Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
NEW YORK — Bicyclists who planned to go topless to protest the removal of a Brooklyn bike lane switched gears Saturday, pinning plastic breasts to their jackets as they rolled into a snowstorm.
Dozens of bikers joined a protest called the "Freedom Ride" to oppose the removal of a bike path in Williamsburg, an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood.
But the fierce snowstorm in New York kept them from pedaling topless as planned.
The hipster cyclists blame Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the loss of the lane because Williamsburg's Hasidic Jewish residents "can't handle scantily clad women" on wheels, said bike messenger Heather Loop, who organized the action.
The bikers' tactics did not amuse some faithful Hasids leaving synagogue services with their families on the Sabbath. They rushed home.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Surly was right and we should try to make an east side race more often. Racing was fun, the course was great, and spectating was pretty cool as well. It's a different feel at the race. Not good or bad, just different. I thought the course was a lot more technical then what we're used to and loved every turn and off camber of it. Lots of variety and aspects to keep you on your toes.
We got to see a couple bastard brethren take home some hardware and got to watch others race hard. The most entertaining race of the day was Tommy Burke fighting like a warrior to claim third place. If you missed it, you missed one heckuva effort. 5 crashes, 2 dropped chains, and Tom still was on the wheel of third place coming around the last corner. Tom's rear wheel slipped out on him in that last corner and he hit the dirtonly to watch third place ride away. Great effort but a disappointing place at the finish.
A few photos I've found. Josh Dugga, Andrea Tucker, Hans Nyberg
Kinda sad the season has come to another end. Great times at the races and on the dirt roads this fall. Hope to see some bastards for some winter riding again.
I saw the Surly Dawg, Werdy, Kim and a few others from this side of the state & everyone rode hard, looked good and represented!
No doubt there are pix, stories and outright bald-faced lies to come. Stay tuned.
See ya on the dirt you Bastards...................MC
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I've been missing the rides for too damn long now - hopin' & planin' on changing that as soon as we get this holidaze mess outta the way.
Rock on you Bastards.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Surly, you got any previous knowledge of this course to help us bastads who have never been? Any info is appreciated. Any one else heading over for this one? Last race of the year bastards!
The Werdy One
We started out the ride in the fall, and finished in the winter. Somewhere out there Jeff Z took us on a Christmas light tour. It was so sweet, ya shoulda been there. But just to give you the feeling here are a few shots. And oh yeah there was some mud. On the ride: Tony, Jeff Z, Trekking Dave (soon to be Stud Boy from Hell or something like that) Mr. Kim Lee, (above) and self.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Saturday looks like the best day of the weekend to get out for a roll. Possibility for a bit-o-rain in the forecast on Sunday for race day.
The Werdy One
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Enjoy the turkey, mashed potatoes, green beens, crescent rolls, pumpkin pie, and whateverintheheckelse you eat today.
Couple options to get on the bike over the weekend. Western MMBA is hosting the Turkey Burner tomorrow at Yankee Springs. 10am roll out for the fat tire crowd. Usually a good number of riders at this one.
Plus, don't miss the Holland "World Championship" of CX come Sunday on the third coast in good old Holland, Michigan. Rumors abound about the "Spiral of Death" being put into play. That combined with the graveyard out behind the stadium might just put someone six feet under before it's all done. Maybe we'll see some mud as well.
Come for the race, stay for the after glow at New Holland Brewery. Beer specials and some good eats and good friends.