Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Another Holy Cow meets it's maker

I came upon the shoe article while reading an interesting piece about riding slower . Read the "riding slower" one first, then check out

Given the hassle I am having getting a pair of cycling shoes to fit my (not above average) wide feet, I might just give this a try.

I can't wait for the "Do you think 29ers are here to stay" brigade's indignation.....

Sunday, August 28, 2011

SSWC2012  in SA !!

Are there really people out there who would open this?

Dear Email Owner/Fund Beneficiary,
Open the Attached Letter for your Fund Payment
Dr. Edward Fox.
United Nations.

If it were not for the risks involved, I would be tempted to enter into a spurious communication with Mr Foxfullstop.

Perhaps he is a long-lost relative of my old acquaintance Mr Eduardo Zachary?

For Old Fool

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Asie Payton

This will work on the hills just before the Kuiseb bridge.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm trying to imagine how this would translate into cycle-speak

Every now and then one enters a space that reeks of bad energy, sometimes it's just because the veneer is so thin, really just a transparent gloss. That's being harsh, but I couldn't help wondering what the previous sign said. I can only guess that it may have been a little more specific in terms of race, creed, gender, etc.

This I share for your bemusement:

Clearly standards have to be maintained!

Not acceptable on course.
"T-shirts, denim jeans, elastic or draw string trousers or shorts, combat trousers or shorts, rugby-type socks, secret socks, rolled down long socks, sandals, thongs or 3/4 lenght (sic) shorts"

"Not acceptable in clubhouse and verandah
Track suits, T-shirts, bold advertising on garment, overalls, no hats or caps to be worn in bar."

My mind boggles at the thought of someone trying to play golf in rolled-down rugby socks, a thong and a polar (sic) neck designer golf shirt. **@Hurben: They appear to have dropped the mandatory black plastic comb in the sock ;)

At least in the world of cycling the fashion police operate at a different level, but believe me, they operate.

PS Please don't assume I entered these hallowed premises to play golf!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

There's a riot going on over at DC

Real people. Real racing. Real fun. Real DC

Have you...

.......been to Church recently? Well, you should, because you would have heard this..........

Compare the two versions, the other from Ali Farka Toure's "In the Heart of the Moon" album.

And how was my Sunday morning, I hear you ask? Fiddling with the p.o.s. that is the cable fixing bolt on a SRAM X9 2X10 front derailleur. Fundamentally a crap design. Full stop. Nothing that can't be drilled, tapped and re-built if you have the tools though.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Papsak in Iceland. Really.

You just have to see this, again thanks to Guitar Ted for the lead.

At least I know I have an ally in the papsak crew. The man deserves honourary Dikwiel Kommando membership!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fun on bikes

This is how it should be till the very end.  Thanks to PinkBike

ProGRT How To Cheer on

I might just make a few of these if I get enough orders

Really, it's become a bit like born-agains preachin' to the converted. Who ever thought it would come to this ?

And, no, I'm not suggesting that 29 inches is anything like a religion....except maybe for the oh my god bit at the end.

I want one of those.

Local orders taken in the comments section.

We're not alone.....

Thanks to Guitar Ted for the link to this:

I like their Golden Rule.

Real people, real riding.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A man whom I have never met, but have great respect for....................

When asked about battery-powered digital readouts on bicycle pumps, gave this answer:

I think I alluded to my attitude on anything with batteries and LCD readouts. A wooden stake through the CPU should do the trick. Wrap a rosary with a silver cross around your fist as you drive the stake home. Some things just dont have to be electronic.

Well put JB!