Monday, June 30, 2008

TdF Rosters Finalized

The list of riders is now complete. Feel free to pick away. Teams are due to me at fortgarrybikeclubATgmailDOTcom by the end of the day on Friday. Rules and other info here.

Three teams submitted already: Jonny B, LeAnn, and me.

Case Closed?

The bad news is that the honorary captain has lost his appeal. The good news is that he only has seven months remaining on his suspension. The confusing news is that this whole mess might continue to drag on still further. Lots more here, with the official report of the arbitration panel. And of course, more than you could ever hope to digest here. Either way, we still love him. Tour de France 2009. Bring it on.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


One week from now, it's game on. So far, about 2/3 of the teams have submitted their rosters. The rest should come shortly. But for those of you who are anxious to get started, here's an initial list of riders and values.

If you need some help with your picks, the following resources might be useful.

Cylingnews is always a good place to start.
Velo News has plenty of features, with a heavy accent on the North Americans.
Cycling Weekly is good to, and is your home for all things Cavendish.
Podium Cafe has plenty of chatter, gossip, speculation, and the occasional good insight.


1. You have $50 to draft a team of nine riders (no more and no less). Send your teams to fortgarrybikeclubATgmailDOTcom by the end of the day on Friday, July 4. Don't forget a team name. It's open this time around.

2. Any rider who is disqualified from the race forfeits all his points.

3. Entry is free and open to all. However, donated bottles of Half Pints will be accepted and held in trust for the overall winner.

4. Points will be awarded as follows:

Individual stages:


Final GC:


Final Points Classification:


Final Mountains and Young Rider Classification:


25 bonus points for the wearer of the yellow jersey after each stage.

Friday, June 27, 2008

The end is nigh

The honorary captain will have his fate finalized on Monday. Finally. Don't get your hopes up. And yet don't despair either. Either way, he remains the HC.


Just because. Because Carolina's on my mind a lot these days. And because these guys are awesome.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

it's alive

brought back to life

this is funny, no really really funny, and good.

Thursday Anticipation

It all begins in just over a week. About half the teams have announced their rosters by now. The others should follow in the next couple of days. As soon as that's settled, I'll get the info up and you can start rolling the dice. Same basic deal as the Giro Pool. But a different collection of riders.

OTT: The Ruts, Babylon's Burnin'

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Burger Cat Recon

Mission accomplished. Jonny G, Tenacious V, the secretary and myself took advantage of last night's Tuesday Night Ride to do a little reconnoitering for Burger Cat. The host venues have now been determined. And the winners are:

Dairi Wip
Super Boy's
Daly Burger

You will eat one burger at each place. You must finish the entire thing before you get back on the bike. The route you travel and the order you choose is up to you. Burgers will be specified. At Dairi Wip, it'll be a Fat Boy (see Jonny G enjoying one, below), at Super Boy's you will eat a Super Boy. Daly Burger and VJ's have yet to be determined. There is no puking allowed. If you puke, whether voluntary or not, you DNF. The race ends at the F&H with a pint of FGD.

We also paid a visit to Blondie's and managed to score a brief but pleasant chat with Blondie herself. Unfortunately, she's closed on Tuesdays. But the 9 lb burger challenge might warrant a race of its own some day. It would probably have to be a team time trial.

Though we are an unabashedly exclusive group, we have decided to include an alternative race for our vegan and vegetarian friends--i.e., Tomek and Jonny B (no posers or wannabes). You will consume two veggie burgers and two falafels from the following establishments:

Stella's (Grant Ave. location only)
The Falafel Place

Burger Cat Venues:

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Burger Cat for Veggie Lovers:

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Nice surprise at the clubhouse, post-ride, as the poosher, the Impaler, and Colin showed up to join the conviviality. Just as it was being noted that the Tuesday Night Ride numbers have been a little down of late. Lots of talk about music at my end of the table, but little progress in nailing down exactly what it is that is different about the way kids these days embody a culture of music. Crazy kids.

There was some agreement, however, namely that this is a really bad idea:

OTT: Born Ruffians, I Need A Life

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

First Ride of Summer

Meet at my place, 9:30 pm.

Among other things, we will settle the question of which will be the host burger joints for what is turning out to be one of the more highly anticipated FGBC races in recent memory.

OTT: The Afghan Whigs, I Keep Coming Back

Monday, June 23, 2008

BAFE Report

Good times at the BAFE yesterday. With 100+ KOM kids and families there, it was quite a scene. More people than I've seen out there in years, many for the first time. And yet as far as regular racers go, the turn-out would have to be regarded as rather disappointing. 8 racing Expert, another 8-10 in Comp, and 16 or so in sport? Things were hurting a bit on the organizational end of things, so it was more than a little chaotic. We got there at 9:30 am and didn't leave until after 4pm. Thanks to Bill and Halberto for supplying the shelter, which made a long day in the sun tolerable. But still, we all got a chance to race in the end. Things turned out pretty much as I expected them to go in my race: Dr. Dead Last. I managed to keep the rest of the field in sight for almost a lap, and only got passed by 4 Comp racers. Small victories. Easily achieved if you set your sights low enough. It was my first mtb race since last year's BAFE, and it felt good to be out there again. Hopefully there will be more before this summer is up. It's all training for cx season, though. As far as Birch goes, it was a relatively easy course. They spared us all the big climbs this time around. But 32x16 still had me pushing the bike uphill more than is desirable. The President put in a solid showing in the Sport field. After losing his lunch at the top of the first climb, he settled in nicely to finish 3rd last. And as far as I'm aware, he didn't wreck anything. LeAnn put in a solid showing too, though she was a little steamed about getting beat by one of our KOM kids. It's best to check your pride at the door. Halberto, the Poosher, Birch Bill, and Tinker Tim were there as well, but they were not racing for the Dark side. Little J-man signed up as my friend. He did about as well on the U-7 course as one can with 12 inch wheels. Next year he says he's racing for real.

OTT: C'mon, Waste My Time

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Energy Food

Courtesy of the honorary captain's (former?) trainer, Allen Lim--Sushi Rice Bars:
3 cups medium-grain Calrose or sushi rice, cooked

6 eggs

Soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos (a soybean-based liquid protein concentrate)

A handful of prosciutto or cooked bacon


Balsamic vinegar

Scramble the eggs with the soy sauce or the Braggs Aminos. (“The guys like the flavor of the Braggs better than the soy,” Mr. Lim said.) Add the prosciutto or bacon. Pile the rice, eggs and pork into a 6-by-9-inch pan. Pour a small amount of balsamic vinegar and soy on top. Salt to taste. Mix and mash into the pan. Let sit for 20 minutes, then, using a silicon spatula (“anything else and the rice will stick,” Mr. Lim said) cut it into 1 1/2-inch squares. Wrap in foil. Yields about 24.
Full article in the NYT.

I'm going to cook me up a batch this afternoon. If it works, I'll bring some along to the BAFE tomorrow. First race of the season for the dr. I will need all the comfort food I can get.

OTT: The Besnard Lakes, For Agent 13

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Kids Are Alright

Photos courtesy of Frank Walton. Lots more here.

OTT: The Pixies, Down to the Well

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Further Thursday Anticipation

The countdown is back on. Only 344 more days.

Thursday Anticipation

Plans are coming together nicely. Suggestions so far are as follows:

Red Top
Dairy Wip
Mrs. Mikes
Burger Place
Daly Burger

Any suggestions from up north?

It seems a recon ride is in order sometime in the next little while. Stay tuned.

Luc and Jonny M have suggested that the finish line is the bottom of the glass of your first pint of FGD at the F&H. This sounds right.

And, of course, the TdF is just around the corner. Which means, of course, the 2008 FGBC TdF Pool is just around the corner too. As soon as the official start lists are released, you can start picking. Preliminary lists available here.

In the meantime, see how the Chicken almost got away with his coup last year.

OTT: The Hold Steady, Slapped Actress

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Dit is een drama

Frank Schleck was racing toward the lead in the Tour de Suisse today. Well, he didn't make it. Fortunately, he's okay though, and even stayed in the race.

Tuesday "Night" Ride Report

Sweet ride with the Altona Chapter yesterday. Good times cruising around both the urban jungle and the rhubarb-saturated river trails:

A couple of stops to stay hydrated were in order:

We ran into some fellow riders:

. . . and an old friend:

OTT: Bloc Party, Positive Tension

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

of fear and bonking

just a quick note on the race. first, this should be a must do event at least once in your life (maybe add a second or third time once you have tried it for the first time). 800+ riders line up at the start, i started a third of the way back. 150 passed me on the flat start (32X20 was the gear of choice). quickly made up all of those passes, and some, as soon as we hit the first climb. the first half of the race was relatively easy, with some nice climbing and fun downhills, great rides through the tall trees in the forest and some bridges for added fun. just before the 1/2 way point you enter the roller coaster, basically lindsey's lunge steep with 8 -10 huge banked corners snaking back and forth so you can carry speed, but throw in rocks and more roots and a hundred people in the forest watching you bomb through the course, probably the most fun i have every had on a bike. finished the first 1/2 in 1.5 hours. the second half of the race was something else. it starts with 5km climb followed by 2km downhill, followed by another 3kms of climbing, with the whole mess gaining 500 meters of elevation. this took everything out of the legs. from there on i was a mess. lost both my water bottles on a 40kmph rocky downhill. at about 52km you hit the powerhouse plunge. my god, i have never ever ridden shit like that before, us prairie folk just don't get that type of stuff - scared me silly at times and had to run parts of it. it is just cruel the way the set this up; you climb until you are cooked and then you downhill and hang for dear life, all after 50+ kms of racing. so what is the logical thing to happen after all of this - cramping in both hamstrings like i have never experienced before. i was officially cooked by this point and i still had 22kms to ride with more single track which i walked more than i rode - i was just to tired and spooked by that point to really push it as hard as i would have liked to. finished the race just shy of 4 hours.

observations: gears, gears, gears. full suspension, please god, full suspension (okay maybe you don't need the full suspension, but it would make it much faster). oh yeah, i am going to do this agian, whose in?


The Altona chapter is in town. But just for the day. This merits a special edition of the regular Tuesday ride. My place, 1pm. Be there.

OTT: Jane Vain & the Dark Matter, Ships Bound to Sink

Monday, June 16, 2008


The (almost) annual Bring a Friend event goes down this Sunday. Maybe we'll even get some information sometime before then. Frankly, the MCA website kind of sucks right now. In any case, the BAFE runs a different format every year, it seems. What do they have in store for us this year? Either way, it's the sweetest singletrack in the province. You might want to consider being there.

Last year Johnny S was my friend. He lasted longer than I did, if I recall correctly. But both of us pulled the plug rather early. It probably won't be as scorching this year. It's also a Kids of Mud race, so there should be a good crowd. I'm still friendless at this point. So if anyone's interested in a free ride, let me know.

Speaking of Kids of Mud, check out the conditions during their race this weekend in Pinawa. Good times all around.

(photo courtesy of Bill A.)

OTT: Leroy Stagger, I Break Hearts

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Meanwhile, back in Squamish

Alberto finished the Test of Metal in 33rd place out of 99 in the 45-49 year old group. 67 kms in 3:54:42. Also noteworthy is the fact that he's listed as riding for the FGBC. Has the prodigal son returned home? Or has his conscience erased from his memory the fact that he went all Anna Nicole Smith and dumped us for a more established suitor? I guess it's hard to keep track of which team you're on when you change allegiances more often than some guys change their underwear. Anyway, good work old man. And we appreciate the publicity, even if it feels a little disingenuous. It looks like a fun race. Full results here.

OTT: Porter Block, Happy Everything

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Juan Eppstein would have loved this

Organized by a woman from Altona no less.

Courtesy of the WFP:

Cyclists stage cheeky protest
By: Lindsey Wiebe

Ben Plamondon didn't plan on spending Friday evening cycling the city in the buff. But when the 19-year-old got word of Winnipeg's first-ever Naked Bike Ride, he decided he might as well toss caution -- and his clothing -- to the wind.

"I heard about it probably less than an hour ago," said the grinning University of Manitoba student, lounging fully clad on the legislative building staircase before stripping down for the cycling event.

World Naked Bike Rides, meant to raise awareness of oil dependency and protest car culture, have drawn thousands of participants in roughly 70 cities and 20 countries. But at Winnipeg's premiere nude ride, gawking bystanders outnumbered participants at least 7 to 1.

Plamondon and half a dozen other cyclists eventually disrobed before a silent crowd of camera-toting spectators.

Waiting atop the staircase was a contingent of well-dressed St. Mary's Academy students, who happened to be at the legislative building for graduation photos and burst into applause when the group doffed their clothes.

"I guess that's as naked as they get," said one woman on the sidelines after most cyclists stripped to their underwear, sounding a little disappointed.The small group headed off down Osborne Street in various states of undress, but some bared it all after leaving the legislative building, with a handful of bemused police officers following.

Organizer Sierra Sawatzky said she believed in the environmental cause, and thought she'd put to use the nine months of leadership training she gained by volunteering with the Katimavik program.

The 18-year-old admitted her family in Altona might be a little surprised at what they see in the news.
"I never told my grandparents," she said. "We'll see what happens when the proverbial s--- hits the fan."

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thursday Anticipation

The Spring Ride may be done, but there is still much to anticipate:

The teams are starting to come together. Or rather, they're coming undone. You know it's time for the Tour when the stars begin to drop like flies. Tom Boonen has just snorted himself out of a starting spot. And there may be more casualties yet. More info to come on the pool. But it will be the same basic idea as the 2008 FGBC Giro Pool. Can Arlene defend? Will King Andy reclaim his crown? Or will a new legend be born?

We have a number of good suggestions about which venues to visit. It will all get sorted out. Quality will be a high criterion for determining the lucky five. But it's an alley cat, so geography will have to be considered as well. Stay tuned.

OTT: Great Lake Swimmers, I Will Never See the Sun

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Viciously Delightful

Nice little race last night. The circles turned out not to be so vicious after all. Or at least nobody went down in the sandy corners. Still, the pace was high and it kind of hurt. There was very nearly some puking. And yet we all went home with clean shoes. The group of eight quickly splintered. Mike, in his first ever FGBC appearance, went out hard and quickly settled into the lead with Chris. A bit further back, a group consisting of Darryl, Craig, Vic, and Brad worked together to keep the gap as close as possible. Apparently, their goal was not to get lapped. And they didn't. Dave L and Jonny M were further back, seemingly doing their own thing.

In the end, after a series of attacks and counter-attacks on the final lap, Chris took a narrow win over Mike at the crack in the road underneath the train tracks that served as the finish line. The middle group of four splintered further into a couple of pairs, with Craig beating Darryl for the final podium sport and Vic besting Brad for fifth place. Dave L and Jonny M strolled in a few minutes later.

Dave L managed to keep the spirits high, entertaining us with a tragic/comic story about the kids' stolen BMXs and his encounter with the thieves. Though he was not successful in securing the return of the bikes, he did get a chance to communicate his stance of disapproval toward their brazenly vicious actions. And so all was well in the end. Or so Dave maintained. While this evaluation of the outcome left a few scratching their heads, he made such a convincing case that this was indeed a happy outcome that it seemed wrong not to be happy ourselves. And so happy we were.

Good times at the clubhouse, post-race. With the Spring Ride done and our earnings in "The Book" cashed in, a new year was inaugurated and appropriately toasted. If my math is correct, which is a big if, our tally currently sits at around $6.40. There is work to be done. The night was not entirely blissful, however. There were a few minor issues of note. Some rather boisterous softball players were ensconced at our table, regaling themselves with tales of heroic feats performed on the diamond. And the sweet F&H music we love was replaced by country in the sound system. Our disapproval was registered and duly noted.

It was also noted that it has been a long time since we last paid a visit to VJs. Expect that to change in the near future. Running a few of last nights conversations together, perhaps this ought to be incorporated into a race of some sort. Anyone up for a Burger Cat? Oh, yes. I think we have a winner. Which leads me to wonder: if we had a race that required one to dine on the signature burger at five local burger joints, which ones would they be? VJs would be there, of course. And we'd foolish not to include an opportunity to enjoy a nip on the Esplanade Riel. Perhaps a Daly Burger too. Others? Some initial conversation also took place about potential events to be included in this year's Nordic Cross calendar. In particular, Opera Cross seems like a solid contender.

The long-rumoured bike racks are still non-existent.

OTT: Bob Drake, Weeds

Monday, June 09, 2008

Tuesday Night Race

The Spring Ride is done. It was sweet. Sweetest event of the year, in fact. But it's time to get back on track. We will do so with a race. Specifically, it's time for the much anticipated race from traffic circle to traffic circle, in front of the condos on Waterfront Dr. Let's say 10 times. Hopefully some Red Ass participants will be there to share their battle stories at the clubhouse, post-race.

Meet at my place, 9:30 pm.

OTT: The Submarines, 1940

Cast yer ballot

The F&H has requested a team photo to put up in the clubhouse. There are three options from the Spring Ride. All are sweet, but perhaps one is sweeter than the rest. Indicate your preference in the comments below, please:

Option 1:

Option 2:

Option 3:

OTT: Dear and Glorious Physician, Donner Party

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Photos and Red Asses

I finally got around to uploading the rest of the spring ride photos to the FGBC Photo Archive. See the slideshow here.

Red Ass went down this weekend. Wish I could have been there, but it didn't work out this year. Sounds like the poosher got lost somewhere around Crystal City. Where is Coach Unger when you need him? Congrats to all who gave it a go. Full details here, thanks to Scott and Deanna. Reports: Luc, Jonny M, ND Dave.

OTT: Namelessnumberheadman, Unchopping Our First Tree

Friday, June 06, 2008

more spring ride photos

go here to see more spring ride photos

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Spring Ride Photo Dump

No time for a write-up. But here are a few photos. Once again, the best event of the year.

FGBC Giro Pool Wrap-Up

Sorry for the lack of updates over the weekend. No internet connections at West Hawk Lake campground--yet. Thanks to Matt and Brad for bringing Giro updates out to the Spring Ride.

Listen Up Maggots holds on for the overall title with 4264 points. Congratulations Arlene. Very impressive. A Predator Posing as a House Pet gave a valiant effort, but settles for second with 3812 points. Nice try Andy. But you've been dethroned. For now. Thanks to better overall GC results, Grande Latte Enema leaps up and over Gasoline and Frozen Orange Juice to grab the final podium spot with 3456 points.

In case anyone's interested, here's a breakdown of how things played out over the last three stages.

The good news is we get to do it all again in a month for the Tour de France.

Stage 19:

Grande Latte Enema (James) 215
Gasoline and Frozen Orange Juice (Paddy) 185
Listen Up Maggots (Arlene) 180
I am Jack's Smirking Revenge (Brad) 165
A Predator Posing as a House Pet (Andy) 160
B Times C Equals X (Hal) 150
Controlled Destruction (Ian) 135
The Most Beautiful Day of Raymond K. Hessel's Life (Charlene) 125
His Name Was Robert Paulson (Bill) 125
Stomach Full of Xanax (Laura) 100
Chloe's Libido (Johnny M) 85
Grade School Girlfriend (Adam) 85
Tonight We Make Soap (Rachel) 80
I'll Take the Parasites (Chris) 65
A House Full of Condiments and No Food … How Embarrasing (Darryl) 55
Near Life Experience (LeAnn) 35
Remaining Men Together (David S) 25
You Are Not a Beautiful or Unique Snowflake (Dallas) 25
First You Have to Give Up (Craig) 15
Project Mayhem (Donna) 0
Skinny Guys Fight 'Til They're Burger (Jonny B) 0
You Met Me at a Very Strange Time in My Life (Jonny G) 0
Ikea Nesting Instinct (Tomek) 0
I'd Fight Gandhi (Matt) 0
Chemical Burn (Cam) 0

Listen Up Maggots (Arlene) 2969
A Predator Posing as a House Pet (Andy) 2622
Gasoline and Frozen Orange Juice (Paddy) 2356
Grande Latte Enema (James) 2271
Ikea Nesting Instinct (Tomek) 2033
I'd Fight Gandhi (Matt) 2008
Tonight We Make Soap (Rachel) 1969
Controlled Destruction (Ian) 1880
Stomach Full of Xanax (Laura) 1744
I'll Take the Parasites (Chris) 1614
The Most Beautiful Day of Raymond K. Hessel's Life (Charlene) 1544
I am Jack's Smirking Revenge (Brad) 1528
Grade School Girlfriend (Adam) 1514
Skinny Guys Fight 'Til They're Burger (Jonny B) 1505
You Are Not a Beautiful or Unique Snowflake (Dallas) 1502
Chloe's Libido (Johnny M) 1430
His Name Was Robert Paulson (Bill) 1381
B Times C Equals X (Hal) 1366
Remaining Men Together (David S) 1127
You Met Me at a Very Strange Time in My Life (Jonny G) 956
Near Life Experience (LeAnn) 940
Project Mayhem (Donna) 929
A House Full of Condiments and No Food … How Embarrasing (Darryl) 887
First You Have to Give Up (Craig) 780
Chemical Burn (Cam) 523

Stage 20:

Controlled Destruction (Ian) 345
A Predator Posing as a House Pet (Andy) 340
Stomach Full of Xanax (Laura) 230
Grande Latte Enema (James) 220
Gasoline and Frozen Orange Juice (Paddy) 205
Listen Up Maggots (Arlene) 155
The Most Beautiful Day of Raymond K. Hessel's Life (Charlene) 155
I'll Take the Parasites (Chris) 145
Ikea Nesting Instinct (Tomek) 125
Tonight We Make Soap (Rachel) 90
I'd Fight Gandhi (Matt) 90
You Met Me at a Very Strange Time in My Life (Jonny G) 85
Remaining Men Together (David S) 75
Grade School Girlfriend (Adam) 65
Near Life Experience (LeAnn) 60
B Times C Equals X (Hal) 50
His Name Was Robert Paulson (Bill) 50
Chloe's Libido (Johnny M) 50
A House Full of Condiments and No Food … How Embarrasing (Darryl) 50
I am Jack's Smirking Revenge (Brad) 30
Skinny Guys Fight 'Til They're Burger (Jonny B) 20
Chemical Burn (Cam) 20
You Are Not a Beautiful or Unique Snowflake (Dallas) 0
First You Have to Give Up (Craig) 0
Project Mayhem (Donna) 0

Listen Up Maggots (Arlene) 3124
A Predator Posing as a House Pet (Andy) 2962
Gasoline and Frozen Orange Juice (Paddy) 2561
Grande Latte Enema (James) 2491
Controlled Destruction (Ian) 2225
Ikea Nesting Instinct (Tomek) 2158
I'd Fight Gandhi (Matt) 2098
Tonight We Make Soap (Rachel) 2059
Stomach Full of Xanax (Laura) 1949
I'll Take the Parasites (Chris) 1759
The Most Beautiful Day of Raymond K. Hessel's Life (Charlene) 1699
Grade School Girlfriend (Adam) 1579
I am Jack's Smirking Revenge (Brad) 1558
Skinny Guys Fight 'Til They're Burger (Jonny B) 1525
You Are Not a Beautiful or Unique Snowflake (Dallas) 1502
Chloe's Libido (Johnny M) 1480
His Name Was Robert Paulson (Bill) 1431
B Times C Equals X (Hal) 1416
Remaining Men Together (David S) 1202
You Met Me at a Very Strange Time in My Life (Jonny G) 1041
Near Life Experience (LeAnn) 1000
A House Full of Condiments and No Food … How Embarrasing (Darryl) 937
Project Mayhem (Donna) 929
First You Have to Give Up (Craig) 780
Chemical Burn (Cam) 543

Stage 21:

Remaining Men Together (David S) 200
First You Have to Give Up (Craig) 185
A House Full of Condiments and No Food … How Embarrasing (Darryl) 170
Near Life Experience (LeAnn) 155
Listen Up Maggots (Arlene) 150
The Most Beautiful Day of Raymond K. Hessel's Life (Charlene) 150
I'll Take the Parasites (Chris) 150
I am Jack's Smirking Revenge (Brad) 150
You Are Not a Beautiful or Unique Snowflake (Dallas) 150
Project Mayhem (Donna) 140
Stomach Full of Xanax (Laura) 100
Chloe's Libido (Johnny M) 95
Skinny Guys Fight 'Til They're Burger (Jonny B) 90
Controlled Destruction (Ian) 85
Tonight We Make Soap (Rachel) 80
Chemical Burn (Cam) 60
You Met Me at a Very Strange Time in My Life (Jonny G) 55
A Predator Posing as a House Pet (Andy) 0
Grande Latte Enema (James) 0
Gasoline and Frozen Orange Juice (Paddy) 0
Ikea Nesting Instinct (Tomek) 0
I'd Fight Gandhi (Matt) 0
Grade School Girlfriend (Adam) 0
B Times C Equals X (Hal) 0
His Name Was Robert Paulson (Bill) 0

Listen Up Maggots (Arlene) 3274
A Predator Posing as a House Pet (Andy) 2969
Gasoline and Frozen Orange Juice (Paddy) 2561
Grande Latte Enema (James) 2491
Controlled Destruction (Ian) 2310
Ikea Nesting Instinct (Tomek) 2158
Tonight We Make Soap (Rachel) 2139
I'd Fight Gandhi (Matt) 2098
Stomach Full of Xanax (Laura) 1999
I'll Take the Parasites (Chris) 1909
The Most Beautiful Day of Raymond K. Hessel's Life (Charlene) 1849
I am Jack's Smirking Revenge (Brad) 1708
You Are Not a Beautiful or Unique Snowflake (Dallas) 1652
Skinny Guys Fight 'Til They're Burger (Jonny B) 1615
Grade School Girlfriend (Adam) 1579
Chloe's Libido (Johnny M) 1575
His Name Was Robert Paulson (Bill) 1431
B Times C Equals X (Hal) 1416
Remaining Men Together (David S) 1402
Near Life Experience (LeAnn) 1155
A House Full of Condiments and No Food … How Embarrasing (Darryl) 1107
You Met Me at a Very Strange Time in My Life (Jonny G) 1096
Project Mayhem (Donna) 1069
First You Have to Give Up (Craig) 965
Chemical Burn (Cam) 603

Final Bonus Points:

Listen Up Maggots (Arlene) 990
Grande Latte Enema (James) 965
Controlled Destruction (Ian) 930
A Predator Posing as a House Pet (Andy) 850
Stomach Full of Xanax (Laura) 750
Gasoline and Frozen Orange Juice (Paddy) 625
Tonight We Make Soap (Rachel) 515
The Most Beautiful Day of Raymond K. Hessel's Life (Charlene) 400
Grade School Girlfriend (Adam) 400
A House Full of Condiments and No Food … How Embarrasing (Darryl) 300
Chloe's Libido (Johnny M) 295
Ikea Nesting Instinct (Tomek) 265
I am Jack's Smirking Revenge (Brad) 225
I'd Fight Gandhi (Matt) 225
B Times C Equals X (Hal) 225
His Name Was Robert Paulson (Bill) 225
I'll Take the Parasites (Chris) 175
Near Life Experience (LeAnn) 150
Skinny Guys Fight 'Til They're Burger (Jonny B) 120
First You Have to Give Up (Craig) 105
You Are Not a Beautiful or Unique Snowflake (Dallas) 90
Chemical Burn (Cam) 90
You Met Me at a Very Strange Time in My Life (Jonny G) 60
Remaining Men Together (David S) 0
Project Mayhem (Donna) 0

Final Overall Standings:

Listen Up Maggots (Arlene) 4264
A Predator Posing as a House Pet (Andy) 3812
Grande Latte Enema (James) 3456
Controlled Destruction (Ian) 3240
Gasoline and Frozen Orange Juice (Paddy) 3186
Stomach Full of Xanax (Laura) 2774
Tonight We Make Soap (Rachel) 2654
Ikea Nesting Instinct (Tomek) 2423
I'd Fight Gandhi (Matt) 2323
The Most Beautiful Day of Raymond K. Hessel's Life (Charlene) 2249
I'll Take the Parasites (Chris) 2084
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Tuesday Night Ride?

I'm sitting this one out. Off to Vancouver for a few days. Hal mentioned something about going to see a movie at Cinematheque though. Maybe if you ride there it could count.


from the press, a photo of a drunk driver, who fell asleep at the wheel, plowing into a group of racers in Mexico. 1 cyclist died and 10 were injured.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Let the memorializing begin

Spring Ride 2008 is in the books. Yes, it was awesome. Better than advertised, really. More to come.