Le 34/28 Archive

DDD 045 – There goes my hero.

The immediate connotation attached to peacekeeping is one of lollipops, rainbows, and general sissiness.  Dave Grohl proves that it’s possible to keep the peace in a completely badass fashion. ... Continue reading

DDD 044 – Who worked on this before me?

Many sectors of the service industry suffer from low self esteem. That lack of efficacy is often manifested on one very simple exchange   Professional -”Who worked on this before me?” Client – “John Doe” Professional – “Well they totally butchered it.  Look what they did with cross-butterfly-regurge-valve-separator-incline-sensor!  That should always point due north when ... Continue reading

DDD 043 – From the glory that was 1978

“It’s either the best or it’s the worst, and since I don’t have to choose I guess I won’t” From Lou Reed’s “Street Hassle”. ... Continue reading

DDD 042 – To the bitter end

I live near the top of a hill.  Not West Van madness, but a 3 minute 300w hill nonetheless.  Coming home from a ride, I promise myself I’ll noodle up the hill, as I need the cool down.  But then, magically, 1 block ahead of me, Laurent Fignon pops out onto the hill.  It might ... Continue reading

DDD 041 – Throw it back

I’m a huge  fan of early to mid 90′s mountain bikes; the frames, the gear, the attitude – all of it.  Remember Tomac on the drop bars, and Tinker’s Cannondales and Ned Overend never ceasing to amaze?  To quote Nicolas Cage in Raising Arizona, “These were the salad days” My chops were cut on a ... Continue reading

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