Interbike 2014: A rogue’s gallery

BIBLEBURG, Colo. (MDM) — I have a wealth of bad habits, and one of them is taking pix while I drive. It’s probably at least as wrong-headed as texting, but nobody has outlawed it yet (as far as I know), so I keep on doing it out of mileage-induced boredom. And thus we have this small pile from my just-completed 2,138-mile round trip from Bibleburg to Sin City and back via Albuquerque. I redeemed myself somewhat by getting out of the car to snap the shot of the linear park. What the hell, The Boo had to pee.

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13 Responses to “Interbike 2014: A rogue’s gallery”

  1. Stan Thomas Says:

    Please don’t do it here:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-28968229

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      You folks send motorists to jail for killing cyclists? Here the authorities pin a medal on ’em. A driver may face littering charges if he fails to police up the bits and pieces, but that’s about the worst of it.

  2. Charley Says:

    Nevada laws prohibit the use of handheld devices while driving. Bad,bad boy!

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Oh brother, you done let the cat out of the bag.
    Speaking of cats, did the neighbor who was kind enough to feed the beast survive the week?
    Meanwhile, we are facing a flood watch from a tropical depression while California and Oregon burn. What is wrong with this picture?
    Well we rode Sunday, rode today, and, weather permitting, the Soma ES and I will go out to play tomorrow. Retirement is good.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Thought I might. In my defense, a shutterbug motorist on the interstate poses a minimal threat to cyclists. Though I did see one headed east on I-40, a fully loaded tourist spinning furiously along in the little ring against a truly hideous crosswind. As if cycling on the interstate didn’t blow enough already.

      No bodies in the joint when I returned, so I guess I owe our cat-sitter some beers.

      And no riding today. That wind followed me home. So I bought groceries and caught up on bidness. Tomorrow, though, I ride, come hell or high water.

      • Larry T. Says:

        Glad you made it back safely O’G. Funny how that works – ya stand around for days looking at and yakking about bicycles, but ya don’t do much riding and by the looks of most of the folks in the massive convention center, they don’t do much…ever. I enjoyed a couple of hours on a bike Sunday afternoon, then washed and serviced the fleet for their long period of inactivity while I’m gone.
        But no more bikes for me until l’Eroica in October…not the smartest of training plans, but our Italian bikes are in the north and we’ll be in Rome until the end of September. Arrivederci USA!

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Have a hassle free trip to Italia, Larry. No riding for me today. Patrick said ride come hell or high water. Well, we have high water. The Weather Channel fella, Jim Cantori, showed up in Tucson, a first I think. Well, better start on that ark.

      • Larry T. Says:

        Hassle free? I guess you haven’t flown anywhere recently..and worse, I’m going through the UK on my way to Rome. A real test for the “stoicism for traveler’s” concept my wife talks about.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        I have been on a cattle car with wings once in the last two years. I have another trip planned for May. I avoid it when I can. In my past career, I flew over a 100 times on business and oblications to visit family. I have flown enough.
        Anyway, have a safe trip.

  4. Steve O Says:

    “Sometimes you have to do something bad, just to know you’re alive.”
    Chris Stevens, KBHR, Cicely AK

  5. Libby Says:

    2,138 miles!?!! That’s an eye opener for me! You could have driven to Boston and had mileage left over to drive to Cape Cod or head north to Maine!
    I enjoyed your photos – beautiful skies!

    • Sharon Says:

      We just got back from Boston and Cape Cod a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful part of the country Libby.

      But loved the photos Patrick. Sometimes a road trip is just fun in itself, no matter the destination. And you will always learn more by going around than by cutting across (I think I borrowed that from El Tour of Tucson coordinating group – Perimeter Bicycling Association of America).

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