This was technically a cyclocross ride but I rolled it with my MTB since I don’t have a ‘cross bike. Devil’s Backbone Brewery was the start/finish for this 27-mile ride up and over (and up and over and up and over) some tough 17%-20% climbs including a Category 1 summit up and across the Blue …
The video isn’t very good but I can’t stop listening to the song. Holy cow it’s good.
This is from around when I first saw Rocket From the Crypt. I’ve seen them in all kinds of different places and this video does a decent job of communicating the energy of how they played in a smaller venue. I wish the sound was better but it’s pretty damn good considering it was probably recorded onto video tape.
Young, skinny Speedo was the terrificest. The only other thing this show is missing is the coordinated costumes they’d wear. I can’t tell if the fight at the end is real or not. I’ve seen guys try to get cute on-stage and the band (sometimes violently) discouraged that. Punk rock shows could get like that sometimes.
[via the CHope, my RFTC buddy from way back]
Oh, boy. This Doktor A stuff has been in my head to get for a while but I’ve held off from a “wanting it is better than having it” point of view. These cold cast metal pieces are enough to make me reconsider. The form is much better suited to hanging on the wall and the smaller version would be most welcome on my own Little Art Wall (which has grown nicely since that photo so I’ll need to update that, too).
I don’t follow a ton of cycling news outside of le Tour (but I’m obnoxious enough to call it “le Tour”) but I know Taylor Phinney’s name from his place as a promising American rider. This WSJ article is about a stage in last week’s Tirreno-Adriatico stage race in Italy. The course was, apparently, too …
Rained steady for the first mile or so and then tapered off. Doing my weekday runs was beneficial and I had a couple of decent bits in there. I think I can get where I want to be in a month.
This will be my longest training run since I’m out at a bike ride next week.