Monday, September 1, 2008

SSWC is blowin' up

SSWC08 featured in the NY Times.
Has it jumped the shark?
And does Carl Decker's ride report on his custom coaster brake bike represent the future of mountain biking?

None of us were there (not this year at least), but I figured I'd post something while we wait for word back from the boys at the Shenandoah 100.


curveship said...

Dude, the new buzz at the trailhead is (shh!) training wheels. Always being at a right angle to the trail really puts you in touch with the terrain in a way that leaner bikes just can't communicate.

(OT: I think "jump the shark", well, has, when it's linked to its own wikipedia page. Which means ... the new phrase should be ... )

How soon before coaster brakes link to wikipedia?

felonious said...

Fonzie is in the room.

DukePirate said...

I heard that "nuke the fridge" is the new "jump the shark." But I think I read it in Newsweek, though, so the info is suspect.

How about one training wheel, kinda like outrigger-canoe approach to biking?

co2cycle said...

If you have one training wheel, you might as well get a sidecar. Which reminds me, I gotta get a sidecar.

co2cycle said...

Also, I propose that the new replacement term for "jump the shark" is "gone fixie". As in you're no longer moving forward by means of your own effort, but instead are now being propelled forward by momentum that is largely beyond your control (take this either literally or metaphorically).

DukePirate said...

I would like a sidecar, but I'm trying to imagine what I would carry in it. I suppose it could change seasonally: a Christmas tree in winter, a stuffed Blue Devil during bike season, and Hollywood dressed like a cherub during mid-February.