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Friday, April 17

The people have spoken...

Well a very small percentage of the people have spoken, and I can't honestly say I listened. Starting next week I will begin my one week blog boycott.. a blogcot, or perhaps a bloycot if you will. I'm not saying that I will halt all posting, but I am saying things will be different around here till April 27th when I will resume regular programming.

I'm gonna do the "photo accompanied by a succinct word blast" style post for five days straight. Some of you may say I've had this planned all along... well they're kinda right. I've been wanting to mock my fellow short versed and mildly visually enhanced cycling bloggers for quite some time. This just seems like the right time. I feel bad that Fatty took the time to explain the "comment feedback VS post quality" phenomenon in my comments last night. I kinda figured that one out on my own a long time ago. Tell people that your balls hurt when you ride technical trails or you don't know which tire to run in Michigan and get an assload of comments, but write a witty post that you spend a fair amount of time pulling out of your creative ass and.... nothing. I'm used to it, and contrary to yesterday's post I'm actually over it. I get all the validation I need when my oatmeal and yerba mate kick in every morning (yes, validation through defecation).

I'm going to do my best to do this intriguing style of post justice. Although there are many variations of the "photo accompanied by a succinct word blast" type posts I'm going to try to hit my favorites. I've only got five days after all, so I won't have time to cover the entire genre. This phenomena is so common that one could base a master's thesis on this engrossing topic and possibly be driven mad trying to explain the global implications of this cultural shortcoming. It's complex, diverse, at times confusing, and more widespread than the common cold.

So next week I'll be down with the sickness. Suggestions shall be heard, but I think I've already covered all my bases. Short bloggers... prepare for battle.

Yes, I do ride around my backyard in my full scary MOOTSkit. It's in my contract.

Sorry, I'm just practicing.

14 comments:

Andrew Brautigam said...

anytime you get a comment from a bike blog celebrity it counts as 1000 hits and 25 comments. so yesterday was a good day for you, actually.

Anonymous said...

WAAAAAA! Here's a baby wipe to get all that sand out of there....

Anonymous said...

I look foward to the photos and witty witisisms.

Your number one fan in Florida.

ps I missed the "your on a trip" part.

Anonymous said...

On your "break" from writing about yourself, how's about you get started on the jersey for this year?
Instead of spending the time of taking another picture of your ugly face, use that time with some real creativity in producing a jersey huh? Some of us are looking tattered in our old stuff.
Sherpaxc

Fatty said...

how dare you rob me of my mentoring moment.

Emily said...

Yes, your posts are great, etc. you just have lazier readers.

But I do hope you take this opportunity to post some Kerkove-style hardman self portraits.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, just not the multitude of posts about stem/fork/washer/bolt/nuts swaps! Much love to ya! Dickey for President!!!!!

Nathan said...

Holy crap! You look fast with that helmet and shoe combo.

Moodgey

bentcrank said...

You better watch out with that herb stuff. You might end up banned like Hamilton.

I'm not so worried about what you wear in your back yard, but the fact that you need to mix up a full bottle just for a few laps is scary.

Jill said...

I go through this every spring. Where's the blog love? Where's the blog love? By May, I have a week or two where I don't do any real posts, and by summer I'm Zen again. I don't care who reads or why. Come early winter, I'm back in my groove, the pictures are good again, the compliments start coming back and I get a little crazy crack blog hit every time I log in.

In the end, I have the most fun going back and reading old posts, so I can still say I do this for myself. But I'd be lying if I said I'd still spend as much time on the blog and do things exactly the same if I had no readers and didn't get a lick of feedback. It's kinda nice to see you other bigger-name bike bloggers, you and Fatty, have the same insecurities. :-)

For what it's worth, I'm a regular reader and seldem commenter, just as I have been for three years. I admire anyone who can regularly pull bike humor out of their creative a** (you and Fatty). That, to me, is am impossible task.

I look forward to your abbreviated posts. :-)

Anonymous said...

What in the zack effron am I going to do whilst drinking my morning coffeerrr I mean yerbablahblah?!?!? Actual work, switch over to twitter with the likes of Landis, maybe find a slightly more intelligible blog about gears...oh the horror???

Blah,
Shon

steve said...

I guess Monday's blog post will be about how your saddle is hurting your a$$. wahhhhh.

dave said...

Finally a sponsor that makes a jersey you don't have to cut the sleeves off of. It's like a match made in... a deal struck in... hmmm... this can't end well.

Anonymous said...

I feel your making a mistake. I am one of the newer readers.. since the bike mag article.. but i find your wit and stlye to be just fine and it keeps me coming back every few days for more ( granted its a great time waster at work) but i do enjoy it non the less. I wonder if I could blog daily and keep it interesting..I thik not. so thank you cause you do a great job of it.