Category Archives: biking

Social Media Warrior to the Rescue!!!

Social Media Warrior to the Rescue!!! Earlier this week, the alarm went off.  I showered, ate breakfast and then went to check my e-mail and the happenings on the Facebook page prior to heading off to work.  The first thing I see on my Facebook page was this poorly edited meme.  I am sure you have seen it before.  It implies that no cyclists follow the rules of the road. … Read More »

Post Sandy Riding.

I posted earlier about people riding to work in NYC after Sandy.  This is a tragic situation which I would wish not to be repeated, but there is a small silver lining.  People in this city, temporarily at least have learned to appreciate their two wheeled human powered transport.  Hopefully many new cycle-commuters created.  So here is another look at the NYC post Sandy Commute.  CYCLEBUTTCRACK is your purveyor of CHEEKY… Read More »

Tale of two seasons.

Cycling season came to an early conclusion for me this year.  Here in Seattle, it can extend all the way into early November.  This year, we were not so fortunate.  Me being the fair weather wussy cyclist that I am could not fathom braving the cold and the wet through 6 months of dreary damp gloom.  So my bikes hang on their hooks, looking longingly at me every time I walk into… Read More »

Bicycle recovery

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/11/01/novice-cyclists-dust-off-their-bikes-after-the-storm/ It is hard to imagine what the residents of the areas affected by Sandy are going trough.  Gas is scarce due to power outages which are affecting millions of people.  Mass transit is crippled due to flooding. Millions have lost their homes.  Being a born and raised Westerner, this still seems distant to me…  But this is a truly tragic event which I hope to never see again in… Read More »

Don’t be this guy!

A while back I posted this video on my personal Facebook page as well as my CYCLEBUTTCRACK Facebook page.  People seemed to really be amused by it.  However, one of the comments I got was from the former owner of my favorite bike shop.  He said that guy brought back memories.  My response was I bet you miss questions like that.  He said, ‘No!  No I do not!’  That really got… Read More »

Presidential Cycling Debate.

In honor of the debates, I thought I would dig up some photos of candidates on bicycles.  I found this photo of Obama on a bicycle.  Ugh…  Mr. President is not exactly inspiring confidence with his ride.  At least he is wearing a helmet.  Then Senator Obama was riding a Trek commuter with a flat tire, and what is up with that fender?  It looks like a tail!  The only… Read More »

Conflict resolution…

Picture if you will an event distant and a long time ago.  Your friendly blog writer had a girlfriend living at his house.  Shocking!  How is that possible that this cretin had a female of the opposite sex interested in him?  It is still a question I ask myself on a daily basis.  While the relationship came to a predictable end (she came to her senses and left) It did… Read More »

The process of bicycle fabrication is fascinating to me.  You have the big companies producing thousands of bikes in Taiwan.  They make great bikes, however the idea of having a bike made specifically for me would make me as happy as a little girl.  A bike that fits like a glove that makes me comfortable and faster.  Seven is american made, custom and use Titanium as well as carbon….  Ooooooh Titanium!  I sould find and… Read More »

Mutherf$*king Bike

Since I have discovered this video, it has become the theme song of my life.  I love this song!  There are several members of the cycling community portraid in this video, including the aggressive commuter, the sideburn wearing hipster, fixie rider and the overly competitive road cyclist.  I most closely identify myself with the overly competitive roadie…  However, I can see a little bit of me in each of these characters even though I… Read More »

Super Clydesdale?

I am what the cycling aficionados would refer to as a clydesdale.  I am 6′-2 1/2″ tall and weigh somewhere between 220 and 235 depending on the time of the year.  As the cycling season progresses, I get lighter.  During the off-season, I like to focus on yoga and strength training.  I do not have the classic cycling physique.  Despite this handicap, I am obsessed with climbing.  I love to climb! … Read More »