Friday, December 28, 2012

ThNR Report

James, Mike and I witnessed a pre-ride toboggan race between Franklin and good-guy Jonny G.  Franklin slid down my front yard and across the street for the win.  We mossied around town and found Tom and fat-boy Craig then rode some laps at the new snoval, slid across the pond and rode up and down the hill.  Giles found us just in time for a revisit to the snowboard jump where Craig was bucked by his fat bike, Franklin found some air and Giles found some ground.  Schiesse and Duke joined us at the clubhouse where minutes include: old school computers and games, Scandals nightclub and late night meatball subs, memories of the Hipster sleeping around the fire, no wings this week but we did have popcorn and hot sauce, southern cuisine - the purkucken (duck in a chicken in a turkey in a pig), 'Merica - F YA!, greasy Back 40 stories, bike shoes V boat shoes, never trust a skinny person, spitting on cars, brown chamois, Lindsey Bars/crackles, and bacon chocolate chip cookies.  Good times.

G hates it
The silver bullet wins by a car lane
Craig and G

Laps at the Snoval 

"You should try it in your mouth"

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Let's bike away some Christmas calories, then sip them back on at the clubhouse.
See you at 8.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Creek Ride

Some of us were looking to ride bike on Christmas and some of us were looking to avoid family commitments.  In either case it was a chance explore the cycling potential on Buffalo creek.  Lyle had the wrong bike - until we got to the creek, then his half-fat bike was the enviable option.  He spun along with ease as the rest of us dug into the snow, swerved and swore our way down the creek.
Fat in the front - 29'er in the back
Dan and Patrick watch Lyle and Albert  
Tight tunnel pass
Dan ran out gas but found some lung butter

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


It doesn't matter if it's Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza or Ramadan … as long as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our saviour.

Best Christmas tree ever!
Dan and I are going to put on our new wool socks and try to ride on the creek to the warming shack for some Christmas cheer.  Join us at 2:00.  JS

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays ABES! DS

Monday, December 24, 2012

EOW CX 2012 Photo Dump

Provincial CX Champion, Albert Falk, took most of these photos.  Cheryl and I took the rest...

- Brad winning the B race
- Watching Albert ride down the hill while most others around him were running
- The sketchy descents and uphill slogs
- High-fiving Mani-Yeti during the race
- Seeing the cross crowd again
- Watching my kids finish a challenging kids lap
- More Olympia water-bottles for the kids (me)
- Passing Lyle as he takes a hydration break from the Hipster

- Lyle passing me after his hydration break and beating me by a mile.

Friday, December 21, 2012

ThNR Report

Gavin, Shaun, David, Tom, Giles, James, Dan, Franklin and I enjoyed a beautiful night of cycling.  David was riding his shiny new bike, James made the call to play knockdown games, the pond was in perfect condition for a skidding contest, and Franklin’s idea to have races down the hill and across the ice was dangerous and fun.  Giles fell at least 6 times during the night as he was dialing in his fishtail skids.  He and Gavin also tried their luck at jumping off the snowboarders ramp but the snow was too soft for success – it did provide entertainment for those sane (chicken) enough not to attempt it.  We found Duke and Albert at the clubhouse where minutes include: Dan plans to bring Crystal some finger linkin’ heat, Shaun lost a terabyte of memory and his marbles, the Altona courthouse judge’s chambers/arena-canteen and the holding cells/hockey dressing rooms, playing Chicken Or Go as a teenager, my kids love Shauns pottery, the ABES support Joanne Wiebe in her bid for town council, I “lost” money at the meat draw last Saturday, David wears bonnets with bees in them, Dan wants the world to end so he can tell people he was there when it happened, stories from the greatest poker tournament ever, Dan is a near-beer connoisseur, Sheila Dikshits will never be a jr. high school teacher, the legend of the Redheads, the day after the end of the world cross race at Fort Whyte, money was donated at the VLT’s, the Portland Trailblazers draft pick curse, Albert looked like a member of the Village People or Vito Corleone from The Godfather, and drunk talk: I’m fart and I’m smunny!  Good times.

Giles goes up and over
Gavin grins and wins the downhill race
Dan brought cookies
I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse/YMCA
Franklin digs the wings
Finger-lickin good y'all

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

ThNR Report

Dan, James, Franklin, Paul W, Gavin, Steven, Shaun, Giles, Charles and I went for a spin around town.  We stopped at the park for some runs down the hill and the first  knockdown games of the season.  Paul beat everybody back to the clubhouse where we were joined by Duke, Tom and David.  Minutes include: Serbian donkey cheese, rice pudding has a love/hate following, trying to eat a spoonful of cinnamon, bear milk, stoned on epoxy, harmless V stupid with an agenda, Bunge spent $30,000 on chicken and pizza in 10 days, Shaun was harassed by pervy pigs, habitual speeding, the Bike Jerks commandments, highway accident stories – "Save yourself, I'm trapped!" (take off your seatbelt Steven), Morris is a dirty town, Boundary Trails Nordic Club, new law states that Canadian dogs must understand commands in English and French, DSwat’s missing chocolate, videos du jour: the history of rapBrazilian elevator pranks, and monkey with an AK-47, David is going to Florida, Steven and Gavin are off to Fernie, the MPI – double payment scam, David’s poker tournament was so very, very awesome, Franklins eyes were popping out of his head from the extra-hot wings, and Steven had the best unintentionally funny line of the night: “Dick doesn’t spend enough time on the big hoe.”  Good times.  JS

Gavin tries to take down Dan
Giles pre-falls for James
Giles implements his anti-theft feature

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


On!  8:00.
Remember this guy?
Designed by Duke.

Friday, December 7, 2012

ThNR Report

PW, Dan, Steven, James, Gavin, David, Ike, Tom, Mike and I ambled around town.  Mike left early, Duke found us and left us and Giles found us and kept us.  Minutes include: Gavin passed around a petition so that Joanne can run for town councillor – vote early and vote often, I thought DSwats poker tournament was the greatest poker tournament I've ever been to, Safeway members: Patty Pancakes and Beese Fient, Steven’s band is booking gigs for the Christmas concert circuit, Electric Honey wings, “Bringing tupperware to an all-you-can-eat buffet is so Mennonite it’s Scottish”, an ABE assembled advent calendar (pictured above), plastic money is sticky, Giles broke a sweat with the extra hot wings, wood-chipper = Fargo, interventions/the airing of grievances, gondola hotbox and illegal winter housing, carnies in summer are the ski lift operators in winter, adding more bad does not make it better, Sawhiebzky’s cycling the Habitat for Hilarity, Steven shared the ultimate dog tease video, and the clubhouse jukebox played the best/worst 1980’s music…All night loong (all night).  Good times.  JS

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Town or country ride?  Meat Draw volunteer?  We'll figure it out.  8:00

Sunday, December 2, 2012

David's Got Moves

Cindy was kind enough to share her Gangnamzky Style video.  Thanks Cindy.

David and Cindy "celebrating" in Barbados.  Funny Guy.