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Thursday, August 27

Introducing Stevil (like I know him or something)

I don't change things here very often. There are plenty of folks on the sidebar under the heading "Suffering from regularity issues" who really deserve to be moved down a peg and join Dejay in the "Have you seen me?" category. Except for the MOOTSblog (which never moves up to the head of the class when it updates) the bottom 6-10 folks would be on the bubble... assuming I actually had a bubble and the propensity to follow through with my classification system.

I haven't really added a new blog in a while even though there's a few out there I visit from time to time that aren't on my sidebar. This is mostly due to laziness. The last one to get added was Fatty (I think), and he made the cut due to some weird love connection. I had been reading Fatty (all right, Elden) for quite some time, but I never bothered to put him on my sidebar, partly because I didn't really know him (or been in a fist fight with him), but mostly because linking to someone like Fatty or Bikesnob seems kinda redundant since everybody on the planet already reads their excellent blogs without me giving them the nod. Also linking to their blogs, as such a non super star blogger that I am, seems to suggest that I am somewhat on par with their offerings which is more awkward than crashing one of Ming the Merciless's Dance parties.

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So anyways....

When I posted up my Fool's Gold race report I ended with a nod to a fellow blogger:

"That guy over at SWOBO's HTATBL would love me today. Number 66 in 6th place, a certain sign of the Apocalypse."

I have been reading How to Avoid the Bummer Life for quite some time, however I never bothered to link it on my sidebar. Since the blog was affiliated with SWOBO I felt as a Twin Six sponsored rider it would violate my contract if I had a convenient link to the competition. Although the content seemed innocent enough it coulda been some covert marketing technique. You know, some subversive advertisement disguised as a friendly blog (kinda like how you sorta want to buy a MOOTS or a set of Industry Nine wheels right now, but you don't know why...).

When I posted the link awhile back I wasn't entirely aware that strange things were afoot at the time. I noticed the blog hadn't been updated in awhile (Aug 4th), but you know how some bloggers are. So the day after I posted the link on my blog I got a comment from the author of HTATBL:

Stevil said...

Thanks for the shout, and you know I love you, but all heads turn here.
http://www.allhailtheblackmarket.com/

I have to admit I forgot to go to the link in his comment immediately. I can't readily remember why, but eventually I did, and that's when I got the cold shiver inducing yet warm all over news. Stevil is no longer is affiliated with SWOBO for reasons unknown to the general public. Fortunately for us he is still inspired enough to share his gray matter with us on an almost daily basis on his new blog All Hail the Black Market. Thank my lucky stars... how would I ever get my daily fix of Budweiser, David Lee Roth, random Youtube videos (not the typical shit everyone always puts on their blogs ala "Performance" or Danny MacAssKill), random occurrences of the Number of the Beast, and eighties senior class pictures. Usually there is also some substance to be had on his blog, although he does have a cast of California characters that I do not know, although I am pretty sure they taunted me at SSWC08 in orange jumpsuits by throwing beer cans and insults at me as I rode by. Seems like a swell bunch of guys....

There is no more random of a somewhat bike related blog that I am aware of at this time. Do yourself a favor and keep up with Stevil at his new location and be sure to tell him I sent you (I'm looking to get a free t-shirt outta this).

BTW: I just realized Stevil said he "loves me". I don't know how I feel about that.

I shall win and I shall jump and I shall look most handsome.

Anybody (locals) driving past my house on the way to the race this weekend?

5 comments:

bentcrank said...

No, I know exactly why I lust I9 wheels and a Moots.

The problem is my bank account keeps saying no.

Anonymous said...

you need to move some "regular doses" down and some of the others up...
depends upon the read.

Jeff Kerkove always has some great tips and reads. Love his videos and camera shots of CO. Makes me want to go there soon.

Harlan is always a great read. He needs to move up a spot. Always "off the wall sort of stuff". Love it cause its different!

Jill in Alaska has some great posts. Love it!

Enjoy reading Dejays posts and fuzzy john's... they are buzzy boyz (not much time to post I take it).... always a great read...

you forgot Jeremiah Bishop though..
he is always on the go...
always keeping his blog updated...

the original big ring said...

You got butter on your chin.

You shan't win and I am already the most handsomest, but Starla stills loves you.

cheers

sean said...

i think emporer ming is getting dirty all over your blog.

Stevil said...

As soon as I have a free t-shirt to give, it's yours, but then again you might just have to settle for a random that's picked outta my closet.