During the following dates the television show "The L Word" is looking to hire cyclists with their bikes to work as Extras.
Rate of Pay: $15/Hourly Rate - Overtime Rates apply (with a $35 Bike Rental)
Availability: Would have to be available for the whole day of work (12 to 13 hours!) [you will ride - but not for the whole time! Lots of down time]
Scene: BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISING RACE
While my Canada day did involve drinking, I started it off with a little intensity at the Yaletown Grand Prix Criterium. I saw a number of fixed gear riders and couriers out trying their hand at criterium racing. For those that don't know Yaletown is a rather nasty and technical course. It is a six corner course, with some off camber turns and rough pavement in the fasters corners. The back straight away is along Homer, you then fly down Nelson, hang a hard right through a very bumpy corner onto mainland.
Right now, as part of Bike Month in Vancouver, there is a crack down on the helmet law. The police are handing out tickets, as my roommate just got one and I just got an email for someone who has been ticketed 2 days in a row. So what gives? Is this right or wrong? Well like most things I have an opinion, but its not as straight forward as some might think.
More like Southend-THROUGH-Sea!
In true bank holiday fashion, it's pissed down all weekend. Noah is out looking for wood as I type. I managed to get a few dry laps of Richmond Park in on Saturday before getting soggy and doing some damage to my back. I finally fitted the 135g Selle Italia SLR saddle that's been in the cupboard for 18 months and I'm guessing the position change and too much effort up the hills messed up the old spine.
Sorry for the lack of updates on the FG calendar, I have been rather busy the last month: Wrote comprehensive exams, went to Colorado for a workshop then Tofino for a meeting. Its a hard luck life, having to learn to surf while I was in Tofino. I went to the Surf Sisters surf school for a lesson. They were totally cool and good instructors. I was standing up after the first couple of tries. About the only disappointments was that I didn't have any good crazy crashes. Clearly I must go back to Tofino so I can properly crash a surf board.
If you have never visited fixedvancouver.com, you should. It is quickly becoming the place Vancouver's fix gear geeks. Now, I have known about it since its inception, but I am slow... so what its my site I can be a lazy dog fucker if I want.
Anyway, one good reason you should check out fixedvancouver.com is for some amazing good discussions. For example I found the coolest headtube badge in existence of the entire world
I was heading home last night when the sun started to peak out from the clouds and I knew what I had to do. I had to make way to the start of the 2007 Tuesday Night World Championships (TNWC) at UBC. For those not in the know the TNWC is a local Vancouver training race. It has been going on for over 2 decades now and its a great way to pick up some intensity during the week.
Some days you feel like a Monkey trying to write Shakespeare (surprisingly a study found that this was impossible). Well today is one of those days. Its sunny, I don't get to ride much because I am studying for my comprehensive exam (my second), but its stressing me out, so I figure some web surfing will cheer me up... NOPE. Did a google search for "Magic Eight Ball." One claims to beam your question to the dark side of the moon where aliens shake a real magic eight ball. Well I asked:
"Do I have anything to look forward to in life?"
The answer of course sucked:
So I have just been lucky enough to recieve the best bike geek present EVER! A classic mounted Cycles Sirius poster, given to me by Jai Kai, the superstar bike nut who has been known to own 14 bikes at points in her life. Anyway, you gotta love it, two of my most favourite things in the world fixed gear bikes and breasts.