Have a happy 4th of July!

Make of it what you will, but have a safe and happy 4th of July.  Me? Taking the wife and dogs camping. So, what better way to check the msr stove than in the kitchen this morning. After a quick safety check I had no qualms about setting ‘er up on the kitchen floor. Meh. A little too much white gas filled the base, producing an immense flame. WOw! Tried to calm it down only to spill that shit on the floor. Errrr, flames now lapping at the gas bottle I freaked. Grabbed that flaming camping stove and bolted out the back door. Waved to my neighbor as I extinguished the fire with the hose. Quick check back inside revealed I scorched the kitchen floor. Fuck me.

My fireworks came a day early and now I gotta explain that burnt floor to the wife.

DVR caught the Versus LA: A Look Back. Whatever you think about LA, I was just stoked to see some old racing footage of doped out robots drilling it on the climbs. Caught the following little gems painted on the road. Funny shit.


And about 60 yards up the road…


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About Flodizzle

Another cyclist toiling away in graduate school. Go figure. Tucson, Arizona, USA

3 thoughts on “Have a happy 4th of July!

  1. One of my favorite jokes ever:

    A guy jumps out of an airplane, pulls the rip cord and his parachute fails to open. As he’s plummeting to his death, passes another guy flying straight up. He asks the guy, “hey, do you know how to fix a parachute?” The guy says, “NO, do you know how to start a white gas stove?”


    One time in the backcountry I was being lazy and pre-heating my Svea camp stove on the camp fire… you can guess the rest, I lost the hair on my legs but wasn’t badly burned. Thankfully, I did not start a forest fire, and later was ableto rebuild the Svea and continue to use it.