About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

4 thoughts on “Ole Ritter and Contre La Montre

  1. Beautiful film. There’s a certain purity in competitive cycling that’s been lost to innovation, technology, modern nutrition, doping, etc.

  2. I’ll always be a dirt monkey. But that film really makes me appreciate the poetic beauty of finding a groove and melding with the road…

    Oh, and Johnny, how ’bout them fuckin’ eagles eh?

  3. “the simplest manifestation” would have been a fixed gear. Which is still a valid weapon in the time trialist’s arsenal.

  4. Yeah, Dave, especially him. But clearly he needed shifting in that race. Otherwise, it would have not been his rig. This is Ole Ritter, now.

    I gotta remember that cool down method, the studliest I’ve seen yet – rinse off with Gerolsteiner. You don’t see that kind of action with modern brand L cyling. Yeah, I’d call that work. That guy was rugged.