Sunday, October 19, 2008

So I offended some zoobombers...

with my last post.

Guys & Gals, I'm man enough to admit I made a mistake. The first one being, I tried to be funny, the second one, is that I didn't actually realize anyone read this thing. Now my post has been put up on the Zoobombers forum. The sad thing, is that it makes me and my team seem like a bunch of dicks, and we really aren't. We are all nice guys and girls (and we come in all sizes). The whole event (the roller race) was such a hilarious and over the top spectacle (but admittedly fun), that it warranted humor to describe it... Alas, like the maligned governor from our 49th state, you didn't find my attempt at humor particularly humorous. I thought the time line was funny (as did some of you based on your comments on your own site), but I offended a couple of you, so I went ahead and edited the 'offensive' parts out.

I like bikes, you like bikes, let's leave it at that and I'll see you at the next roller race. Maybe I'll wear the spandex 'bro' next time.

1 comment:

Bike For Shelter said...

Sounds like you would be interested in a bike event we are doing in Portland called Bike For Shelter. check it out! also it would be awesome if you wrote about it and/or sent this info to all of your biking buddies. Thanks for your efforts and BIKE ON!

"Guess what city came in second in the nation in numbers of child prostitutes apprehened? PORTLAND, OR" The Oregonian

On September 27th, 2009 a 27.7-mile ride through East PDX, available to single riders or teams of three that would prefer to tackle 9.3 legs. Bike the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and take in the view from the top of Mt. Tabor.

This event will fund Oregon's first and desperately needed shelter for underage victims of domestic sex trafficking.

If you were like me and you thought there was nothing you could do to help such an important issue...think again! A simple 27$ registration fee or $10 fee for students will help in a huge way. If we can get 3,000 riders to join the cause on September 27th and each of them make an effort to raise only $270 from their friends and family we will be able to open a shelter as early as this FALL!

The Sherriffs department says that out of the 300,000,000 people in the US 27,000,000 are trafficked in our country every year with another million to be added to that number every year! This is not okay. We can not just sit be a let this happen. It is taking over the number one crime in America, over drugs and over guns. Why? Because once you sell a drug or gun the item is gone, but you can sell and re-sell and re-sell a human until there is nothing left.

Transitions Global's shelter will be here to restore the lives and voices to these underaged girls who have been deamed by the court as human trafficking victims. They will offer them recovery, counceling, holistic therapy, education, protection and most importantly a future, a hope and dreams.

To learn more: