Archive for October, 2011

30
Oct
11

muertos y marigolds y bicicletas

sunday, sunday, sunday! the 3rd annual (for us anyway) day of the dead parade throwing candy at latinos while riding bikes ride.

sounds like a mouthful…mouthful of candy. speaking of candy…the last two times we did this, we ran out of candy long before the end of the parade. short of going through a 12 step program to control our candy throwing urges, i recommend bringing more candy. think quantity, not quality. i’ve seen huge bags of tootsie rolls for $3 @ dollar general. but whatever you do…don’t buy any at fuckin’ walfart.

goto> muertosymarigolds for more info.

28
Oct
11

guerrilla (gorilla [if that’s your costume]) bike parade

meet tonight(!) @ the ubiquitous unm duckpond, 7pm.

costumes not required, but strongly encouraged. (not to be confused with the dia de los muertos parade on 11.6.11)

26
Oct
11

it’s weds.

and that means it’s time for bob’s brewery cruise. meet at the unm duckpond at 630 and be prepared to drink…and ride.

18
Oct
11

bike polo burque

tonight at the b-ball courts @ buena vista and eton se, bike polo. the guys are priming up for the ooooshtober polo tourney in lawrence ks. practice starts 8ishpm. watch out for the roller derby girls!

18
Oct
11

dia de los muertos parade

nov. 6th is the dia de los muertos parade, and we’re in it…again!

17
Oct
11

day (late, dollar short) of the tread

so after skidding to a stop, on my face, in front of the casino on tramway. i’ve had some time to reflect on what really happened and why my face looks like the guy from breaking bad (post bomb).

a) coasting down tramway @ 20+ mph is not the time to bite the top off of a halloween sized box of grape nerds.

b) meanwhile keeping control with my front brake hand, my hat goes airborne in the downhill blast. (past experience with dropping shit while riding dictates a swift stop and recovery before said shit gets runover). i squeezed the brake….

c) the brake i grabbed for is a shimano m-960 v-brake. these brakes are designed with special linkage arms to keep the pads parallel with the rims, therefore increasing efficiency and power…power i didn’t need at high speed. anyone who’s used a v knows efficiency and power are never a problem…endo makers. needless to say, i endoed.

d) not paying the entry fee probably didn’t help either (would have had to wear a helmet). fuckin’ karma.

12
Oct
11

bob’s brewery ride

tonight! meet @ the unm duckpond @ 630.

bring your beer goggles and your i.d.