Monday, August 25, 2008

When your in the OC

So part of this blog is me riding around with my camera taking pictures of the stuff I see around me in Orange County (another part is me creating poorly written captions to go along with them) . And I've seen some strange things, like this and this. Sometimes however, while I'm ridding around, I'll get so lost in my own little world that I'll forget I'm even in Orange County. I might image that I am someplace better, like Seattle on a sunny day, or Marta's Vineyard after all the yuppies have packed up their beach houses. Then I see something like this and it shocks my system back into reality.

( Specalized Roubaix locked up to a pole next to an Audi with RIMS! )

I know what all of you out there in the world of reality are thinking, free rear wheel! But the fact is, whomever , rode that bike to the beach rode home on it with two wheels intact. In fact bike owners have gotten so confident that now the mere presence of a lock some who implies safety. As this bike inexplicably demonstrates:

And even though leaning your bike up against a pole and casually. draping a lock over it is stupid, it doesn't bother me. And I don't want to get to much into locking technique, BikeSnob is the expert on that anyways There is however no shortage of stupid things here that do bother me. Take for example this Hummer H2 I encountered yesterday. I found it so visually and mentally offensive that the only thing I could do to make it right for myself was take a picture of it, post it on the internet and photo shop the license plate to read: DOUCHBAG!


Anonymous said...

"And even though leaning your bike up against a poll and causally draping a lock over it is stupid, it doesn't bother me."

And you can't spell.

Ridding around? Try RIDING.
Poll = pole?
Causally... I think you mean casually.

Best turn your spellchecker on.

erik k said...

its on it doesn't catch homonyms. If its good gamer and spelling you want then you best check other blogs, because your probably won't find it here.

Anonymous said...

If you think that hummer is bad, you should look for the giant yellow monstrosity often parked in front of the trader joe's in costa mesa.