Tuesday, May 31, 2016










Eb n Flo

Congrats you all survived the Memorial day weekend and the official kick-off to summer...

Lots going on all over US but between barbecues, boating, and setting up the blow up pool.. here we had 100 mile mountain bike races and Two days of road racing in the Miscene..Saturday brought you another edition of the Waterford show and Sunday took us all out to Ann Arbor for the final Hurrah of the springs series...quite a kick off..or more befitting to the Eb and Flo of what we are seeing around here..


But if i had my way from the grave i woulda did it like this...

  • Saturday Waterford A.M. 1 lap Team Trial..No team you fly solo..TT bikes allowed 
  • Waterford circuit race all category..lapped riders pulled
  • Sunday. 1 lap AAVC time trial solo
  • AAVC crit cat 1/2/3 and masters 90 minutes..everyone else respectable times
Ominium payout for the top 15 in all classes home early enough on Monday to hang with the family or go bust out a hot lap at the local trail with the rest of the hot shoes..

sounds fun to me..

Monday, May 30, 2016


will return next week at its regular scheduled time

Friday, May 27, 2016






1.looking back
2.Masters nationals
3.braking too much
4,pedaling on the top tube
5.poor warm ups
6.excuses
7.missing pulls
8.everyday mathematics
9.racing just because
10.negative assholes
11.life
12.this shitty blog
13.politics
14.bottled water
15.people

technical, stupid and silly

Thursday, May 26, 2016


not a fiber found anywhere


be the hero you want to see in the world

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cover me with skin and hair



Gary:
Colors and patterns, shapes and fonts and stripes....god i just love a good coloring book..i never really grew out of ya know Lemmy...Staying in the lines is for people that need self control..im pretty good at holding myself together i never really needed to be told to...if i had to pick my favorite would be tough but...id have to go with my friend Ts....soo many shades of grey...I cant but help noticing the team kits out there today..they just dont do it for me like the ones back when i came on board...

Lemmy:
Gary in my opinion i have scene a decent one in two seasons..occasionally one will grab my whiskey shrouded vision..but nothing like before..

Gary:
Yea but i know the routine on how the whole design program works..its a thankless job....and says alot about how style concussion some folks be..

Lemmy:
let me pass through a few at you present and past Gary and you give me pass or fail and why..

Gary:
shoot em at me..

Lemmy:
Onam-Now

Gary:
well id give it a pass since they are the only one not sporting the black and red color scheme that seems so popular..but that being said..its a fail when capped off with that Smith helmet..and even worse when worn ala Yankus with a bac-lava under neath..just looks bad..

Lemmy:
Wolverine sports club

Gary;
well if they can get on the same page and all wear the same kit..IE throw back Red/white on..but there again they fail miserably when they mis-match

Lemmy
 KLM/coldcreme

Gary:
pass for the color selection..fail in the font department...........boring

Lemmy:
Bissell 2016

Gary:
full on pass..i get a lil chubby when i see this one..great use of the popular neon thing going on..

Lemmy:
Bells beer circa 2009

Gary:
there again full on pass..id kill a kid in front of his own momma to get my hands on one those kits and matching cycling caps..

Lemmy:
EPS/louis whatver out of GR

Gary:
i like that one its distinct not too much going that you cant read it..i also liked the old East Hills Velo kit before..

Lemmy:
so all good choices..your all time favorites,,,and what pulls a good team kit together...

Gary;
the last version of the Flying Rhinos, The Black Ace kit..The Lathrup kit before the black and orange..the 2006 Essex brass..Founders
colors thats obvious..logo placement...legible..if its going to be a corporate logo it needs to be exact..to many color..Bah..,,matching helmet..matching eye wear..not just one guy..if its a team they all need to look exact....i prefer solid color no matter what the kit design is.arm warmers are ok without knee warmers..but not the other way around..unless your the Bunny and he just gets a free pass,,

see you next week..

remember..We play Rock n Roll

Lemmy

Triple Sex







Monday, May 23, 2016

The rats and the suckers the strong and the lame


Cant have a fantasy without including some humans right..and with 10 years of observing of what the scene has to offer..boy howdy road blockers there has been and are some good solid groups of pedal pushers out there..put your dream caps on for this one..old timers may recall some of the players that will be coming to the line to this fable.....

Lathrup Industries/Sweet rides:
Adams
Bruce
Russell
Zoltowski
Docsavage

a team chocked full of old age and wisdom...but can they make it. theres engines..but there downfall will be the cross and mountain bike stages..plus side Docsavage is a crafty SOB on the crit end..and if The Eagle can find form he too can finish it..Bruce may show or may not..Zman can launch a mean sprint but needs to time it right...

O2:
Zendler
Dega
Pappa T
Erik Mcbride
Benny whats his name...

just a small spec on the total roster of this team..Zender can TT..and is a decent crosser.. Dega i hear can ride a mtb and is solid on the track..sorry no track stage this year.....PappaT can roll a break if you uses his head.as long it doesnt go up hill...Erik is a decent sprinter and good bike handler...Benny whats his name..can pedal while sitting on the top tube and it may be the deciding factor on the the road course...

Bissell:
Diekma
Williams
Leach
Lam...if he ever heals
Beebee

More refined than before and way more horse power..Beebe is or could be a state champion in almost any event listed here..a huge swimmers engine...the weakest link is going to be Leach but he aint all too bad..they will crush the TT and probably podium every other event...


Wolverine cycling:
Kroske
Dybo 
Max
Bedow
Verture

a team in a rebuild state dont expect too many surprises here..Max maybe the biggest gun on the squad..he cross decent..and the road race will be his strength...i hear Bedow is on the come back trail..and Kroske is coming off a big win in the Hossier state...i love these guys but i suspect pack fill and a few top 10s

Team Giant/ZIngermans
York
Burke 
Cruckshank redemption
Weir
Bowser

Multi state champions adorne this squad...some of the best all arounders aval..weakest stage The TT..Bowser and Weir will hurt em there..Burke can TT, Mtb, and roadrace better than half the scene..and well the Bunny...hard as nails

OG Bissell
Howard bros Sven
Howard bros Graham
Witte
Derek Graham
Whitehead

how many times will the Howard bros lap the field at Rockford..Witte hasn't put the pounds on yet and is capable of a 1600 watt sprint..ol DG will in a break..and can ride a mean MTB as well..the older howard bros crossed before and will come with skills...classic

The Argyle Army
The WIZ
DC
Tommy C
Andy B
SEAMEN
Ken

Daves original super team...DC can ride a mean MTB or any bike but his head will limit him the WIZ will take down anyone on a cross bike during this time period..and Tommy will laugh you right off the trail..Ken is a worker B and right this very second Seamen is wearing the skinsuit of this former talented team...help us lord Dave,,,the  Wiz is your only hope

The Tri-shop
Parr
Scotty A
Simonster
Mike Simonson
Mike

Simonster holds this squad together..at least on the horsepower dept..but lacks the road mentality to beat the other brighter goups

Onam right fucking Now:
Yankum
Andy G
Vanias
Cavender
Snyder

Yankum and Vanias are the best all arounders here they will excel on the dirt sections..Vanias has solid shot at the MTB stage win..Snyder is a solid MTB but that knee issue has left him behind for..now podiums but probably not too many wins..Yankus may snag a few KOMS.and get in a solid move on the road race and gravel stage.but thats it..Cavender if he comes in fit may challenge some the sprinters for those points..

AAVC:
Wall
Soltan 
Feng
Fritz
Bailey

no doubt one of the softer teams..Soltan with more fine tuning could be a spoiler good crosser..not shabby of roadie...and bailey is the king of dirt..but will not be a factor..the pack needs fill

ESP/Louis somethin or other
Swatloski
Nuyvier
Jason Young
Shamburger
Mcmullen

The Highlander will surprise no one on the crit, and Jason young will ride in a few breaks and get on the podium in at least a few events...weak link the cross and mtb stages will take away valuble time and points to this squad..if there were a running stage McMullen would help em out more 


KLM/Colcreme
B-Rad
Osgood
Verran
JTP
Frierichs

good solid group with all there cards on the MTB and cross stages..but overall this group is defiantly under horse powered here..If Verran had the form he had a few years ago he would be there best shot at podium,,but at best pack fill

Jacks Bikes/Kinetic training
Hess
Foshag 
Ehrman
Tran
Mcwilliams
odd mix of old guys and dudes that like to ride alot..Foshag being the best all arounder of the group..He could surprise a few people with the cross hot lap, Hess sprints like a guy 15 years younger but for a stage win or a few KOMS he needs to get in a break or two..Ehrman has the watts..but the cards need to fall in his way..Mcwilliams can ride a mean century..

Essex Brass
Antonuk
Sorry
Riveria
Elias
Gilboe

Gilboe will lead the team on the TT field..Sorry will ride decent on the grass..Antonuck will make splash on the road race with help from Tom and Riveria may find his legs for the bunch sprint lotsa moves but nothing solid...

Lead me Out:
SHREK
Kuiper 1
Kuiper 2
Hotchkins
The Hulk

The Hulk and shrek carry the big engines here..off road Shrek may sneak into the top 10 the oldest of The K bros..on a good day will sniff the boxes at the crit..but hell he surprise you like he did a few years back at the state RR 

South Lyon/Team Sun Rise

Lekowvich
Keomany
Iser
Rigdon
Wieczorek


remember these guys..guess there back..with two little suckers that will be sure to get under your arm pit in a crit or better yet gap you off...these guys were invited solely for pack fill

Ford Giant circa 2006
Adams
Docsavage
Dudley
Tarrant
Durrie

the super power team of the 2000..this team posse some of the strongest riders to date..and there coming locked in loaded with before kids, full time practices and life commitment type wattage..Adams or Dudley will come good in the crit Docsavage will be the man to beat in the RR Durrie and Tarrant are going power the team TT like locomotives...only weak link will be the MTB stage..leaving Archer off the roster could hurt him here..

Cane Creek circa 2006
Card
Foshag
Weinert
Walker
Selow

In a all around status these five could take a stage win in every event..from a NORBA pro multi state TT champion, road champion four cyclocross state titles..and too many numerous mtb wins to credit...they will need to pull out all the tricks to take down at least three other teams listed

Team Whole foods circa 2005
Renkema
Dybo
Cavender
Tony B
Kacey Manderfield

Renkema, and Manderfield..two of the best sprinters to come from Miscne..Renkema solid off road as well..TonyB will work for these two along with Cavender..In this early form Dybo was still capable of the roll-away...

Bells Beer
Anderson
SIMONSTER
Lummis
Brewchamp
Meyers


The original power team not alot of road smarts here..cept for Anderson..but mano o man put these guys off road in there 06 form and look out..throw your money down on the mountainbike stage win for these guys and its probably a safe bet


Wolverine circa 2012
Rodd bros 1
Rodd bros 2
Timmy F
Dybo
Cross

lots of fast twitch muscles going on here..can maybe Timmy can pull it all together can Dybo still pull out a old roll-away?...can the the Rodd bros come in with fitness....

West Michigan coast riders
Hendler bros 1
Hendler bros 2
Shoberg
Renkema
Burke

Shoberg a great crit racer, MTBer and cyclocrosser ..Renkema see above..the Hendler bros crit and road state titles..and Burke how many TT titles...solid team with a ton of cards to play....top 3

Alpine cycle 
Zoltowski
Adams
Quiring
Swiatlowski
Robinson

all road power..cept Q..Brett Robinson in his early form is the cyclocross guy..put Q down on the mtb side..Swiatlowski all around..Zoltowski as a worker bee and Brian Adams plays clean up...heavy hitters here

Mountain Monstre
Tanguy
Wakely
SIMONSTER
Catlin 
Acker

the long shot squad....total wattage and natural combined more than about three other of the teams combined..but can they couple it together 

Priority Health circa 2011-12
Lam
Gotwald
Brennen
Fisher
Mcbride

TT ers and young riders and Former pros will make this team playable..but to get it organized will be tough..they lack the cross skills, and mountain bike stage



TAO of T


Havent shared a TAO moment in a long time but over the past few weeks, and countless hours of late nights sippin the unconditional love  at the TnA watchin America go by.. Ive come to the simple conclusion ..i tell myself..

T Stop forcing yourself to preserve dying friendships. 
It’s not worth it, you know the vibe is off.

even the best stuff in life sometimes just goes away without explanation 

Saturday, May 21, 2016