Photography by encorine…
The weather outside is frightful indeed! Great day for some SNOWCLOCROSS!!! cycling, for realz (dog). What’s SNOWCLOCROSS!!! cycling, you ask? Ah, let me quickly e’splain. You take the cheapest cyclocross bike you can find, as sported by this rather interestingly spandexed individual…
Then, you rip off the knobby tires and throw on some surprisingly inexpensive (compared to road bike tires) studded tires from Peter White Cycles
Wrap yourself in enough layers that people mistake you for the little brother in A Christmas Story..
Find the nearest paths & fields covered in ice & snow and RIDE, BABY RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Photo of me by Tulibo!
WOOOT! It’s a blast!
Careful though, studded tires help, but it certainly doesn’t prevent you from falling, as demonstrated by my last second decision one ride to cut across a deep snowy soccer field, only to forget about the way these junior mobile soccer nets are kept upright, running over one of the metal bars hidden in the snow, SLIP, PLOP!
Left a lovely profile of a heavily layered snow angle on a bike. I was only able to get back on the back after about, oh, 10 minutes of laughing my ass off. Yeah, straight up LMAOing, as the kids text.
But, while the thought of riding around like an idiot on ice sounds amazing, for now, I’m stuck inside with a chilly feeling lodged in my brain. Fortunately, I’ve got Repitilians by Starfucker to keep me warm!
Yeah, yeah, dance isn’t normally in my wheelhouse, it’s true, but man there is something about this album. To me, it seems to go beyond superficial dance music, maybe just using the base of dance to build really fun, quirky, pop music!
Songs like “Born” sound right out of a Flaming Lips album — Her naaaame is Yoshimi….. She’s a black-belt in karate! Woo woo woo! — where “Julius” seems like some trippy 80s sci-fi soundtrack before dropping into some chillllaxing “Bury Us Alive” and so it goes through out the album.
Sure, some slip more into dance than others, but it has the depth and breadth and etc that gives it longevity and repeatability , but really….. it’s just really fun to listen to!!!
Starfucker love: BANDCAMP
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Stay warm, go ride yer bikes, go take some pictures (then send some to me), and we’ll be seeing you soon!