Monday, March 30, 2009

Hear our plea... Friday Night Ride

Found myself walking through the woods in total darkness tonight (except for the wonderful smiling sliver of a moon), wondering why we do what we do. Just a few hundred years ago, one would assume a great risk to life and limb by strolling alone through the woods in darkness. Back then, a myriad of potential risks existed which no longer concern most of us. One risk overcome is the uncertainty of upcoming weather. Another is from predator attack. And perhaps the biggest risk of all, blindness in the dark.

While I certainly do not lament minimizing these risks in "modern" times, I do sometimes like to see how far I can go until I get a glimmer of their centuries past intensity. So how about it? Anyone up for a Friday night ride this week where we ride as far as we can go without turning on our lights. At which point, we turn around, begrudgenly succumb to good sense, and ride back the way we came.

Oh, and no cellphones either. Just us, our bikes and our lights.

Watch this entire video. Skip church on Easter Sunday. (You won't need it)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Trails are nice.

They're there for you. Enjoy them. Give them purpose for being. That's important. They request you enjoy their scent. And sound. Feel them hard. And gently sometimes too. The trails are alive and sustain us. Ride and stop.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

BABES go bowling... again...

At our last BABE meeting we decided to do a fundraiser for Big Brother and Big Sister of Beaver County. It's a bowling event this coming Saturday at Sim's Lanes out on Route 18. We bowl at 9pm.

I've registered our team (Achievers) on-line.

If you are interested in participating, please register at the following address. Click "Join our team" link in the middle of the page:

I'll have copies of the registration forms at Hollywood.

You know Dude, tomorrows already the 10th. Yes, that is "far out", so you can just slip the donations under my door.

Write out that check to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County... even if it's only for 69 cents...

And please, don't be Mr. Lebowski... be the Dude...

Hello! Hello!
So every time--
I just want to understand something,
so every time a charitable event
happens in this fair city, I'm
supposed to donate to the--

Come on, man, I'm not trying to scam
anybody here, I'm just--

You're just looking for a handout
like every other--are you employed,
Mr. Lebowski?

Look, let me explain something to you.
I'm not Mr. Lebowski; you're Mr.
Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's
what you call me. That, or Duder.
His Dudeness. Or El Duderino, if,
you're not into the whole brevity

Are you employed, sir?


You don't go out looking for a job
dressed like, do you, on a weekday?

Is this a--what day is this?

Well, I do work, so if you don't mind--

No, I do mind. The Dude minds.
This will not stand, ya know, this
aggression will not stand, man. I
mean, if you can't spare a few dollars
to help out our Beaver County children,
and to help the BABES achieve...

***Donations Here***

Sunday, March 8, 2009

"Getting it done. Having a blast" - Flea, 3/6/2009

Yep, we got it done yet again. The weather was perfect (of course) and our miles contains smiles. And some darn good beer to boot. The show was a dissappointment for me as it was a sell out and the Thunderbird wouldn't spring for the air conditioner, which made the show stiffeling hot. I left before Wayne was even done. No dancing and flailing about this night. Oh well, that's why we have the Whiskey Daredevils. Rock and Ride on people. Spring has sprung.

Check out the pics here.

Get it done. Have a blast.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

She's back and we're blessed...

Get this one, and get her prior recordings too. Amazing talent. Amazing human being. She, along with Wayne "The Train", continue to inspire me.

Unfortunately, one can no longer catch Neko at small intimate venues, like we still can with Wayne. Very lucky for me, I was fortunate enough to have spent some wonderful time with Neko prior to her rise. Of course, having invented her from a mixture of garlic, tequila, spent brewing grains, selected parts from a 1972 Dodge Dart "Swinger" and chewing gum, this would be expected.

In any case, she is simply amazing...