I’m sitting here on another night shift listening to tunes. It reminds me of the other night when the clerk had cranked up her ipod and we were all subjected to a rancid dose of Kid Rock. Don’t get me wrong, his original hit “Bawitdaba-da-bang-da-dang- / diggy-diggy-diggy-said-the boogie-said-up-jump-the-boogie.” was a breakthrough in lyrical genius, and no doubt the product of a gifted muse. But on this particular night, I was introduced to perhaps an even greater feat of poetic ingenuity. Not only did he borrow (read, steal) the classic Lynyrd Skynyrd tune “Sweet Home Alabama”, but he brought together a chorus of lyrics that shook me to the core.
“. . .And we were trying different things.
We were smoking funny things.”
Kid Rock had somehow managed to do the unthinkable. He had rhymed the word “thing” with the word . . .”thing”. I suppose this kind of rare etymological brilliance is what keeps his devoted fan base coming back for more.
So Veloswap went quite nice for our little booth. Claire and Hannah were given licenses to deal, and so, in the spirit of Veloswap, struck deals with dozens of rabid hagglers. A good time was had by all, and we sold a few shirts.
Unfortunately, the next day at the cyclocross race could be summed up in one word, crappy. Between the frigid temps and the gale force winds, the crowd was either there to race or to survive. We spent most of our time helping parched racers prime the stubborn hand pump that was used to suck water out of the community jug, which happen to be located right next to our booth. Not to say it wasn’t a beautiful venue though. If you look closely, you can see a line of racers trudging up heinous hill. The photo doesn’t do justice to how long and steep it really is.
Just got the new Alchemist Wool jerseys in. 100% super-soft merino wool. This was just a test run for team members to try out. But we do have a few left over, so let me know if you want to grab one. We’ll let them go for a very reasonable price. If you can identify the gang sign that this clown is throwing, then you get a free pair of our luscious bamboo socks with it.