Monday, June 29, 2009

Tom is a wanted man.




















Tom Boonen is screwing up my fantasy tour. We all know by now that Tommy got busted for riding the white lion and was booted from the tour. Well he is appealing that decision and has pushed back the announcement of the TDF official riders list by two two days. Which in turn has me waiting to unveil my super team: The legion of Doom! on an unsuspecting public. Stay tuned for the details as the announcement of the final lineup is going to be VERY close to the start of the tour. Dont get caught short again this year.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Via con Dios.
















Johnny Utah: "Via Con Dios"
That was one of the final lines of the cinematic gem; Point break.
There has never been a more dramatic ending to a so-bad-its-good movie. The rough translation
from Spanish is: Go with God. Don't you wish everything in life came to its end with such
obvious conclusion? If you don't know what i am talking about, ask any Green Bay Packers fan what they think about Brett Favre. See if they have an opinion on not knowing when to quit. I on the other hand may realize when my time has come and then inexplicably... gone. I dont think i will suit up next year and race. I will still do the local tour-de's but im done trying to beat anyone from point A to point B. Im going to try and put some more soul back into my biking. I know its early but here are a few of my cycling goals for the upcoming year;
1. Epic mountain bike ride. I know this is hard to quantify, but i think the trip should be at least two, hopefully three days of solid riding. Part of the Northern section of the AZT would be ideal.

2. Throw a fixed gear alleycat for the ages. Or at least that people will remember two months later

3. Build a bike. Not just buy a bunch of parts and tighten the bolts. I mean build a frame, fork, an then bolt all the shit to it. This technically isn't a cycling goal i guess but it hits the same theme.






















The dead presidents in point break only robbed banks to afford to "find the ultimate ride" or the perfect wave i suppose. Surfers have this connection to the ocean that roadies will never have with the asphalt. Some mountain bikers have a small slice of it for the outdoors in general or for nature etc. But for surfers its spiritual, its got soul. I want a bigger piece of that feeling. The two times i am guaranteed that rush is: single speed mountain bike riding on a do-able trail, or riding fixed gears with the Street Kings.

Utah! Get me two!


Bodhi: What's the matter with you guys? This was never about the money, this was about us against the system. That system that kills the human spirit. We stand for something. We are here to show those guys that are inching their way on the freeways in their metal coffins that the human sprit is still alive.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A little quiz

Summer school
you know how it works. Read the question. click the correct answer.
NO MOUSE OVERS PUSSIES! click the picture for the story after
you have completed the quiz.
right answers get THIS
wrong answers get all wet too
1.



































This dented Pista Concept recently sold on Ebay for what amount throwing
Posters on AZFixed and Cycling Weapon of Mass Destruction, into quite a
tizzy.


A. $215.50
B. $325.00
C. $475.00
D $545.00


2.














The unlucky bastard that stole Lances TT bike at the Tour de California was
sentenced to how long in prison?

A. 30 days
B. 6 months
C. 1 year
D. 2 years.
E. 36 times more prison time than the NFL guy that killed a pedestrian while drunk.

3.















This Schwinn Paramount was spotted on ebay and sold for $544.75. Who was the prior owner?

A. Lance Armstrong
B. One of the guys from MASH San francisco
C. The late Sheldon Brown.
D. The Street Kings own Bucket.

4.




















The cyclist in this picture can be identified how?:
A. She is wearing a pink bikini
B. She is wearing a red bikini
C. She is wearing a black bikini
D. Me wearing her ass for a hat


How did you do?
100% =Super record
75% = Record
50% = Chorus
25%= that crap that comes with walmart bikes
0%= Judas Priest you couldnt even spot the chick with the hot ass? You just found a ticket out or the lack of an invite in, to the SK club buddy.

Monday, June 15, 2009

SK ride on wednesday


I have already taken a number of RSVP's for Wednesdays ride. The following have not reported in not in alphabetical order,however they do include ride status:
Frank the Tank:Not only missing... Back of a milk carton missing
Agent Orange: Recently returned stateside, his appearance is assumed and expected
Radar: Has been flying under himself lately (get it?) appearance is mandatory
Last Chance: Aware of mission status and expected roll out. no RSVP at this time
Bucket: No RSVP. Currently on probation. Missing wednesday could be fatal
Donger: Ten weeks of vacation a year will take their toll on anyone i guess. Donger need ride!
James T.: Last contact could have been compromised. Status 50%

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Conversions.

We have all struggled with the thought of cutting up a road bike to become our next fixed gear project. That yard sale lugged frame looks so neglected that it is just begging to be shaved, painted and repacked. I think this bike speaks for itself. Simple Raleigh convert. I'd like to see a little more commitment. Chop that hanger lets get it on.

Aint no way this bikes owner rides this thing without scrambling his eggs. Look at that saddle attitude. Two minutes tops. I like the hand painted lugs and the agro stem.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Midnight petition passes but not quietly.

Threats were leveled, deals were made. Street King business has always been handled democratically, however this time i had to cut a deal to keep business as usual in the win column for the kings. Bucket has been promoted to a position of Street Commander. That is all.