Thursday, March 20, 2008

Comeback?

Dropped by the local Blackburn dealer, Ken's Bike and Ski, today to replace the head on my four year old floor pump. A quick warranty replacement that didn't cost a dime...

Blackburn offers a lifetime warranty on their products, which is kinda cool, but I'm guessing they don't bank on customers like me. With nine bikes currently taking up space in what used to be my dining room, it is a sure bet that the Blackburn floor pump is being used on a near daily basis around these parts. That means that over four years the pump has been attached to a valve around 1400 times. Needless to say it was a bit worn out, and pumping up a tire had become a two man job--one to pump and one to hold the head on the valve stem in such a way that it didn't let out more air than it was letting in.

Anyways, I digress...

While in the shop I ran into an old friend. Those of you that have been around long enough might recall one of DBCJRT's former athletes that lovingly nicknamed himself Brown Lance... If I remember correctly, it was four or five years ago this weekend that Brown Lance made his racing debut at Copperopolis. The result wasn't anything to write home about, but it made a cyclist out of our boy. He's currently a student at UC Davis, and working at Ken's to help pay the bills... a cyclist for life.

Brown Lance was pleased to show me his latest purchase... a Specialized frame carefully outfitted in full Ultegra looking all fast and cool. As I oohed and awed over his machine, he went on to tell me about the twists and turns his life has taken since we last spoke. I'm happy to report that the former kidlet is doing well.

As we parted, Brown Lance firmly shook my hand and bid me adieu, but not before asking me to tell AWfoSho and El Gigante hello for him and that he was planning on making his comeback!!! If you know Brown Lance like I do, it will be a pleasure to see him out on the road again, hear his tips about buying low and selling high, and feel that strong belly laugh that the kidlet was always good for...

A handful of PowerBars to the first person who correctly identifies Brown Lance by his birth name... first and last.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

musa zaid?

Robby H. said...

Blake Anton?

Steve said...

both of you are incorrect... keep trying

Robby H. said...

Jake Allen
or
Nils Johnson

Staz said...

Mathew Obregon
??

Steve said...

El Gigante would say that you all have NO J

keep guessing... but I will tell you this, you guys are way cold... like winter time in Antarctica cold.

Robby H. said...

Collin Samaan...

super boss said...

Adeel Achmed

Steve said...

Super Boss is super boss... I was looking for Go Adeel, but I guess you got the birth name correct. All that is left is for you to identify yourself so you can collect your PowerBars

super boss said...

hahahahahhaha no way

Anonymous said...

super boss = zach wick. cause hes a jostens..... either that or its actually adeel

Anonymous said...

ya, im pretty sure zach is the only one wierd enough to call himself superboss.... ??? shit...
b

Robby H. said...

but i mean...zach wick is a superboss though...right?

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