Powerage, or: Bon Scott done got a broken heart Powerage occupies a funny spot in AC/DC’s discography. It’s the one before Highway to Hell, the band’s commercial breakthrough(ish) and maximum power, and after Let There Be Rock, and altogether far, … Continue reading Record reviews (with Pen!) rides into the sunset
Greetings cyclists, riders of vehicles which aren’t cars, whoever, whatever, whenever. My question this week: do you do your own work on your bike? If so, what are you comfortable doing? What do you have to address often? (featured pic: … Continue reading The Cycling Thread works on its ride
Ahoy, riders. This week’s prompt is simple as can be. Where’d you get your bike? From who? When? I want details! (pic: the Joli in London, November 2021) Continue reading The Cycling Thread asks where you got your bike
Flick of the Switch, or: Brian Johnson vs. Women I’m doing this for my own sake, for my own sake in terms of getting AC/DC out of my system. This is Flick of the Switch. AC/DC, riding high off three … Continue reading Record Reviews with Pen! (week three)
Greetings, reiters. We’re talking tires. Which size do you use? 700c? 650b? How inflated do you keep yours? This week’s prompt inspired by a GCN video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGm-gcNEkUQ& – I watched last night regarding how road racing has more and … Continue reading The Cycling Thread asks about your tires
After months suffering a creaking, increasingly uncomfortable seat, one which had developed a strange and likely prostate-shredding bulge in its middle, I replaced my seat with a lightly used Selle Italia Discovery saddle sitting in a used bin in the … Continue reading The Cycling Thread asks about your seat
Welcome, comrades, to another edition of Record Reviews (with Pen!), a semi-regular column in which I review whatever the hell I’ve been listening to semi-recently. – Fly on the Wall, or: (indiscernible Brian Johnson squealing) The year is 1985, AC/DC … Continue reading Record Reviews (with Pen!) this week
Greetings, riders of all kinds. Another busy week, another last-minute cycling thread. My question this week is simple. So simple. Like so many things in life. How often do you cycle per week? (besides this, please feel free to share … Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll Cycling Thread
Apologies mashers, spinners, freewheelers, roadies, tourers, downhillers, commuters, the people who ride fixies, and Glyph! Super busy day yesterday, so busy I completely forgot to put up this week’s cycling thread, but absence, wheeled friends, makes the heart grow fonder. … Continue reading The Cycling Thread is late! (again!)
The Darkness – Motorheart, or: Late in the game goodness Relegated by the greater public to One Hit Wonder status, The Darkness have been steadily releasing albums almost all of which outdo their initial blow-up, Permission to Land, itself a … Continue reading Record Reviews with Pen!
Hey homies! Absolutely huge amount of stuff on my mind right now causing me to forget this until just now! Let’s call this an openish thread plus this prompt: How do you beat the heat cycling while it’s hot hot … Continue reading The Cycling Thread is a bit late!
That’s right, friends, gear. Not steroids, but your cycling gear. What’s on your bike and what’s on you when you ride? Anything you can’t go without? Anything you picked up recently? Hit me! (today’s pic is the Giubilato down by … Continue reading The Cycling thread talks gear
Title says it all. What is the greatest distance you’ve ever cycled, Avocados? I watched a video perhaps last year (or the year before? Every year since 2020 has been a temporal blur) which indicated, if I’m remembering correctly, cycling … Continue reading The Cycling Thread wants to know the furthest you’ve ever cycled
The week’s finally here. Tell me, friends, about your bike(s). Pictures, anecdotes, histories. That’s what we’re here for this week. Gush about your ride. And/or just tell us how cycling has been for you this past week. We’re free and … Continue reading The Cycling Thread asks about Your Bike
Greetings riders, whippers, commuters, disputers, and Glyph (if he so desires) to this week’s cycling thread, where we talk all about that thing we all like to do. How’s your week going riding-wise? How are you, reader? This week, uncle … Continue reading The Cycling Thread Asks About Your Town
Greetings, cyclists and bike-riders (and Glyph) of The Avocado. I’m going to try and run the weekly cycling thread throughout the Summer this year (likely between now and Septemberish, terminal point coinciding with, at that point in time, what I … Continue reading Surprise Cycling Thread!
In which Steve is possessed, and Jeff and Haley experience marital trouble – edit: you’ve all seen the episode; you don’t need a recap. Discuss, discuss! – – “People Magazine once described the Mary Tyler Moore Show as a ‘home … Continue reading “Ghost Dad” American Dad! S17E12
In which the boys find out their new friend’s More Than Meets The Eye (no, she’s not a Transformer), and Klaus becomes addicted to clicking particular, clickable items. Steve and the boys have a new friend, the titular Sllort, a … Continue reading “Salute Your Sllort” American Dad! S17E11