Saturday, February 03, 2007

still bitter

A quote from today's WFP:
Organizers of the sixth annual Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel on the Assiniboine River at The Forks didn't cancel their event, and teams were playing Friday evening despite a windchill of -35 C.
In case anyone is wondering, today's ride is on, as is the (first annual?) Scheissbike Race tomorrow. How humiliating would it be to be shown up by a bunch of curlers? Even more humiliating than the pathetic excuse for a mustache that is making an appearance on my face.

Also of interest is this article from today's NYT:
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- A 62-year-old man is suspected of stringing wires at neck level across a popular bike path, as well as scattering nails, broken glass and rocks across the trail in a series of traps set because he wanted to protect the environment, police said.

''This could kill someone,'' said Dewayne Wallace, an avid cyclist who said his friend was cut across the neck by one of the wires and was thrown from his bike.

A grand jury was scheduled to review the case next week, to see if the man will face two third-degree felony charges of attempted aggravated assault with a weapon. Each count carries a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Detective Rene Martinez said he questioned the man about the traps set over at least a yearlong period, and the man told him he just wanted to protect wildlife.

''He just loves nature,'' Martinez said.
Shee-ite! Be careful out there.

OTT: Feist, Lonely, Lonely

1 comment:

El Presidente said...


Does this imply that curlers are not a hardy folk? Or that some cyclists think quite highly of themselves...