|Elisabeth gets the Rapha pic of the year|
Mom and Malcolm both made the "All Hail the Black Market" blog.
|PhD like a tortoise. Unwavering persistence is needed.|
"Crazy Quilt", an obscure D.C comics villain who ran around in a patchwork patterned tunic and tights which he accesorized with a jaunty scarf. "Crazy Quilt" referred to himself as the "King of Color Crimes"and he could shoot light rays out of a special hat. Sadly, he didn't last long. Crazy Quilt may not have been too successful as a comic book character but given what we're seeing today with the works of Newport, Kijima and Claytor, perhaps he was just a bit ahead of his time. - http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/snippets/issue3/comic_quilt (do read this page)And...for comics as quilts.....and the value of grandmas (which my aunt is getting the hang of).... take a look at Ryan Clayton's Graduate Thesis Exhibition which he's graciously posted online.
|Easy and incredible tasty.|
|Kyle preps his pizza for the 500° oven.|
|I needed a beard or a face mask. Photo by Cornbread.|
|NW 27th ST, I think. Photo by Cornbread|
Racing cross - it's just a mess. A glorious mess. Compared to the tension of road racing, when you're in the pack and one stupid thing can end not just someone's race but someone's season, or ripple out and ruin a lot of people's seasons, cross is like being twelve years old again. It's a very childish kind of thrill: dirty, out-of-control, laughing with your friends, some senseless heated rivalry you'll forget about in thirty minutes, and that sort of slapped-together feeling like when you were so bored in the long summer months that you and your friends combine several sports to make a new one: ‘Hey, what if we ran with our bikes?' At the same time, cross can be as intense as you want to make it - when you're out there racing, you can be flat-out racing. The few times I've happened to get to the front of a cross race, I've been amazed at how like a road race it feels - swapping pulls, working together to bust off the guy you don't want around at the finish, modulating the gap back to the pack. When you're in the middle or back of a race, when you're just learning, cross kind of feels like you just go as hard as you can the whole time and there's no strategy. Up front, you're going as hard as you can while trying to employ some strategy.
Still, for me, cross is almost not all about results and almost entirely about my friends, about goofing around, about loving bicycles.
|Chris and his adorable boys.|
|Will there be a podium, do you think? Silly Roadies.|
|Monsignor Tucker needs stitches, but he rode home photo: Bruce Thorson|
|Image from Wisdom Quarterly's "Unknown Pain Facts"|
|Will I make this turn & can that dude be caught?|
|First CX Race 2006 Fall KS|
|Same bike 2010 NE|
|Masters Worlds Start/Finish|
|Jenny Willhite & me (front 2)|
|On the warm-up circle while Ian races.|