It is not dying. But it is sucking.

Hey, what can I tell you? The old Beatles album seemed appropriate for today’s indoor-cycling soundtrack.

“Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.”

Downstream appears to be where we’re headed, a’ight. In the SS Wall Street, a cruise ship full of coronavirus and cheap oil, captained by a drug-addled golf cheat with a crew of button-down barnacles, lampreys and other hangers-on.

Tomorrow may never know, but today isn’t exactly up to speed, either.

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17 Responses to “Revolver”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinking…

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I spy a Paul headlight holder on that front fork. I need to go out to the garage and make sure mine is still on the Doublecross.

  3. Larry T. atCycleItalia Says:

    Geez, I get claustrophobia just looking at that setup. Back when I had to ride a bike-to-nowhere it was about 6 feet from a TV screen with an Italian bike race DVD going and I could barely last an hour. You’re a tougher man than me PO’G! BRAVO!
    Meanwhile, Italy is now CHIUSO. But I think I can still ride my bike outside and replenish our fresh-bread and wine supplies, so no complaints here – I could be there… under the hapless Caligula Administration.
    Morons Are Governing America.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Yeah, I can’t say it thrills me to be taking the old Ride to Nowhere.

      Back in the Day®, when I was a Serious Cyclist©, I’d set the thing up in front of the TV and watch old classics, or Tour stages, pounding along to The Allman Brothers or some other hard-driving music for the better part of quite some time.

      But I can do without the TV for a half-hour, as long as I have some decent tunes to distract me from that boring white wall.

      Today I might go for a short walk outdoors. It might not be smart, but I need to get the hell out of this house.

  4. Larry T. atCycleItalia Says:

    OK, now I’m pissed off! We’re supposed to stay at home except for going out for provisions or a medical emergency…until April 3! GRRrrrrrrr!

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      We just cancelled a $900 flight, and maybe, just maybe, might get some credit for a ticket later on. For sure it will cost the $200 cancellation fee. Welcome to the world of public health. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

    • DownhillBill Says:

      Wow, that’s over the top! Guess the carabineri will be out in force harassing travelers to enforce it. Maybe you can take the _long_ way on your bike to pick up provisions.

      • Larry T. atCycleItalia Says:

        There now seems to be some backtracking on this. I’m still using the shopping bike for..well…shopping.. while the official govt. decree now says outside exercise is OK as long as you’re a meter away from anyone. Since I spend plenty of time closer than one meter to my wife, riding around with her (just the two of us) should be OK. We’ll see.
        The study-abroad kids are finally on their way across the Atlantic to Iowa, which now has a few Covid-19 cases of its own. How many of these kids will self-quarantine for 14 days? Probably around the same numbers who show up to vote for Bernie. Looks like the only reason Sanders did so well in 2016 was that he wasn’t Billary.. but against Ol’ Joe he’s going nowhere fast. I fear he’s the US version of the UK’s Jeremy Corbin, so as dull and senile as Biden appears to be, looks like he’s our only shot to oust Caligula…unless Covid-19 takes him (and Pence) out sooner? I’d have zero issues with Nonna Pelosi in the White House.

    • khal spencer Says:

      When we were in Rome we bought food every day.

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