Almost 100% bike related fodder.

Because that’s why you come here, right?
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Right out of the gate today I’m going to touch on the subject of Dirt Rag Magazine, specifically the July issue featuring the esteemed Missy Giove on the cover;
I picked this up at a local news stand the other day because at first glance, it was jam packed with an array of good stuff. Primarily however, I was genuinely intrigued by what Missy had been up to since getting jammed up by Johnny Law a few years ago. Interviewer Anna Schwinn of Maximo Supremo residents All City Bikes did a Brilliant (capital B) job with her task, and I was left feeling quite satisfied with my purchase.

Mind you, I’m typically not the sort to write letters to editor for a job well done, nor was I particularly inspired to do so in this instance, until I came across the following;
At that moment I penned a short draft thanking them for their efforts on shining a much deserved spotlight on Missy, but what I really wanted to do was to write an even shorter note to The Conservative @ Large which would have gone something like this;

Dear C@L,

Are you a parent of a six year old? I assume by the specifics of that query that you are. What ever would you say to them in regard to the image? For starters you might try- “in twelve more years you will be a legal adult. I would suggest at that time you move out and get as far away from me as possible.”

Also, it’s ‘you’re’ and not ‘your’. God hates poor grammar.


Somewhere in there I might also include a directive for them to eat a bowl of dick.

Anyhoo, for the love of the little baby Jesus, I encourage you to pick up a copy and see for yourself.

Perhaps while you’re making the purchase you can grab the new ‘Fag Rag’ and ‘Dykes On Bikes’ as well.

In other news of tremendous individuals who ride the mountainstyledbikecycles very well, you may have heard that last week a whole lotta bad befell Kona Bikes’ own super honch, Matt Slaven;
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As the story goes, he was in Santa Cruz for a Bell/Easton sales meeting and while walking through a city park enroute to food stuff with two friends, was accosted by a masked gunmen, and shot in the process.

Fortunately for our hero, he sustained non-life threatening injuries, but the occurrence is still deeply upsetting.

I know the park where the group was attacked well, and is a place I have a great distrust of. Matt is a stellar individual and I hate that this happened. It’s my sincere hope that he continues to mend and will be back to fighting form in no time.

In even more bikecycling news, the hilaritors at Bike Monkey have just issued the following video in conjunction with next month’s Annadel event;

I’ve ridden there, I’ve raced there, why, I’ve even raced while constructing a wizard staff there. This ho-down is certainly not one to be missed.

Now as we near the end of today’s effort, I’ll get into that other 20%.

First of all, after mentioning the Rapeman and Fugazi Sub Pop Singles Club 7″ records on Monday, what should the cosmos see fit to place in my grubby hands but those exact two releases;
After procuring them, my meager savings are even more so, but they helped to part the clouds and make my house a whole lot louder.

At least for the length of five songs.

Secondly and lastly, my pal, and fancy (no) pants model Jesse Lee sent me a text yesterday morning which caused my jaw to drop, and all of the scrambled eggs that were contained therein to fall on the floor.

All hail Chase No Face;
While Chase’s saga might only comprise 10% of the 20 that is today’s non-bike related hodgepodge, she and her family are most definitely 100% of what is right with the world.

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14 Responses to “Almost 100% bike related fodder.”

  1. Benitosbro July 19, 2013 at 5:22 am #

    I must admit, the letter you shared above gave me a reaction of anger at that dick, but my second thought was “God hates poor grammar.” It appears that your prose has slid deeper into my brain. It’s sad to see such passionate letters from intolerant people, although I admit that the interview left me with a bit of a chip on my shoulder as well- namely “Why isn’t anyone giving her a new ride to thrash around on?!” Not trying to hate on Foes (I reserve that for grape soda), but I found myself a little surprised.

  2. pedalman July 19, 2013 at 5:44 am #

    I wish you would stick to 100% bike related material and leave the sensitive sally crap for the dyke blogs. You are dense and perpendicular to normal.
    Angry white guy with impotence anxiety

  3. Brian July 19, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    I’d buy a sticker that said, “God Hates Poor Grammar.”

  4. Largo July 19, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    And I’d buy a sticker that said God Hates Conservatives. That would be a good conversation starter if nothing else.
    But Jesus Christ Stevil, you have got to start leaving out the animal posts. Phuq, poor cats with no face, trying to save the pup on the freeway etc. Its hard to get work done blubbering like a 2 year old.

    • Stevil July 19, 2013 at 9:07 am #

      Beyond her appearance is a story with a very happy ending.

  5. sparklemotion July 19, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    That cat summarizes my morning; some how i am missing my face, but am still looking for some treats. Btw fuck the all the facist haters

  6. eric July 19, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Once again you’ve managed to turn me into a teary eyed mess while reading a post of yours, the fuzzy buddies always melt my otherwise cold heart. Thank you for sharing the story of Chase and her amazing people.

  7. Adam C. July 19, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    I had a cat when I was growing up. I would wake up to him licking my face. Unfortunately, I think I would wet the bed if Chase did that.

    And, a guy from my high school x-country ski team went a few dates with Missy Giove (early 90’s) when she lived in Michigan. Back when she wore the piranha necklace and cat ashes. Just sayin’. Can we get a few pictures of her and Marla Streb riding a tandom. If so, my life would be complete.

  8. Daryl July 20, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    Good bit o’ work here, although I’m deeply troubled by the lack of tennis ball coverage.

    • Benitosbro July 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

      This post was not 20% tennis balls as advertised at all! Fucker!

      • Stevil July 21, 2013 at 8:14 am #

        I meant that metaphorically. Or is it figuratively? Either way, I will try to do better in the future.

  9. Nived July 21, 2013 at 6:14 am #

    It always blows me away when someone sends one of those angry letters to the ED,, about how they can’t be believe what they have seen in the pages of a bike mag,,, Have they turned on their TV or looked at their interwebs?? Hate and stupidly seem to rule the world and can only be replaced by minds that move more freely.

  10. Deathbike July 21, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    I just kicked in 20 bucks for a digital subscription. They can go ahead and cancel C@L’s now.

  11. Anna July 22, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    Shucks, Stevil. Making a girl blush over here.