Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Seeing my shadow

Today I awoke from my long winter's blogging slumber, or as Stevil likes to call it, got computer time for good behavior. Whether I'll stay awake to continue blogging or head back to my long winter hiatus really depends solely on if I see my shadow or somehow find some motivation.

Running around to a few blogs around the internet I'm disappointed to see all the people disappointed that the Leadville 100 organizers were disappointed they had to reject their applications, even with the $15 application fee.  It's very disappointing.  If anything I was hoping my assumed role of Mr. Miyagi would convince people that despite the Grand Poobah of cycling Lance making a Leadville movie, there are still other cool races out there.  Leadville is a cool race, but it's not the end-all, be-all.  Oh well, Mr. Miyagi can't be all business all the time either.

My real reason for waking was that my music player happened upon some music I hadn't heard in awhile and I had to wonder where are they now.

Sure the voice is a little whiny, and it's not exactly intense, but the guitar is great and it's one of the better pieces of music to come out of the dismal 80s.  The 80s were dismal for music, for cars, for hairstyles, for fashion, and for just about everything.  Drivin' and Cryin' was the shot of lightning in the dark cloud we call the 80s.

And that's about it. I apologize if you were looking for something enlightening and bike-related. Until I fully awaken from my long winter slubber I will not have the capacity to enlist those services. Drop a comment and let me know how your long winter is going.


Snakebite said...

Fuck winter. How's that?

Bike Lemming said...

That's not good to hear. I've got something coming on Thursday that may help with the winter doldrums.

James said...

Dear Bike Lemming

Yes, winter is long. Here in Scotland it can be quite depressing at times. However it is not as cold as the far north of Norway - the Arctic Circle - into which I cycled not so long ago!

If you're curious to see where I went & folk I met along the way, there's an unusual animated website at http://www.dummyjim.com.

It looks like there will be a film made about my trip soon. I hope you'll find all this of interest.

Yours aye


Stevil said...

Totally sunny and full of burritos.

Bike Lemming said...

I'm jealous...