December 3rd Alleycat!!

Ok, I know that it's December, and there's snow on the ground, and it's gonna be cold. But I KNOW that there's plenty of people willing to hurt themselves, especially for a good cause. Besides, the skiing's not that good yet.

Test your Mettle! I'll see you on Sunday. This guy's gonna be there too:

For those of you who are paranoid:

Think the MAN is reading your thoughts? Been contemplating a foil hat? Read this.....

Next Race!

I found out yesterday that the next Bozeman Alleycat is going to be held on Sunday, December 3rd. John (with the old carbon epic), winner of the last race poked his head in the door and informed me of this. That's how we do things 'round here, folks. You win, you organize the next race. Or convince someone else to. Also for the next race we expect to see an addition from Sethela to the Moxie Prize.
In other updates, I look forward to stopping by Trackstar and NYC Velo in the Big Apple this coming Monday. Maybe there will be something to entice people to come to future races!
Otherwise, See you on the 3rd!

In the Homebrew section of the report, Sethela and I had a brew day at his place this past Sunday. As my car battery was dead I did the sensible thing and loaded my 6 gallon carboy, 5 gallon pot and a couple of 6-packs of beer on the long bike and pedaled my ass over. A Maerzen (oktoberfest) was boiled and is now happily fermenting away. Seth was working on a more-than-mini-mash-but-not-full-grain ridiculously hoppy IPA with copious amounts of Summit and Willamette hops. Pucker! I sampled a bottle of my IPA yesterday, it tasted good, with a nicely pronounced bitterness but without enough carbonation yet. Hopefully with some carbonation the aroma from the Fuggles hops will come through.
Updates will be forthcoming, unless nobody gives a shit.

Race Results from the 10/29 Bozeman alleycat

Captain Entropy's race this past sunday had a great turnout (relatively speaking). 15 or so people arrived to try this whole 'alleycat' thing. I was quite impressed with how close everyone finished, meaning that just about all rode fast and took chances. Sadly, only two were in costumes. Sethela had his bike fairy gig, which was a hit in the Co-op (stop #2, manned by the Rob-ot), as he advised the perplexed patrons to "have a magical day". Your humble correspondent ( was decked out with a swanky sweater vest and some polyester pants. The pants were thought to not breathe very well, as an apparent case of swampass had set in halfway through the race. This was held as fact until well after the race (but not the revelry) had finished and the swampass culprit was found to be a punctured can of PBR in my for my homies.
The finishers:
  1. Julie
  2. Karla "please buy his trials bike" S.
  3. Bizzle fa Shizzle
  1. John with the old carbon Epic
  2. Mr DNA
  3. the guy with the single speed cross bike
Moxie Award

if anyone knows the the proper names of those I have no names for, let me know. You know where to find me.

so it's starting............

Welcome to the inaugural posting about the Bozeman Fixed gear cycling scene. Expect lots of ...........well, nothing really. Maybe some opinions on why bikes that don't coast and have no brakes are the cat's ass. Maybe something about why bikes and beer go so well together. Really, it's like adding two and two and getting five. There's definitely a synergy there. Or maybe I will rant endlessly about how you can't get a real live pumpernickel bagel in this town. I'll definitely put up some stuff on the numerous alleycats we're starting to have in Bozeman. It's my intention to have this site grow as the number of fixed gear enthusiasts grows in this town. So bookmark ths blog, check back frequently, and get fixed!