Needle in a Haystack and pics of prototype Knickers

30 01 2012

Just spent two hours looking for a needle in a haystack.  Except it wasn’t in a haystack, it was embedded in a fella’s arm.  It doesn’t take a lot of guess work to figure out how it got there.  After multiple x-rays, ultrasounds, three different incisions, and way more persistence than I would normally allow for any given patient, I came up empty handed.  The better part of valor would likely have been to just let it be from the beginning, but I was pretty confident I could get it out.  No dice.  It’s a hard one to swallow.  I don’t get beat too often in the ER.  But that tiny little needle got the best of me.

Here’s a couple pics of the first prototype of the Alchemist knickers.  We are pretty excited about these.  I’ve been testing and riding in them for the past 2 weeks.  Logos are reflective.  Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Alchemist Knickers

Alchemist Knickers, Butt view

Sh*t Cyclists Say and new BAGGIES!

23 01 2012

Roadie fodder for sure.  But mountain bikers, at least the XC crowd, know it hits closer to home than they would like to admit. Without a doubt, the farmer-blow spoof is so right on I don’t have adequate prose to describe it.  You just gotta watch it.

Stuart picked this out of the comments section: (edited down to PG-13ish rating)
You need to change the title to Things Psychotic Gay Cyclists Say. I don’t say any of this sh*t. Nobody I know who bikes says any of this sh*t. Where’s the old staples like “F**king cars” and “Get the f**k out of the bike lane” and “You f**king almost just killed me with your f**king car a$$hole”. This is embarrassing, you’re misrepresenting to the point of straight up defamation.

Prototype version 1.0 of the 3/4 pant Alchemist baggies?  Bomber.  Manpris? Perhaps.  Call em what you will, but they will definitely be the creme de la creme.  Pics to follow.


You ____ one goat and . . .

15 01 2012

MTBR photo caption contest

You ____ one goat and . . .

Yikes! MTBR forums has a caption contest.  The winner in my book for this one came from Weinerts, “You ___ one goat and . . .


Biggest, juiciest Tumor you’ve ever seen. I ate my Twin!

9 01 2012

From Wikipedia:

teratoma is an encapsulated tumor with tissue or organ components resembling normal derivatives of all three germ layers. . . . teratomas have been reported to contain hairteethbone and, very rarely, more complex organs such as eyes,[1][2] torso,[3][4] and handsfeet, or other limbs.[5]

It can’t be for real, can it?  Dan sent this to me.  It was taken out of a relative of a staff member.  And it is real.  Oh so real.


It's not a toomah . . . or maybe it is! Want a taste?

I wish I could take that baby to the top of the CU high-rises, and toss it off.

Here’s a pic of Disco Stu in Costa Rica rockin’ Alchemist gear on a ride.  I’m told there is some sweet singletrack down there.

Alchemist in Costa Rica

Alchemist in Costa Rica

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

1 01 2012

Are you there god? It's me Margaret.

Psst. It's not just about God.

Looking for something to read, I picked up Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns).   It is an iBook that the Boss had already downloaded, so it was a relatively easy choice.   It is an auto-biography/rant/self-help book from Mindy Kaling, who plays the soft-spoken, Indian girl in The Office.  And it is unapologetically hilarious.   After I unsuccessfully suppressed a dozen audible chuckles, Sue looked at the clock (nearly 1am) and finally put an end to my late night literacy.   I acquiesced and turned out the light.   Dozing off to sleep, I couldn’t help thinking how much it felt like reading Are you there, God?  It’s me, Margaret.   Ladies, you know what I’m talking about.  Guys, if you know what I’m talking about, you won’t admit it.  In the words of Wikipedia, “Margaret also confronts many other pre-teen female issues, such as buying her first bra, having her first period, coping with belted sanitary napkins . . .”

Yes, I read that book.  Yes, I enjoyed it.  Yes, I remembered that it was about a girl getting her period. No, I didn’t remember that it had anything to do with God or religion.

In any case, if you haven’t read Mindy Kaling’s book (or Judy Blume’s for that matter), you should.

Team riders have been buggin’ me to do a baggy short.  It’s in the works for 2012.  Stay tuned.

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