Monday, March 31, 2008
That was actually one of the tougher commutes home. I took the knee warmers out of my bag this morning because I was sure it wasn't going to snow too much. I rode in a pair of bibs (Revolution Cycle and Ski) and cargo pants which worked out pretty good this morning but left me with some cold knees because of the soaked schpantz this afternoon. I'll live.
Full slate of major league baseball openers today. Today should be a national holiday. No, I don't much care if you think baseball is boring.
Mr Klauck from the famous Freewheel Bike Shop brought his border collie/bird dog mix named Evie over to meet Snowy yesterday. At one point Evie was sitting completely underneath Snowy and it was the cutest GD thing you ever saw.
My boss told me that some guy called Friday because I pissed him off about a tree on the lot line. I've dealt with this little bitch before. He's a hard ass on the phone. He ain't so tough in person.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Ghost Bike Minneapolis
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GHOST BIKE MINNEAPOLIS TO INSTALL MEMORIAL FOR ED GORECKI
Ghost Bike Minneapolis will host a short memorial ride on March 30th, 2008 in remembrance of Ed Gorecki, a cyclist killed by a hit-and-run driver on December 11th, 2007. A white bicycle will be placed in Northeast Minneapolis at the intersection of Quincy and Broadway as a memorial and a reminder to ride and drive safely.The Ghost Bike Project is a nationwide effort to increase awareness of the dangers bicyclists face, and to encourage cyclists and drivers to share the road. More information can be found at http://www.ghostbikempls.org/The memorial ride will begin at 1:30 on March 30th, at the east end of the Stone Arch Bridge (MAP). Attendees are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early. There will be a short ride to the intersection of Quincy and Broadway, followed by the installation of a ghost bike and a moment of silence. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
CONTACTChris Farmer-Lies(952) 484-5487
Not sure who the guy on the left is. Cippolini? He was riding in a t-shirt. He gets the hearty mofo award and he won all the sprints.
Crappy picture that I'm going to use anyway because it shows Jim K's lovely wife Kay giving him some of her food. What a doll.
Broke off from the group and ended up at Freewheel. Tire changeover, brakes and computer warrantied and found out that the back wheel is concave or some shit like that. Do you care cuz I don't f-ing care.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I had enough time after school to stop at The Bicycle Chain where I bought a skull cap and socks. It wasn't the same because Mr Personality was there. No worries, I got the Ward Cleaver discount anyway.
Back to the office tomorrow for one day of work. I'm off on Friday.
Thanks Uncle Tuffy. Thanks a lot.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Why is there always some asshole who parks their car on the street so the snowplow has to go around it. Who did that? Washburn, Washburn, Washburn.
Tree school tomorrow and Wednesday at Bethel College. To say there are some interesting personalities that attend would be a bit of an understatement. Our group is among the quietest there. Not kidding.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I watched basketball till there was no basketball to watch. Then I went to bed. The Wisconsin bandwagon continues on to Detroit. Boy, Notre Dame sure got their ass kicked.
Still snowing lightly in case you care. I shoveled the walk at halftime of the Pitt-Michigan State game yesterday.
We'll visit Ma today. Debbie bought a used wheelchair that we'll take over with us.
Smithers came back to blogging after the Stay-at-home-mom group he was runnin' with voted him off the island for not driving the right land yacht. Thanks Love Chunks, we can take Redmond out of his straight jacket now.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Basketball games start in less than 2 hours. Guess what my plans are today?
Friday, March 21, 2008
Today may not be the day for you to start riding a bike to work. I've said it here many, many times but my favorite commuters are the people who ride from Minneapolis to Quality Bicycle Products out near the Iowa border. Commuting on a daily basis is hard.
I spoke at length to Tuffy yesterday. My father may be dead but I've still got Tuffy.
My brother in Chicago does a really good job of honoring family traditions like getting the food together for Easter. Ma would really love it.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
As friends go, having one who's a professional chef is perfect for a guy like me.
How about somebody explaining Event X to me.
Kup lives, huh Johnny Boy?
Cal State Fullerton 16 Wisconsin 13
Bloodlinefour Loon State 0
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Meeting with the Community Services Commission tonight. We're changing the tree maintenance plan and the commission needs to review the changes. I want to be introduced like a Vegas act.
That last guy that called informed me that the guy plowing the sidewalk should move his trash can off the sidewalk, plow the sidewalk and then move his trash can back. We should be allowed to blast their trash can up on their porch.
Dancing With The Stars started up again last night. Not the same without Clyde Drexler.
Monday, March 17, 2008
I rode blocks and blocks with Rosenberg yesterday. I had planned on hunkering down to watch college basketball but the Galloping Gourmet got me out of the house. It worked out well. I even saw a few people I know like Greg McCrae, Lynne, Zito and Tainter. I was even able to scare the shit out of a fellow Cat 6er on the Greenway.
We watched the first two parts of John Adams on HBO last night. I was born in Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. My mother and father were born in Chicago. My grandmother was born in Green Bay. Great men died so I could be called an American. I don't need to complete this thought.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Boss gone. Off tomorrow. Enough about work.
Loon State Cycling has a training camp. Most of the Cat 6 boys cancelled last night's training ride, well the riding part but not the beer drinking part.
I watched No Country For Old Men again last night. I still can't tell who ends up with the money.
Mistress Julie wants comments so we'll have comments.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Mrs finally got the flu that's going around. That meant I stayed in bed till 6:06. She still made my lunch and walked me to the garage. The girls across the alley were leaving. Yes, they're an item. I've lived there 17 years. She's lived across the alley for 16 of those years. She's had like 17 live-ins. Anyway, the gals thought it was cute when Debbie kissed me goodbye.
Where am going with this? Not for you to know. Banana bread in the lunchroom. Hit me.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
No, I didn't go to work after the dish guy left. Why spoil all that positive aura with the negative ju ju of work.
Rode Brown to Richfield yesterday to annoy Rosenberg and it's a great bike to ride. I'll ride it at Wirth Park this summer. If I'm going too slow on the trail and you can't pass me then be patient. Fill in your own, or else...
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
Can't be many more below zero mornings for us to ride our little bikes to work, school and play. We've just about made it through another winter. Just casual.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Today's episode reminds me of the mid 80's when we lived at 1019 18th Ave NE and some gravelly voiced biker dude would call at 1-3 in the morning looking for "Zone". This went on for a couple of years. So he calls one time and recognizing it's me again he says: 'Fuck you, go back to sleep.' God, what a nice guy. I think the next time he called I came up with: 'Fuck you, Zone's dead.' Can't say that I ever remember him calling back.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Andrew, next time I see you I'll sing the City of Richfield version of Ride of The Valkries. It's a little tune called I'm A Truck Driver.
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Accompanied Mrs to My Fair Lady at the Orpheum today. That's a musical for you less cultured types. I've been to several musicals with her. She's been to early April 35 degree baseball games at Wrigley Field with me. She took me to Ruth's Kris steakhouse afterward for dinner. Just guessing that most people who eat there tonight won't have taken the train downtown.