Stop that train!

The Death Ride (billed as Death Ride Resurgence this year for the 40th anniversary) has been canceled. They said “postponed”, but for an annual event to be postponed for a year sounds a lot like canceled to me. So I don’t need to train for it, I can just ride. I am scheduled to ride a century in September, but that’s now a long way off and it is not at high elevation. If anyone needs a room in a mountain inn in July, let me know.

My workplace is incredibly supportive in this time of stress. In the lobby today, I saw these words of inspiration:

While we’re being inspired, and have no place to go, how about some more entertainment? Cab Calloway defines cool. The Nicholas Brothers have moves that would hurt just to watch, if they didn’t make them look so easy. If you’ve never seen this, you must. If you have, it’s time to see it again.

I love watching the tenor player

The Fleischer Brothers taught the world a lot about animation. Their animated Calloway is almost as smooth as the real thing.

Calloway’s moves might remind you of someone 50 years later.

Louis Jordan may also remind you of stuff you saw decades later that you thought was ground-breaking at the time.

So that’s it for today. No words of wisdom, no tales of epic rides, just some artists from the past that you oughta know about if you don’t and you need to revisit if you do.

Author: halffastcyclingclub

We are a group of friends who ride bikes. Some of us are fast, some of us are slow, all of us are half-fast. In 2018, one of us rode coast to coast across the US. It was so much fun, he's doing it again in 2022! If we meet Sal Paradise, we'll let you know.

2 thoughts on “Stop that train!”

  1. Yeah, you’re right. This year’s ride was canceled BUT the 40th Anniversary, Resurgence Tour Ride, has been postponed until next year. Don’t stop that train! There are a lot of options out there and I’m taking the opportunity to train even harder and get even stronger so when things open up again I can really let this horse out of the gate. Ride on!

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