Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association

Headquarters for the Slender Fungus Cycling Association
Brewers of Hardy Rides.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It's the end of the season??????????????

It has come to my attention that many cyclists have already called it quits for this year. I mean they are packing it up and not riding out doors anymore. As a matter of fact they are already coming into our shop and buying indoor trainers, blocks, mats and trainer specific tires.
I am just bewildered by this behavior. The Slender Fungus had one of the best rides this past Sunday. As a matter of fact our season is just starting. We are hitting up the beautiful gravel roads. The countryside is exploding in wild, deep colors. The shadows are long, the light rich, the fields beautiful . Why would you want to call it quits now???
We can't wait to put on some wool shirts, some leg warmers, carry a flask of whiskey to share. We can't wait to try out some new lights. Every year they get brighter and cheaper. Hello?????????? Are you still there?
And then there is this amazing world known as modern clothing. Fabrics like Windstopper, Goretex, fleece.  Stuff that is now light and keeps you warm without being bulky at all. Stuff that washes easily and lasts for years.
And last but not least the exploding field of Fat Bikes. Adorned with some nice flat pedals and some insulated hiking boots they will take you through the winter.
Pogies will protect you hands, and I guarantee you will have a shitload of fun out there.
So, please...... Don't pack it in yet.

We have just begun,

Slender Fungus Cycling Association.


Guitar Ted said...

Well put, Ari. I for one could never get into "rides to nowhere" on trainers or take more than a 5 minute spin on a set of rollers. It drove me mad, and I think that is because I love the experience of cycling more than being fit. If fitness is your only goal, (or social interactivity, as some will do indoor training as a group), then you will get on well with trainers and rollers and spin cycles- whatever.

For those of us who crave the entire experience of cycling, then doing so outdoors, no matter the weather, is the only acceptable alternative.

Skinny Phil said...

Hey Ari, send 'em out to Syracuse. Tim O. and I will show them how to embrace the cold and snow on 700x32's while wearing EMS mittens!