Bike happens

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Pennslyvania style
Pennslyvania style.

I got out on the bike today. And I brought my cellphone with. I snapped a few pics, but could only send a few as the cell coverage is spotty at best. It’s like I’m in a Verizon black hole around here.

It’s so humid. Unreal. Coming from Arizona, where it’s, ahem, a little dry, it’s an eye opener. It’s like a mist, a blanket of sweat. Swimming in the pool seems to help a great deal, go figure. I’ve ridden all of three times this week, and not in excess of an hour for any. I just haven’t the time to get away for more than that. That’s ok, catching frogs and fireflies with my daughters and nieces is a pretty damn good time. My wife caught a crayfish. The kids were impressed. Did I mention we’ve been eating the shit out of sweet corn? Oh man, so good. Sure we’ve got “corn” in Arizona supermarkets. But it ain’t the same. Not by a long shot.

We’ve also been plowing through cases of Yuengling as a matter of course.

And I plan to stay the course.

This flag is hanging off the side of a bridge over the Delaware river. I put my wheels into New Jersey for about ten minutes and turn around and rode across. Good times.

God Bless America.
God Bless America.
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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

27 Replies to “Bike happens”

  1. “Welcome to New Jersey … Now get OUT!!!”


    Enjoy our neck of the woods [literally]

    If you like Yuengling, try Victory or DogFish Head

  2. Looks like home…….. oh, wait. Come up to Harrisburg and we’ll plow thru some Troges, and turn some “hot” laps on the pump track. I might even be able to find Husky for ya.

  3. The last of the vodka will be poured in a minute. After that, Pottsville’s finest. Life is good.

  4. …so, willy…ya got some options you’re workin’ on, maybe head somewhere else or is it maybe a good idea to stay n’ help work shit out around here in ol’ america/amerika…

    …just askin’…

  5. that makes bigbill right at home here, joelectrica.

    i couldn’t help notice the missing star on that flag. did jersey move back to italy or some shit?

  6. “Right at home” doesn’t necessarily make it right. Although on closer inspection, “God help Amerika” doesn’t necessarily make him anything more offensive than a poor speller, the Left being Atheist.

  7. …ya, joetheelectrician ???…i’m a lefty if ya gotta put me in a box but “givin’ up” or just “callin’ shit out” ain’t a real option, in my book…

    …even if it’s just little acts of goodness amongst our fellow human beings, no matter what side of the table they profess to sit on, doing something, worthwhile brings the divided together…

    …as ‘hippie dippy’ as that might sound, ‘ shit works…

    …you think “republicans or democrats” really means shit ???…

  8. No, bgw. Parties don’t mean shit. I think more in terms of conservative and liberal. No points for guessing where I stand.

    And hey, good is good wherever it comes from. Jeeze, you wouldn’t believe how far to the left for many who are near and dear to me. Cripes, it’s just politics.

  9. …where we all stand is on our own two feet & hopefully in a spirit of cooperation…

    …even “conservative &/or liberal” is divisive…

    …when ‘american democracy’ was defined we were allowed ‘options’ in the name of precious freedom but i’ll always believe those august gentlemen were hoping for a spirit of cooperation for years to come…& perhaps greater than we’ve allowed ourselves to come to know…

    …doesn’t surprise me “how far to the left for many who are near and dear to me.” are in your life, senor…you’d be a shallow motherfucker if “right or left” was the only or real criteria of how you defined your friends…

    …but there are plenty out there that do just that…

  10. …& zryan…

    …is that something you drink or get ???…

    …just askin’…

    …btw, gnomer…my math skills ???…straight back down to the old levels…“i could a’ been a contender”

  11. bj, it’s humid as fuck here in Phoenix. Monsoon’s in full effect. You’re not missing anything. Keep drinking that Yuengling as long as you can.

  12. Crozier – Fuck yeah, dude. Good call. For those that don’t know, I was in 8th grade metal shop class with that dude. Graduated high school with him too. Good to see your name come up in the comment section. I’m doing what I can to gain five pounds while I’m here. Pretzels, cheesesteaks, bagels, river of Yuengling, you name it. I’m all in. Everything we can’t get out west.

  13. Humid? Arizona? I guess it’s all relative. What I would give for some of that AZ monsoon humidity, rather than the central TX humidity coming off the Gulf…

    I was out in the Big Bend/Marfa region doing field work a few weeks ago and the west TX desert is the greenest I’ve ever seen it. Awesome!

  14. Happy to hear that the rains have arrived in AZ. I miss those desert blooms!
    Have a happy monsoon season pink cloud lovelies

  15. Now *this* is why I keep coming back to Blottobici – like fresh cleansing yuengling rain.

    Things are lookin’ up.

  16. Wow in the keystone huh? I have to scavage your number together and give ya a shout-ski. If I miss you don’t worry ’cause I’ll be shellin’ out ten years of professional party pain right to your dome-piece by September. And I will have proof that I’m a US citizen. Oh yeah, and we’ll seriously ride all kinda bikes, and drink all kinda beers. Any icings sent my direction must contain at least 6% by volume. missyerass.

  17. You mean there’s a place where Verizon works?

    Troeg’s, mmmmmmm. I’ll be visiting you around X-mas, be ready.

  18. yo Jonny – glad to see your enjoying the home turf, even if its hotter than fucking hell here. hit me up if you’re still around and want to get some dirt under your tires..

  19. Bergeron, I’m back in AZ, working on assorted school related horrors. You want hot? I’m in Phoenix. It’s hotter than hell. Pennsylvania felt downright cool comfortable to me. Go figure. Dirt riding it difficult in those parts, it seems to always require a fair bit of driving. I keep a road bike back there, in my parent’s basement, so I can try to mitigate the effects of all those wonderful cans of Yuengling, Cheesesteaks, Pizza, Bagels & Pretzels. I ate like a god damn king for a week. And, I gained about 5 pounds too! Not enough riding I suppose. Can’t be the fork, the fridge and my mouth, right?