Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A note about Bike Fashion near EOY 2009

Let me break this thing down for you (i am your neighbor!):

- Triathlon bikes and road bikes: strange athletic machines that are usually ridden by people in tight spandex-y clothing who are very sweaty and breathing heavily.

- Hybrid bikes: a bike, usually ridden by someone in business attire coming home from work, or a casual bicyclist.

- Mountain bikes: ridden by people who either have no clue what they're doing, and bought their bike at Target, or who are serious offroading maniacs who love the sport.

- Vintage bikes: That classic schwinn or brooks or globe-y bike that older guys ride to get "in touch" with being young again. Likely in business attire or running shorts and a cotton tee.

- fixies: ridden by hipster artsy types

Friday, September 4, 2009

Chicago Triahlon fatness

For those of you who have seen my 2009 Chicago Triathlon Pictures, I want to make a disclaimer... The round tubular shape around my waistline was NOT any kind of performance enhancing device. It was, in fact, an anomoly in the manufaturing of my race clothing. Apparently a tube of cellulite, comprised of refined ingredients from hundreds of cakes, bowls of ice cream, chocolate bars, converted sugars, and animal fat, concentrated into what is known as "a muffin top" was sewn in to the race top I was wearing, unbeknownst to me.

The makers of Zoot athletic clothing and TYR athletic were not available for comment for this blog posting. Repeated calls to their customer service line, to discuss the appearance of this odd, tubular shape, were not returned.