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UNCW Tues Night Ride

(updated: Dec 11, 2006)

Well, it was a great turn-out for a cold night for around these parts. We had 12 riders I think. As long as you were moving you'd stay warm. Trail conditions were good - we had a fast ride.

So I brought my camera and tried taking pics during the ride and, you know, that's it, I've had it with these compact point-and-shoot cameras. I was like trying to take a shot and the thing just will not focking take the photo. It just sits there and I'm like some idiot pushing the damn button over and over. TAKE THE !@*&%$* PICTURE!!!!!!! I mean, it's called a point-and-shoot for crying out loud. Except they left out the shoot part. It should just be called a point-and-go-*$&#-yourself-for-a-while camera. It's about as useless as a bag of hammers. Actually, a bag of hammers would be way better. I could throw them at people, maybe get the claw part to stick in. That would rule.

And not surprisingly, people that don't even use cameras the way I do are fed up too and sales of new digital SLRs are skyrocketing - there was even an article in yesterday's Wall St Journal about it. How fitting.

And while I'm at it, I'm tired of singlespeeds. Yep, I've had it with them. Simpler? Less maintenance? I've worn out too many chainrings and cogs, freewheels, and had nothing but problems. Show me a singlespeed that's less maintenance than a geared bike and I'll show you how to walk on water. Yeah, some things are easier, like removing the chain. To remove a chain, you don't have to do anything. You'll just be riding along and the chain will come off. Just like that. By itself. Off. Singlespeed = Multiple pain-in-the-ass. Someday I hope to be singlespeed free.

So here are the photos I took. The only good one is the one of Ed and that's only because I made him do it over to get a decent shot.

Awesome turn-out:

Like ghosts flying through the night. Or poltergeists. "You moved the cemetary, but you left the bodies behind. Didn't you? Didn't YOU?! You left the bodies behind and you only moved the headstones...YOU ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES!!"

I'll get you, and your little dog, too!

Pine straw, anyone?

Through the trees:


Sir Bikes-a-lot

Filed Under: Ride Reports > North Carolina > Wilmington

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1. Jay said...

Great rant on compact cameras! Looks like you guys had a great ride.

Dec 8, 2006 @ 12:48 PM


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