Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mud Studs & Studettes

Went over to watch Jingle Cross under the lights on Friday. Had a good time hanging with various members of ShortBus. It was good to see some of the Colorado contingent back in Iowa. The usual beer drinking and heckling ensued. It was fun for all, even the folks on the bikes. We even managed to get a smile out of Mer on the Mt. Krumpet descent. It was mud city owing to the rains the preceding three days in the week. Wheels were ceasing to turn and rear derailleurs were departing frames with great regularity. Fun Fun.

Meredith Miller, the "800 Pound Gorilla" (sorry Mer *lol*), slew all in the elite women. That was great since she's been on the podium several times this year, but never on the top step in this year's cross season. As expected, it was someone named Wells winning the men's race. A link to Cyclocross Magazine here provides more detail.

The above clip is something I found when looking for results for Saturday. It's from last year, but it provides a taste of the insanity. A very nice film.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Le Tour

Well... I'm now starting to wonder about the 2010 edition of The Tour de France. The route has been out for awhile, but I've not really looked until now. Velonews has a nice little "review" of it here. So that got me to thinking about Kraftwerk and their song Tour de France. There are a couple of Youtube videos of it up. One old school and one new school. They both have their own charm. That said, the old school one has much cooler cycling footage. These were the hard men of the tour.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The King Of Yoga

Well... not really. Although I do recall a person in the Led Primary series class today being sort of "stuck" on the floor in Garbha Pindasana like The King.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mississippi Fred McDowell

I was introduced to Mississippi Fred's music back in 1975. An amazing player.

Cycling Is Booming Again!

Found a link to this over on Copenhagenize. Way cool clip from a 1933 film...


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saturday Night Guitar Madness

I should have run this one on Halloween, but better later than never. Once again, it's Unknown Hinson. I gotta get to a show....

Note: I like the bike wheel in the background at 00:23 into the video.

A Bill Board I'd Like To See

Found this over at Copenhagenizer.

I'm getting a bit tired of seeing all of the onus for safety being placed on the cyclist. It's the folks in the cars that really need to change behaviors.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

About time someone spends some quality time in the Gray Bar Hotel.