Friday, December 31, 2010

Gonna try and do MORE this year!!! :-)

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OT – The Annual (New Years Eve) Ft. Lauderdale Riverwalk Waltz!!!

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OK EZ Biker friends, this New Years Eve always bring back a lot of interesting memories; one being (New Years Eve) Ft. Lauderdale Riverwalk Waltz!!! What you see, is all the area charter boats lined up and down the Riverwalk waterway, waiting for New Years revealers plunk down some SERIOUS $$$, to be part of the New Years Charter cruise experience. Early on, the mood is casual; BUT as the hours tick down, the mood ramps up to a more frantic pace to find THE boat to party on. It’s clearly like a disorganized waltz, how couples and individuals are hopping on / off boats, trying to find the best deal. New Years charters usually start off at $100+ for the cruse, but cost more on your larger more fancy charter cruse boats. BUT as time ticks on, boats start getting filled up and boats have to get underway, for that usual 3 hour cruse. Prices actually drop (For some boats)and go higher for the more fancy boats; as it gets closer for all of them to get underway. Ultimately the boats go out for a short cruse and then make their way to a intracostal water front bar (Once named) Bootleggers (Now called La Playa or something like that) at the intercostal waterway and Oakland Park drive. There you have the multitude of charter boats positioned by about 11:15 PM and the excitement builds. Some boats connect together and the floating PARTY CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARDS A NEW YEAR CLIMANTIC FEVER PITCH. Come midnight, all HEL… breaks loose, with fireworks, boats blowing their horns, crowds cheering and just the ULTIMATE KICK AS… Mother of all parties! Awwwwww yes, the memories! I did 10 of these floating New Year gigs and every one of them, was a TOTAL BLAST!!! :-)

EZ’s 2010 Predictions…PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS….

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WOW! You'd  think I could be correct on at least one of my CHEESY predictions Gladly, a few didn’t come true, especially a bent manufacturer closing or my folding bike one. My FAILED inventions prediction FAILED to LAUNCH again… and no Special person found their way into my life; BUT WOW, what a few bullets did I have to dodge in that endeavor… :-P SO, watch for my FEARLESS… (YAWN…………..) Predictions for 2011 coming soon!!!! :-@

Thursday, December 30, 2010

OT - Farewell OLE Friend! We made A LOT of Great Memories Together!

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I can remember my first Kodak Brownie camera my parents gave me, hundreds of years ago… I have always been fascinated with photography and photo journalism was an easy choice to choose for my college endeavor. SO MANY MEORIES with such Wonderful film! And thus it’s with great sorrow that today my Beloved Kodachrome film fades into history… :-( :-( :-( Here’s one of many links on this sad event…

OT - I MUST CONFESS… I FLIPPED a gift! :-O :-O :-O

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As we are getting closer to the New Year, it’s time to reflect back on some of the positives and negatives for 2010. Positives, I still have my health, job, roof over my head, many friends, subtracted a lot of credit card debt.  and didn’t get into any serious bicycle accidents!

Negatives…errrr ummm, , didn’t do as much bicycling as I wanted to, work has been a lot MORE stressful lately, didn’t reveal my failed inventions… AGAIN and… GULP, er, UM WELL… I SHAMEFULLY FLIPPED a gift… (A Fruitcake surprise…) to an unsuspecting friend! :-O I KNOW I KNOW, it’s the thought that counts,  BUT receiving a fruitcake is kinda like catching a STD or something. I never liked them; even when my Mon tried to dress them up as something different and tasty looking. They don’t die, don’t fade away and probably gets better as it ages! The reality HERE is… They won't go away, unless… you shamefully commit THE LOW LIFE ABOMINATION of……… gift FLIPPING! So like a thief in the night, while over at a cycling friends house, I quietly DUMPED the unloved item, under their tree and faded into the night, gleefully thinking, that FUNKY Fruitcake has finally left me!!! Funny thing though… I haven’t heard from that friend, as you read this post… :-P

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ohhh Yea, I can feel those good vibrations… now… :-P

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

OT – OMG! A GEEZER Sandwich!

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LOL, OK I have and continue to flirt with trying out Boost mobile phone service. (But I hardly ever use my present phone service {T Mobile} I have now) BUT, perhaps this HOT… (EUUU)  sandwich situation might just push me over the edge to try Boost… Oh yea, here’s the link to the REALLY funny Boost Mobile video! ;-)

Gettin UR BIKE Truck On!!! Ohhh YEAAA!!!

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OK, I really tried to put some flashy BLING on this UGLY Betty; BUT you can just do so much... :-P However there’s a REALLY FUNNY video at The Bicycle Forest (Scroll down the page) that’s well worth taking the time to watch! Thanks to BROL forum poster, Bent Wannabee for posting this!

Excellent Recumbent (Performance Orientated) Blog!

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I just found this little gem at the BROL forum post: My Blog… This blog psychling1.blogspot by Dan Fallon has some GREAT information about Bents and seems to be geared for those that have the NEED For SPEED! It will be on my continuous visit list! :-)

Monday, December 27, 2010

OT - Midnight Mass, where is everyone???

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OK, admittedly I’m not a consistent good Catholic Christian church visitor; something I KNOW will come back to haunt me… come judgment day… :-O  BUT I decided to revisit an earlier (Enjoyable) lifelong tradition, of doing Midnight Mass and I was truly ASTONISHED at the rather SMALL turnout. In the past, it was standing room only, with all the overflow areas filled to capacity and vehicles stuffed in the parking lot area. (Meaning if you were one of the unlucky ones that got blocked in; you had to wait until the blocker got back to their car…) BUT not this year. Only one overflow area was needed and even it didn’t get filled to capacity. :-( SAD to say, but I guess going to Midnight Mass has become a passé tradition… :-( :-( :-(

Saturday, December 25, 2010

EZ’z Greeting eCard double post… :-@

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Hummm, gotta lay off all the Nuclear… eggnog! UMMM, that sounds good, time for another refill… ;-P

Friday, December 24, 2010

My WARMEST Happy Holiday Wishes To You ALL!

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

HO… HO… HOoooooooo…. Bicycle Air Helmet! :-P

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Well seeing as Christmas is only a few days away, I’m getting into the Holiday gift giving ideas for bicyclists and this AWSOME… :-P Bicycle Airbag helmet surely will make for a delightful stockin stuffed gift for that lucky cyclist in your life… :-P
ON THAT… EZ Biker Friends, I’ll be taking a short pause for a few days and will be back and posting again around the 27th! Happy Holidays and watch for my musical ecard on Christmas!!! :-)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Who let the TROLLS out, woof woof woof, woof woof woof!

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GERRRRRRRR, you can always tell it’s the Holidays when you see certain post topics pop up at the BROL forums.  This years batch of Holiday Trolls, are really SMELLING up the forum with such thought provoking posts such as: Can anyone talk me into a TRIKE?  Can Anyone Talk Me Out Of A Furai 700?  Can someone please talk all these people out of talking all these other people out of    Kind of reminds me of my old club DJ days, working New Years Eve and you get THOSE KINDS Of PEOPLE that go out ONLY once a year and have no clue, what’s going on in the real world… :-P

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

How dare you! Take this, toss, thunk… ;-P

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WOW! I can’t BELIEVE all the GREAT… stocking stuffer gifts… that are popping up all over, just before Christmas! Now here’s a REAL TREAT… posted by BROL Forum poster Goatbiker: Driver behaving badly? Yellow Card 'em. So you pack some of these magnetic yellow cards while bicycling and then pitch one at a vehicle operator that does something nasty to you, while on your bike. I’LL SHOW YOU! FLIP, PLOP… :-P To read more about this IMPRESSIVE… vehicle / bicycle stunt neutralizer gift, please check out this link…

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hummm… This could be a fun beach cruiser… :-P

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I’m truly an easy touch when it comes to bike humor! Here’s one of many artistic bike photos that you can see at www.bukisa.com/articles/300842_bikes-art-and-humor.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

OOOOH NO! Not in Canada Too! :-(

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WELL SAD to say, but my thoughts that Bicycle Bigotry was only an American thing, has now gained an ally in our neighboring Canada… :-( From the BROL forum post: Pinko Commies, posted by VonWheelin, there’s a character there that obviously has no life and what little he has, he projects profound disgust towards bicycling. One has to wonder what bad experience this buffoon might have had with bicycling sometime during his life. Here’s the link to read more about this character… :-@

Now THIS is some serious triking!!! :-)

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Probably NOT GOOD to ride in the rain…

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This is just one of many really COOL and different concept bike you can find at plateaumag.wordpress.com.

Friday, December 17, 2010

We have LIFT OFF… :=O

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

OT – The 80’s Gotta Love that time period!

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I was searching for a commercial food item “The Yumbo” from Berger Kings, back in the 80’s and got sent this website, by a friend who is the KING of retro nostalgia. Inthe80.com is the website and it packs a TON of memories from that era. A much check out and see, for anyone!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Now I like this train of thought!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New bicycling shoes for women… :-P

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Monday, December 13, 2010

A bike trail I’d SERIOUSLY PASS ON DOING! :-P

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My photo hat off to the photographer Victor Lucas who photographed these BREATHTAKING photos of some DAREING REAL mountain bikers on terrain that does not offer a second chance, if you do an ooops… :-O Yours truly would not even dare to pack or use a camera, much less even consider biking this… trail. :-P Here’s the link for this endeavor, with even MORE wide-eyed photos!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hummm… :-P

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hummm… :-P

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Breaking News! Florida HPRA Race is on!!! :-)

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It is with GREAT Pleasure and Excitement to announce the 2011 HPRA Race in Florida is a GO!!! WHOO HOO! I just got this bit of info from Shari at the SFRR board. I photographed the Velo Dome side of the event last year and it was an absolute blast! For anyone that might be Bent curious, this is an event you should mark on your calendar, not to miss! Who knows, I might even get motivate to compete this year! :-O For more information, please visit this link.

Friday, December 10, 2010

OMG!!! Mountain biking on a BENT!!! :-O

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WOW! And I thought I had set my Bacchetta Aero up as a bullet proof bent adding aero spokes to it… BUT here’s another B Aero done up even BETTER! I caught this Beauty at the Bacchetta Forum thread: Post Your Favorite Bacchetta Photo 2010 AND here are some YouTubes video and video of this little beastie in Action!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

A “FIXIE” Bent?

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Hey EZ, Love your site and visit it often. I got into a discussion with some of my fellow roadie friends (I’m thinking of doing the bent thing soon) and said there’s NO WAY, there could ever be a “Fixie Bent”. Any chance of me proving them wrong? Signed Eric

Hello Eric, thanks for your email. And YES WAY there is such a thing as a FIXIE Bent, which Bacchetta’s John Schlitter put together and that you can see at this link!!!

Hmmm, where's my post?

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WELL I thought I had done today's post, BUT I guess not. Will do so, later today! Sorry about that.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Some recumbents make great rabbits… :-P

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Hummm…

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Monday, December 06, 2010

Favorite Picture Thread at BROL!

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I’m always a sucker for great bicycle photo shots; so this latest thread at BROL, Your favorite Picture is really a nice thread to go check out!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

OOOOPS! Should have posted this earlier… :-(

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The annual Florida Inlet Challenge ride is going on as I compose this post… I should have posted this earlier, BUT chalk this up probably as another senior moment for me. Obviously I’m not there to enjoy the event; as I’m doing some downtime relaxing; BUT I hope all my fellow cyclists out there are having a SAFE FUN RIDE!

Road sign of the day… At any given time… EEEEEEEEEEK!

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Saturday, December 04, 2010

Another one… gets away! :-( *&^%$**%%$#@

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I make no bones about the fact that I truly LOVE and enjoy my present (Standard) Ti Aero. Technically it fits me to a T; as if it was built exactly for me. BUT… I’ve always flirted with a (Large) frame Ti Aero, so I could move the seat up a few inches to better center my weight on the bike. WELL good ole ATLCORSA who is one of THOSE true Blue Killer B types is parting with his large Aero used in RAMM and it’s setup exactly the way I have always wanted mine to be. However it now appears to already be sold, but you can still check out the listing at the BROL classifieds. (OK, trying to make myself feel good here…) Maybe I’m not that broken hearted… because I’m still wanting to experience a carbon fiber, 700cc wheel recumbent anyway…………. YEA…………… RIGHT! :-P

LOW RACER… BAD ASS CHOPPER STYLE!!!

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Friday, December 03, 2010

A Great stocking stuffer… :-P

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If you are wondering what kind of Holiday gift to get that special bicycle person, look no farther than at Bontrager! You will surly be THE HIT at your next bicycle ride or event! :-P

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Sideways Biking! Another challenge to the DF Empire! :-P

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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Ohhh, YEEEEESSSSS! There IS STILL a Titanium High racer to be had!

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From the BROL forum post: Titanium Performer highracer 700C is absolutely STUNNING! Although I don’t see any pricing; I bet that will probably be STUNNING as well. :-) Also you can just enter pulsarcycles.free.fr/ into Google and then hit the translate link and you can read all about it in English. :-)