Archive for May, 2008

Man Throws Stuff, Wins Things

Posted in News on May 8, 2008 by J

Professional bicycle frame thrower, Nick Alonge, won the Frame Toss at the 19th Annual Pancake Breakfast. On April 27th, Alonge hurled a crappy Giant mountain bike frame, fork and stem an astonishing 738 feet to take the 2008 Championship. Upon the completion of the event, Nick commented, “It’s been a long and tough off-season, so it’s great to be able to come back to competition with a strong showing like this.” Alonge is famous for pioneering the “Barley Launch,” a technique set apart not only for the distance it allows him to throw, but also maintaining a steady handle on a frosty New Castle Ale.

“I started doing this about 17 years ago,” said Alonge. “You see, proper hydration is key to a solid frame toss. I haven’t lost a ‘toss since. I’m not sure how to say this, but, I’m kind of a big deal.”

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Bikes & Pancakes: Part Of Your Complete Breakfast

Posted in Races and Events on May 8, 2008 by J

‘Round these parts, there are a few things that signal the start of Springtime. The warm winds start to greet you on the afternoon rides, the Poppies and Jacarandas are in bloom, and the sun begins to noticeably lengthen the daylight hours. However, nothing heralds the beginning of the season like the Annual Pancake Breakfast.

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