Sunday, October 30, 2005

off topic - totally - in spite of it all

i have scammed a bit of our fgbc web space, since the site kind of stinks these days anyways, to put up a little Paul Bergman music video i created. I know there are a few fans in the Bike Club... so I thought you might enjoy it. It won't be there forever, so enjoy it while it lasts.


the bogus Paul Bergman tour announcement page

New World Disorder 6

some of the Morden locals have arranged a showing of "New World Disorder 6: Unchained" on Saturday, November 5th, at the Morden Legion Hall. The show starts at 7:30. If the weather holds (as long as we don't get 3 feet of snow) there is some momentum for a ride Saturday before the show. Here's your chance to get a Tinker Creek ride in before the end of the season. Discussion to follow at the Tuesday meeting.

Monday, October 24, 2005

observations from the belgian supercross

Here are a few things that I observed at the belgian supercross:

  • the Belgian Club is way cool; if the Fox and Hound were not so damn convenient, this would be the place to meet - imported Belgina beers are only $4.25
  • cyclocross rocks and is the most spectator friendly type of bike racing around short of velodrome or a knock-down derby
  • you can get mayonaise with your french fries
  • wet leaves + mud on pavement + generally wet conditions = plenty of spills (+ the occasional tossed bike because of frustration - neat)
  • spd pedals + mud does not = successful pedaling
  • folk dancers during the awards ceremony, no podium girls, just folk dancers
  • did I mention they had Belgian beer
  • its embarrasing to hear your name called for a prize and your in the can - couldn't figure out why Scott from Olympia did not want to shake my hand???
Psychocross is this Sunday - if your at all interested in trying a race

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Derby Pictures

So I found a picture of our Knock down derby. I'm not sure who won this round but as you can see both riders have the maniacle smile of a "post dog" Fort Garry Bike Clubber.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

post-turkey ride and derby results

yes - there are actual results, becuase this way no mere ride; but a full-blown competition.

in the team trail event:

Charlen and John in 34:37
Leanne and James in 35:49
Rachel and Chris in 36:36
Alex and Hal in 38:11

in the knock-down derby (waiting for pictures from johnny g)

hal was the winner of the first event and chris won the second event. enough fun was had in the knock-down that it will become a standing event for all future fgbc events (i think juan eppsteins backyard is just big enough....)

stay tunned for the next race/derby

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


Hal's comments about cycling and impotence seem to have struck a chord. LeAnn, in particular, seems to enjoy bringing it up.

See below for a little more on the matter, courtesy of's fitness column:

Cycling and impotence

I was reading the Globe and Mail (Canada) yesterday, and came across an article (see attachment) claiming there is new research supporting the notion that cycling causes impotence. Is this fact, or is it more of the same old sensational news that has cropped up in previous years?

The article states that 5% of cyclists will experience impotence problems. What's the statistic for non-cyclists?

I'm in my mid forties and have been cycling regularly for the past 15 years. I have never had any problems having fun on or off the bike, nor do I know of any problems any of my cycling buddies have experienced. The only comment I hear from my wife and other spouses is that endurance increases after years of cycling. Maybe all that interval training is worth it? Thanks.

Ira Birt

PEI, Canada

Kelby Bethards replies


That is an interesting statistic on impotence. I am not sure how they arrived at that number. There are many places to find info, but I just looked it up. The article I read states that about 33% of males over 25 will experience sexual dysfunction at some point. This percentage increases with age. HOWEVER, that is not strictly impotence. That number includes psychological reasons also.

There is merit to the claims. It's not cycling though, it's the seat you set you and your stuff on. If a seat is not fitted correctly it can cause pressure points in the pudendal area and cause nerve damage that would result in true impotence. Someone that suffers from this would not be able to do "as well" with an erection, and possibly not be able to obtain an erection, even without psychological problems.

The other part of what you are speaking about in terms of "prowess" does also have some merit. Fit people tend to have a bit more "lively" sex lives. So, ride hard and protect your stuff.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

post-turkey ride and derby is on

looks like good weather, so on with the show. meet at bur oak trail between 3:30 and 4:00.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

apologies for my first attemp at posting pictures. hopefully the yellow shoes will be more apparent in this shot


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

movies from the fall ride

so the president got a few of the little movie clips going from the fall ride.

Right-click on the links and "save target as" or "save link as" or whatever and then they shall be transported to your harddrive.

Jonny examining his rim in the parking lot.
Darryl crashing on aiden's steps.
Chris being bested by aiden's steps.
Fancy repair work on Ryan's bike.
Testing the fancy repair work.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

arcade fire review

fucking unbelieveable...