I haven’t looked at DC, the Facebook feed, or anything else interweb-like for 4 days now. It’s been great. There was nobody emailing me telling me how much the site sucks and there was nobody complaining about how the site was better when there was porn (seriously, it has been here the whole time). But the funniest ones of all, are the people who take the time out of their day to tell me I don’t ride. So this one is for them.
I was gone for 4 days, and I didn’t even ride! Can you believe it? Man, I’m such a sell out. I was just hanging out in a tent, down by the river. There was no enduro, no fatbike, no steel is real, no handmade bike show and beard exposition…no bullshit. I went hiking and I didn’t even have a bike to lean on. Crazy, I know.
I drank a bunch of good beer and watched some toy boats go by.
…and when the beer ran out, I made cocktails.
There ya have it. I didn’t ride a single mile. Just a big old backpack filled with booze and a rather large rain rut to hike in and out of. Maybe we can change the name of the site to drunkhiker.com? Maybe staggering-non-cyclist.com or inebriatedpedestrian.com. Nah, it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. The way I see it, we are going to keep doing whatever we want on DC whether there are 5 or 50,000 readers. Mostly because we are all addicted to these silly bicycles and we really like having a good time.
When I came back to civilization tonight, I realized that a lot of cool stuff happened while I was gone. I got a text that Specialized still hated us (it’s OK, it’s mutual), the highlights of Strade Bianche were so cool I wish I had watched it live (watch this), and cold beer still tasted really fucking good. All of these things make me smile and that’s what it’s all about. So if you aren’t into what we are doing, just turn the channel. There are even some awesome links to other blogs on the side bar to the right. It’s totally cool, our feelings aren’t hurt.
…keep it dirty