Chirp … chirp … chirp. …

Highway 24

Pikes Peak as seen from Highway 24 near the Banning-Lewis Ranch.

Wow — the sound of all those virtual crickets digitally chirping is deafening.

The days have seemed about 90 minutes long lately. Bicycle Retailer and Industry News deadlines have been coming and going like cabs at McCarran International Airport. Likewise bicycle reviews for Adventure Cyclist. I just wrapped up the Cyfac Vintage; next in line is a Moots MXYBB, with a Van Nicholas Amazon Rohloff waiting in the wings.

Too, I’m been chiming in during Charles Pelkey’s live updates from the Giro, for all the good it does him. And Herself and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary on the 12th.

So, yeah. Busy busy busy, especially considering that I remain seriously underemployed — and, as a geezer who earned his chops in a dying profession, am likely to stay that way. Well, that just means more time to ride, no?

So I go out and flog myself around the countryside for a couple of hours, followed by a bite of lunch, and by the time the day’s Amgen Tour of California stage rolls around I could give a shit. I mean, I like Peter Sagan and all, but four stage wins? For reals? And today brings the time trial in Bakersfield. Pass the toothpicks, someone, I need to prop my eyelids open.

Of course, with my eyelids propped open, I can’t not look at stupid shit like this, from Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Fuckwit). Jesus H. Christ on a flatcar. Most states in the Union put their crazy people in mental institutions. Colorado sends them to the U.S. House of Representatives.


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7 Responses to “Chirp … chirp … chirp. …”

  1. weaksides (@weaksides) Says:

    Well, well…what have we here? A post from our dear narrator, O’Grady-san… and here I was about to ask for a refund on my subscription fee!

    I’m glad to hear you haven’t been carried away yet by the gobshites.

    Also, congrats on 22 laps worth of matrimony- holy or not. At least you know you’d be legal here in NC…wait Shannon can be a man’s name. You’re not trying to fool us folks are ya?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Thanks, Weaksides. Herself is indeed of the female persuasion; looks about 19 as opposed to my 91, which causes talk. “I’m right here! I can hear you!” I expostulate from time to time when someone says something about it being nice that she takes granddad to the movies or out to dinner.

      I forgot to mention a visit to a new dentist in the midst of all this. Judas Priest, talk about a fishing expedition. I could practically intuit the sonofabitch calculating his boat payment while he inspected my fangs.

  2. Herb Says:

    Whew…..glad to see a new posting. I worried you may have expired or pawned all the cool bikes you’ve been testing and lit out for Pittsburgh.

  3. Tom Says:

    Congrats on 22. As for your local congressman, my brother-on-law would call him a ‘fucknutz.’ Feel free to use the term as much as possible!

    • John Hodge Says:

      My brother-in-law would call that kind of congressman “my kind of guy”, or he would if he was able to string that many words together. Seeing as how he’s an ex-Navy Seal and knows fourteen ways to kill me without me even making a squeak, I tend not to argue with him. Ever.

  4. Derek Says:

    To be kooky enough to get elected here you have to be grade A loopy, I mean look at the competition i.e. Lamborn.
    As for the crickets I have had enough of them and their moth friends for the year..Even the squirrels in the Garden appear to be forming gangs.

  5. High Plains Drifters Says:

    22nd? Congrats!

    M and I recently celebrated 9 years of marital bliss. And we’ve been married for 14, so that ain’t too bad!

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