It’s a little-known fact that ‘Monday Squared’ was the original name for the song, but later, according to founding member and reputed molester, John Phillips was changed to the title we’ve all grown familiar with.
You like apples?
Whatever. I’m currently working on about two hours of sleep. The important thing is that now I’m not the only one with that goddamned song in my head, so you’re welcome for that.
Happy week’s start folks. I hope your two days away from the time clock and your boss were fulfilling ones, unless you had none, in which case I’m sorry.
Now, besides fun facts like those above, I know the internet is full of garbage that distracts, and generally offers you little more than uneasy feelings, but I came across this, which I highly recommend you narrow your focus and spend time looking at;
Holy macaroni, is that a lovely, and at times, unsettling thing to watch.
Now that I’m an expert fat biker, I would do that in heartbeat.
If I also happened to be with someone who could ensure I wouldn’t die.
Now, we’ll move on from miserable fun in the snow, to simply pure, and unadulterated misery under a freeway.
It seems as though just as some skateboarders in Atlanta were nearly putting the finishing touches on an amazing DIY skatepark beneath a freeway, kook investigative reporter, Andy Pierrotti of WWLP got ahold of the story and blew the top off of it;
As is indicated by the new report, destruction of it was to start immediately. Anyone with one eyeball and a half a brain in their heads can plainly see that this is a ridiculous amount of work which is potentially going to be destroyed.
Thankfully the city has recently mentioned that they might be willing to work with the skateboarders.
This is where we come in.
A woman named Jennifer Chesnokov has started a petition which I encourage any and all to sign.
Understandably, tensions are high after the recent freeway collapse, but guaranteed, going down the list of things that cause freeways to fail (complete lack of maintenance to the existing infrastructure being near the top), a skatepark is not one of them.
And I suppose while we’re on the topics of both winter wastelands and skateboarding, I should probably transition into the following clip that I was turned on to a few weeks ago which I’ll be damned if it’s not one of the prettiest things I’ve ever watched;
Even if skateboarding isn’t necessarily your jam, I encourage to watch it all the way through.
If it doesn’t leave you with a warm feeling in your belly, I’ll give you your money back.
In news of random stuff I’ve found while wasting my very existence dicking around on the internet, I offer this;
Aaaaaand you’re welcome.
Finally, as we circle back around to bikecycle related action, I’d like to share a couple of unrelated bits and pieces (that conclude with no actual point), I’ve assembled in other corners of the doubleyew doubleyew doubleyew if only because my favorite of all the spring classics happened just last weekend.
It’s also noteworthy to mention the race, because in the wake of Terpstra’s crash;
-we may be seeing the only time in history that Specialized has ever accepted a degree responsibility for product failure.
Anyhow, my initial point was to once again share this image that has long stood as one of my favorites;
As well as this backstory image I got from none other than Steve Boehmke himself;
Unfortunately, try as I might, I can’t seem to track down the full article, but you get the idea.
Dan and Steve are legends in their own right, but for those who’ve paid close attention to this site over the years, you might recall the first official introduction to DaveO in this post.
Those guys and their Ruby fork were well ahead of the curve, and though you might scoff at the idea, a little bird has told me that there are rumblings regarding a similar sort of technology that will be seeing the light of day somewhere across the vast expanses that is the bike industry within the coming months.
And if I play my cards right, you might even be picking up on some details of said rumblings right here on this site.
If that’s not enough to make a Monday squared go down a little easier than a ham sandwich, all I can do is promise to try harder next time.
Ah, more boingy bits. This, from those who must only ride disc brakes. What’s next? Bikes with batteries for shifting? Oh man, this is getting good!
Next you’re gonna tell me people wanna put suspension on mountain bikes, too.