what was that? is that all there is? who is this? this is it.

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May 11, 2017

I haven’t put on an alley cat race for 18 years but if I did one today it would include this stop - South Spokane Street at Hahn Place South - the checkpoint to fuck up all checkpoints. Route yourself accordingly. There will be no smartphones, no GPS, no Strava. Good old fashioned paper maps are OK and hard-earned experience and knowledge of local geography are even better. Google maps can’t solve all your problems and the satellite images don’t clue you in on secret stairways and handy elevators.


I haven’t registered a domain name for a website in 13 years but if I did one today I hope it wouldn’t take 10 days for the customer service reps to figure it out. This site was suspended for a while because the domain name needed ICANN certification and I guess they warned me of the approaching deadline by emailing dickstank@aol.com which made me laugh almost as much as hearing a customer service rep say “dickstank at AOL dot com” in a polite British accent. dickstank?  AOL? What year is this? How did I get here? As far as I can tell ICANN is just some dude in sweatpants watching Sportscenter and eating pizza pockets while the money rolls in. certification my ass but I do appreciate the emails and texts from the 5 people that noticed the site disappeared


I haven’t been a first-day-on-the-job-rookie bike messenger for exactly 20 years but if I was one today I’d probably be overthinking my wardrobe choices and I'd definitely not be drinking enough water


you can't get here from there

or maybe you can

all roads lead from Spokane



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pilder said...

this site has been up for 626 weeks minus the past 10 days. thanks for checking

Posted May 11, 2017 10:38 PM | Reply to this comment

37 said...

It's a quality of life issue.

Posted May 12, 2017 11:04 AM | Reply to this comment

Robbie Bosco said...

Welcome back to the world wide web, smokey

Posted May 12, 2017 11:47 AM | Reply to this comment

87 said...

yo man I remember that purple jersey.is that the one with the patches on the shoulder? 23 years ago I had or more like was loaned a jersey like that for 8 hours a day. i also read the rocket.

Posted May 14, 2017 04:45 AM | Reply to this comment

87 replied to 87...

oh I saw you had left. I just figured you said fuck it I am going for a bike ride.

Posted May 14, 2017 04:47 AM | Reply to this comment

07 Mark replied to 87...

I used to pick and drop at The Rocket in the 2028 5th Ave area. But I can't say I ever really looked at the actual publication very often.

Posted May 14, 2017 10:04 AM | Reply to this comment

87 replied to 07 Mark...

not much to read in that paper anyhow.

Posted May 20, 2017 07:22 AM | Reply to this comment

87 replied to 07 Mark...

not much to read in that paper anyhow.

Posted May 20, 2017 07:22 AM | Reply to this comment

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