Saturday, March 28, 2009

Where's the party?

A question I've been asking myself quite often lately. Work? No party there, the poor economy has forced me to reduce (decision made far beyond me) the worked hours of the 26 folks who report to me, guess who gets to pick up the pieces at the end of the day? I was recently invited to join a private group populated by a small number of what I thought were like-minded individuals. What it's turning out to be is a closed door society where I'm very much the odd man out. Still not sure why the hell I even got an invitation.

What do I know? I'm just a guy who likes bikes.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Simpler times.

Remember when a six or two of these led to a late night binge on these? I can still get PBR anywhere but the White Castle requires a 50 mile ride to the closest location to my home. Thanks goodness my wife and my roots are on Long Island, which has no shortage of the delicious "belly bombers" Makes the trip back to visit the in-laws somewhat more palatable.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Identity theft...

Yep, I can now count myself as one more victim. Some rat bastard got hold of my credit card number and had him/herself a party. They bought themselves memberships from several different "by-the-month" services, the type that ship regularly each month and bill you accordingly, including one of the more popular acne solutions, little pimpled bastards. Fortunately my wife caught it before things got too out of hand but I'd love to catch the fuck(s) that did this.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

MTB cool...

...personified. Not only was he the most dominant multi-event racer of all time, he was one cool ass mofo, his choice of Coors Light not withstanding.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Internet nonsense

As many are, I've been a member at for quite some time. My usual haunts are the Singlespeed, 29er and VRC forums and it's the latter that's driven this post. There's an ongoing bitchfest on the Vintage-Retro-Classic forum that's boiled into an all-out, childish, name calling, finger pointing war between two distinct factions. I'll spare you the rehashing here as this bullshit is easy enough to find and read for yourself. The whole mess begs a few simple questions, why is anyone getting upset about what's said on the Internet and, why can't the same individuals filter through what they're not interested in reading and move past it?

Here's a pic for you to enjoy while I ponder the world's problems. What would Joe say about this nonsense?