Parting is such sweet sorrow.

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By the time you read this, I will be headed to points north for the 2016 Kona Bikecycles product launchapalooza, or whatever. Instead of it being held in Bellingham where it’s been held for the last seven (or so) years, this year they’ve moved it to Squamish;

That looks terrible.

And to answer the video’s rhetorical question- Sid will be the best trail rider in Squamish until I get to town…

That is assuming I’m allowed past the border, which based on past experience is iffy at best.

Anywhow, so what that all means is that for the next week and change I’ll be traveling, and kinda out of communication, attempting to write posts between bike rides, food fights and seminars. This also means that just as has occurred the last two months, I won’t be around for the 25th, and as such, the order window for the current AHTBM t-shirt of the month will be extended by a few days;
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This of course also means that my pickup and shipping of last month’s shirt will be on the slightly laggy side as well.

Rest assured, everything will be handled eventually, and all of the good folks who placed orders will be 89% to 93% happy. Also, in this post I asked folks what other shirts they’d like to see. A number of people commented or made contact nothing that they’d like a ‘I Wasn’t Born With Enough Middle Fingers’ shirt. I took this into consideration. Originally, like, back in the late 80s it was a thing that Pentabike Dave used to say to me with some frequency. Alas, somewhere along the lines Marilyn Manson crooned in his ditty ‘Irresponsible Hate Anthem‘ the same phase, so while I will gladly continue to stock the stickers, the shirts probably won’t happen. I’ll come up with a few more however, which might be met with a modicum of approval.

So now that this bit of information off the deck, we’ll get on to the rest of it in short order.

Firstly Marty from Squid Bikes got in touch with a little throw down he’s got cooking in Sacramento in just one week’s time;
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An art show, a record and bike parts swap?

I’ll be damned. I like all of those things.

If you like all of those things to a similar degree, ride your bike on over, or take a train trip (make sure you lock your bike in the provided rack) and make it happen. Sadly I will just be returning from the aforementioned trip, so I won’t be there in body, but just in spirit alone.

Besides those things, and entirely unrelated to them, I also am a big fan of jumping off of stuff into the water.

So being a fan of such, I was real glad to discover the Tarzan Boat;

Yesterday my life felt pretty complete. Now that I know about the Tarzan Boat, and until I can play on one myself, there has developed a huge hole torn right through the middle of it.

Moving on from things I do like, to things I very much don’t like, a lot, let’s talk about this flyer I made, and occasionally post on nearby trails;
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I’ll never, ever understand what motivates people do leave bagged or un-bagged piles behind for others to contend with;
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So it was with great force that my jaw hit the ground on Wednesday when Nathan passed on the Pooper App;
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Thankfully, after watching the video, I came to the conclusion that it was just some pranksters taking the piss;

But as I noted in response to Nathan, it’s truly a sad commentary when such a thing seems completely plausible.

Everybody has the thing that sticks in their craw and makes them crazy. Entitled, and ignorant dog walkers happens to be one of mine.

Now that we’ve unloaded the abundance of business that we had in the chute, (no triple entendre intended), I bid you farewell until the next time, whenever that will be. Until then, my sorrow will remain sweet.
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6 Responses to “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”

  1. somedudeinFLA July 22, 2016 at 9:09 am #

    Dude, i think Pooper is actually real. Says its in beta testing at least. $35 a month for unlimited poops! I have 3 dogs, i spend that on just poop bags alone! (Which i always place in a proper receptacle.)

  2. tippycup July 22, 2016 at 10:29 am #

    Squamish…closer to Crystal Mountain..git you and a Hei Hei up here!!

  3. Boise Dingo July 22, 2016 at 11:00 am #

    Here in Boise the Ridge to Rivers crew puts little orange flags out once a year on all the piles of poo left behind on the foothills trails. It’s truly astonishing how much poo is festering out there…

  4. Burnt Reynolds July 24, 2016 at 12:21 am #

    Dog owners are delusional. I’m going to come and shit and piss on your lawn/driveway.

  5. Caroline Paquette July 27, 2016 at 7:55 am #

    What else can we add into the shitty shit equation? I know! Pooper! Let’s have someone drive around looking for dog shits and jack up the carbon footprint of a dog shit even more! Great!

    I automatically unfriend anyone who uses the Pooper app. That’s easy.

    (You’re automagically my friend if you like talking about poop, though.)