Drinking and Mr. Furley

I saw a post on Facebook by Guitar Ted earlier today about Trek’s recently unveiled Farley fat bike. Someone make a mistaken comment about how the name was already taken by Raleigh for their singlespeed disc brake CX bike. G-Ted of  course pointed out that the Raleigh bike was the FUREly not a FARley. Furley (for those of you born after 1980) is taken from the character Mr. Furely (Don Knotts) on the show Three’s Company. The Farley (it is assumed) takes its name from the less than thin, formerly alive actor/comedian Chris Farely of Saturday Night Live fame and such award-winning (?) films as Tommy Boy and Beverly Hills Ninja. Continue Reading →

XXC/AV: Highchair Kings

Barring the German band Kraftwerk’s Tour de France album and the Decemberist’s Apology Song, there aren’t that many songs about bikes or cycling.** However Minneapolis’ Highchair Kings are giving it a shot with the song Crush Gravel which appears on their debut EP to be released later this month. I am always a fan of artists being inspired by cycling whether they are writing, creating music, taking photos, videos or making independent magazines (ahem, cough, cough). Continue Reading →