06 June 2008

Since Scott Asked...

Dork on Dorkiest Bike Ever

26 comments:

Eric Phillips said...

Great expression! Very funny.

Eric Phillips said...

You ever take it off any sweet jumps?

Lutheran Lucciola said...

OK, Pee-Wee, be careful out there!

Paul McCain said...

Wow. I'm speechless. Truly. And that is very rare indeed.

Anonymous said...

Now we are going to make you do the 25 mile bike route with us the next time we go to Hamel!
Frank and Barb (Sullivan) Szofran

Mark said...

Yes, "dork" is the right word.

But now it's time to post a picture of you wearing a collar, making communion visits to shut-ins on that bike! That would be less "dork" and more "eccentric parish priest."

And from experience, the looks a person gets from others while wearing a collar while riding a bike make for a priceless experience.

Father Hollywood said...

Mark:

"the looks a person gets from others while wearing a collar while riding a bike make for a priceless experience."

I guess the stakes for what is unusual is a little inflated in New Orleans, but I have to admit that not even wearing a cassock while riding a bike (a blue Schwinn cruiser) elicits even raised eyebrows here.

But it sure makes me smile when I cruise past the gas station.

But for Pastor Weedon - something's missing. Oh, that's it! You need a banana seat and a sissy bar!

William Weedon said...

I need those ribbon thingies that used to come out the handgrips on the handbars too. Yup, I could outfit her REAL purty and it would be just like old times. Feeling younger by the second...

William Weedon said...

And you guys can't fool me - you only WISH you had such a cool looking bike!

Stoleman said...

Pastor Weedon,

What about the 'horn' or the 'finger pull bell' for the handle bars? That would definitely bring back some memories...

YIC,
Darian L. Hybl

Jon said...

Ok, let the closet romanist epithets fly....

When I lived in Munich, I had an awesome bike. It was black - definitely a cooler color than white. One day I was at the Container Bahnhof fleamarket and I found a St. Christopher bell! It must have been 50 years old and I bought it.

This is what you need to make the bike cooler - I wish they made a Lutheran version. Maybe a Luther Seal bell.

Pastor Zip said...

Well, Father, the ribbon thingees in the hand grips would help, but it isn't "dorkiest" until you've installed fenders -- preferably chrome.

On the bike, that is.

William Weedon said...

Fr. Steve,

I LOOKED at some bikes with chrome fenders - they still make them! But you know what I forgot? Chrome is HEAVY. And I wanted a very light frame.

wrmyers said...

You HAVE to add one of those big baskets on the front for carrying picnic basket, books, portable communion set, etc.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Now, now. You are allowed, in all modest self-deprecation, to call yourself a dork, but the bike was a Fathers Day gift, so you have to praise it as highly as possible.

Denise said...

Dork? Maybe.

But what a yard!

Doorman-Priest said...

Have you got those legs insured?

Scott Diekmann said...

Niiiiiice.

I was thinking of playing cards attached to the frame with clothes pins so it makes noise against the spokes while your're cruisin.

William Weedon said...

Doorman,

Are you anticipating a spill?

Anastasia,

But the DAUGHTER (who was one of those giving it to me) called it dorky.

Jon,

What's a St. Christopher bell?

Denise,

The yard is something I've only come to enjoy in the last couple years - after Lauren made us fix it up for her wedding.

Anonymous said...

You might want to insure the elbows, too. My favorite bike rider has a nasty scrape after choosing the curb over a car backing up at him.

Jon said...

Pr. Weedon: St. Christopher was a third century Christian in Turkey. He is the patron saint of travel, so it is common to see St. Christopher medalions in Roman Catholic cars - in places were other modes of transport such as bikes are widely in use they made the St. Christopher medalion into a bike bell.

Scott Larkins said...

Don't Turn Around, Der Kommissar's In Town!

Scott Larkins said...

St. Christopher bike bell on it's way.

Scott Larkins said...

Pastor's Morn?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYyD55elKJA&feature=related


Perhaps?

Christine said...

Um, where, please, is the sidecar for Lucy ??

L P Cruz said...

Did you notice those tires? They are wide side walled tires...

That is so groovy.

LPC