Sometimes staying on the ball is easier than it sounds.


Thank you to Ms. Newton for both providing us this visual aide, as well as her complete disregard for the laws of gravity.
Anyway, the point I am making with that is that I have an incredibly difficult time planning, scheduling, tasking in a singular way, let alone ‘multi’.. Case in point, as I was beginning the very preliminary stages of shit together gettingness for my departure to Seattle and this year’s SSCXWC, I sent Sally an email about one thing or another, when he mentioned in passing that the race is on the 23rd of this month.
Ordinarily getting the date wrong is something of a habit for me, but in this case, I got the entire month wrong. It turns out, the event is happening on the very same weekend as my impending nuptials, and while the future Mrs. Kinevil is an extraordinarily understanding sort, honeymooning in the mud with a drunk me is probably not at the top of her list. Indeed, it was with a heavy heart that I learned of this, but one man’s loss is another person’s gain.
If attending the World’s as one of the first 50 registrants (which apparently garners you a gift bag, as well as a swift ass kicking upon touch down at Sea-Tac) is something you’ve long been dreaming of, get in touch with me and I’ll see what I can do with the powers that be.
Though this is a glaring example of my organizational inabilities, I have a myriad of them in the day to day as well. I am in a very fortunate position to receive a varying array of event notifications, which I do my best to post in a timely fashion. However occasionally some of said flyers arrive weeks or months in advance, and ultimately get lost in my inbox, or forgotten about entirely. This is not a good thing for me, or the hard working promoters of the events. In light of this, I will now post a selection of events occurring this month, and leave the remembering part up to you.
The first one I will present was sent to me from Stu, like, forever ago, and he even included an email explaining the details, but that seems to have gone the way of most of my right handed gloves as well as 90% of my socks;
If you are interested and in or around ‘Nawlins, all of the information that’s fit to print is right here.
Another noteworthy event that is being thrown by my homies The Warlocks out in Boise way, is also happening at the end of the month and should be made note of;
The Warlocks’ events are notorious for being a good time, so if you are nearby, do yourself a favor and be there with bells on..
Jimmy from Fuck Gas (take that figuratively. Not literally) also is in line with a bash that’s occurring in just one week’s time in the great city of Louisville;
“Hey Stevil,
So we’ve got this debacle of a polo tournament coming up next weekend and while I know it’s off the radar of your regular stuffs, curious if we could get a word on the blog. We’ve got more shit for people to win than The Price is Right, and I’m talking when Bob Barker was still around, not that bullshit Drew Carry is trying to pull off;
With cross season in full swing and the USGP the following weekend I’m running around like a god damned moron trying to do seven things at once which will likely result in none of them being done well, but none the less, the show must go on.

Lastly, and most recently, M squared got in touch with me concerning a hodown that happens to be a little closer to home;
“Hey bro,
I don’t know how you feel about posting alleycat fliers, but I’ve got a rad one for you happening later this month in good old Santa Cruz. I don’t have a prize list or anything like that, but there will be beer! And that’s really all that matters;
Well, Thanks dude.
Stay Punk.”

Staying punk is my hobby, thankyouverymuch.
Holy cow, that was a lot of information. Now that I have that off my plate, let’s get on with what’s left of the show.
From the one that goes by Frank, I got an update on what’s transpiring with his brood’s attempts at race ruining;
Thought you might like to see the first photos of Dr. Spectacular caught in the wild at last weekend’s Krosstoberfest in So Cal. The Bomber won both her races;
Photo credit: Corey Keizer
and I looked especially handsome;
Photo credit: Corey Keizer
Sorry to say the AHTBM cap did not photograph as clearly as I hoped but I suspect the combination of the Dr. Spectacular logo and AHTBM cap and socks is so powerful as to distort space and time itself. So while we may have stumbled on the secret to time travel, we’ll have to wait for better photographic proof of it. It also happens that the photos were snapped by the talented Corey Keizer while he was also wearing the AHTBM angel tears edition cycling cap. With all that going on at once, it’s a wonder the world didn’t explode, or that Burt Reynolds spontaneously appeared in a ’77 Trans-Am. At the very least, you’re well on your way to world domination.
This Side Up,
Frank Lazlo”

I would like to note that these good folks contacted me sometime ago to do a graphic for their kit, that (based on a familiar scribble on the shoulder) looks like came to fruition. The drawing in question happens to be an individual falling ass over tea kettle while aboard a bicycle designed for cyclocross styled athletic pursuits. If I do say so the drawing turned out pretty well, primarily due to the fact that I am well versed in that which I drew.
After yeas of dedicated practice, as it turns out, falling off a bicycle is not so much more complicated than falling off a ball.

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4 Responses to “Sometimes staying on the ball is easier than it sounds.”

  1. cockleburr October 11, 2010 at 6:27 am #

    Since yer getting dates all wrong and whatnot. The Homie is still on the 30th…, of this month. Oct. 30, 2010. Here in Minneapolis, MN.
    Now if I can just remember what tree I left my cross bike at….

  2. Crank October 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Demonika demands the best. Treat her right and she’ll keep you tight.Then go get muddy n’ fucked up.

  3. mattya14 October 11, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    I always enjoy the circular nature of your prattlings. It makes me laugh.

  4. K1W1 October 13, 2010 at 4:56 am #

    I could watch that girl for hours,