Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Short and Sweet

Well, let's get the weekend started in the proper fashion. First off the bat, the Pittsburgh region is lucky to have a long running mountain bike and cyclocross race series called the Month of Mud. The races are all about an hour long and take place on Sundays. The second race in the series (and only cross race this season) goes down this Sunday, so if you happen to be in the area, check it out.

While most locales, including this one, are deep into cyclocross at this time of year, I have been thinking about bmx. I have been a fan of Ruben Alcantara since the first time I saw him in a video. With lots of speed he bunnyhopped and rode up a handrail. That was about 10 years ago, and I still think it's pretty amazing trick. Here is a video of Ruben that is a few years old, showing that street bmx can be beautiful.

Train Trip from joe rich on Vimeo.

And while we are on the topic of things that are a few years old but still beautiful, take a look at the badass hombre in the photo below because the most important part of today's post is a heartfelt Happy Birthday greeting to my father. Here he is pictured with his 1968 Triumph Tiger. My father has always been a hero to me and he has always been there for me no matter what. I love you Daddio, Happy Birthday! 

Thanks for tuning in again everyone. Have a safe weekend on whatever type of two-wheeled contraption you ride and we'll catch up again next week.

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