Thursday, May 28, 2009

Step 1- check!

Sleep tight, my love. For soon, you will bring many great joy & comfort. A 50 ltr. of Sam's best. BiLLys are a peculiar breed; we've never understood "apres ride festivities". It's before. It's during. And definitely after!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Bunyan's to Bob's is this weekend, hosted by k-BiLLy, the man who so graciously allowed me to obtain the Merckx. I'll start posting tomorrow on what makes a bicycle ride a CiTy BiLLy ride.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


The Gravel Conspiracy was last weekend, so eDBiLLy & I (mostly him, I'm just a grunt) screened 54 shirts. I'm extremely biased, but I think they came out pretty schweeet! Just to clarify, our famous 666 is on the high back of this shirt. Next up is B2B, & we're both thinking fixie.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Back in the saddle

I've been riding a bit more lately. Since I suffered my little fall at work, things have been a little sketchy on the bike. My ribs on my left side were tender, so any time I was breathing hard, I was wincing (don't even ask about sneezing or coughing). I only rode half of LBL; I probably could have finished, but, truthfully, I'm not sure. In the last week or so, everything has fallen together. I'm pain free, in my back & ribs. The weird thing is, I've had a problem with the right side of my back (directly under my shoulder blade), for years. During the Tour de Kota, I started stopping at a bar, early in the day, for a couple of beers, to dull the pain. Now, because I whacked the crap out of the left side of my back, everything's fine. WTF? In cycling news, it looks like Belgium's card carrying badass has landed in more hot water.

Friday, May 1, 2009

I can't be gettin' old

I went to the optometrist the other day, because I couldn't read the fine print in the cycling catalogs that adorn my bathroom (admit it, we all have them in our bathrooms). After a few minutes, the Dr. tells me, "As we get older, our eyes lose the ability to focus over a great range of distances. Your vision for long distances has diminished, so we're going to fix that with a new prescription, which actually will make reading more difficult. You should buy an inexpensive pair of reading glasses to wear when you're reading or on the computer. If it gets worse we may have to look into bifocals." Holy crap! The only glass I want to be looking into is the carefully crafted bottom of my favorite beer bottle. The Dr. is right though; my long range vision had lessened. In cycling news, on Thursday I managed to get the fixie out for a 22 mile rain ride, another step, towards Bunyans 2 Bobs.