Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Went for a quick night ride, was kind of hoping I'd get caught in the edge of the approaching storm (hey, my single speed needs a wash and I'm lazy.)  Two things learned: I need at least one bright headlight, my little single led Knog Frog is nice for quick trips down well lite streets, but venturing out into the boonies gets a little sketchy.  Secondly, around flat ol' Central Wisconsin, single speeds rock.  My road set-up has a retarded gear ratio (54 tooth ring and a 16 tooth cog on back...) and it's great here.  I can pretty easily just cruise at 20mph down any smooth flat road.  Plus it's super quiet and super low maintenance.  Air up the tires and lube the chain occasionally, that's pretty much it.

Thing is, I'm a XC mountain biker at heart, and I saw this one on Trek's website the other day... As a 6'4+ biker, the concept of 29" wheels has a certain allure, and the lower approach angle with those big hoops lends itself well to my preference for slightly more technical trails (not like trials riding or anything, but I do enjoy a good log stack every now and then.)

Multiple hobbies suck... my wallet hates me.

Huh... would have guessed more...

You are 8% hippie.
Ok, you conservative soul. Do you even believe in global warming? Loosen that necktie a little, and try some organic food. It actually does taste better. And go to a farmer's market--they're fun.

Are you a hippie?
Take More Quizzes

I do think it's a little biased.  I mean, yeah, I drink soy milk, but that's for medical reasons, not for moral reasons.

Although I'm not even half the hippy Breda is!

Still can't polish a turd...

I mean the photography is fantastic... but it's still a Hi-point.

A cousin-in-law asked me where he could get "clips" for his Hi-point last weekend.  I had to work extra hard to simply shrug and say "the internets..." and not blurt out something about just getting a real gun.

I do need to dig out the 9mm carbine project from a few years back.  Here's the only severely crappy pic I could find (still from a video actually...)

I think I at least put a semi-gloss sheen on it, at least if you catch it in the right light....

(h/t Caleb)

I always did like the Gurkhas...

Just picture the scene as a soldier returns from hunting an arch-enemy. Commanding officer: 'Did you get him?' Soldier: 'Yes, sir.' Commanding officer: 'Are you sure?' Soldier: 'Yes, sir.' Soldier reaches into rucksack and places severed head on table.
Apparently the powers-that-be were less than pleased with his actions.  No doubt a digital camera could have provided ample evidence of the target's demise, but where's the fun in that?