Pick up a copy of MTB Action magazine on shelves today and flip to page 86. That’s right, that is no poseur model boy being held up by wires and rope. That is the BigRingCircus sponsored rider Todd Simmler! Joe’ Bike Shop is enjoying a longer run in the national press than Senator McCain’s girlfriend and Todd is being exploited in national press as well. Things used to be so quiet around here.
The real shame is that MTB Action missed the opportunity to interview and ride with an underground monster on the mountain bike scene. Todd could have told them what riding means to the rest of us- then he would have whipped their asses down the hills.
Oh well, forget about it, be like water.
What you see next is the inside of a greeting card I mailed to Dogboy. The front showed Mickey Mouse sadly sitting in despair and dreaming in his word bubble “Miss You.” I saw the D-boy last weekend and apparently this is not enough to call the kid out for a bike ride. A god-blessed engraved card signed by your own mountain bike and all the trails in town. This, my friends, is not enough. I am at a loss. I have no idea what else I can do. I am inclined to take it personal.
And lest we forget: Thanks to those of you who have offered to send Joe your well wishes and support to:
Flood of Support- Joe’s Bike Shop
c/o The BRC
2209 Gibbs Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
If you would prefer to help in your own community, Joe would like that. Help a kid get a bike. Give away your beater to someone who really needs one to get around town. Buy them a lock, and consider Joe and Pete supported.
Come back and tell us about it. We won’t think you are bragging. We really want to know. We will be proud of you.
For finishing this post I reward you with the following valuable local trail information. So- it is valuable to some.
Live Oak Connector- This brute of a technical test piece is under grave duress. There are indications of re-routes and hard work by someone. If it is you please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like help. Until further notice, the majority of the trail is not rideable. It would have been scary to be in those woods in the storm.
East Loop of Lake Overstreet is under water. North and West loops have scattered debris and a few re-routes due to falling tress, but otherwise ride-able. Take your licks, it will help clear the trail.