It’s my reading week. I’m trying to study. I’ve got a memo worth 50% of my grade sitting on my desk. Draft number six, don’t cha know. I’m dancing all over the max word count of 2,500. I’m at 2,499 right now. Right on the line! If I change anything (and I have changed several things already today) I have to figure out where I can trim off a little pork to keep this baby under the weight limit. God damn this is a pain in my ass. It’s early, I’m sober, and I’m angry.
Good time to write something for drunkcyclist.com.
Is this the hat trick of steroid nation emails?
Subject: Mumbai terrorists on the juice; Lance Armstrong says (yawn) he is in the 2009 Tour de France; Armstrong’s promised doping program not ready for PT
The Mumbai (India) terrorists coughed up illicit street drugs including LSD, cocaine, and apparently anabolic steroids. Roger Clemens did not supply HGH though…
Lance Armstrong says to the 2009 Tour de France “I am in”. Wow, shocking.
However, LA hasn’t got that innovative personal anti-doping program in place yet. Too busy with endorsements we guess.
Smooth like butter.
How’s your day going? Better than this I hope.
Mud contaminated with sheep droppings may have caused 161 mountain bikers to fall ill. Cyclists reported vomiting and diarrhea to health officials after taking part in the Builth Wells Mountain Biking Marathon in Powys…
The report concluded the danger was limited to participants who had accidentally ingested the infected mud. Heavy rain had made the situation worse by increasing the amount of liquid mud on the course.
Now that sounds fun!
Next up: Darts for Dopers. Good times. Thanks to Bill for the link.
Our man on the street, Pistol Pete sent in this next one: www.bikely.com. WTF is that, you ask? Read on:
What is Bikely?
Put very simply, Bikely helps cyclists share knowledge of good bicycle routes.
It can be quite tricky traversing a car dominated city by bicycle, particularly when you need to travel an unknown route to a new destination.
But the chances are, someone has cycled that way before you. Bikely makes it easy for him or her to show you the best way.
Yeah. Cool. Check out the results from a search for Arizona. It came up with 357.
Seems like a nice number. Strangely comforting. Sorta like 9mm and 12 gauge.
. . . I’d started out liking Pilsners and pale ales, and found myself craving more and more hops. The Theobroma managed to satisfy that taste indirectly. It was a lovely amber-colored beer with a hint of bitter chocolate at the beginning and an afterburn of chilies. But despite its ten per cent alcohol, it seemed almost too fainthearted. It was the Sahtea that I loved. For all Selders’s concern, the tea and spices in it hovered politely in the background, leaving the yeast to run the show. Cloudy and golden, with a lush flowering of bananas and cloves, it tasted like something a trader might have sipped a century ago, standing in a colonial market in Ceylon, with open baskets of tea and spices all around. It wasn’t an extreme beer by any stretch, and it certainly didn’t taste Finnish. But it was a time capsule nonetheless.
Source: www.newyorker.com/A better brew.
“. . .with a lush flowering of bananas and cloves.” Yo, what?
It is actually a good read. I just pulled one of many possible wackjob quotes out of it for shits & giggles. Bananas and cloves… I drink beer to get away from that shit, not closer to it.
Like many beer drinkers, I started out liking Miller, Coors and Pabst… And, yeah, now I drink Tecate out the mother fucking can.by