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Thursday, August 20

Why did Gunnar get rid of his mullet?

Probably the last thing I could say about the Fool's Gold 100 is this; I got a chance to scan (over analyze) the results the other day. I should never bother looking at the results since I'm rarely satisfied after I do, but I did it anyways. The gaps to the three places in front of me were 13, 16, and 18 minutes. I'm not sure how much time I purposely pissed away shooting for the 4:20pm Sweetwater 420 prize or when I bonked because I was too stubborn (stupid) to pull out a gel and eat it when I was hungry, but I know I lost some time there. Maybe not 13,16, or 18 minutes, but I'll never know, and apparently I'll never learn. You gotta keep your head in the game from start to finish kiddies.

I check my stats at least once a day. I'm always a bit disturbed when I see that someone came over to the blog VIA some form of electronic communication that I can't see. Most recently I could see that someone clicked over here from a private email that was sent through the Mafia Racing website. Just what were they talking about. Is there a hit out on me? How much money is on my head? What did I do wrong to piss off the cosa nostra? Or is this communication coming from a more positive direction and the higher ups (the Godfather?) are trying to buy out my MOOTS contract... I'll never know.

I also got some hits from this forum here: www.surmtb.com. Not only is it in another language it is also a private forum with a log in. Do I have a fan base in another country that I am unaware of? Am I the target of some America haters? Just so you guys know, I never supported any George Bush policies or doctrines, so please don't lump me in with the war mongering "patriots".

Facebook has opened up a whole slew of new... new... I don't know what to call it exactly. There's something definitely new about it, that's for sure. It's not necessarily a waste of time, it's not really been all that useful, and it's not as glamorous as twitter, but it certainly is something. It has opened up an entirely new avenue for mockery and smack talk, so I have to say therein lies a great benefit for some one like me with so much to give.

Without facebook I would have never known that Gunnar Shogren felt slighted when I didn't mention his incredibly impressive second place finish at the Fool's Gold. I mean, second place... wow. Coming in second to The Pflug is like winning the mortal single speed class, which unfortunately doesn't exist, so it's still just second place. Congratulations Old Man Shogren.

I did a google image search for "Gunnar Shogren" and this came up in the results. I found it far more interesting than any image that actually had Gunnar in it, so I'm going to go ahead and use it as the visual representation of Gunnar winning second place at the Fool's Gold 100.

Fastest Bike in the World update:

Due to the fact that the Cane Creek headset had lizards etched into it I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to keep the lizards centered while I pressed it in, but I still managed to get it finished last night. I haven't been able to ride this bike since sometime back in June, and I can't wait to enjoy the free speed at work today. Packages will be delivered in an expedient manner.

Welcome to the crabgrass jungle baby.

This weekend is the Cackalacky Cup time trials... more fun than you can shake a Lemond Aerobar at. Two time trials, one with technical obstacles and one with just straight up speed. I want to do this event again (I did it two years ago), but there is no single speed class. I either have to pony up $60 for a one year USAC license or sandbag the sport 35+ class. Some of the money goes to a good cause, so if I actually race the cause gets my money, but if I stay home I have to fight my inherent laziness and motivate myself to ride somewhere else. So do I sandbag and have a good time, or go ride some laps on some local trail that I have ridden a thousand times before?

11 comments:

Hooples3 said...

I'd say do both. It sounds like you will enjoy the race. And how can you go wrong hitting the trails?

Eric Wever / Pisgah Productions said...

When in doubt, go to Pisgah....

See ya Sat or Sun?

dicky said...

Eric,

You should know better than that. After a weekend of racing and associated debauchery I can't make it out on a kitchen pass the following weekend. We got rules in this house.

bentcrank said...

Sandbagger!

Don't you know when you go for the 420 you should stop the last corner before leaving the woods and wait there. Sheesh

Anonymous said...

What happened to the Brooks on the FBITW?

Anonymous said...

He cut his hair and gave it to "Locks for Love", the people who makes wigs for cancer patients.

dicky said...

The Brooks was sold.

I was not a fan.

Who's spreading rumors about me donating my hair to charity, and more to the point WHY?

Peter Keiller said...

YOUR hair?
...or maybe anonymous was talking about GUNNAR's mullet that you claim was cut...
Jumping jimminie mr all-about-me...

as for mafia, i understand they were having a good laugh about the powder suit you elected to wear at FG...

Anonymous said...

Help support bOb; ride the Cakalacky. Wish I could.

Advocat

dicky said...

Peter,

Doh, I forgot the title of my post.
I need to stop huffing while I'm writing in the morning.

dave said...

Is it sandbagging if you don't win the sport class? Shoot for 6th and embrace medioctiry!