Sunday, May 20, 2018





“Mighty Car” (actually a modern-form servant-Mephit of the element Fighting), will brutally attack at the command its owner except against creatures of 3 or less Intelligence

Saturday, May 19, 2018

get out of hell free 




“We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values. 
We talk too much, 
love too seldom, and hate too often. 
We’ve learned how to make a living but not a life. 
We’ve added years to life, not life to years.” 

- George Carlin,

Friday, May 18, 2018

















1.WhiteHall stage race this weekend...
2.Phil Collins is coming he aint dead yet tour...fuck..
3. Recumbents and Helmet mirrors...yea its probably time to take up Frisbee golf
4.Last AAVC...fuck that was quick
5.Christ its almost June and no one even looks semi tan..pure Michigan
6.Question of the week..why do my legs hurt?
7.Island Lake trail race...fuck watch out for runner s and dogs
8.what did we do before Bento bags?
9.Johnny Utah, touching lives one shoulder at a time
10.The Jet Ride...like Wednesday worlds, sorta
11.Waterford week coming up...Oh Boy!
12.Fat/Skinny festival this weekend...good to have options
13.Strange Spring lotsa racing but no real joy
14.Muskegon Crit nice course terrible spectator turn out
15.Zoo-De-mac Bikes, booze and wife swappin...pure Michigan



Thursday, May 17, 2018


Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act.
Leonard Cohen


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hey Boys...use your imagination



The Crew at TMS put together a neat little ranking system..

eat dick and dont comment about the grammar T was too fuckin lazy to hit spell check...

EPS dental guys

size of team and power weight:
pretty solid group of young kids, with the exception of the Highlander...last year id put them as the team with the most horsepower, and numbers..
Strongest of the Bunch is obviously big B, if it comes to a sprint in the state right now 99% of time its Big B dustin em off...Shamburger can ride a break pretty decent but is on again off again at times..Highlanders swing is getting softer as the years pass as they should its a young guys world right now..
5 stars


strength or depth of team:
mostly 1/2 crew with a few 3s scattered and there and a couple of old guys..
4 stars


appearance:
last year kits looked great...stood out easy to spot...this year the white aint working...but it if fits the sponsorship as it looks like a pack of dental floss..there on Felts now...wonder what happened to S hook-up
2 stars


personalty:
good guys for the most nice, they know how to ride a bike and dont pull cheese dick moves..Highlander gets old man at times but fuck it right.... he's old..
5 stars

frequency:
There out there..at most stuff..cept cross and MTB..
3 Stars


TOTAL 19


Leadout:
size of team and power weight
good size group, definitely on the larger human being size if that counts for anything..
4 stars


strength or depth of team:
a group of guys composed mainly of masters,  BJ proves he can sprint pretty solid for an old guy..Shrek when he is fit can pull a break back like a mofo....
4 stars


appearance:
I love the kit, the  black works well with the light blue..most all are on matching treks and that counts
4 stars


personalty:
all good dudes that can ride a bike, trust worthy when shit gets low on oxygen..
5 stars


frequency:
depends on the distance of the events..they cross over nice from road/grave;/to mountain shit..
3 stars

TOTAL 20




3TKOM

size of team and power weight:

wow..hard to Gage...and say for the size there there solid, Scotty, Danny, Mikey that Sick Guy..
3 stars


strength or depth of team: 
Scotty Danny Mikey Sean and that one chick...
5stars


appearance:
as much as i wanna hate on that kit..i like it..
it grows on me and looks like nothing else out there im just jealous cuz,,,, if i was running a team a i couldn't  afford to out fit my crew with that jacked up shit...Al has done a pretty good job at promoting..makes ya wonder though with Super Dave going to Specialized if the hook-ups will continue..
5 stars


personalty:
they seem ok..friendly.. gravel is there world so id say if you cant even really ride your bike no one notices that too much cuz almost the entire field out of the top ten rides sketchy..but these guys can all ride and the handle there bikes
5 stars


frequency:
They cross over OK Scotty can hold his own even in a shopping cart..so id say he's saving the team on this category...
5 stars

TOTAL 23




BASEmedia:
size of team and power weight:
every year there is this type of team filled up with everyone that can produce decent numbers and have the time and funds to travel...
5 stars


strength or depth of team:
These kids are good...you can see the difference between the youth of these guys, and the age of most everyone else out there..they can attack over and over...id say there more of rollers, than field sprinters, but that long hared guy and short stocky aero dude can sprint fairly well, toss in a few track racers and id say they are solid..not sure about some of the other older dudes seems like they  got tossed in for good measure though..
5 stars...


appearance:
I like the kit it works well, simple clean but they need a bike sponsor...go hit up some naive shop for the bro-deal...
3 stars..


personalty:
Initially not sure how to take them..but ill give them all the nod..they don't seem to be too over ego-ed with the hopes of being the next Lexy...
5 Stars

frequency:
right now its mostly track and road race shit...stick with what works, and its all workin good for em...
5 Stars

Total 23



Bissell
size of team and power weight:
wow..scratching my head...kinda strange things going on over at the Bissell camp lately...each year it seems as though they get more outta state than ever once was one of the biggest teams with the most powerful dudes is not kinda like two gun slingers show up and battle the town..
5 stars


strength or depth of team:
well id see if you look at the core team..its strong as fuck..and they all can ride a bike
5 stars..

appearance:
 One of the most well presented groups in the field, matching kits, bikes helmets and eye wear..you can tell some shop aint trying to out fit em...they look killer...
5 stars


personalty: 
Hmmm Nate, and Jordan (is he still racing??) are good dudes, quiet not the most outgoing but thats ok..
5 Stars


frequency:
on again off again...Nate crosses over nice
but the wrest if there is any...
3 stars...

TOTAL 23



Lathrup/Adams/Sweet Bikes/Felt
size of team and power weight:
wow..Like a high school jock reunion team...if you were fast back 10 or 15 years ago you probably on this team cuz this is the legends team, with a few other dudes tossed in to thicken the stew....now a masters group..racing to there strengths...
5 stars


strength or depth of team:
If its a masters race they may not always win but they will get one of these dudes on podium..strange in numbers is a strange thing in the Masters racing right now it doesn't always guarantee wins..but there aint one on the team that cant handle his bike...and thats a plus
5 Stars


appearance:
Kits look stellar, matching helmets for the most part, make up for for bikes that dont always match but funny i dont notice that shit cuz the kits look soo good...
5 stars


personalty:
good dudes hands down
5 stars...


frequency:
they are old dudes so out hittin up every race every weekend isnt the most practical thing to do it...Wednesday worlds and a weekend race a month is the extent of it...and works for normal humans with lives out side of bike racing
5 Stars

TOTAL 25



Wolverines
size of team and power weight:
n/a


strength or depth of team:
n/a


appearance:
n/a


personalty:
n/a


frequency:
n/a




O2
size of team and power weight:
wow like a bomb went off inside the once bulging and controversial team of 02
2 Stars


strength or depth of team:
yea not much left of these guys, Basic media and the Village bike shop guys ate em to them..
2 stars


appearance:
I personally like the kits, and they presented well when it was a team..
5 stars


personalty:
there again not much to go off of...
4 Stars



frequency:
whats left of them....
1 Stars...

TOTAL 14




Village Bike guys

size of team and power weight:
6 or 8 guys with  3 producing decent numbers...
4 stars


strength or depth of team:
yea solid Wednesday night crew...but i dont see em hittin up the hard shit and getting on podiums, not the best heads in the field either...bone head pack moves and sarcasm doesn't jive well with other weekend warriors
4 stars


appearance:
man...going out on a limb i like the kits..there i said it...but there being brought down by the mismatching bikes, and Johnny Us blue helmet...who ever has the in at the shop.. these mercenaries are ridin for  better blow some more smoke of Dales ass and get him to homie hook up the boys with bro-deal better than the average guys discount on bikes...
4 Stars


personalty:
there again...bone head pack moves and sarcasm doesn't jive well with weekend warriors...im not sure who is mentoring these guys, but a intervention would be a pretty good idea
3 Stars



frequency:
Wednesday worlds , and Alex T is upholding the gravel image for them...but i cant give the 5 star pass just for those two..
4 Stars

TOTAL 19




Onam Now
size of team and power weight:
wow..they have been around awhile not as strong as years past
3 Stars


strength or depth of team:
Yankus, Snyder..Burke, Vanias?? Stange...maybe and some young kids and chicks..
3 Stars


appearance:
I like the kit it looks like nothing else and yes they even make that nasty smith helmet look nice...
4 stars


personalty:
Yankus is goofy and we all know that..must be all the gaming..but he is a decent non dog kicking human, Burke fast but never really had a fun loving personalty..
but man you can trust those guys to ride a bike with brains, as all of them seem pretty stable..Stange no longer looks back all the time so thats saves him from a turd tossed at him..
5 stars..


frequency:
Yankus, Burke, Snyder..are pretty good at riding just about anything with wheels..
6 stars..

TOTAL 21




Pappa Tower
size of team and power weight:
Papp T aint small

4 stars


strength or depth of team:
depends on who or when they cross the border

4 Stars


appearance:
Kit and Bike look kick ass!
5 Stars


personalty:
Tower aint for everyone..but PappaT is a pretty safe dude to be behind...
5 stars


frequency:
mainly the metro area and Canadian crew ..no cross a little gravel..
4 Stars

TOTAL 22





Kinetic Training Systems

size of team and power weight:
dam.. Hess, Foshag, DC the Powerdroid, and former Barry winner Steve B..No one under 37 years old..old guys with big numbers, and lots of race knowledge..

5 Stars


strength or depth of team:
like the over the hill gang..Hess the second best sprinter in the State Foshag can can do just about any passably decent..DC when his head is on straight can turn a hot lap faster than the best of them..
5 stars


appearance:
the kinetic kit looks nice the blue and yellow is nice change to all the black n red..The Logo is nice and looks pro as shit...but the group loses points, no skin-suits and Hess wears solid black shorts that do not match..and no one has matching helmets

3 Stars


personalty:
Hess has probably single handily help someone you know or you along the way..DC is DC if your in his circle your lucky...Foshag is always happy to spread the metal love..and there isnt one dude on that team that cant race a bike all know how to corner and dont pull cheese dick moves

5 stars


frequency:
On again off again these dudes are old soo swingng it every weekend probably aint gonna happen DC still crosses and MTB Foshag will hit up a random gravel race and TT once a year along with most crits

5 stars

TOTAL 23



AAVC
size of team and power weight:
n/a


strength or depth of team:
n/a


appearance:
n/a


personalty:
n/a


frequency:
n/a


solo's
size of team and power weight:
n/a


strength or depth of team:
n/a


appearance:
n/a


personalty:
n/a


frequency:
n/a







no progress w/o sacrifice


see ya tonight suckas...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018



the world before numbers and koms



take risks 
if you win 
you will be happy
if you lose
 you will be wise...

Monday, May 14, 2018



a little early on that bike throw Luke...
Big B strikes first...
Muskegon Crit 2018


Sunday, May 13, 2018





The Rolling Stones performing 
“Till The Next Goodbye” to promote their upcoming album It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll,
 c. 1974

Elvis signing an autograph for 12-year-old Madonna 
- 1970
planet caravan