Thursday, March 5, 2009

Of handlebars and childhood


At the last banana belt the winner in the mens 4 race got relegated (moved back in the placings) for taking his hands off the bars at the finish... (see the photo in the post below...he was moved back to 16th even though he won). I don't have a strong opinion either way about it. Although I am most certainly not going to throw both my hands up and point at myself if I were to ever win a road race, but I guess if you want to that's your perogative.

This post on sosovelo cracked me up
I learned how to ride with no hands when I was a wee lad. I thought it made me look cool. The same way my trapper keeper and Boba Fett underoos T-shirt made me look cool. I knew that underoos were made for bed and handlebars were made for holding. But rules be damned, I looked awesome! I remember one time I was trying to impress a girl who lived down my street named Regina, and I ate shit right in front of her house. It was raining, and I’d I’d somehow racked my 7 year old boyhood on the stem of my bmx bike. I remember standing in the middle of the street, soaking wet, and staring down my pants to see if anything was broken in an obvious and/or shocking way. I looked up and saw Regina watching me through her window. I gave up my courtship of her soon after. Girls don’t like boys who fall off their bikes and stare at their junk. It was a real low point of my childhood, and I became skeptical of no-handed riding. >>>Keep Reading

It's a great blog with some hilarious content regarless of how into bikes you are...check it out, maybe it's my childish sense of humor, but this one is a personal favorite.

Now have a listen
Flobots - Handlebars
one of Ruth's favorites!

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