Category Archives for Sermons

Music of the Big Ring

After reading the Brother Swindlehurst interview I downloaded some TK Webb and as usual his recomendation is spot on. It got me thinking about riding and music.  When I am at a solo service I usually have my iPod with me and I find inspiriation and strength in the tunes I rock.  Music is a very personal thing and […]

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End of Days

The only good news from this story is that no one was hurt.  It saddens my soul to think a bicycle could be used for such a senseless act.  If this keeps up how long before the Dept. of Homeland Security (in an effort to find ways waste money and rob our liberty) rounds all the messengers wearing hoodies […]

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Bad Joke

Whoops!  When I wrote the post “A Tour of Californee” I was pretty sure anyone who actually watched that stage would take it as intended, with extreme sarcasm (which does not play out well in print).  Brother Creed showed some huge stones on Stage 7 of ATOC.  Sorry Mike no ill intent was meant. If […]

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And so it begins…

The Euro Cross Pre Season started last weekend. French guy Phillippe Gilbert rode The Big Ring to a sweet solo victory at Het Volk.   Slipstream rider Mike Friedman rode The Big Ring to a fine 12th place.  These two showed true Big Ring form.  To live in The Big Ring you must be willing to […]

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Big Ring Winner, Euro Racing

Brothers and Sisters join me in a “Hail Eddy” for  Boy-Spandex, this months winner of the “What does The Big Ring mean to you?” essay contest over in the Forum.  Brother Spandex comes for the world of Triathlon and we welcome our speedo wearing brethren.  The Big Ring embraces all the Velo sports. The first […]

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A Tour of Californee

I will admit I did not see much of the coverage of ATOC.  I did watch the final stage last night and two thing really stuck out to me.  The first was the world class level of douche bagery ofRock Racing’s Mike Creed.  Made the break, refuse to work.  Not even close to Big Ring.  Holy wool […]

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An Opportunity?

As I was reading CNN today, wedged between the Britney and Clinton/Obama “news”. I came across this story. Surprisingly I was not consulted for this story, probably because no one really leaves The Big Ring. Spread the word Brothers and Sisters, The Big Ring is rolling. I am having a bit of a personal quandary […]

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A Miracle?

Cipo on the podium? People still willing to hire Tyler?  Zabriskie’s mustache? Impressive yes, but the miracle is that something useful (besides Gojira) has come out of France, a self repairing rubber. The evil spectre of flats may finally be bannished to the depths of hell from which they are spawned.  (no word yet if Astana […]

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Solidarity Brothers and Sisters

‘You shall love The Big Ring with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ “This is the great and foremost commandment. “And a second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Today as I was worshipping at the altar of The Big Ring riding my Mt. Bike on […]

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A Tour

“Unfortunately, the Tour de France will lose now much of its credibility by not letting participate some of the world’s best riders, who were never implicated in doping scandals.”  Johan Bruyneel I have news for you Johan,  the Tour day France lost it’s credibility a long tme ago.  I would say that race jumped the […]

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