 9 AM just go for it and follow the arrows. Also, for all you freeride types, Mike Iafrate will be on hand if you would like to huck the gnar or just ride some of the more technical trails the park has to offer.

OK, now on to yet another race report detailing the excruciatingly mind, and extremity, numbing fun that was had at Goddard Park on 12/7. Yeah, you know what.. screw it. Here's the quick and exciting version from the point of view of some chump on a singlespeed On One.

"Hey this isn't soo bad, a little slippery but...OMG, OMG where the f*ck did all this ICE come from??!! OOOOFFFFFF that sucked. Woah, watch out dude! Don't worry buddy I won't run you over (this was repeated many, many times). Running sucks. Running really sucks. Is this over yet?? It is over! Yaaaaay, time to go eat breakfast like a normal person. Hey, $1 beer? Grrrreat! Sure, I'll go yell at Bad Brad as he looks oddly at peace with being in pain. Hey, there goes Dan"! "Where the hell is St. Germaine, and why does GeWilli dress like a janitor at these things?"

Did I miss anything? Oh, thanks to Stacy for putting up with me, taking the below pictures and waking up at an ungodly hour on a Sunday. And, it was good to see Lynne Sam out racing and in good health. Oh, yeah, and some Frate dude drank all the 'Gansett.

Hard to believe these pictures came from a phone. Granted it's an iPhone but jeez.. lucky Stacy, huh? Now if you don't mind I'm going to go feed my carrier pigeons, I have many messages to send out in the AM.


Blogger badbrad said...

I look like a slob.

hey, at least I am in the big ring and was riding in last place. maybe ive been riding the ss up hill too much?

I'm down for sunday. See you there.

10:17 PM

Blogger Aa said...

No pics or stories of the group ride yet???

1:21 AM


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