So it’s April 1st. Meaning not only are the Ides of March some way behind us but the clocks have lurched forward, bringing lighter evenings and the prospect of post ride pints sat outside pubs.
As usual there’s a raft of foolish news stories out there, including the BBC announcing Top Gear are switching to covering cycling next season, Singletrack reporting on new Giro Havik(sic) lens technology which is clearly better and Bikemagic being first with the news that Vibram, the soft soled rubber meisters are targeting the MTB market with non-slip tyres. Fans of Ryan Berrecloth will also be pleased to see the bear (or gorilla) related video he’s made with Straitline Components to keep Canadian riders safe on the trails.
Since the first rule of comedy is to be funny I won’t try and add a crazy spoof of our own. I could I suppose break the news that Shedfire’s bike brand is to be called Tweakbikes but we covered that last Friday (well before anyone else actually) and besides, who would believe us‽ Then again, I could pretend that my imminent conversion of my Inbred to singlespeed status will involve pink annodising and poncy handlebars, but that’s probably true too.
So I’ll confine myself to saying that I’m celebrating my 40th birthday on Friday. No joke.