A nice place to take a load off.

I don’t really have much to present here today, so before we start to unwrap this mess, I’d like to discuss the above photo that was unearthed in the UCSC digital library collection.

It’s like the Zeitgeist before the Zeitgeist was the Zeitgeist.

Ahh, the golden era of bicycle bars that came complete with a dog and a cat.

I sure wish more places like this still existed in the world.

For now, at least we still have One On One Studio.

Not related to the lack of bike bars with fuzzy buddies is the following video which may or may not color your concience for the foreseeable future;

I don’t know either.

Now then, I’d like to relate a digital conversation I recently had with Ty Hathaway (one of the heads recently unceremoniously cut from Specialized’s brand ambassador program). I can’t remember specifics, but between me lamenting having to buy a new truck battery, and him having to close his shop Golden Saddle Cyclery, as we regularly do, we commiserated on our mutual love of little trucks. He’d mentioned that he had a 1/24 scale truck that he kept in his full size truck to play with whenever he was bored.

I’d mentioned I had my eye on the the FMS Max Smasher, but with that recent full sized truck battery purchase, I was gonna be out of luck for a while.

Long story short, he messaged me and told me to check my PO box on my way to coffee that day, and when I did, what did I find but my very own;

This of course is modeled after the original Bigfoot, but without official Ford/Bigfoot licensing rights, they had to make a few slight adjustments, and though it’s not related to any of Ford’s designs specifically, maybe most notably is the lack of air intakes;

Anyway, I charged the included USB battery, and before getting on with my day, went out for a little rip;

The thing was, it just looked too new for my tastes, so I took advantage of a rainy day, and not only went about customizing it to suit my personal aesthetics, but assembled a bunch of little coffee stir stick pallets to bounce out of the bed;

I have a little cooler en route, but if anybody’s handy with a sewing machine, and could make me a a tiny 1 1/2″X4″ sleeping bag or two, I’d be much appreciative.

Now, unrelated to that, I offer you today’s three minutes of zen from this past weekend’s Cyclocross Nationals in Hartford, Connecticut, though if the slow quiet piano music doesn’t work for you, I offer you the old trusty standby;

That’s pure poetry in motion.

Now, in conclusion I’d like to direct your attention to the brand newest episode of Revolting;

I’m pretty sure in the above depicted scenario, I’m the monkey.

And relating to the podcast, I’d like for folks to know that we’re also now sort of on Spotify I think? Or at least an episode is.

Man, look at us go…

Here at the AHTBM machine, I don’t provide you with a place to take a load off, but I certainly provide you with a load of something

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6 Responses to “A nice place to take a load off.”

  1. spokejunky December 13, 2022 at 10:46 am #

    I had no doubt syndication would be up next for the duo. And when you’re famous with a blue check mark I’ll offer you a hearty GFY.

    • Stevil December 13, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

      I’m not sure what that means, but should it ever occur, the one thing that will be guaranteed is that we’ll still be broke as fuck.

      Stay poor, stay pure.

  2. Dave L December 13, 2022 at 11:09 am #

    -Here’s what i was listening to reading this post. https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/track/heavy-as-a-church-tower Got to a nice slow part while watch the cx vid. Was nice.

    -That TTJASI clip was great! impressed at them taking that uphill right hand hairpin!

    – You ever check out any Rally Breslau footage? So sick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql_uAsUAsLk

  3. Jose December 13, 2022 at 8:06 pm #

    Wait, there are plenty of bars you can ride your bike inside and not worry about it being nicked. Also, anyone who thinks Specialized will unceremoniously not boot you does not know the history of Specialized.

  4. Chris December 16, 2022 at 5:12 am #

    Hey Stevil this was during the Swobo days when you posted a video of two guys rocking leisure suits ripping an insane downhill run while passing a camera back and forth. I hope you remember it and still know where to find it. That video was so EFFING cool.

    • Stevil December 17, 2022 at 6:09 am #

      Check today’s ‘One For The Weekend’:)