I went for a ride on my bicycle and saw some some cool rotating masses

Yea, through Oakland, to BART, to The City, down the bayside to Hunters Point, Bernal Heights, The Mission, Sunday Streets on Embarcedero, and then out to the Wake Organ with Poppy, a good day indeed, with plenty of rotating Mass along the way


Business as usual in the Bike Industry

I was just thinking about how little effect the current doping scandal is having on the bike industry.

Am I the only one who thinks “The Tour” and every other major “Classic” should be cancelled until they can be reinvented as something a little less, um, wrong?

Hell, who’s left to race anyway? The guys that ratted on the guys that got busted? The guys that still get to come back in six months? They’re better than the guys that got banned? NOT.

I thought I was in the bicycle industry because we were doing good things, positive things that make people healthier and made the planet a bit more livable.

I thought we were better than the hoards of Americans we mock from our high horses, those enamored by the idiocy of ball sports, pro wrestling and NASCAR. (All stuff I personally enjoy on some level, like any other red-blooded American, but you get my point).

This win-at-all-cost mentality is not good for the cycling or the planet and does not need to be perpetrated by the bike industry.

Let’s put our dollars into something else. Like getting people on bicycles, the solution to many, (If not all) of the world’s problems.

Heck, just get one pro team to eat one less fancy pro team dinner, I’ll make some good stuff happen. How many miles of infrastructure would one prima-donna racers salary pay for?

Fuck racing and support bicycle infrastructure dammit!

Welcome! I Gotta Floggin BLOG!

Someone else said it first, but those words have been stuck in me head for some time. I want to make something of it, at the very least a little flog where I can share myself outside of my day-to-day constraints, who knows where it could go from there. Maybe I need to start a church so I can do bad things and use that old excuse that a “Higher being” “Told me to do it”, more likely I will use it to praise a few of my favorite things that rotate. Like bicycle wheels. Any one that knows me knows I am into bikes. I want to talk about bikes, tell people about bikes, be bikes.

But there are other diversions. I like pinball for example, another pastime involving rotating masses. And motorcycles, I have two right now. And cars. Yea, as much as I think that bicycles are the solution to all the world’s problems, a red-blooded American boy can’t go through life with out liken some sweet machines now can he? Then there’s skateboards and motorcycles. And let’s not forget billiards, ping-pong and Bocce. Might get into those subjects as well.

But the biggest rotating mass is that big blue ball we’re all sitting on, planet earth. Now I ain’t gonna get all preachy on ya, but this place does hold a warm spot in my heart for sure. And I might want to leave something for my young one after I have personally burned up all the fossil fools with my V-10 powered Hot Rod.

There ya have it.

I urge you to worship at the church of your choice, whatever day of the week suits your fancy.

Father Maurice