Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I dunno know....where the hell have you been?!!?

Damn the computers, we're back! Nevermind all the whys and whats suffice to say the home version of the Kitten Factory has been a non union lockout. But with a little help from the blogscabs we're open fer biddness again!

So with that, there's reportin' to be done- namely the latest edition of 24MOTAB held last Sunday. A small but dedicated group of regulars showed up starting with warm up drinks at Mickeys and then a relaxed ride over to Garver for the festivities. A small bike pile was erected, the opening beer was slammed and the 24 minutes began ticking off. Lots of bike swappage this time; think I rode 4 different bikes. Holle became another select member of the 24MOTAB "three strikes, you're out" winners circle and took home the mystery cocktail shaker trophy (did you get that cap off yet?). Zack gamely wore the now dog flavoured 2nd place suckas jersey which he says will be soaking for a month solid in creme de menthe (watch those lighters next month folks or the jersey might sound like a dog too...WOOF!). And Cory got absolutely NOTHING for being DFL (sorry I'll work on getting a regular DFL jersey back into the rotation- who's got the antler shorts now?). Next month will have MOTAB falling on New Year's Eve eve (Jan 30th)so get ready to toss '07 out on its keester and welcome '08 a day early! more pix here

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Washington Park24MOTAB 131
Finally! The kittens have finally sobered up, been released on bail pending trial and wiped the pepper spray from their eyes after another Madison Halloween weekend. Sorry about the delay in recapping 24MOTAB but the kittens have been busy racing and sleeping and avoiding the factory altogether. So finally after several threats with the push broom they've gotten together a report.
Quite a Halloween weekend indeed as the turnout for the 3rd anniversary of continuous 24MOTABs was somewhat sparse and ended up being more like a slow group ride around the abandoned building, staying about the tempo of the rock steady reggae coming out of Revo Jeff's boombox. There were occasional surges (especially from Andy who was kickin' the double decker tall bike and riding like a man processed!), but for the most part pretty low key and relaxed. Number Nine (4.1659 to his friends) came away with his first MOTAB victory after several near misses. Well done! Holle D. wrestled the 2nd Place Sucka jersey away from last month's Sucka, Olive the dog, while Olive herself seemed content to rest on her laurels for a DFL finish. Kelly and Evil Kelly were often hard to tell apart. Fortunately facial hair provided the tip off as to who was who. Everyone rode around Robin for obvious reasons. Next month, which is actually this month another 24MOTAB will begin the fourth year and a return to the dark, cold winter season. Get out them studded tires y'all! This will be epic!
more Halloween pix here