Ballad of a fat man

I raised up my head and I asked, “Is this where it is?”

And you know something is happening but you don’t know what it is.*

Do you, Mr. Jones?

* OK, so I’ll tell you. It was a short bike ride on my Jones 29er, early in the ayem, before it got too bloody hot (100.5° right now). The one-eyed midget stayed home, where the air conditioning is. I don’t know how Bob Dylan found his way into this post when he couldn’t even make it to the Nobel ceremony.


11 Responses to “Ballad of a fat man”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I did likewise on the Niner. Those big wheels sure roll nice, don’t they? If I ever see a Niner rigid steel fork for sale, I am going to try that out. They are hard to find, and haven’t been made for awhile since Niner got all carboned up.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Dern tootin’, Hoss. Velocity rims and 29×2.4 Maxxis Ardent rubber. I can go to 2.5 in back and 3.0 in front, but I like the Ardents so much I haven’t bothered to experiment.

      • JD Dallager Says:

        Might want to consider a Maxxis Hi Roller II upfront for even better traction/grip.

        Yeah…..29ers are pretty terrific once up to speed……conservation of mo and all that.

        Bagged about 1+20 on the MTB this AM before it hit 90 here in Bibleburg. Solar eclipse should cool things down a tad, eh?! 🙂

        • Patrick O'Grady Says:

          You like the High Roller II, do you? I’ll give ’em a peek. I see they do it in a 26-inch version, too. Might be nice to have on the old DBR. I have some Hutchinson 2.0s on it now.

          I have Maxxis Razes on one Steelman. Damn’ fine ‘cross tire.

  2. Recreation Law Says:

    You don’t know fat! let alone fat in the heat……

  3. mooremediaone Says:

    This is the time of year when I grab my winter light kit and head on up the trail after dinner.

    Still warm, but quiet up there and no cycling riff raff (except myself of course) and usually get a wildlife sighting or two.

    The older I get, the the more lumins required on my front LED. 🙂

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