Monday, January 24, 2011

Bikes under stars

The akspokes forum is gasping for air like a stubborn old geezer after the plug is pulled, and it could go dark at any time, so help spread the word that there will be a Frigid Bits event this Saturday at 7 p.m. It will start and end at the Hillside Trailhead Parking lot. For those of you who have never paid attention to the name—and that seems to be 98 percent of local riders—that's the parking lot on Abbott Road at the entrance to Hilltop Ski Area. (Outside the gate.)

This will be a burn barrel-free event, because of the high-visibility nature of the start/finish area, so dress warmly if you plant to hang around after the ride. For full course details, refer to the Alaska forum at

In other news, I'd like to thank Gwadzilla for turning me on to a couple of new bike-related sites recently, including Rides a Bike, the source of today's photo of El Brendel. Rides a Bike claims to be "the definitive online source for charming photos of old-school movie stars on bikes." And since I don't know of another site specializing in such an uncommon subject, who am I to argue?

For more pictures of people on bikes—people far more attractive than El Brendel—check out Chicks and Bikes and

Just don't blame me for any fetishes that result from such an action.

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