Saturday, September 8, 2012

Spin Club

Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think every thing you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned- Tyler. 

The above warning, issued by Tyler Durden, is one of the many quotable lines from the Fight Club, checking in at number 5 on the RCVman annual movie review. I am not sure if any mass market film contains more uncomfortable scenes than David Fincher's epic rephrasing of the classically psychotic Jeckyll & Hyde theme. Pitt and Norton are terrific together as they take on the who's who charade (in a world of shadows and sabotage). Please also note that if blood makes your queasy, you might opt for Mary Poppins instead.

I will assume that most of us are NOT going to start a fight today, instead channeling our energies and positive emotions towards more (easy Tyler) civilized outlets, such as these fine events being tackled today and tomorrow by our peers:

Clo is climbing Mt Baker at the annual Ride 542.
Tony is tackling the High Pass Challenge.
Stephanie is walking for Autism.
Chris is riding the Whistler Gran Fondo

All good stuff, by any measure. Congratulations to everyone for getting out and getting it done and congratulations to all our Saturday spinners who endured 90 mostly climbing minutes in the HoM this morning. I will take this opportunity to ask for your kindness and understanding in regard to my propensity to sometimes channel Mr. Durden. 

Two items in closing. One: The Huskies no not need to win this afternoon in Baton Rouge, they just need to be competitive. This is the reason I love college football. My Dawgs are 24 point underdogs. That means that there is no realistic way (according to Vegas) they can beat LSU, widely considered to be an NFL farm team, still they play the game. Momentum is a funny thing. Upsets are not as rare as unicorns. Miracles happen. You have got to believe. Even the lowly Shepard boy had his day of infamy. This is why we compete. You must be fearless. You must play fast and loose. You must seize every opportunity and go for broke. There is nothing more important than this day. Put yourself in position to win. Fight on lads, fight on. 

Two: Nobody won the Mojo compression socks today. I will have about a dozen pairs for sale on Monday. As we gear up for the full on retail, they are $40 a pair, colors and sizes are limited, so come by and claim yours.

The reason nobody won the socks is that no one remembered fast enough that Zorro's horse answered to the name of Toranado. 

You have been warned - Tyler. 

Top is the beautiful Ride 542 poster by Trish Harding. Center is Whistler GF from last year and bottom is Z on Toranado. 

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