Sunday, September 27, 2009

Like a Deer in the Headlights

Work continues at CiTy BiLLy World Headquarters, preparing for Schnoctobeerfest 2009. I think I'm starting to get carpal tunnel from the twist-offs (see pic). Next weekend is Octoginta, always a great ride. I hope everyone is getting their entries together for the beer buffet. Some bad news-due to the sluggish stock market, the kegerator will not be built in time, but Spilker Ales will come through with a keg of Hopluia, with the good old-fashioned hand pump (remember the first time you went to a party (I'm sure you were of legal drinking age-wink, wink)). As October 17th gets closer, I will start posting insider secrets, but will still leave some surprises.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Full Details on Schnoctobeerfest 2009

When: Saturday, October 17th
9 am- meet & greet
10 am-ride

We have decided to use the route from the last several years, including a stop at the KeRNeL's folks' house, for some goodies.

Cost- $25, plus a six pack of beer

Beer will be entered in the post-ride beer buffet, with prizes awarded in the following categories; Best Import, Best Domestic, Best Label Art, Wild Card.

With the $25 entry fee, you'll get a CiTy BiLLy baseball cap (in badass black ), a killer meal and a ticket for a drawing for an autographed picture of King Eddy (additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each (all proceeds will go to the CiTy BiLLy ride endowment fund)). Here's a recap of last year's festivities. Join us for a day of riding (55 miles), drinking & frivolity. Contact me, eDLoNNiE, to register for the ride. The ride starts and ends outside of Elkhorn, Nebraska; I will provide you with directions when you register.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Update on Schnoctobeerfest 2009

I'm sorry folks, but, after crunching the numbers, we're going to have to raise the price of admission to at least $25. Depending on the schwag we offer, because we can't make everything on our workbenches with an 8 lb. sledge, we may have to raise the fee slightly. Quite frankly, this will still be the biggest bargain in sports today!

Getting Ready

I bought one of these today, to put on my Guerciotti, also known as my CiTy BiLLy staff bike. I'm going on a little trip (with my much better half), later this month to the home of the northerners. I'm still undecided about my choice of bikes, so I have to get them all in tip-top shape (wink, wink). Oh, the video post is a tribute to, in my opinion, the greatest pop bass player of all time: James Jamerson, of the Funk Brothers, Motown's house band in the 70's. This is the isolated bass track form "What's Going On", from Marvin Gaye. This is an absolute Master's Class- his brilliant rhythmic changes, along with sophisticated chordal substitutions (If you don't understand what I'm referring to, trust me, this isn't top 40).

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thanks for the help!

Over the weekend, my beer cooler died. It was quite emotional, as it's helped me to cross a lot of rough water, so to speak. Now, the kegerator is close to reality; I'm not sure if I'll have it before Schnoctobeerfest, but I'm going to give it a try. In other news, the Vuelta is starting: catch it here.