Mountain Bike Shenanigans

Almost Finished
September 25th, 2004

Still here and almost finished. It’s been a long, long road with lots of blind corners, but it’s like I’ve just ridden around the last hairpin bend of a very long mountain climb and there just on the horizon and rapidly approaching is the summit. The end is in sight.

So given my recent hermit like status I’m out of touch with bikes at the moment. I haven’t ridden properly since Sleepless in the Saddle and I have only occasionally been checking out what’s been happening in the world of bikes. Well the world in general has been passing by fairly quickly, but I was fairly amused by the fact that at least one country has some common sense.

I’m still waiting for some fucked up shit to go off over here, because those in command of the security of this fine nation seem to think that security is about just about talking about it, but not actually doing anything. And when they do get round to actioning something they’ll probably use a Kryptonite lock or some other flawed piece of crap. There are 14,000 security pass holders to the House of Commons, yeah they’re going to be able to lock that place down real tight. I can see it now.

Anyway here’s an American view on things:

From: Big Jonny
Subject: Where democracy can be found

I with I had something good to say about all that. Maybe India is ahead of the curve, and that has an upside.

The House of Commons could be facing trouble, as many of the government bodies, institutions and building on my side of the pond undoubtedly are as well.

Fucked up shit. For sure. It’s a good thing we ride bikes.

Keep you chin up, this can’t last forever. Can it?

jonny out

Sleepless Update
September 19th, 2004

Lots more photos from Sleepless knocking about on the web now that Singletrack and Bikemagic have released theirs. I’ve updated the gallery. I don’t think we’ve ever had so many photos of the team and Chilly (the team pro photographer) is still to show me his piccies yet.

One word, but with several ways of interpreting it: Fit. Gold medal in the womens TT for Leontien and Tyler had the end to the season he deserves with Gold in the mens TT and by a distinct margin. More at cyclingnews.

I didn’t realise the tutu wearing Rudy was a big name in the bike world stateside, but after reading this article, my ignorance is apparent.

I can’t remember if I linked to this already or not. Pavement propoganda.

Greek Gold
September 6th, 2004

There’s money, money, money and then fake money. These are political facts and figures that may help you understand current political unrest on the US side of the pond. Getting away from it all can sometimes go a little bit wrong. A Skateboarding dog? That sounds just like Jed’s kind of thing, except his version would probably involve a long steep hill and finally Big Jonny posted this link and it foxed him. Can you spot the five differences in these two pictures. It’s tricky.

After Gold in Athens what can we expect from Hamilton in the Vuelta? Although Heras is hotly tipped to do the business, I wouldn’t be too surprised by an upset. Follow the action over at Cyclingnews. Um, that’s it. No biking for me at the moment, but only a few more weeks to go.

IMBA: Long Live Long Rides