Haven’t touched a bike all week. Hope to break the chain ’round about Saturday morning. And that would be tomorrow.
Wish me luck. I’m going to need it.
Subject: cyclist = terroris
Bicyclist sought in Times Square bombing
Yeah, what the fuck is up with that? Who’s this joker trying to put a black eye in the gang?
From the article:
Letters claiming responsibility for the bombing of a military recruiting station in New York’s Times Square arrived in the Washington offices of several members of Congress on Thursday, just hours after the blast, authorities said.
Police are searching for a hooded bicyclist seen on a surveillance tape just before an early morning bombing at the office…
I’m sure the next thing I hear is this cat was on a brakeless fixy with a paisley top tube pad.
Will wonders ever cease?
You’ll remember – loyal reader – that my throne lies in Stall #2 in the men’s room here at the office. Yesterday, I was reigning over my kingdom, granted an audience by the royal porcelain, when something rather shocking occurred….
Read more: www.forty15.com
Ya, he had me hooked with that one too.
So I’m watching this video interview with Christine Vardaros. Normal racer yah yah stuff and then she says,
With a vegan diet, I work out really hard. And, the next day I’m recovered. So I go out and work out really hard two, three, five, seven days in a row. Whereas a lot of the, you know, my meat eating co-workers can’t do that.
Um. What? It’s not the diet that limits you. Believe me. If you can’t dig a big enough whole in a three day block of training, I don’t know what kind of “really hard” workouts you’re doing. There is no way you should be able to manage seven days of “really hard” workouts in a row.
But what the fuck do I know anyway? Best of luck next season.
City committee targets bicyclists, motorists
Mayor Daley’s plan to curb motorists whose reckless driving endangers bicycle riders — with $150 fines that rise to $500 if there’s a bike crash — cleared a City Council committee Wednesday amid demands that the city do the same to cowboy cyclists.
Traffic Committee members said they’re all for throwing the book at drivers who open car doors in the path of cyclists, turn left or right in front of them or pass within three feet of their bikes. But, they’re equally peeved about bike messengers who knock down pedestrians and about street racers who defy red lights in a mad dash to the finish line.
Read more: 184.108.40.206/www.suntimes.com
Maybe that’s fair.
I don’t really want to be hit by either a car or a cyclist.
One reader chimes in:
From: the most factory blog
Subject: Chitown Hustle
Big J, Aw shit, here we go. That’s the way to solve our dilemmas: bureaucracy!
I’d like to see the popo responsible for chasing down the “cowboy” bikers and messengers to issue violations. I’m picturing a cross between Pacific Blue and 21 Jump Street sprinkled with a little Barney Miller/ Fife for good measure.
Lord know Chicago Aldermen know sumpin about breakin the damn law. This contribution submitted while sipping a 24oz highlife on the METRA
on my way to the lawless exurbs!
There is no way anyone is going to catch a motivated cyclist.
And then you have this:
Subject: Gun control in AZ
“I feel like our kindergartners are sitting there like sitting ducks.”
– Arizona State Senator Karen S. Johnson, on her bill permitting students and teachers to carry guns in public schools. Johnson initially wanted her bill to cover kindergarten and up.
Is this real?
As in “is Arizona really that fucked up?”
Its looney tunes out here.
I figure Les was reading this one from Wednesday’s NY Times:
Horrified by recent campus shootings, a state lawmaker here has come up with a proposal in keeping with the Taurus .22-caliber pistol tucked in her purse: Get more guns on campus.
…Ms. Johnson, a Republican from Mesa, said she believed that the recent carnage at Northern Illinois University could have been prevented or limited if an armed student or professor had intercepted the gunman. The police, she said, respond too slowly to such incidents and, besides, who better than the people staring down the barrel to take action?
In case you’re wondering, Karen Johnson is stone cold fucking crazy.
… Ms. Johnson is not fazed by the skeptics.
“We are not the wild, wild West like people think we are,” she said. “But people are more independent thinkers here when it comes to security.”
Baby, you are 100% wild, wild west – your face would make a train turn down a dirt road.
Keith Bontrager doesn’t quite understand the concept of mounting antlers.
…she found a deer carcass. It was well on its way to returning to its chemical constituents, but the skull was in good shape and she brought it home. Notice anything odd about it? Someone used a saw to take a wedge of the skull away, probably to retrieve the brain. So, after that lengthy preface, I have finally gotten to the punch line.
No man, no. Someone used a saw to remove the antlers.
You need to get out more.by