Prepare to stay loose on this...
I've got a few things to discuss and a bonus video if you stick around (or skip ahead).
Niner Bikes is having a contest to win their "coming soon" All Mountain hardtail, which can be made into a single speed (who wants that?). All you had to do was come up with a name. I have plenty of bikes already, but I tossed a name out there in the interest of spreading the gnar-gnar urban vernacular.
S.A.S 9 ~ Slam and Schralp 9
In reference to the internal dropper post compatibility
" To aggressively negotiate terrain using any manner of vehicle. schralped, schralper, schralping, schralpingest"
* I want a bike to exist in the real world with the term "Schralp" in the name
*I don't want the current leader to win
Doesn't anybody remember that there were already AMP's like a couple decades ago?
So end this travesty. Send Schralp to the top. It takes five seconds. This is less about winning and more about making everyone else lose. Go on over, do it, and come back. I'll wait.
Click the link and look for my entry just towards the bottom (or a little further) of the screen when you first get there.
look no further. Only vote once, they're checking IPs... don't be douchey.
And then there is this:
An article which is apparently part of a series of articles written by Kurt Genseimer, AKA: The Angry Singlespeeder... the first of many "mercurial musings."
I am mostly aware of this thanks to my Facefriends who posted this on my wall countless times, dropped my name in the comments, and generally referenced me as yet another "angry single speeder."
I am not angry, per se. I do get angry from time to time, sorta like The Hulk.
I don't get the whole "angry single speeder" thing. Sure, we have some issues for the most part, but what about Endless Bike's very own Shanna Powell?
Yes, to the bone.
She doesn't know the word. She even opted to download the Happy Bird app to her iPhone, a game where you take in orphan birds, feed them, and raise them as your own to be productive bird citizens. Shanna is a happy single speeder, one of many I know.
Well, then there's Peter.
So this "angry single speeder" guy....
His second article was about the stupidity of STRAVA, which has been discussed ad nauseam. I considered writing an article regarding my loathing of STRAVA for Dirt Rag back in August of 2012 while sitting on a plane on my way home from the Breck Epic, only to open up an issue of Bike Mag and find not one, not two, but way too many articles on the topic already.
But hey, why not one more? Thanks, Angry Singlespeeder.
I'm starting to feel like maybe this fat bike thing is good. Maybe no one will care about single speeders anymore, and we can go back to riding in the shadows and avoiding eye contact. Maybe I'm angry, but I was angry before it was cool, and well before I started single speeding. I'd blame my parents, but since my father is gone and my mother is in a wheel chair, even I'm not angry enough to go there.
Faster Mustache camping and riding.
Possible moments with the Dirt Rag crew and I might have to see how far I can push things with Mike "Bonowannabe" Cushionbury now that he's my editor.
Does anyone think gay chicken with your boss is a bad thing?
Oh yeah, vote for Slam and Schralp and then watch this, the highlights from the Tour duh Charlotte.