Sheeptown Fat Tire Rally…it’s on Bitches

The last time I organized something, I said never again. Ever. That was four months ago. About the same amount of time it takes me to forget that i swore to myself i would never again drink myself into oblivion.

Friday all of this is going to come back around and you can be sure the 4 month amnesia will rear its ugly little head.

The Sheeptown Fat Tire Rally as we are calling our little event here in Idaho is coming together nicely. People want to know why we called it the Sheeptown.

Why? Because we have a lot of sheep that run through the valley. Hell those little furry buggers are a part of this valley’s ancestory. We also have a lot of sheople that run through the valley. The funny thing about the sheople is they don’t like the sheep. Oh the irony! Seems most of them have their shorts in a knot over “environmental” issues. Ok, asshole, get out of your 2007 Hummer, F350, Excursion, or whatever the fuck else you drive, take off your wool slacks, wool socks, and turn off the heat on your 15,000 pleasure dome of a vacation house which consumed and entire forest’s worth of resources to construct, give all of these things away, and we can talk enviroment. The local chamber wasn’t all that down with us calling the festival a sheeptown rally either and then wanted to know why we hadn’t joined their organization. We’re fucking anarchists is why.

Anyway, the t shirts arrived this morning and they are some beauts. The beer (6 kegs of Deschutes Mirror Pond oh yeah!) is on the chill next door with our homies at Hayden Beverage and we have lined up a sound system for Kamphire Collective that is going to be tossing sparks into the, causing small children to bleed from the ears. It’s fucking game time.

Friday night we have Bifurcated Monkey, Mitch Giggles and Glenny Blanco Channelling the Anti-Lama a.k.a Zen Killer, and some guy named Dylan who dances like a hippie and plays Jack Johnson covers. Post music is the first ever Wool Pullers Derby a challenging pub crawl through the five bars in the area which don’t start playing cricket music at 9 pm.

Saturday is ride in the morning, and i think i will take all of those worthy on a special wood river valley epic. More beer drinking on Saturday night too i expect. Sunday features a very civil ceremony known as “brunch” followed by the 6 pack downhill.

The posse is coming together and it looks like this is going to be strength in numbers beyond anything the valley has seen before. If some of the pussies from Boise come over and race they will know what i am talking about…i’m calling you fools out right now. you don’t go off like this over there and this will be good for you.

Oh, did i mention this is all going on in order to raise awareness and money for the Croy Community Bike Park? Yeah, a bike park featuring everything from dirtjump lines to kiddie skill builders to downhill runs to 4 cross courses to full on outdoor moto tracks. It is maybe one of the coolest and most progressively thinking things we have seen go down in this area ever.

Basically this is going to be a damned good time and the last time i will ever organize anything ever again.

Until next year.

keep checking in for more words.

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About Chopper

Poet, sage, liar. Bike fag, BIKE Mag contributor and lacky who couldn’t handle the discipline required to be a real pro. Bald, slow and generally known to speak out of turn especially when under the influence. He’s got two beautiful daughters who make you question genetics and a wife who could school your ass on a bike any day of the week. Ketchum, Idaho, USA

One thought on “Sheeptown Fat Tire Rally…it’s on Bitches

  1. The Sheeptown rally was on point! The reason- People in the Sun Valley are into riding bikes and into putting the beers back, what more could you ask for? I do have some advice, don’t piss in public, you’ll have 3 cops standing around you in about 30 seconds asking what you are doing and why? Chopper and Billy killed it on making some good time happen for people that love to ride. Thanks, even though I got a ticket for peeing in public.

    Cheers,

    Cavey