Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
We're all pretty sad around here about the end of Bikethow. It's hard to keep something going. Tweet up luncheon. Frye has small children and a real job. Super Rookie is school teacher and a tween and what was that about the Tweet Up Luncheon?
Wish I could have accompanied the Cullen boys on the road trip to Oregon for Cross Nationals...singing camp songs, eating junk food and playing license plate bingo.
I guess with Bikethrow going boots up I may have to create a list of links so you're not wandering the internet willy nilly.
Friday, December 11, 2009
The usual suspects
I've driven the lovely Mrs to work every day this week except Monday when she called in sick because you can only stand so much of 33 year old women swooning about f-ing Twilight. Don't worry, Dennis Leary has my back on this.
Mailman vigil has been going since Wednesday. Baltimore Orioles road jersey on its way.
I may ride a bike to the end of the alley and back today.
If you see an automobile with a bike carrying device on it, then stay well clear of these individuals when you are on your little bicycle.
I will miss the Christmas cookie season at the City Of Richfield. But not that much homeboy.
The white Banjo Brothers backpack will sell like hotcakes (hmmm blueberry) when it hits the market in 2010.
Kiah the protector is lying next to me as I type this bullshit. Life is good.
I'm partial to those Russian tea cookies. Have a solid weekend. See you in church.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Ride down the Greenway
When; December 24th 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Where; Start at the Freewheel Midtown Bike Station and finish at Lake Calhoun.
What; Anyone who wants to ride, walk, jog run or just sing
Dress your bike up, we will bring a boom box and sing Christmas Carols as we ride down the Greenway to the lakes and back.
No real sponsor, ride at your own risk, dress warm and perhaps enjoy a cup of coffee. Most important make you’re self known and help us celebrate winter. Sing and be safe.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I missed the Sarah Palin book signing at the Mall Of America. I guess I wouldn't say I Missed it.
Mrs and I are fans of Gangland on The History Channel.
It's going to snow. I think that was on the news one time.
Keep posted for some kind of ride on the Greenway Christmas Eve morning. I may be the Santa for this MF.
All things considered I'd rather be on Milwaukee Avenue. That's right bitch - Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois.
Friday, December 4, 2009
You made it to Friday! Have a large foo foo coffee to celebrate. I'm partial to egg nog lattes.
We're screening the Bourne series this week.
I've had trouble sleeping the last couple nights because I can't find a comfortable position in bed for my knee. I'm good with the pain because the knee you get when they replace yours isn't near as good as the original equipment. And yes Rosenberg I get to bitch about it forever because this isn't like the rest of humanity bellyaching about the slow line at the bank or motorists getting hurt feelings because a cyclist slows them down by 4 seconds on their way home. How's that for a f-ing sentence Mr Tuffy?
Have a great weekend. See you in church.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
If you noticed that the lights blinked at your place yesterday it was due to my I-pod crashing my computer. Additionally, the electric grid, Illinois Tollway System and Sexworld also experienced computer related maladies because of this.
The vigil for the UPS man continues.
21 degrees in Minneapolis right now. If you rode you bike to work today then ride it home too.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Some guy in a car stopped me on the Parkway on Sunday to ask if I said something to him as he drove by. I was riding on the sidewalk at the time. He said I looked at him with a 'little attitude' when he went by. I told him that I hadn't said anything. I then said, 'Why, were you looking to start a fight?'. He called me a loser and got back in his car and left. He was an Indian (dots, not feathers) and could have used some lessons in street talk. The King's English doesn't come off as all that tough when trying to be a bad ass.
I spent money at CRC, Midtown Bike Center and One on One yesterday even though I think Guns-n-Rosenberg thought I paid for his coffee when I didn't. Put it on my tab, Tommy Gun.
Jersey coming today when the UPS guy comes through. And the beat goes on.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Nothing says Thanksgiving like meeting the Hiawatha Gang at Hard Times Cafe. While waiting for the boys I spoke to a guy who was released from jail this morning. He said he wasn't 'loitering' with an open container. He said he was walking with a liter of vodka.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Laying around the house eating leftovers, petting dogs and downloading songs off Itunes while wondering how you're getting along in your little cubicle. 14 minutes to college basketball, sporty.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
We miss you baby but your stamp is on just about every facet of our life.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
ESPN has a college basketball marathon going. How good is that?
New Twins road uniforms shown above are pretty good I guess.
Is there anything to do in Big Lake? Saint Paul?
My neighbors have 3 kids who are 1,3 and 5. The one year old has the obligatory peanut allergy. I asked her what kind of fucking pansies are you women raising that all these kids are allergic to peanuts? She told me she heard it was related to stress experienced by pregnant women. OK, I'm game.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Probably going to Bassett Creek Park tomorrow to watch some cross racing. Mrs can't make it. She'll be shuttling the Snowy Bear and Kiah to their beauty appointments.
I went up on the roof yesterday and cleaned the gutters and valley from a shitload of leaves and seeds and branches too. Didn't come close to falling off which is a first. I'm through messing with leaves for this year. I had to become unemployed to finally get the job done.
Mrs and I will be going to Cains for chicken fingers. Happy college kids eating chicken. It's wonderful.
Momma cooked the breakfast with no hog.
Miss Debbie brought her first junk bike in from the alley recently. This warmed my red-headed-step-child's heart.
See you at Basket Park. I'll have a tranquilizer gun for Rosenberg.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Mrs birthday celebration continues today with breakfast at Keys on Raymond and the Como Park Zoo. Photos of animal erections to follow.
I really want to start posting more photos (besides the animal stuff) of the neighborhood for my Chicago family. Someday, I'll position myself on 42nd Street to photograph some of the bike traffic. Don't look at the camera.
Thanks to the Donut Guy for the malware removal program. It sure did the trick.
I have a professional football player following me on Twitter which confuses me a little. He's only following like 150 people. Hmmmm...
Get to work.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I was gonna do the Cross race at the Velodrome but Mrs made the cutest little sad face when I suggested something so distasteful as bike racing intrude into her birthday weekend. Her birthday is on Tuesday the 10th but she has outlined an entire list of activities which all sound great. So the only cross race I'll do this year will be Pork Chop which is just fine and dandy with me. If you're going to only do one race it should be Pork Chop.
Here's a shout out to my readers in Waukesha, WI and Barre, VT, who might be the oh so talented Chubby. I hope it's her. I'll torch this piece of shit for good when she stops reading it.
Tuffy, why not Radke?
Ok, that's quite enough of this drivel. See Agent Rosenberg if you want a refund.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I was laid off eight months ago today. My God, has it been good. This is not my hand. A supporter of the cause snapped this photo in front of the Richfield Public Works Facility.
It has been a very productive day so far. I hauled a very important pastry run. I did 59 minutes of leaf blowing and I gave myself a very stylish haircut.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tatters and Flanders in the same morning beats the shit out of those scary health nuts at the Seward Co-op. Sullen high school kids at the bus stop except for the kid enjoying the smoky treat. Do they still make Chesterfields? WTF?
The one man fast break is run to perfection and calendar girl would meet a worthy adversary in the painted area. Mrs Sickboy is a breath of fresh air on a beautiful fall evening when You Think You Can Dance forces one to bed early.
I think of Mother every single day and only wish I could hug her one more time.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Phillies vs Yankees in the World Series. You may have heard about it. It's on page 9 of the sports section right after 100 articles about Brett Favre. I'll be rooting for the Phils but the Yankees are pretty damn good. I like Derek Jeter. He doesn't get wrapped up in all the bullshit. He just plays ball. Tuffy, bring your mitt over some time. An old man might surprise you.
Waiting for race report from So Dak.
Do I eat? Play basketball? Vacuum? Take the train to the airport to people watch?
Friday, October 23, 2009
Waiting patiently for further instructions about a coffee meeting.
We hang our flag at half mast today to remember the great Soupy Sales who was just too GD entertaining for his own good. Google Soupy Sales or whatever the hell you kids do these days.
9,000 homeless people in Minnesota on any given night. Glad the recession is over.
Stay warm. Make your sweetie some stale bread French Toast in the morning. See you in church.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Here's a couple of my least favorites:
Seattle wore these a couple of weeks ago. These are better suited to flagging traffic through road construction.
Oregon kinda has the market cornered when it comes to ugly college uniforms. Some of these combos are ok but the one with the big O is just hideous.
I just never warmed up to these rainbow jobbers and even the black guys couldn't make these look good when they were part of the African-American fashion scene.
I'm no Len Drusken but these are really bad. Once again it's Oregon from a couple of years ago. Now all the jerseys have duck feather type markings on the shoulders.
Tuffy, call in all your markers for an early look at any Twins uniform changes.