Saturday, September 27, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

I'm not above the law, it's just below me.

From the Statesman website today...
Other states ponder Idaho bike law-  The Chicago Sun-Times reports on the Idaho law that allows bicyclists to yield instead of stop at red lights and stop signs. In asking whether the law would be right for Illinois, the paper says that Minnesota introduced a similar bill in its Legislature in May, but Oregon shot down a similar proposal. The story quotes Boisean Dwight Tovey who thinks the Idaho law creates in motorists the perception that bicyclists aren't following the rules. "The negatives outweigh the positives," said Tovey, who's an instructor with the League of American Bicyclists. "It sets the bicyclists apart, and it's not that big an advantage."
P77 9.22.08

The Vuelta and the Manifest.

  First, I'd like to mention that Alberto Contador won the 2008 Vuelta a Espana. Congratulations to him for that and for winning three Grand Tours in fourteen months. He won the 2007 Tour de France and the 2008 Giro d'Italia as well. Little shit. What happens if Lance Armstrong joins him on Astana?  Yeah, what then? The Wife and I will be heading to the 2008 Oregon Manifest Handmade Bike Show held October 10 - 12 in Portland. It's our anniversary weekend and we'll be getting all bikey around Portland without the kids. The weekend finishes with the Cross Crusade/Oregon Manifest Cyclocross Race that I'm at least planning on particpating in. Oh, the pain.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Possible Perp

This little hipster could be the perp who stole your wheelset Art. Those white risers would match your missing wheelset perfectly. -p86-

Foe Toes

P77 Jr. (P38.5?)
BOB Trailer's Wall of History (partial collection).
All 4 seconds of Olympic cycling coverage.
P77, WBC, 09.08

Monday, September 15, 2008

For wheel?

Some loser jacked Art's wheel set. Keep yer peepers peeled, if you see em take em back. They're white and circular. Here's his Craig's List plea, I copied as best as I could (How the eff do you capture a screen shot on a Mac?! ).
stolen fixed wheelset (north end) Reply to: [?] Date: 2008-09-11, 11:59AM MDT My bike was parked outside the apartments on 8th and fort. In the morning i found that someone had relieved me of the stress of riding on wheels. This is alright for me since i had just heard that hovering on bikes without wheels is the new fixed gear. Since i am a hipster and all i care about is being behind the new trend and looking cool, this all fits perfectly. However there is one problem, i have yet to produce the 1.21 jiggawatts i need to hover successfully. until then i am going to need my wheels back. if you are to return them to me, or give me info on where i might find them, i will reward you with a plethora of tasty treats. however, if you are the one that stole them and you try to ride them around, you will certainly be spotted by one of my minions in capri pants. details- white rims, silver hubs with a logo of a shopping cart. they were stock wheels from a swobo sanchez. if you have any info, or just want to chat about what's the new what, call art @ 440-1079 p.s. attached is a photo of the tasty treats you could be rewarded with if i get my wheels back, a picture of me the moment i found out my wheels were gone, and a photo of a male thong that is pretty close to the color of my wheels. thanks for any help!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

W.I.T. (Warlock In Training)

The Warlocks would like to present it's newest prospective member Liam , born Sept. 1, 2008 at 10:55 p.m. and as you can see weighed in at 7lbs 4oz. Congratulations to Patrick and Erin on their good work.