Dunwich Dynamo 2010 Inspiration?
Von Smallhaussen and I did the Dunwich Dynamo this year on a late-70s Pashley tandem that I’d rebuilt
It was great fun (rose-tinted glasses now very much in place…), and we had an amazing time - especially as we were decked out as the most fairy-light covered tendem in the whole event
The ride was pretty tough in places - Daisy isn’t really a tandem for going up hills. Though down hill she could absolutely fly - several times we came steaming past a group of carbon-and-lycra roadies. This would have been silent & a great surprise to those we were passing, except for the screams of terror coming from the stoker / navigator / rear admiral .
Anyway, Cycelicio.us today features some truly scary tandem riding in a video clip from Fat Tire Fury II . . . that’s also pretty amazing to watch:
I’ll be practicing some of these moves over the next few months, just to make sure that Von Smallhaussen has a great ride next July…
btw - the above vid also features a blow-up doll. Here’s the only joke I know about these (the content is probably a little adult-oriented. It might also be a good idea for you not to read this if you’ve just eaten):
A guy walks into a sex shop obviously very unhappy. At the counter, he gets a blow-up doll out of his bag and says to the proprietor, "This place ought to be shut down. It’s a health hazard - the stuff you’re selling is an absolute disgrace" (you can pepper his language with whatever expletives seem to fit)
The shop owner is a little take aback at this, and asks what the problem is.
The guy responds that the problem is with this blow up doll that he bought here a couple of weeks ago. She’s somehow caught some sort of a cold, and her nose is now constantly running.
The shop owner is naturally concerned, and has a careful look over the blow-up doll. It isn’t long before the nature of the problem dawns on him, and he replies, "Sir, before you started your . . . uh . . . relations with Candice here, you did read her instructions didn’t you?"
The guy is pretty irate at this - it sounds like a case of blame-the-customer-for-the-product’s-defects, but he says that yes he did read the frickin’ instructions.
"All of the instructions sir? Including the line about emptying the doll on a regular basis . . . .?"