Caught up!

Dang, people. Seriously, there were so many new blog entries that by the time I got to the end and refreshed my feed reader there were MORE. No shit. But it’s made for a cool day so far!

Well, all except for the fact that there was a comment on Vix’s blog from “Taoist Biker” that was NOT me. That’ll raise your eyebrows, won’t it? Then I saw “Oh, it’s a Blogspot address, not a WordPress one, so somebody else just is using the Taoist Biker handle. No big deal.” Except the Blogspot link didn’t work. So whu-huh? It wouldn’t take much to pretend to be me and piss off a whole hell of a lot of people, but what are the odds, really? And why the hell would somebody bother?

In other blog news, I changed my top-right sidebar widget a bit. It was way too repetitive with the top-bar menu (which I still wish I could change a bit, but can’t – grr). It still duplicates the Glossary and the FAQ, but I think those bear repeating. Now, my question would be, are there Frequently Asked Questions that I should address? Terms I should define in the Glossary? Other “About” things that I should cover? Does anyone give a rip?

Anyways. Now I just want to throw out a couple of moto-racing tidbits for the hell of it. First, a note from last week’s US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, California (if you haven’t watched by now, you can’t holler SPOILER!”):

[Image stolen from the fine people at my favorite racing site, SuperbikePlanet.com]

“You won’t gimme any racing room? ME? I’m Valentino Fuckin’ ROSSI. I’ll MAKE racing room.”

Yes, he actually cut across the dirt. Unintentionally, surely – he overcooked it into the entrance of the Corkscrew and blew his line (you don’t voluntarily take a roadracing bike across the dirt unless you have a parachute and a high pain tolerance), but amusing nonetheless. Heheh.

(If you don’t know the Corkscrew, it has to be seen to be believed. It’s a blind crested entrance into a left-right chicane…that also drops a few hundred feet from beginning to end.)

And for those of you (like me) lucky enough to be going to the Indianapolis Grand Prix in September, this weekend’s NASCAR race should have raised eyebrows. I really don’t follow NASCAR, but my dad called me last night and mentioned in passing that NASCAR actually ordered periodic cautions during the race (see note #2) because the track was so hard on tires. Combine that with the infamous Formula One debacle at Indy a few years ago when several teams refused to race because they agreed with Michelin that it was just too dangerous to race on the tires they had available.

This bugs me a lot more since Michelin laid a goose egg in bringing tires for the MotoGP racers to Laguna Seca last week. Hmm.

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6 Responses

  1. Maybe you have an evil twin on Blogspot…maybe you are the evil one.

    Must be. I have the goatee.

  2. Oooh, maybe your like that new show coming out on NBC with Christian Slater and you have an alternate personality that you don’t even know about. Oooh, that would be so cool!

    Perhaps I need to get out more?

    Or like Fight Club – when I sleep, the other TB takes over?

    At least I’m not kicking my own ass on a semi-regular basis.

  3. Wow, I meant that maybe You’re like that guy in the show. Not your.

    I definately need to get out more, if just to learn how to spell.

    Well, I knew what you meant, but who knows, maybe you still need to get out more. 😉

  4. Maybe the other TB is married to your other wife.

    https://taoistbiker.wordpress.com/2008/05/12/i-have-two-wives/

    A-HAH! So that’s what my good, non-goateed, alternate personality twin is up to!

  5. Ah, but can you white blood cells fight off the germs of the 15 random “male units” encountered each day?

    Hallie 🙂

    Hah! Hallie is replying to my comment on her blog. And my smartassed answer is “My unit pwns all others, and so my white blood cells should be more than capable!”

  6. […] had the world on a string last year when he rode a winning streak into Laguna Seca, California.  In that race, Valentino Rossi rode like an absolute demon on a clearly underpowered bike, forcing Stoner into a […]

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