13 November 2007

Weekly Roundup November 13

In the next day or two I will get to posting the final results for the Cross my Heart and Hope to Die Willoughby Cyclocross Spectacular, but the truth of the matter is right now I don't have them. If you'd like you can make do with fotos (er, photos) for now from yesterdays post. Once the results are posted I will bite them from the website and post them as my own. OK, so not really as my own, but I will post them and give credit where deserved. Also, once again, let me apologize in advance for all of the sidetracks this week (such as what Im doing right now). For now, indulge yourself in the wonder that is, The Weekly Roundup!

Bunny Hop Rockstar: The reason I like Bunny Hop Rockstar is simple. It focuses on something I desperately need, training (that and I have a crazy statistics fetish). There is a whole lot more I need besides training, but this is neither the time, nor place for me to get into that, and if you really are interested contact me and I'll bore you with those details. (Although, I could also use a good helping of accountability, but again training.) The creator of this blog, John, is a purveyor and merchant (if you will) of fine bikes, a racer of said bikes, and a trainer/coach. John is a wealth of knowledge about cycling and training, I on the other hand am a bit outside of my dang mind. With that said check out his blog for a ton of training tips, graphs, pie charts (mmmmm, pie), and the like. Or, follow my lead and take a minute to read Join The Revolution just for the hell of it.

Fat Cyclist: If I didn't know better, I'd say that Fatty (Elden) is trying his damnedest to bag on me here. Wherein I Get Downright Aggressive About Selling Out is one of Fatty's classic faux letters. While Elden is writing this as a bit of fun, I am not to proud to say I will take whatever you care to send my way. You can start with Qudoba (though Chipotle will do as well), Cholula, Peanut Butter M&M's, and I'm willing to go as far as (but not limited to) the limited edition Porsche Boxster S in orange (God I love orange, and Porsche), and everything in between. By the way; my road bike is a 54, I love orange, and carbon fiber looks dead sexy with my eyes. So far his post at Bike Radar is not up, but check over the next few days in their humor category.

RocBike: As quickly as I mentioned Fat Cyclist getting RocBike Review #3, they posted RocBike Review #4, the podcast. This podcast finds Jason Crane interviews Bike Snob NYC. I'm not even going to touch this, outside of saying that its worth the listen. Also, I have a whole new appreciation for Bike Snob NYC.

Hottie Of The Week: God Bless Specialized Bicycles and their marketing team! Also thanks to steephill.tv, where this picture was found. To keep Matt happy since I have to work with him; the return of the hottie of the week, and may I just say, Specialized and their angels campaign is brilliant.

Bike Snob NYC: Worst Of NYC Craigslist Bike Ads SPECIAL EDITION: Craigslist Dream Bike! Takes us on a journey as the Bike Snob delves into the festering sore of the internet that is Craigslist.com to build a bike. That's right, he opens his heart and wallet to find the key components to his very own polished turd that is a Craigslist Bike! He starts with his (and I loosely quote) pink 1/8" track chain, a 1" threaded-to 1/8" threadless stem adapter , and a "One Day at a Time" top tube pad embroidered with randy superintendent Dwayne F. Schneider's mustachioed countenance and the phrase, "How ya doin' there, Ms. Romano?" For more you'll have to read it yourself.

Also, don't forget to get your recipes in for the Thanksgiving Feast! As it says I STILL need all the help I could get. John, you've got to have something healthy to add, right?

That about covers it for this week. I'm the Phun Cyclist. You stay classy, Cleveland.


Andy said...

The Cross My Heart and Hope To Die Willoughby Cyclocross Spectacular results will be on teamspin.com shortly, along with a bunch of excellent photos.

Cycling Phun said...

Andy: Thanks for looking out Brother! Can't wait to see more pictures. The Digital Rebel wasn't in the budget so I had to make due with the Canon Elf... and that crapped out on me too.