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Thursday, January 19

Bad timing and good times


Let's leave out the fact that Dirt Rag did a little feature about worthy blogs on Tuesday and on Wednesday these new readers who clicked the link to Bad Idea Racing were treated to my poorly executed blackout.

Traffic comes and then it goes on to greener yards. Screw 'em, the fickle bastards. Steve Tilford can have them.

I've got bigger news....

Flashback to October 2011.

Project BS begins, and I test ride a By:Stickel. Not only was I in love with the bike, I had a manly crush on its Ardent front tire.

Now, a good tire on a front squish bike is not always a great tire on a rigid bike. I've ventured away from my tried and true front tire in the past and been disappointed, but once more I stepped into the void. I called George at Bike29, he had an Ardent 2.4 in stock, and he shipped it out toot sweet. It took me awhile to find the happy place pressure-wise, but after a few rides, I decided that I had found my new favorite front tire.

Now Mike Piazza (Bad Idea Racing manager, coach, attorney, directeur sportif, Dicky handler), being the good listener that he is, remembered that I am already a big fan of the MAXXIS Crossmark, Ikon, and Ignitor. He rapaciously decided he would step over the head of Admiral Ackbar (Sponsor Liaison and Equipment Acquisitions Director ) and contact MAXXIS regarding sponsorship for 2012, thinking that any money that we could save might be put towards the purchase of a Bad Idea Racing mini-cannon.



He told me about all this after he had all the paperwork taken care of and assured me it would be great for everybody (the sponsorship and the mini-cannon). So imagine my excitement when he called me some time back in December to tell me that something from MAXXIS showed up from the postman. I came home to this:

Which contained this:

Great, just what I needed, another sticker sponsor. I considered my options...

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No, that would be the easy way out. I decided to wait awhile and see if something better panned out.

And on Wednesday, it did.

Tires.

Not just tires. My favorite kind of tires from MAXXIS, a company here in the Southeast US, so it's pretty cool. I'll be riding MAXXIS this year, and I have to admit that after years of mixing and matching, I'll be riding two tires, front and rear, that match and everything.

Aesthetically pleasing,

and I have stickers.

I am happy about all of this, but I did tell Mike Piazza to please go through the proper channels next time, or else I might have to take some kind of justifiable appropriate action. Remember what happened the last time someone tried to think outside the box around here?

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19 comments:

Andrea said...

OMG, Does that mean we're teammates now?!? http://blog.brickhouseracing.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/envelope.jpg

dicky said...

Yes, apparently we have the same sticker sponsor.

Anonymous said...

please tell me that the "toot sweet" phrase is an homage to either lester bangs and or richard meltzer, it would go a long way towards redeeming yourself after the whole sock debacle.

dicky said...

Since I will never seek nor receive redemption, I will only admit to pirating the phrase without acknowledging the original artist.

SOPA PIPA FTW!!!

TheMutt said...

Great. Now I want a mini cannon just so I can go around the house and destroy shit. Thanks a lot.

John Parker said...

Mike Piazza the Met or the Dodger?

oh and since you are now a maxxis "rider" will you growing dropping the gotee and growing some mean chops in homage of Geoff Kabush?

Ryan said...

60 dollars for a f'n tire...

kbark said...

Hasn't Maxxis been your tire lever sponsor for years? They should have sent you some more of those.

dicky said...

Good eye, kbark. I've always been a fan of MAXXIS's meaty orange tire levers. Mostly because they're harder to lose when I set them down in an errant manner.

Anonymous said...

So did we miss the Wednesday retro dick pic of the week?

dicky said...

Yes, but since my observation of the SOPA blackout punished those that truly enjoy Retro Dick Pic Wednesdays, I might double up next week.

cornfed said...

And you dissed my use of the Aspens in Pisgah. Ah the perp-suasive power of mighty Maxxis sticker co.

ps. request the white labeled tires, they're sicker.

dicky said...

I still think I'd run a beefier tire in The Pisgah. But what would I know? I've just been on the SS podium at ORAMM like six times. Go ride some gravel, tHad.

the boss said...

at least you have one fan...kshart...

Jack said...

Been using Rosetta Stone lately, Mademoiselle?

Anonymous said...

Totally off-topic, but after all this time I never knew Maxxis was based in Suwanee... I live Suwanee!

orangecreamCycle said...

I was just debating which tires I should run on my new ss build. When I began reading the post I was swayed to spend my money on some sort of maxxis'(s(maxxi?)) but once I got to the end of the post all I wanted was a super sweet nano cannon. I may get more use out of a new maxxi but instead my $37.95 is going to bring home the finest pocket cannon this side of the civil war.

Joker said...

Mike Piazza again? Really? Mets suck!

Joker said...

Mike Piazza again? Really? Mets suck!