Just another bike blog by a bike riding Viper

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The videos

Been sick and no time for bicycling much less blogging. Oh well, no one really missed me. Anyway, here are some videos y’all need to watch:

Bike related

same guy with his brother:

I have no need for this gun, but I still want one:


Sun is here…

looking forward to some good times this spring and summer. Hope to hit the trails this weekend.

Roll on,

Capt Bob

The trees are drawing me near, I've got to find out why

Something, calls to me,
The trees are drawing me near, I’ve got to find out why
Those gentle voices I hear, explain it all with a sigh.

Tuesday Afternoon – Moody Blues


I’m swell, how are you?

Nothing like a good weekend bike ride to clear the head and rejuvenate the soul. I headed up to Auburn to take a crack at the lake Clementine loop on my rigid, single speed 29’er. Being that I’m out of shape and over weight it was harder than I imagined. I also made the big mistake of wearing my S works mtb shoes. These suckers are great for riding, but suck ass for hike a bike, which of course I ended up doing in substantial amounts. It was wind sprint to walk, to wind sprint to walk all the way to the top. My heal paid the price:

 

Why yes, that is a Robt Williams Santa Cruz deck in the backgroung

More photos in the post (and they are not gross).

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420 challenge

Anyone up for Captain Bob’s 420 challenge? What is it you ask? It is a ride I have had in mind ever since Mr Phelps got into trouble. The details: meet in Discovery Park (Sacramento) and ride to Folsom Lake and back on 4/20/11 in 4 hours and 20 minutes (or less). The ride is 64 miles, so you need to average 15 miles an hour to complete it on time. I’ll make a flyer and see if anyone is down. It is on a Wednesday, so I might be flying solo…


Just me and my bike for a better life.

My plan was, and is, to use mainly original content on this here blog, but I felt like I just had to post this video. These kids sum it up.


So.. what’s this all about?

So, just what is this blog all about you may ask yourself? Well I started this blog for a variety of reasons. First off, it should be obvious I like to get tuned up (by attending “safety meetings” that usually consist of one viper) before I ride my bike. These leads to all kinds of good blog posts in my mind that never actually pop out for human consumption, but trust me they are good and I’m hoping to prove that to you now that I have an outlet. Another reason is that I feel like bike riders who like to drink are well represented in the bike blogosphere by sites like http://drunkcyclist.com/ , http://allhailtheblackmarket.com/, http://evilcycling.com/ and http://www.ritteracing.com/blog/, but us vipers… well not so much. To be fair Evil and Drunk have their occasional viper post, but I know Stevil of AHTBM is not really down.


Hello Vipers and non Vipers alike

Wow… only ten years of riding my bike around thinking about my “blog” did I finally start it. Maybe all those safety meetings really did slow me down.

This cake pretty much sums it up.I never noticed the little hand taking some paint off the bike. Little bastard.. Thanks to Dart Man Johnny for the pretty cool 40th b day cake.