Well guess what?
Monday is Columbus Day, school is closed, and I'll taking off that day.
I'll be back here on Tuesday, October 11th.
Hey, whaddya want? This is the way it's gonna be until either they grow up or someone invents some kind of self-parenting child technology, whichever comes first.
I'd leave them with my Asimo but he's useless on the subway stairs:
Plus, since the last software update all he wants to do is kill the cat.
And yes, I do think it's odd that we still observe Columbus Day:
But given the current state of affairs in this country I think it's the least of our problems at the moment.
So instead, let's talk about bike-riding hats. See this?
Walz. It's a LIMITED EDITON(!), and it features the not-at-all iconic Broadway Bridge:
Which has deep significance in the context of this blog, for it is the starting point of the legendary BSNYC Gran Fondon't. It's also the bridge I use to go to Manhattan, and if you look very closely you'll see teeny tiny little cyclists on it:
This is ironic, because the Broadway Bridge is completely lacking in bike lanes.
Most importantly though, I chose it because it is an unassuming workhorse that does its job without drawing undue attention to itself (you know, pretty much the opposite of your self-promoting blogger here), and who needs yet another picture of the fucking Brooklyn Bridge anyway?
You'll also be pleased to know that references to this blog are subtle, being limited to the seal on the bridge towers and the spectral logo under the brim:
As for the material, it's Walz's breathable mesh, which I absolutely love:
Moisture Wicking – Disco never died and neither will polyester, but this isn't your grandma's polyester. Our 100% double circular knit moisture wicking polyester is a breathable mesh that allows airflow to keep you dry and comfortable. Our moisture wicking fabric is so light and comfortable, that you'll forget you're even wearing it on your head. But don't worry, all the envious looks and wolf whistles will remind you that your cap not only wicks sweat but looks great too.
References to grandmothers who were young enough to be part of the disco generation alienate me because they make me feel old. Nevertheless, if you've never worn one of these Walz breathable mesh caps, I can assure you with the utmost sincerity that they're great. They're light, they fit comfortably under helmets, they don't fade in the wash, and of course they're moisture-wicking.
Basically it's like wearing a really nice jersey on your head.
Best of all, there's a discount code! Here it is:
That will get you 10% off, and it's good until November 1st, so between that and the limitedness of this edition you'd better put your computer in the big ring and place an order.
And don't forget all this other fine moichandise:
Indeed, you'd be forgiven for looking upon this schmear and thinking I was a going concern in the schmatta trade. Alas, the fact is I'm less a going concern than I am someone who's simply growing concerned about the long-term sustainability of a career in bicycle wiseassery, but whatever. All I'm saying is it wouldn't kill you to buy a hat.
So with that I take my leave for the weekend, and I give you permission to do the same. Thanks for indulging my absenteeism and self-floggery, ride safe, and I'll see you back here on Tuesday, October 11th.
--Wildcat Rock Machine