Man, I loved that one.’A Gap In The Curb‘… Seriously. Sometimes my own genius confounds me.
Kicking off today’s program I will discuss a matter or two of business. Along with the other drips and drabs of AHTBM merchandise that finds its way here, nothing has been so handsome as the new blue and gold crest shirts which I have just gotten made at Emeryville’s TNT’s Screen printing;
(Sculpted guns not included.)
If when wearing this shirt, complete strangers come up to you and shower you with money and affections, I can’t say you weren’t warned ahead of time.
If you would like one of these to call your own, all you have to do is simply head into the All Hail The Black Market Market.
And OMG! Something else that I can’t afford to pay for the production showed up over the weekend. My fancy pants and team colored (Wo)Man Can Cüzie;
As a matter of fact, I only had enough money to buy one can to show off both sides with.
I’m pretty sure Sir Richard Branson must have started this way as well.
Anyhoo, if you would like one of these so as to hold your can of tennis balls, or log of braunschweiger or whatever, point your thing here and shoot.
Now that we have that bit of business handled, we will move on. In the recent days I’ve spent away, I have received an array of correspondences, and notifications. Affectionately these items have come to be known as ‘The Mail Bag’.
Anyway, I have some that I will post here now, and a bunch more which I have probably forgotten about.
Firstly, Willem came though with the following hubbub;
My friends and I started a little website to share our typical brand of nonsense
with the world. Please pass it along if you can.
Also, we are a bike team usually up to no good;
Anyone who combines the words ‘bicycle’ and ‘therapy’ is obviously up to no good. No need to reiterate that point.
Firstly part two, Dan from Maximo Supremo residents The Nashville Bicycle Lounge has sent a flyer for an upcoming occurrence which people will most assuredly take part.
“Music City Cycling, Nashville Bicycle Lounge and Brick Factory Nashville have teamed up to present April’s After Crawl, and it’s all about BICYCLES!
HEAD TO HEAD RACES
$5 suggested contribution
Raffle tickets available upon entry
You can purchase a punch card for the races. You will use this punch card to pick a winner for each race. The more times you pick a winner, the better your chances are in the raffle for the free bike! So, purchasing punch card + winning = new bike (and other stuffs)! All proceeds will go to East CAN. They help puppies and kitties find families.
PIZZA BUDS WILL BE THERE”
Its all sounds good, right? Although I’m not entirely sure what ‘pizza buds’ are… Perhaps it’s a Southern thing.
To Dan’s point about helping wayward animals find their way to loving homes, the lovely human who I am lucky to call a friend, Jesse Lee Denning (for whom the link is probably not safe for work, unless you work in a place that doesn’t mind things that otherwise are considered ‘not safe for work’) turned me on to a clip that had me sobbing like a maniac, which was promptly followed by throwing all of the money in my pockets at the computer, and not just because the music is horrible;
When I finished crying I shottgunned a beer and headed out to lift some weights just to redeem myself.
Of course all of that beer chugging and weight lifting only helped take the edge off. The rest of the aide came in the form of this;
We are the champions indeed.
But back to business for a second…Speaking of Maximo Supremo, if you pay attention to the thing, and I beg that you do, you might notice that Ventana Bicycles has joined the party with an ad for not only their entire line of fancy, fancy ponies, but with specific attention to my beloved El Toro Bravo;
It’s fast and orange and truly a thing of beauty.
I would also like to welcome to Maximo Supremo the good people from Seven Cycles;
I’m not sure why the hell they would want to be here sullying their reputation, as they make some of the most mind blowingly perfect creations ever to have two grace the dirt and road, and are heads and shoulders above and away from our particular ilk, but then again, even the beauty queen likes to slum it sometimes.
Finally, I want to thank San Francisco’s Mission Bicycle Company for hosting this past Thursday evening’s get together;
It was a packed house full of shiny bikes, and happy people, rubbing elbows while discussing an array of topics;
And one fellow with a painfully perfect natural;
Which if were mine, I wouldn’t ever consider disgracing by keeping my head in the sand.