Monday, October 05, 2009



Thing I'm Thinking of Doing


Well that was it, The Vt50 marked the official end to my 2009 race season, we have now officially entered the "what the hell are we going to talk about" season. This really might just amount to a matter of weeks. You see, I went up to watch the Verge Grand Prix of Gloucester Cyclocross race today, and I think I was infected with some sort of bug. A Cyclocross bug. I've been running to the toilet all night, puking up tubular cement and pooping cow bells.


Looks like I'll be ordering a a bike tomorrow. And no, I will NOT be racing single speed. Racing Cross on a single speed is too dumb even for the likes of me. I have been to that place and done that thing. No thanks. So we'll see what happens with that business.
I lied. I have at least one more mountain bike race, The Swank 65 in North Carolina November 8th. I did it rigid last year, that was idiotic, I will be running a fork this year. There's one thing we'll get to talk about.

I sill don't have a camera, hence the photo above. I google image searched "Thom Parsons", that was boring and uneventful, so I googled "Gram Parsons". Much better.
What else...not a whole helluva lot. Heading up to the North East Kingdom of Vermont with the family next weekend for a little mountain bike vacation which should be a good time, I'll probably talk a little about that next week. God, I hope I don't immediately revert to bitching about my commute all the time mode. That would just be sad.
If anyone out there has awesome ideas for dumb things I can do involving a bike, which they might like to hear me talk about, I'm open to suggestions. I'll be your trained bike-monkey with a typewriter.
-t






11 comments:

RMM said...

May I be the first to welcome you to cyclocross?

rick is! said...

color me dumb, I'll be racing the new portland cx race this year single. of course that's only because wifey would K-I-L-L me if I bought a new bike...

Colin R said...

If anyone out there has awesome ideas for dumb things I can do involving a bike

Uh, cx?

solobreak said...

Hey get a Presidio so I can try it out.

Sam Raymond said...

Are you driving to NC? Why not stop in DC!?!?

Sincerely,

(Your favorite) Cyborg

EndlessBikeCo. said...

rick is!: Try my cogs. www.endlessbikes.com
Thom: YES! Swank 65. I'm glad you'll be in town. Is Miriam coming too? Anyway, we all should hang out in the Ville when you get here! Should I wait and just give you that package or go ahead and mail it? Also I think you should find a fun costume for Swank.

rick is! said...

endlessbike.com: send a few and I'll use one on my bike and the rest around my neck as bling bling for the race!

mkr said...

I just scored a real deal SSCX rig last week. It rocks, but I won't be racing no Verge on it. Wish we had more local SSCX races though, besides the Weasel of course.

zencycle said...

You could try the harpoon brewery indoor TT. I did it last year on a fixed gear. I now have the fixed gear record. Of course, the only other fixed gear was a guy on a 39x16, since I had a 52x16, it wasn't much of a contest.

After the race you are obligated to drink the two free beers they give at registration. (no, they don't give them to you at registration. they give you tokens to redeem later). after that you are obligated to buy more beer. After that, it's up to you.

Cary said...

The real question is, do you sandbag the 3 race? Or race elites?

Wheels said...

If you CX race, you must wear the outfit that dude has on in the picture.