Bus stop

Time machine.

When my DBR Axis TT was new there was a Clinton in the White House.

If there were another in there today, I feel certain we’d be well along in the impeachment process. Instead, we’re treated to an endless conga line of Bozos shoving their way into and out of the national bus while the Congress rubs one out in the back seat and the electorate focuses on the final season of “Game of Thrones,” which appears to be “The West Wing” of our time.

The real West Wing has more White Walkers, of course.

“Now, please, everyone, lock your wigs, let the air out of your shoes, and prepare yourself for a period of simulated exhilaration.”

I enjoyed a period of simulated exhilaration yesterday, bouncing off rocks on my 24-year-old titanium hardtail, the only bike in the bunch with 26-inch wheels (2.1-inch Hutchinson Pythons) and a boingy fork (a Rock Shox Judy SL rebuilt by Hippie Tech).

The few mad skillz I’ve developed over the past quarter-century do not translate well to small wheels and a squishy fork. When the front end wasn’t dancing the hula it was stopped dead in its tracks, stonewalled like a House Democrat grilling a smirking executive-branch stooge.

And the elderly XT V-brakes felt grabbier than Uncle Joe Biden, which can be unnerving when you’re tiptoeing downhill through some spiky rock garden wearing nothing but old Lycra and a plastic beanie.

Still, it beats watching the clown show. I think they’re all Beelzebozos on that bus.

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5 Responses to “Bus stop”

  1. David Rees Says:

    Indeed, it’s “A fair for all and no fare to anybody!”

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    The scary part is Stephen Miller is driving the sumbitch. Jared and Sheldon are in the back trying their best to get Bibi re-elected. Jesus, what a shit show.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Was Little Stevie denied a second helping of ice cream by a brown nanny or something? What a shame nobody ever stuffed him into a locker in gym class and then forgot about him for a few weeks.

  3. Rob Says:

    What’s with the big wheel snobbery in these last two reviews?

    People had plenty of fun on the much maligned 26ers, since that’s all there was for the first thirty years.

    I myself have as stable of old high end mountain bikes that are at least 20 years old each. These were all bought used (some well used), since I could never see the point of spending a ton of dough on a new higher end mountain bike that would look like shit after a few rides.

    I couldn’t help but think there was an implied “loser” designation regarding 26″.

    Your president seems to be rubbing off on you in unexpected ways.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      First, your perception is not my problem. Second, if the 26-inch wheel were for losers, why would a winner like me keep a 26-incher in the stable for 24 years? And finally, you want to reconsider that final sentence, son.

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