Punishment tour

Oh, God, no, not another one of THOSE days.

Oh, God, no, not another one of THOSE days.

O, noes, please don’t make me ride that old bikey bike, whatever it was I did I won’t do it again, I’ll be good, I promise, ow wow yow zow.

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15 Responses to “Punishment tour”

  1. Mike Frye Says:

    Good is such a relative term, being an American everything you do is evil remember?

    Can you assuage said evil?

    I personally would give my left testicle( it doesn’t get much use anyway) to be able to ride my old bikey bike (1980 Trek touring bike with Avocet 24/42/52 front crank and a massive six speed Suntour 13-32 geardtrain) without having to swallow at least three morphine.

    I just got finished talking to the nurse that Kaiser and see suggested that run up and down the stairs several times in order to lower my blood sugar (Mine is 450 right now) yours is about 70.

    I only wish that I felt this way because I was a little hung over. Unfortunately I just woke up this morning feeling just like shit.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    You must ride. You must, you must.

    Going back to your post yesterday, we lost another notable (pun intended) man this year, also at age 74 from Parkinson’s disease. Maurice White, co-founder of Earth, Wind and Fire died in February. One of the first musicians to use the kalimba on stage. Mark Holdaway, owner of Kalimba Magic in Tucson, had a article on his website about it.

  3. Mike Frye Says:

    Sorry I got off on a little rant, I will work harder to be more positive next time. And I’ll bet you’re not hung over your just a little sore. I know if I was writing on such a beautiful day as yesterday I’d be a little “tapped out” this morning too.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      And I’m sorry to hear you’re unwell, Mike. Is this manageable? Any chance of getting back on the bike? Running stairs is something I’ve done when forced to, but I can’t recommend it as entertainment.

  4. Steve O Says:

    Only thing better than a bikey-bike is a zike-bike

  5. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Also, did I mention it was my favoritest temperature ever when I checked Weather Underground this morning?

    This used to be my BRAC race number, too, Back In the Day®.

    • Steve O Says:

      Do they seriously report tenths-place decimals, or only when it happens to be 66°?

    • Steve O Says:

      😈

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Bummed me out when my favorite AZ Highway 666 got re-designated to Highway 191. That was a fun road on a crotch rocket.

      • khal spencer Says:

        Imagine it was. Especially so properly designated. So what kind of crotch rocket did you ride?

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        It was a 1982 Yamaha 550 Seca with some performance parts including a Yoshimura exhaust system and K&N air filters. Used to run Dunlop Sport Elite racing compound tires on it. They wore out quickly but sure were sticky. Highway 666 has miles of 35 mph speed limit switchbacks. Use to ride from Sierra Vista to Alpine Arizona. Spend the night and ride back the next day. I traded it for a 1984 Yamaha Vision. The Vision didn’t look as sporty, but was just as fast in the curves due to the wide power band and more torque at all RPM than the Seca had. What was really neat is it had no shaft drive torque effect like most shaft drives of the era had.

      • khal spencer Says:

        Similar but different. I had a 1979 Honda CX-500. Put a lot of long distance miles on that bike, including quite a few fast runs across the Adirondack Mountains. Back then I was working on my Ph.D. on Long Island (Stony Brook Univ) and my brother in law, a large animal vet, lived outside Ogdensburg, NY. So it was up the Hudson Valley to Warrensburg and diagonally across the Adirondacks via Indian Lake/Long Lake/Tupper Lake and then west on NY 3 to NY 56 and 58 and a bunch of tiny little towns along lakes. Great trips. Ground off a lot of footpegs on those Adirondack runs.

  6. Mike Frye Says:

    66.6 is an-excellent temperature! And it looks like I’m probably going to be able to get back on my bike, But not today.( down but not out)

  7. Libby Says:

    Since it’s too early for the Tour de France I thought this was going to be about Mia and the Field Marshall.

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