And now, a recipe for organic chamois butter

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12 Responses to “And now, a recipe for organic chamois butter”

  1. Larry T. Says:

    Ahhh, skinny tires and deep mud…..don’t I love NOT to ride in that!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I saw one big ol’ guy pause at the top, mutter, “Oh, shit,” and take a while to get his mind right before giving it a go. I was never any good at the descents, especially when they looked like a flume leading away from the Home For the Chronically Diarrhetic.

  2. Khal Spencer Says:

    Seems they should have fenders…

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Now that would be entertaining. They need a Touring Bike Division. Fenders, racks and panniers. Winner gets an all-expense-paid trip to the car wash/laundry.

      • Khal Spencer Says:

        Hey, if motocross racers can have fenders, why can’t bike racers? Are we too sensitive or too lazy?

        BTW, O’G, hello from Maynard Hershon and Tamar Miller. Both looking great and timeless today. Given you and I are about to turn sixty, its nice to see someone turning 72 looking like Father Time is a gentle soul.

        I rode the BMW K-bike down to Fanta Se to see them, freezing my ass off in order to not drive the car. Had two hours of coffee and shootin’ the shit. Was great.

        K

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Well, they do add a little weight to the run-ups. …

        Great to hear Maynard is still lookin’ sharp. Maybe there’s hope for the rest of us, eh?

        Is he writing much these days? I haven’t seen anything from him in a while, and looks like his various blogs and websites petered out a couple years back.

        Riding the scoot in January, are we? I’ve fired up the Vespa once, just to keep it in fighting trim, but I didn’t ride it any great distance. It gets bloody cold riding a powered two-wheeler this time of year, even an underpowered Italian scooter.

    • Khal Spencer Says:

      I too noted that his various blogs, etc, have slowed down. Didn’t follow up on his current writing stuff, either. Too busy shootin the shit on other stuff..

      Yeah, it gets cold. Maynard reminded me of the fact that present day technology includes stuff like heated vests and handlebar grips one can power off the 12v plug on even 20 yr old BMWs.

      The trip down was worse as it was high thirties when I left Bombtown, and if you recall the picture, the K1100 RS fairing is long on sport and shorter on coverage. But it does work pretty well at 70 mph, less so at 55 mph, so I tended to crank up the throttle to get myself in that protected air space. Trip back at 2:30 was warmer but man, the wind came up. Getting back towards home, I had the pleasure of watching a garbage can bouncing towards me across the road. Egads.

  3. Debby in Longtucky Says:

    I hate mud almost as much as I hate rocks. If I was competing there, I’d be running down carrying the bike like that one guy did.

    When I dabbled in cx many years ago I rode a mountain bike. Sacrilege I know, but it made the technical bits a lot easier. Imagine if someone showed up at cross nats with a steel-framed mtn bike. Would they even allow it?

    • Khal Spencer Says:

      What we need at the nats is a separate category: Old Guys Who Ride Steel Cross Bikes in Winter.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      It’s been a long while since I toed a line, but it used to be that you could race a mountain bike with a few adjustments (no bar extensions, reduced tire width, etc.). But people would call you a son of a silly person and throw hamsters at you.

      • Debby in Longtucky Says:

        Hey, someone else who remembers handlebar extensions! Yup, they made us remove them.

      • Downhill Bill Says:

        Bar extensions? Oh, you mean “tree hooks.” Fell over enough without them.

        I’ve always loved fast road downhills, but the mental heads-up display flashes a big skull & crossbones when I see offroad insanity like that. Totally unsuitable for old geezers who don’t heal as fast as we used to.

        BTW, thanks for the TW video. He and I and Springsteen are the same age, and one of us looks it.

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