the can you see us now ride was awesome…until it came time to give out the schwag. the announcer called number after number on the raffle tickets with no reply, but some people got multiple prizes…go figure.
the infamous, but rarely disappointing, burque poker ride. meet @ hidden/mc duffie park at 9pm. byob,b,b,b.
torgv 2011. 100 miles of the valley, from los ranchos to belen and back. the weather looks comfortably promising for a nice ride. $60…or free. if you still happen to be in belen at 405pm, railrunner will take you back to burque for a small fee.
on the eve of polka’s departure, i think of the slow, fizzling away of the fixed gear scene here in abq…looking through my numbers…names of people i haven’t seen for a year, longer…critical mass, july 4th 2008, 100+…critical mass, may 6th 2011, 6… i remember sam of fixed and free, riding up central carrying a 6′ ladder on his cannondale track bike…now he has a truck…spokecards taped to my fridge…collecting dust and curling in the heat…the races are dried up like the desert flowers before august came…when is our august coming? when will we bask in the glorious cameraderie of days past?
some of us are still around, lurking in the shadows of our jobs and dark bar corners…hoping for a flyer of an upcoming halloween race or what have you. you’ll find some, furiously drinking away their sat. night on the poker ride.
crazy parties, crazy races and rides, crazy to think things would never end…
one day our august will come, and we’ll ride deep into the night.
chronicling the sub-surface rumblings of abq's fixed bikelife.