Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dumb-ass redneck mofo

OK, so I live in a little one-horse town populated to a large degree by rednecks (and no, I'm not using the term in the traditional South African context which referrs to English speakers), I'm using it to referr to stupid, narrow-minded bigots.

The fact that for the last four years I have been riding a singlespeed 29er has, believe it or not, caused a bit of a stir. I'm sure other singlespeeders have encountered the usual light-hearted and generally good-natured banter about riding singlespeed, but this is not what I'm talking about.

While out riding with my children this morning, I was accosted by one of the sub-species who spotted me on my bike and passed the comment  "Still haven't got enough money for gears" and proceeds to giggle himself into a frenzy. Actually very funny.

Funny because I was riding a home-built extrabike with Swedish Grandpa Bars and need I say it, 24 gears.....not something a redneck would ever notice.

He was born in Oklahoma,
His wife's name's Betty Lou Thelma Liz
And he's not responsible for what he's doing
Cause his mother made him what he is.


  1. I am more than a little familiar with the type. Dumb-ass is an utterance I make a lot these days.

  2. These rednecks around here could keep Ray busy!
    Fortunately for some of them, breathing is an autonomous function. To say nothing of breeding.
    But then I'm being nasty.

  3. "Money for Gears"? I thought less was more. At least my Paramount track frame thinks that way.