Spokes(Wo)Man

Scared of traffic ? No bike infrastructure ? Too Far ? Helmet hair ?

 

Fuck it, ride anyway

Vote Early; Vote Often

Or however the saying goes.

I think it's probably appropriate the FBI investigated Hillary's use of a private email server; after all they investigated the last Bush government deleting 22,000 emails when GWB Junior left the Oval Office ... what's that? The FBI didn't investigate that?  Ah.

But this latest announcement mere days prior to the US Election Day is disturbing. It's disturbing because it started with an investigation into that revolting waste of human skin Anthony Weiner and his sexting of a 15 year-old girl.

And now, because this relentless dick-pic troll just happened to be married to HRC's top aide, we get a re-hash of her emails. 

Look, as a respected blogger of some international journalistic fame, I have access to these emails, and I'm telling you - there's nothing to worry about, Hillary's completely pro-bike lane.

Whereas her opponent? Not so much ...

Donald Trump, currently running for president of the United States, last year went so far as to publically attack US Secretary of State John Kerry for going "into a bicycle race at 72 years old" and saying that he himself "will never be in a bicycle race."

Honestly, this is not one of my top 10 fears ...

Here's a quote from the Supreme Oompaloompa himself, via a transcript from The Wall Street Journal; 

I will stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. And we won’t be using a man like Secretary Kerry that has absolutely no concept of negotiation, who’s making a horrible and laughable deal, who’s just being tapped along as they make weapons right now, and then goes into a bicycle race at 72 years old, and falls and breaks his leg. I won’t be doing that. And I promise I will never be in a bicycle race. That I can tell you.

Never mind that Senator Kerry wasn't racing; he was just riding his bike to get around a town in France while attending an international conference on defeating terrorism. As one does.
Is John Kerry really 72 ? The man looks fit, probably thanks to cycling.

  He rides a pink bike and does not GAF. He windsurfs ! 

He rides a pink bike and does not GAF. He windsurfs ! 

  And yeah, he sometimes races...

And yeah, he sometimes races...

The Donald really ought to take up something a little more aerobically challenging than marrying Eastern Bloc models and fathering more and more chinless cyber-clone children. Imma just sayin' - he's a bit doughy around the middle. You wanna take care of that, you have to be fit and healthy to run .... oh yeah. Never mind. You be you Donald !

Whereas Jason Gay of The Wall Street Journal reported at the time, Kerry is an "incredible" athlete. Gay quoted former pro cyclist Jonathan Vaughters as saying:

“A lot of times, you go on rides with executives or dignitaries or VIPs and it’s a very, very casually paced ride,” Vaughters said Sunday. “But Kerry is the real deal—fit, fast, confident. If he raced in his age category, he’d be one of the top riders in the U.S.”

Whoa.

Trump's comments about cycling are typically contradictory, as he once sponsored the biggest bicycle race in America — the Tour de Trump — which ran for two years, 1989-1990, before he had to part ways with the race due to one of his many, many bankruptcies.

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned/Nor hell a fury like a sponsor scorned ...