Happy Thanksgiving! Weather forecast looks great for some two wheeled outdoor adventures. Time to burn some turkey. Group rides/races are posted.
From the GCN crew. Funny stuff.
On Wearing Spandex
“What does the layman observe when he sees a cyclist in the wild? While we do our utmost to Look Fantastic, in our own eyes and minds at least, outside observers may as well be witnessing little green aliens who’ve just stepped off their spacecraft and are heading to their very first fancy dress/drag party on this weird and wonderful planet called Earth. We go to great lengths to carefully match our kit, keep our shoes clean, make sure we are smooth and hairless, tanned, toned and terrific. We check the mirror as we’re leaving the house and see Merckx or De Vlaeminck looking back at us, hair slicked back and perfect sideburns. We see the brown skin and lean, lithe body of Contador or Nibali. Others may be greeted with a reflected visage of a Thor, Tommeke or Spartacus if more on the ‘Classics’ scale of the cyclist’s BMI. We see greatness, a fine example of athleticism and presentation, bound to turn heads and elicit breathless epithets as we glide easily by. What the man in the street sees is a twat. And he probably has a point.” Velominati – Spandex Ballet Click here to read the article.
Turkey Burn Cyclocross Race in Little Rock. Click here for information.
OCA ride. Wheels Hot @ 8 from Moped U. What’s on tap? A little Goshen short course. 52 miles, 3,500 gain, 3 hours of saddle love. Pace spirited. Weather is going to be great. Click here to see STRAVA map. Come and burn some turkey! Advanced level.
BMC Square ride. Leaves Phat Tire @ 9am. Usually 50-60 miles. Pace spirited with regroups. Route TBD. Advanced level.
ONYX Coffee Lab ride. Leaves ONYX on Gregg St. @ 12:30. Usually 50-miles. Pace spirited. Route TBD. Advanced level.
Ride fast & be safe,
Ha, this is great.
Here’s my tips for a successful coffee/beer ride with minimum twat factor:
1. Go for a ride.
2. Don’t dismount anywhere, ever.
3. Go home.
4. Showered? Changed? Now you can go to the pub.
One “Pedals & Pints” at Tanglewood, our group had a gentleman walk up to us. Mind the group is completely clad in spandex, his only comment was, “Geez you guys wear some funny shoes.”
“Clad in skin-tight clothes and cleated shoes, we walk with all the grace of a chicken with a repetitive stress injury.” –Velominati