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Thursday, October 26, 2006

quick ~ randomania in under 7 minutes

Is it just me, or is the Operacion Puerco investigation looking more and more like one of those bad Spanish comedies you never want translated. The portly cop sporting an overgrown moustachy and barely able to keep his shirt tucked over his belly bumbles and stumbles to crack an international drug ring while feeling up the big-boobed blondie trying sidekick.

I mean, first Ulrich is going to be charged, then he's offered a letter absolving him from investigation, and 10 minutes later they say he might be charged at a future date ...

oh for fuk'sake ~ go back to running away from alley cows you bunch of siesta idiots.

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I'm more than a little afraid this NJ court ruling giving small hope to the legalization of same-sex marriage will be all the ammo that scrumball Santorum will need to push his evil campaign into winning gear.

I mean, there really wasn't much chance of him losing his seat to Casey ... but, more than one election has been won by the mongers who bang the hate-gay war drums.

assholes, the lot of 'em.

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So il Basso is likely to hook into Discovery ...


yaaaaaaawwwwnn.


Road cycling is soooo last season. I do admit that I'm looking forward to getting out for the long winter-weekender miles after we finish with the last Surf Sity races ... but, pro cycling - to be honest - is leaving me a little on this side of limpy.

But, rollin' around in the hay with a few cross races, dreamin' big of seeing the locals swing wide in the downtowner crits, giggling behind hands as sweaty femmes claw their way up desolate hillsides ...

oh yeah, that gets the blood flowing.

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Where's the outrage?

I was certain there would be a rant on the NorCross website about the proposed rules to neuter CX courses.

no steep or slippery runnups ...


a rule i will be happy to break. over and over again.

31 comments:

PAB said...

I swear i just saw that squirrel running around on our deck, making a racket.

little fukker.

Brent Chapman said...

yah. i think people are still digesting the rules. Remember we have lots of roadies doing cross now, so those whimps are afraid of muddy slippery hills... (jk) .. There should be some limitations so they dont run courses up metal stairs in the snow etc...

I dont think any USAC official will uphold any ruling unless the race is UCI ranked as it seems that they leave room for "traditional methods" at local events. But it stinks of impending foots in the door to making change to all in the future.

It seemed like 2 years ago we started swinging in the direction of dirt criteriums rather than cross courses when the rules had the limit of one barrier added. Watching the DVD's from the euro events over th past few years, it seems TO ME that there is less off the bike time than in the past.

Anonymous said...

Well, you guys voted for him!

I voted for the other guy, as in if you want ideals to change you have to put different people in office.

Oh no...not change ideals...that's to friggen scary! Let's just close are eyes, vote the same guy back in office and then bitch because we don't like his ideas....

Right...I think there was some other example of this, but on a much larger scale. Got Bush?

jAndy donka-donk said...

That new rule was made so pusses like me will think about doing cross.......

Kinda like moving track money nights so that "play in the dirt" people like you all will let me blow up your lungs doing small circles........

Neither will work.....

Velo Bella said...

how do you know who anyone voted for? Do they publish that someplace?

Little_Jewford said...

rules ... shmoooles .... I've got 3 letters for ya ...A...C...A....

Velo Bella said...

You don't even need ACA

Jeff was telling us that they used to just buy the insurance directly from the company that USA Cycling uses. The cost was the same as what USA Cycling charges. ($2/rider)

And you'd save on NCNCA fees ($1/rider)
And USCF permit fees ($100/race)

you can still hire the same officials and scorers, they just don't enforce USCF rules.

and you don't have to deal with the paperwork and other things of USACycling. (By the way all of our fees go to the unnecessary use of express mail because they can never remember to mail us our forms in time and have to overnight them to us)

Because really, the only thing they offer the promotor, for a race like this, is insurance. They have nothing else to offer that is of benefit.

We've chosen to stay USCF and NCNCA to do our part for cycling in this region...blah blah blah....

but really, if it gets at all ornerous, we're out lickety split.

Fortunately, our local officials are pretty laid back about it all. I don't think they have ever inspected any of our courses. They just want to know where the finish line and the bathrooms are.

Unlike the UCI guy who walked every inch of the course with his cane that doubled as a measuring stick.

shawndoggy said...

I've got it on good intel the hernando probably can get you an even cheaper insurer, VB (if you can coax him into remembering where). If all you are after is a certificate is ins., I'm certain are the cheapest and they use the same carriers as these guys (who get the nod from USAC but charge more)

Little_Jewford said...

I'm digging VB's vibe....DIY races...punk rock CX for the masses...I'm looking forward to having a beer before noon on Sunday (Sason?)...I hope there isnt a rule against that?

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

only one rule ... we shouldn't get too hammered before we set up the kiddie course.


... naaaaahhh, screw em.

Blair Witch Swirly KiddieKiller Kourse!

X Bunny said...

you'll be called if they start a'varminting

VeloRainDog said...

what about drinking while setting up the kiddie course?

the new jersey deal is definitely going to cause some fit to hit the shan. but it sounds like the whole santorum has already dug himself is close to six feet deep.

Little_Jewford said...

excellent! Will there be shacky b&W video of Hernando chasing kiddies around the course with a Fat Tire Ale?

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

i still see him taking the seat.

sadly.


but, here's hoping for a Nov. surprise.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

hell yeah.

marian said...

Ugh. Nothing's scarier this Halloween season than the treat of another term of Sanatorum.

However, from what I understand of the ruling it's about rights not about that pesky word "marriage".

Nick said...

I posted this to the B.A.CX Yahoo groups site. Slippery run-ups please, isn't that what cleats are for?

like barriers, I like logs. I like sand, these things are what make cross so tough. I would sign up for the Jungle Cross Federation if it gets off the ground (LOL). Dismounts are good. As are long run-ups ala Watsonville.

If you don't like them go race short-track MTB's. We are lucky to have as many races in this area, no matter how they are set up.

Big Props to: Pilarcitos, Velo Bella, CCCX, and the Sac crew for giving us so many options, regardless of venue. If I could, I would race them all.

My 2 cents.....

Enough said

Nick~

Nick said...

Oh, by the way......

Your blog rocks!!!!!!!!

Little_Jewford said...

here is a question...would a runup covered in "Santorum" be considered illegal under the new rule?

thats it...I need to stop reading this thread and get some work done or I wont be able to make it on Sunday

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

here is a question...would a runup covered in "Santorum" be considered illegal under the new rule?


depends on the 'slippy'-ness of the lube, i reckon.

but we digres...

Velo Bella said...

Good Vibrations is a sponsor....

VeloRainDog said...

i spelled "hole" with a "w".

did i mention i'm an editor?

Brent Chapman said...

I think we should have a second run up option at halloween cross, one soaked in Lube!

isaiasjob said...

what about bobbing for body parts in a pool of lube...randy!

funkdaddy said...

3 weeks ago you were so amped for cross season...now you're looking forward to "long winter-weekender miles"???

utter blasphemy in this last week of OCTOBER.

i think Sabine has had you pounding too many stakes...

...i mean that literally.

Velojuice said...

I have to second that funke emotion, we are living the CX dream right now, with the best weather yet to come. Come on OV the road is soooo gay.

Velo Bella said...

who said anything about the road?

marian said...

You were right. There it is on the front page of the New York Times. Personally, it all looks like a load of malarkey to me.

Elections loom: Iraq is a disaster, there are still kids who don't learn how to read in our school system, hundreds of peaople starving, oh, wait, look over there, Gay Marriage! Everybody panic!

If I were a Right-Winger, I would feel totally manipulated by all of this baloney.

Velo Bella said...

I thought we were supposed to panic over the illegals and borders?

I can't keep up with all of the things we're supposed to be afraid of.

Anonymous said...

VB, Are you suggesting that nobody voted for Simonson?

How did he win then?

I used the term "you guys" because it is appearing that this blog has more readers than the NCNCA forum.

Olaf has nearly enough readership to start selling advertising and quit his day job.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

uh ... no.