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Cyclecide Tour: bike rodeo clowns packed into a bus with tiny suitcases

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Sept. 15, 2004
Rawlins, Wyoming

It’s really hard to fit all your worldly possessions you’re going to need for the next two and a half months into one plastic crate.

Some people prefer to bring giant duffel bags on tour, most of which are shoved underneath the 7-by-10-foot bed area in the back of the Shoo Shoo, but with all the beer and other drinks that are spilled off the 2 RV tables in the middle of the bus on a regular basis, we’ve taken to putting all our stuff in plastic bins under the front bench.
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Cyclecide Tour: MacGyvering at Broke-Down Mountain

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Sept. 14, 2004
Elko, NV

After the requisite stock-up sesh at our favorite fireworks store on the planet, the Cyclecide bus pulled out of Battle Mountain in the afternoon to make our way to Wendover, or Wells, or somewhere on the far side of Nevada, by nightfall. Our goal was to wake up and then drive through Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats (site of countless land-speed races and the Russ Meyer classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) during the day so we could see ‘em.

Alas, not half an hour outside the Armpit of America, we heard a SNAP! and blue smoke started pouring out of the underside of the bus.
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Cyclecide Tour: Reno 9-11

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[Monday, Sept. 13, 2004: Begin embedded status as Cyclecide tour narrator.]

Yee haw, people. The Bike Rodeo is back on tour for the first time in almost a year. We’ve been invited to do the New Belgium Brewery Tour de Fat festival dates again, and then after that’s over we’re going to do another leg of club shows on our own. Two and a half months in all.

When we joined up with Cyclecide a couple years ago, we never imagined we’d have two documentaries under our belt, countless articles and picks-of-the-week, ‘rise of mutant bike culture’ articles out there, and even some national TV spots:
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