Friday, July 27, 2012


Adam Myserson showing : style, speed, abundant cross-knowledge - and most importantly he's rocking some awesome ink!

Let me tell you how awfully-awful it is to have missed the Great Adam Myerson Chit-Chat of 2012 @ VeloCity tonight. I've been to some Myerson Chit-Chats before and have always come away with something new each and every time, even if it's a an idea for body ink that I will never, ever have put on my body anywhere.

Prior to tonight's Great Adam Myerson Chit-Chat of 2012 @ VeloCity I saw this little tidbit of Chit-Chat fodder scurrying around the dirty floors of the basement of what the world knows as "social media."

I'm not sure what this means exactly, but as far as I'm concerned the step through is dead. I'm just wondering (and a little worried) about being "next."

Unless the above message, now scurrying like an Instagram-Rat on the said floor of the Social Media basement is some bit of irony that's way over my bald head, I have to agree with it - except of course that  "Your Next" part, of course. And that face that looks like it just jumped out of the sidebar of The Michigan Scene blog.

While the Step Through may be dead, there are still some that would like to keep it alive. That's why for our upcoming Crazy Bastard Early Season Practice Sessions, we are going to have Stephanie Stepthru her-ownself demonstrate the dying art of step-through dismounts.

Here's Stephanie Stepthru showing the 2-out-of-ten results of the "step-through" dismount technique.

Stephanie Stepthru has it down to a science. Notice the smile? That's because she knows the exact odds of the step-through dismount.

Adam Myerson studying the program for tonight's Great Adam Myerson Chit-Chat of 2012 @ VeloCity. He may be thinking about where his next tat is going, too. He's also tweeting about all the stuff I'm a H8er of as well ...

Stepping through w/o unclipping on the left is the equivalent of unprotected sex with strangers. You'll get away with it for a while but...

Again, I am so sorry I missed the Great Adam Myerson Chit-Chat of 2012 @ VeloCity I heard it was excellent (from my inside sources). Not only did Adam throw the step-through under the bus, he sent disc-brakes in there as well. Again I saw a couple of "tweets" in the Social Media basement that let me know exactly what he thinks of the disc-brake-on-cross-bikes revolution (pretty much what I was thinking only I'm no elite racer):
Adam Myerson ‏ @AdamMyerson 
Every time I see another elite cx rider moving to discs, I'm happy they'll have a heavier bike next season.
But enough of technique and equipment hating you big haters, lets get on to the sure thing that is bound to make you faster and better than ever before - and if you went to Great Adam Myerson Chit-Chat of 2012 @ VeloCity tonight you should know by now what it is - yeah, that's right, it's all about the ink!

Looking fast and sexy, I think. What better way to fly on a bike than with this winged-chick on two-wheels tat. Everyone has one, apparently.

This may not look lie its fast, but it's going to look cool as hell when she strips off the skin suit in the parking lot after the Women's Cat 4 race.

But not all ink is cool or good. I'm not sure what this says about "you." Let me know, 'cause I don't have a clue. In answer to WWJD?, my answer is not this.

And not all guys need ink to get faster. You can be pale, skinny and un-inked. Here's the best exception to the rule:  current World Champion Niels Alberts. Instead of ink, he rubs a little mud here an there to get it going.

Then again, maybe you don't need ink at all. It's cross season afterall, and if you live in Michigan chances are you'll be all wrapped up head to toe like this spry young lady that's getting ready to go out for a blast on her disc brake cross bike. Think she's ready for step-through? Time you had a chat with Stephanie Stepthru!

For those of you that still believe in the ink, though, believe in Big Ben Berden. Check out the creepy-crawly ink, along with great style. This guy, like Adam Myerson, truly rocks it. Enjoy and get ready for cross kids!

Stoemper Presents Ben Berden from Stoemper on Vimeo.

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