Monday, October 12, 2009

On Cyclocross, Pittsburgh Bike History and the Misfits...

Cyclocross rules. I hate driving more than 2 hours for a 1 hour criterium, but for cross, a 5 hour drive is no sweat. The mid atlantic rules. There were a lot of fast dudes from the Mid Atlantic going head to head with National "pro" cross racers these last few days in Ohio. Bad Andy, Wes, Wittwer etc. Pretty impressive.
Maybe I just like it cause I do ok at it? I think I would still enjoy it if I was worse than I am.

Pittsburgh Bike Racing History:

So I caught a ride down this weekend for the UCI 3 day with Gerry Pflug. Pflug might be the most accomplished bike racer that people dont know is that accomplished. To quote Ryan Leech "Pflug is a legend." I remember the first time that I raced him, I was like "who is this gray haired dude dropping me on the climbs?!!?!"
On top of it, he has a history of all of Pittsburgh racing for the past 25 years or so. Chew has it too, but you have to have the ability to talk to Chew to get it. Who knew Scotty Root won a silver medal at master's worlds? I didnt. So somebody in the know needs to make a website or something with all of the awesomeness of Western PA before it is long forgotten.

And The Misfits:
The Misfits and Cross go hand and hand, being that it is Halloween (video from 82 pre roided out Danzig) time. They were basically a bunch of jocks dressed in costumes singing songs about horror movies, but were branded a punk band. Danzig became Danzig, Robo was in Black Flag, and in true adult American spirit, they grew up and sued each other for lots of money and rights. Awesome.

"Walk Among Us" was the first punk cassette I owned. It was like 1988 or 89. Between my brother and myself, we wore that thing out. In the late 90's sometime, the box set came out with the lyrics and tons of odd recordings. It was awesome. For those of you who like to download music.... Dont feel bad, cause if you have a good enough lawyer you could probably own the rights to the music as Doyle and Jerry Only do now. The 4 disc box set: D1.rar D2.rar D3.rar D4.rar

What do you think we are ...lightweights?


Burt Friggin' Hoovis said...

When I first started started at Good Ol' IUP, Jerry was an upperclassman. He was already a Cat II, and he was one of the guys that I'm glad I got a chance to see train and race. He was a great guy for a young retard like me to be exposed to when being introduced to the sport.

That said, he was a bit of a prude back then, and really wasn't that good with the women. Not like me and Flick...


Fxdwhl said...

we pound these guitars like they're fucking jackhammers.

Gerry and Andy said...

Thanks Steveo, Leech and I guess Burt, too. Prude? Didn't see that one coming, but it was probably true.

Anonymous said...

In case you haven't seen this. "Pro."

Lenore said...

you're so pro/elite

Urban Jeff said...

Scott Root is a beast.