That sound means we have a winner.

Are you as excited as I am?

For those not in the know, the last two days have had polls open for the The Great Hot Dog Photoshop Contest.

We had some good ones, and we had some great ones, and we had a terrible one;
Hot Dog
But across the board, they were all amazing in their own individual ways.

However, before I announce the winner, we’ll get into a standard array of blog junk.

Firstly, for anyone who wants a real good gander at all things worth noting at last Saturday’s Rock Lobster Cup, then by all means, please go here.

Hands down, the best images I’ve seen.

Especially this one;
Standing not ten feet from where this occurred, oh how I laughed, and heckled, and laughed again.

And am kinda laughing right now.

I’ve long said that if ever I succumb to a terminal illness, to please prop me up in front of a television monitor with an endless loop of people falling down and I will giggle myself to wellness.

Moving on to industry news, though they will not have a booth at this month’s Interbike Bicycle Trade Show, I was pleased as punch to see that my compatriots at Ritte Van Vlaanderens had a good bit of visibility out there at the Eurobike;
I have no idea how to read any of that link up there, but the pictures are really pretty.

And in other news of those within the esteemed dungeon of the Maximo Supremo- GaudiDawg from Portland Design Works made with the contact regarding a new little whizbang they got set to release real soon-like;


what’s new? Hot dogs, I see. As delish as they are hilarious.

New stuff from PDW! I’ve attached our press release and a photo announcing our newest Cargo product – The Owl Cage;
We produced a video too – check it out here:

I have a gold Owl heading your way soon!


Look at that thing? It’s a little bird that hugs your hydration device.

That’s pretty cool, though I gotta admit, when I first saw it, my mind went straight here;
A bottle cage in the form of a Fire Chicken?

You head it here first, and if anybody makes one, I demand my royalties.

Which of course means like, a bottle of Miller, and a dirty joke.

And speaking of Interbike- I suspect a good many of us will be there, and though the good many of us who will be there need to introduction/invitation I will mention once again that in exactly thirteen days, the seventh annual Underbike Industry Mixer® will be upon us. As I’ve said time and time again, everyone are welcome, except dicks. Dicks can stay home;
We’re probably gonna have a real good time at this function, and will be sawing to and from to the big rock and roll sounds of Lady Sinatra;

Please remember that (besides the not being a dick one) the only rule is that there are no rules.

Oh, and that you best arrive wearing your best white and black;
It’s gonna be a freakout.

Finally we’ve come to the moment that we’ve all been waiting for. The announcement of the winner of the The Great Hot Dog Photoshop Contest.

By my estimates, a lotta people came through, but only 333 people actually voted, which is a curious thing to me. Did our founding fathers die so that you could ignore the democratic process?

Apparently so.

Anyway- by kind of a landslide, (and not that it had a ton of competition), it was this following submission from Chris Forns;
For his effort, he gets an AHTBM Black Mettle shirt, random decals (or ‘deckals’ if you’re Canadian), the new as-of-yet unreleased new issue of the zine, a gigantic practically solid gold ‘B’ belt buckle (which stands for ‘badass’), and box of other random crap;
Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit work, and know that in my heart, each and every one of you are wieners.

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5 Responses to “That sound means we have a winner.”

  1. Jeff September 4, 2015 at 6:57 am #

    Terrible as it was it was mysteriously appreciated by 4 people who appreciate stubby little mustard dicks or minimalism or maybe it was the comic sans signature. Either way bravo to the weiner, I mean winner.

  2. Caroline September 4, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    “Each and every one of you are weiner.” O.M.G.

  3. TWC September 4, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    Dear Ritte,


    (those bike set-ups are ridiculous for normal people)
    The hot dog entries were great. Good contest!

  4. craig September 4, 2015 at 12:52 pm #


  5. Chris Forns September 4, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

    Mom always said I was a wiener!!!
    Stevil, this was wonderful.