Archive for October, 2012

30
Oct
12

kookookachoo

the sun blasts my eyes as we head west on rio bravo. one of burque’s best kept secrets awaits our arrival. el kookooee is scheduled to burn tonight.

as we enter rio bravo park, the bearded, blue, grim faced effigy stares to the north, awaiting his sentence. the sky takes on a smoky orange cast towards the mountains as the sun rests its eyes. a full moon climbs out of tijeras canyon to watch el kookooee’s last moments. dancers beat out their rhythmic steps as the air starts to cool. people are scrawling sundry fears on scraps of paper in the hopes that the embers of big k will carry said worries off to the heavens.

the fire dancers set him ablaze as they finish their hypnotic flittering. unlike zozobra, el kookooee sits stoically…silently accepting his fate. orange sparks spiral skyward into the cloudless night…into the infinite.

 

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25
Oct
12

bicycle weekend, poker ride, and other debauchery

let the excitement begin! critical mass will be cruising down a street near you, this friday evening, 7pm @ the unm duckpond…rollout 730.

saturday…bike swap part 2. put down your ipa and stick your swimming head out the door of marble brewery, and you’ll see the 2 wheeled throng of swappers and shoppers at 1107 1st st nw…noon ’til 5pm.

so now what? you bought a bike up the street, now marble say you’ve reached your 3 groehler limit…the lil’ devil on your left shoulder throws his pint across the room opa style then whispers in your ear, ‘poker ride.’ meet up with the rest of the possessed riders at 9(ish)pm, hidden park. costumes not required, but…it is halloween weekend. i don’t know where the stops are, but i’m sure a party will stop us.

6522? last night; 6 pack, 5 cards, 2am home. the last 2? 2 aspirins. now you’re ready….

sunday. 730am at embassy stes., day of the tread rolls into the sunrise. 12 -100 mile rides if you’re feeling antsy. wear a helmet (reminder to self).

23
Oct
12

food drive alleycat

saturday, nov. 3rd. roadrunner food race/alleycat.

bring 10 bucks, a bag to carry food items, a bike, and a lock. all bikes welcome. this race benefits the roadrunner food bank.

prizes from fixed and free, mimbres man, gallup waypoints and more to come.

23
Oct
12

octoberfast!

actually, not so fast. critical mass is about the slow cruise.

this friday, 10/26, meet @ the unm duckpond…7pm. we ride at 730. that doesn’t mean show up all new mexico late, with a beer in your hand at 735…we’ll be gone.

19
Oct
12

day of the tread 2012

this year…i say. this year, i won’t crash and burn in front of the casino on the day of the tread ride (i say this with a possibly broken leg from yesterday’s cocoa killing crash). this time i’ll wear a helmet. this time i won’t eat candy while bombing tramway.

next sunday is your chance to succeed where i failed. the day of the tread is back. 730am, the 100 and 80 mile rides begin. expensive, yes it is…$75 for the century (before 10/26), $100 day of.

17
Oct
12

a.c.s.n.t.l.b.c.t.h.a.

November 17th: BurqueñaBikePower brings you a completely serious, not the least bit cynical, totally hardcore alleycat—a bike race to challenge your strength, speed, skill, wit, & luck … Burque style. Proceeds to support ladies’ cycling participation in the 505. All Bikes and riders welcome. Begins at 10:00 am at Fixed & Free Bike Shop and ends with the 1:30 pm screening of Lucas Brunelle’s Line of Sight at the Guild. Full details at Heyfixie.com.

$8 entry (includes movie)
Awards and Rad Prizes for performance and participation
Bonus points for helmet cams, messenger bags, and posh cycling caps

16
Oct
12

bike swap redux