Thursday, October 30, 2008

Anyone want to buy an Autobike?

What is up with these infomercials?  Am I such a sucker that I will buy anything they sell, just so long as they say the same catch phrase over, and over, and over?  When I see all the smiling people using the product I can't help but say, "That could be me chopping onions at a million miles an hour!"

So what if I gotta have a LandRider auto-shifting bike for those Smiling all the way to the bankon-road training sessions and a Gazelle to get in those rainy day cross-training sessions?  They showed me real world examples of people using their products and getting happier and more buffed by the minute.

I also watched much of Senator Obama's infomercial last night.  I gotta say that I am sold.  Even though he didn't offer 3 E-Z payments, and he is certainly not as entertaining as Sarah Palin on SNL, I do think the ideas he was selling were versatile and well-packaged.

...Sometimes I question my ability to make an adult decision.  Is this one of those times? I dunno.

Friday, October 10, 2008

World's fugliest $118,000 bike

So, maybe it's the only $118,000 bike, but with the recent stock market activities, I am not sure it is a good investment of my hard-won racing dollars.

Ok, maybe I have not won that much money, and maybe even if the stock market was skyrocketing,Aurumania Gold Plated Bike I still wouldn't buy the thing.  But for goodness sakes, what idiot would?!?

Not that the 24k gold plating, the Swarovski crystals aren't worth it.  It's just that that stuff is not supposed to even be on a bike!  That's for stuff like necklaces and nipple rings.

Then, to top it all off, the thing is not the prettiest bike in the world either.  Granted, physical beauty shouldn't be used as a measurement for something's value - unless of course, it is completely f-ing useless otherwise! TooMuchMoney_Mount

If you're not convinced, then go for it!  Pick one up, resist the urge to melt the thing down and collect the proceeds from the raw materials, and have a blast watching it hang on its 24k wall mount!   Oh yeh, don't forget to write a check for $118,000.  (I am not sure if shipping is extra, so bring extra checks just in case.)