Wednesday, July 13, 2005 :::
I haven't owned a bike since my very first Huffy, which was a ten-ton dirt bike with shiny chrome and padded handlebars (that in my experience served no real purpose when you were flying up and over them, head-first onto the pavement, after trying to do a sweet jump over a golf-ball-sized rock).
I told my mom that I wanted to buy a new bike for riding around the lakes, and she reminded me that I still have that old BMX bike in the garage, and it was still in great shape. As if it would be perfectly normal for a thirty-year-old man to grind around the lake on his BMX. The real problem is that I'm way too self-conscious to wear a bike helmet and I'm worried about my well-being. I'm particularly clumsy, and as you can see, it's quite easy for just about anyone to hurt themselves on a bike:
Now that I think about it, nearly every single memory I have of being on a bike involves me falling off of it.
::: posted by dan at 3:17 PM :: [ link ] :: (16) comments
16 previous comments:
As long as you have more clothes than the nudists and more intellect than the president you'll do just fine.
By , at 3:58 PM
God - the look on the guy watching Bush bite it is priceless!
By , at 4:11 PM
BMX'ers are hot studs. Get out your BMX, Dan, and live on, you steed of a man.
I heart the Bushy biting it photo.
By Holly, at 4:14 PM
me wikey the chinese won...ha ha ha.
By , at 4:26 PM
so, did the president not see the gate - or just not see the guard in the bright yellow jacket?
By locomocos, at 6:03 PM
ouch - that nudist one leaves me cringing. Imagine scraping your privates or boobs on the cement and getting that huge scrape kids get on their knees? OH the horror. But I LOVE the president one - what an ass.
By , at 6:17 PM
nude biking good times
By Satisfied '75, at 6:30 PM
Maybe you should get your inner ear checked.
By lynne, at 8:00 PM
Yeah, the gate and guard in front of W are nearly invisible. What a tool.
By ptw, at 9:03 AM
Dan, I have an extra mountain bike in my garage/ Brent's storage. All yours if you want it...just needs a little tlc.
By , at 9:31 AM
the nudie crash makes me nauseous.
By Honey Bunny, at 10:10 AM
I could have lived a very happy, fulfilled life without seeing Dubya's ass in the air like that.
Now I have to go scrub my eyes.
By Jake, at 10:47 AM
dan, don't be an asswad. wear the helmet. because no matter how great you look without one, the pavement will always be harder than your skull.
By , at 9:34 PM
So is it seriously wrong to laugh at the misfourtune of the people in those pics? I mean "beverage of your choice shooting out your nose" laugh?
The nudies deserve what they get if they fall off their bikes. I mean....puh-leeeeasee.
By Colleen, at 9:50 PM
if you get a helmet like this one, you can kill two birds with one stone and probably use it as a tax write off.
By fizzy a.k.a. fifi, at 9:57 PM
I used to have a purple bmx bike with purple n' white checkered bumper pads all over it. I flew off the handlebars of that thing five times. Some people never learn.
By , at 4:50 PM
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