Friday, April 13, 2007
"Music...thatz reason enough for me to believe in God." Kurt Vonnegut
A quick few quotes in honor of one of my favorite writers, Kurt Vonnegut, who died yesterday at the age of 84:
Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.
Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
Feeding the Rat: An hour and a half on a glorious day [94 minutes]...rode along the Lake Walk and then down to the end of Park Point. When I got back, I cleaned up my Kelly X-bike and tried to figure out the fastest tire combo for tomorrow's race...I really only have three tires to choose from as I am way tooooooo cheap to go buy tire(s) for a road race primarly on gravel. Last year, the conditions were such as to allow the really fast guys to ride road bikes equipped with regular racing tires, etc. Last year I went with old cyclocross tires, both of which are now completely worn out. This year looks to be similar conditions, but may be a bit softer in some segments of the course...I think I am going with the old bald Michelin Cross-Jet  on the back and either the relatively new, albeit very knobby Kenda cross tire  on the front or the Stans No-Tube Crow [2.0]. The Crow is considerably heavier because it is way wider [itz made for mtb racing], but I love that tire and itz very fast rolling, and I use these tires on my 29er on almost all the courses around here, Plus the Crow looks pretty cool on the Kelly. A negative for the Kenda is that I am worried that the prominent knobs will pick up gravel. Life is about give and take...I'll wait until I get there and ride around a bit to make my decision....