Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Falling leaves and douche bags

While home on the weekend I managed to find some time to get out for a ride. Beauty day, clear sky, leaves starting to turn, some starting to fall. Traffic was fairly light considering it's "leafer season"- I was able to get out early and home before the rush started.

Two douche bag roadies passed by me as I stopped to take a photo (the one below). I nodded, smiled and said hello . . . to what reply? Nadda. Nothing. Zip. Fuck, you think that it cost money to be polite/sociable. To top it off, they were all dressed to the nines in their Euro kit, sans helmets - sporting the Fall/Winter look. WTF? Apparently people don't bang their heads or crash in Autumn.
*note to you: not all roadies in Ottawa are douche bags, but unfortunately are large percent are.

A familiar entrance to a very nice piece of single track. Very tempting, very tempting indeed. Alas, I am on a strictly road/cx diet only - can't afford to get hurt right now.


Unknown said...

Hmmm, park looks great but so was Forest Lea. We'll have to make a trip out there next year. The don side is it's about 1.5 hours from my place but the up side is it's tight ST and fun fun fun!


Chris said...

Sadly it seems the roadie type mentality is hitting the trails as well.

jtboccia said...

Happened to find you blog while looking for review of Cycleops Fluid 2. Laughed my ass off when I saw the pics.

I am totally hetero, but secure enough to say that the pictures of you stretching are the best. Laughed my ass off.

I am a full out Roadie myself and have to agree that most are a bunch of douchebags where I live in NYC area. Can't stand the mentality but most are a bunch of obsessive assholes more into image than the ride. Keep up the humor, you're entertaining.

the original big ring said...

Cheers Jeff.

Haven't had any naked reviews of late, but am due over the next couple of months.