Sunday, August 27, 2006


Elver Park. The disc golfers, the picnickers, the volleyball, the sledding hill, the insane, drunken downhill tiny bike riders, the- whoa! Back up there. What were those last two? Yep. It was Elver Park's turn to be the city park system bee-otch as it hosted the newest incarnation of ThunderJet, the ThunderThreat Dual Slalom! More than a few regular park denizens were scratching their collective heads as they watched two riders going head to head down a steep slalom course that can only be described as possibly dangerous, sadistically amusing, wickedly technical, totally effed up and incredible fun for all. Even as darkness fell, the competition went on with the ingenious innovation of bike light lit pylons. Over the course of 3 hours there were crashes, upsets, numerous close finishes and total blowouts, but in the end Lyle stood as tall as one can stand tall on a tiny bike. Congrats Lyle! Don't know how T-jet keeps getting better but it does. Plans are already being flung against the wall to see what sticks, so stick around.
as soon as the kittens can figure out Flickr, there'll be more pix posted. We'll let you know.


Anonymous Lyle said...

Fucking brilliant. Again, I salute the course designers. The most fun I've had on a bicycle in quite some time. Getting to go back up and ride it again was motivation enough to win each round.

Bring the flickr!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Sheronda said...

Yeah, WTF where's Robin's pics!?

5:13 PM  
Anonymous djonnymac said...

Hell Lyle I even got a movie of yer first heat filmed with the unsteady cam. maybe I can figure out how to get that on too.
Hey Robin, ya out there somewhere?

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robin's name on flickr is newlow so you can search up his profile and find him that way and his pics


1:00 AM  
Anonymous djonnymac said...

Thanks Travis! and good luck with the Eau Claire chapter of 24MOTAB. I'll flip Waterloo off for ya when I go to work....

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks jon, I never really liked Waterloo too much anyway

8:14 PM  

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