Wearables Wednesday

Getting my kicks on ... NM333?

Getting my kicks on … NM333?

Remember the large friendly letters inscribed on the cover of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?”


The Old Guy jersey wheels, they turn.

Voler and I are setting up a Produce On Demand partnership deal in which they will do all the work, you will get all the jerseys, and I — I will get a couple pennies for my trouble, which should be hardly any trouble at all, which is just the way I like it.


At the moment it looks as though we will revive Old Guys Jersey v2.0 first, and then add Original Old Guys to the catalog shortly thereafter. Fabric will be AMP; the cut, club; the zipper, full hidden; and the price, around $77, which includes shipping direct to you (untouched by the baby-soft hands of shovel-leaning Irish-American artistes).

Once everything is ready to rock you’ll see a link to my Voler.com partner page up there at right, under the jersey pix. Click that bad boy, give the nice peoples your credit-card number and delivery information, and you should have fresh kit in your hot little hands about seven working days later.

While all these multicolored Lycra balls were floating merrily in the air I took a short ride down memory lane, better known as Old Route 66 (NM 333), to Tijeras and back. I hadn’t gotten my kicks out that way since I last raced the Watermelon Mountain Classic, maybe 1990 or thereabouts, and a very nice ride it is, too, especially if you’re not headed in the other direction, chasing fast dudes to Duke City after climbing seven switchbacked miles of unimproved dirt Forest Service road between Bernalillo and the Sandia Ski Area.

I thought about continuing past Tijeras through Cedar Crest to the Triangle at Sandia Park, but Mister Boo has been experiencing a bout of intestinal distress, and I wasn’t eager to come home to a house that smelled worse than me. And there was all this damn’ jersey stuff needed doing, too.

So, yeah, my suffering knows no bounds, etc., et al., and so on and so forth. First thing I’m gonna do with the proceeds is get a new shovel to lean on between poop-scoopings.


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14 Responses to “Wearables Wednesday”

  1. Russ Williams Says:

    I checked the catalog today but it wasn’t there yet. I get my social insecurity check on the 3rd and am ready to buy! Russ

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Yep, it’ll be a little while yet. I just filed the paperwork and we’re making one minor alteration to each design (adding a Live Update Guy logo in honor of my comrade Charles Pelkey).

  2. Steve O Says:

    Great country we live in when the 3XL costs the same as the S/M. Great damn country.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Anyone who needs a S/M needs to fatten the hell up. Just sayin’. …

      • Steve O Says:

        I say that as someone who has been subsidized in my purchases by the S/M crowd ever since around 5th grade. Hell, even you standard all-amehrikun Large types lose a couple of square feet of material to me every time we both buy a 3 pack of fruit o’ the looms.

  3. psobrien Says:

    Thanks! Cook up some rice, chicken, and green beans for Mr. Boo for a day or two. That should do the trick.

  4. bromasi Says:

    got my check right here, now I’m off to remove spider webs from my bike.

  5. khal spencer Says:


    As far as Mr. Boo, have you tried Metronidazole, chicken, and rice?

  6. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Thanks for the chicken-and-rice recommendations. I recall that one from my misspent youth. One of the family mutts had become a furry, mobile hazardous waste site, and since Mom favored white everything — walls, furniture, carpet — well, that shit had to stop, like, yesterday.

    We were spared an eruption last night, but we’re gonna have a vet take a peek at the Boo this afternoon just in case. He and the cats need their shots anyway, so it’s off to the vet for the whole family.

    Pray for me. Also, the vet. Ain’t a one of these critters appreciates the veterinary arts.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      If I remember correctly, the Turk turns into a buzz saw at the vet. Good luck! Hope Mr. Boo does fine. A whole night without an eruption seems like a good sign. Be intereted in what your vet says about the chicken and rice bit. Ours said it is an old rememdy that works for mild gastronomic problems. I just put chopped cooked chicken and chopped green beans in the water, get it to boiling, add the rice, and steam until done, about 15 minutes. Worked on Duffy last week when he wolfed his breakfast and then decided to reject it about 5 minutes later.

  7. Pat O'Brien Says:

    So, good morning, and how are the critters? Did Turk and Mia behave at the vet’s office? Is the Boo Man producing perfect little puppy bombs today? Oh yea, how are you doing? Will it take days for the scratches on your arms to heal up?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      No Turks, Mias or Buddys were harmed in the making of this veterinary spectacular. Though Buddy had to be muzzled, as per usual. He’s the one — quiet, sleepy, mild-mannered Mister Boo — who invariably goes postal at the vet.

      Turk was merely disgusted at my treasonous behavior, and Miss Mia has yet to serve up one of her delightful head-bumps. I’m still checking shoes for cat shit in ’em before I slide a foot in.

  8. Johhn A Levy Says:

    good on you Patrick, So glad to hear this news. thanks to my riding my 3xl old guys 2.0 is too big so now I can go out and show off my grey hair, head and chest. Waiting for the legs to do the same.

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