Now that I’m a full-blown gym rat and have sold all of my bikes in order to buy my own set of (no pun intended) heavy metal kettlebells, I’ve opted to change the name of the website, but not before enjoying a snifter of brandy on the beach with a friend;
I’ve bounced the idea of ‘Awesomely Heavy Things Bringing Mass’, or ‘A Heavily Tattooed Buffed Man‘, around but so far nothing’s clicking.
I would also like to note that as I was closing in on the fifth hour of efforts in writing today’s post, the editing window was wiped clean and I was left with nothing but a blinking curser, so if what you ready here today isn’t chock full of the spontaneous hilarity you’ve grown accustomed to, it’s because I’m finding it difficult to compose with clenched fists.
Now that I have that off my chest, we have some sort of bikecycle related fodder to trudge through, so let’s get to trudging.
First up, from Elizabeth Grindcore, (who easily has the coolest name of any human or beast), I got the following clip which will almost assuredly bring a smile to nearly every face;
I know I’ve boasted of this fact before, but when I implemented what by all accounts was the first dollar hand ups at the 1999 Cross Nationals, I never could have guessed that it would have taken on the life that it has.
Though I will never set the world on fire as a bike racer, I’m happy to see that I’ve had some sort of effect on the ‘click and seen’.
However I’m not sure Andrew would be inclined to agree.
Then from Dan of former Maximo Supremo residents Nashville Bicycle Lounge, I received the following image with the words ‘stache coaster‘ written in the subject line;
I couldn’t help but notice given the style of drink Dan was enjoying, that there was one celebrity’s coaster strangely absent;
No offense to Mr. Harvey or is fantastically quaffed moustache intended.
Then from Matt, I got the following bit of internet enjoyment;
Super funny and oh so wrong. Hope all is well. What’s up with the AHTBM man-of-leisure line of sweaters?
I’m reasonably sure that channel is the next big thing on the internet, and naturally, of the videos available on it, I have my favorite;
Funny that Matt made mention of ‘man-of-leisure sweaters’. Though I don’t have any of those, while I was bumbling around on the Voler Clothing site the other night, and specifically the AHTBM section of their partners page, I couldn’t help but notice that we (you and I. Not ‘we’ as in there’s anyone involved in Aggressively Hefting Ten Bushels of Meat than just me) had new jerseys available;
I was involved in the design process, yet I had received no mention that they were already available.
In an email I got from the company’s Super President, Jim, on Tuesday morning, the new jersey winding up on the site was a mistake, as we will be opening an order window for arm warmers, bibs, skinsuits, and all the rest of the things one wears when engaged in a bicycle related athletic pursuit, first.
The order window is now open, but I don’t yet have graphics for the bibs and accessories. I should have those available yesterday or today.
Keep tuned in here for further details as they develop*.
And while we’re on the topic of crap you don’t need, at some point in my travels, I came across the following image post
ed by someone who was proud to declare that they and their family would be boycotting Walmart on Black Friday;
While it’s all well and good to commit your business elsewhere on that day, I doubt that any multinational big box stores would feel any pinch at all from the gesture. Beyond just a single day, I would encourage folks to direct their dollars towards any and all independently owned and operated businesses the other three hundred and sixty four days of the year as well.
‘The Black Market’ isn’t just a catchy site name, nor is it simply an Archers of Loaf song title I lifted. It’s a declaration that the market is what we make it. We are the ones holding the reins, and with that power it can be directed where we want it to go.
‘Voting with your dollar’ is a far more powerful choice than most of us give it credit for being. The more people who subscribe to that line of thinking, the stronger it becomes.