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Wednesday, September 9

Where to go now....

Photo from Chris James VIA Facebook

I'm still rather tired. I got back from the SM100 around 11:30 on Monday, spent two hours taking care of all my crap, then I had to clean the Meatplow, swap the gear to a Rocky Mountain friendly ratio, and stick it in a very small box to ship it to Durango on Tuesday. I had to remove some things I normally don't have to in order to fit it into the smaller than my airline happy case cardboard box so I wouldn't get dinged for the dimensional weight large package surcharge. I had to get a little creative to squeeze it in, but I assure you the money I saved will be spent on watered down beer and cowboy hats once I get there.

I was so tired yesterday that I got my facts messed up in my race report. I didn't get dropped by Carey Lowery while I was pumping up my leaky tire. I had done that near the top of the big descent off Shenandoah Mountain and gotten passed by a single speeder while I was pumping furiously. I lost Carey a little while later when I heard a strange noise coming from my bike and had to pull over to tighten my water bottle cage that was falling off. No one woulda caught my mistake, but I had to correct the facts for posterity's sake.

Photographic evidence that Shenandoah Mountain 100 winner Jeremiah Bishop puts his shorts on one leg a time just as we mortals do (without the help of servants). He's just like us (except he wins bike races all the time).

I've decided to bail on the Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race in October, so that makes the SSCW09 my last official event of the year. It was never a "solid" on my calender ever since I put it up there. Being that it was kinda late in the year I felt like I wasn't sure I'd be in the mood to extend my "season" out another month. In the end the decision was made for me as I have some family stuff coming up in October that is going to take precedence over making great bike race in Pisgah. I bet it's gonna be fun, and maybe I'll get to it some other year.

In better news....

I'm a winner. No, not a big winner, but a medium winner. I have yet to win the Nummers frame in the Misfit Psycles Popularity Contest, but I am the winner of Phase One. As the Phase One winner I am to receive a Misfit Psycles 2010 team jersey which looks a bit like the 2009 Misfit Psycles team jersey.

Since apparently I already own a 2009 Misfit Psycles team jersey I'm not sure what I will do with the 2010 version. Perhaps there will be a contest of some sort in the future...

Let's not forget the main goal here folks. What we (me) want(s) is the Nummers frame, and it's still almost a month before the contest is over. I'm gonna need some more clicks outta yinz for the next thirty or so days. Click any link to Misfit Psycles (like this one, this one, or this one) and you cast a vote for your favorite blogger... me. Then I get to chalk another win up on the boards for 2009. Trust me, my results need all the padding they can get.

8 comments:

The Evil MGE! said...

Dicky, your mug is ugly enough...Send all Misfit gear to me including but not limited to cogs, bars, stems, frames,Jerseys...oh and can you add a nice little note to the box...Your favorite little anti-hero has been feeling kinda blue ever since spreading the sordid wonder of the Empire.

Peter Keiller said...

i should'a made xs...they told me "nope, kids don't wear jerseys, small will be small enough".

stupid manufacturer...forgot about dwarves, pets and Dicky's.

Big Bikes said...

Yup, I was gonna do the Pisgah Mt. Stage Race as well, thought I should see what all this crazy stage racing business was all about. Turns out that's the week that I head to The Kingdom Trails for my Mom's Birthday Mountain Bike trip. When your Sixty two year old mom says she wants to go ride The Bikes, Stage race loses out, no contest. Next year!

And so you are going to SSWC...you see the profile? I'm sending my rear cog in a separate box which is bigger than my bike box.

dicky said...

Yeah, I'm gonna be there for sure. Mounted a 21 and bringing a 20 and 22 just in case.

ChrisJ said...

You can thank my brother for that picture sir. Was the guy that asked you if you where Dickey at the picnic table.

Foamy beer sucks.

Unibiker said...

Dude?
What's with the uno ear ring?
Didn't that look go out with the Mullet and the Goatse
?

dicky said...

I've been rocking the uno ring since 1987. I'm just waiting for it to come back. I don't follow style, I just wait for the correct time period to roll around.

wv: ching

dicky said...

BTW: Google "goatse". It has very little to do with facial hair or fashion.