A shocking number of regular cyclists have seemingly and unquestioningly subscribed to the belief that if you’re not suffering, then you’re doing it wrong: unnatural positions, rigid shoes, awkward costumes, and data-mongering abound.
Though some folks may find pleasure in these practices, there are some discomforts that are so wholly unpleasant, and so easily avoidable, that they ought to be universally offensive. Chief among these is “swamp ass” or “the failure to put something between your butt and the spray of water that is flung from wet streets by bicycle tires”.
The most obvious solution is to install fenders, but not all bikes are fender compatible. Weirder still, there are some people who find fenders aesthetically offensive (seemingly even more offensive than a soaking wet ass). There have long existed temporary fenders that blocked road spray sufficiently, but their greatest asset, they’re easily removable, was also their greatest drawback, they’re never there when you need them.
Enter Ass Savers: the world’s greatest crappy fenders!
The Ass Saver is exactly what it appears to be, a scrap of plastic that attaches to your saddle rails to keep your butt dry, but the innovative adaptation is that it folds up for easy storage under the saddle, so it’s always there when you need it!
Made in Sweden, cleverly named, and, best of all, cheap ($10)!
Don’t be a dumb ass.
Twin 4 year old BMX micro shredders!
Spring has sprung and the events are blooming!
This Saturday, April 12th, the Town of Carrboro is closing West Weaver St. to cars and opening it up to everyone else: bikers, walkers, hoopers, the works! Food, beverage, and good times commence at 10am. More info: http://carrboroopenstreets.com/
Next Saturday, April 19th, we’ll be partnering with The Abundance Foundation and hosting a Super Hero Bike Repair and Ride. Spend the afternoon with us and pick up a little bicycle self-sufficiency, then we’ll cruise! http://abundancefoundation.org/diy-201/super-hero-bike-repair
Not directly bike-related, but here’s two rad shows that you can ride your bike to:
- Sunday, April 13th at Cat’s Cradle: Silver Mt. Zion
- Thursday, April 17th at Cat’s Cradle: Cloud Nothings
Saturday night was WILD!
Sprints, noise, lasers, strobes, fog, and, of course, cake.
Did I mention that there were lasers?
Oh, and there were LASERS:
Thanks to everyone who made it out, and for those who couldn’t, here’s a taste of what you missed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Rdwqxb8Z8
More pics here: http://dflstitchworks.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/bab-birthday/
Another rad video here: http://instagram.com/p/mbXzgckkPH/#
SUPERMEGATHANKS to the folks that made the party happen!
And, most importantly, thanks to everyone who’s supported the shop through the years!