Wednesday’s mail bag: Caray-zee Ang’ and that waving thing

The Mail Bag is a regular feature on VeloNews.com, appearing each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you have a comment, an opinion or observation regarding anything you have seen in cycling, in VeloNews magazine or on VeloNews.com, write to WebLetters@7Dogs.com. Please include your full name and home town. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.What? Huh? Hey, that's pretty good!Editors,Holy crap!Is he for real?It's like Jack Kerouac on wheels. “On the road...” with AgnettiSheldrake? (see “YoungGuns: "It's all just so caray-zee"”)Pretty good stuff. Keep it coming.Tim McDonaldRichmond,

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What? Huh? Hey, that’s pretty good!
Editors,
Holy crap!Is he for real?It’s like Jack Kerouac on wheels. “On the road…” with AgnettiSheldrake? (see “YoungGuns: “It’s all just so caray-zee“”)Pretty good stuff. Keep it coming.
Tim McDonald
Richmond, VirginiaHighlighting a local legend
VeloNews,
Ang’s articles are some of the best reading I have had on VeloNews.I don’t quite understand everything, but being from Denver and knowingStalker No. 1 I found this last article downright hilarious.Zinc Man is a legend in Denver and it’s always great to see him showup for an occasional race with the old school helmet and knee high socks.I haven’t seen him race though in a couple years. Keep up the good work.
Caleb Stoll
Denver, ColoradoSuch pedalin’ prose!
Editors,
This guy is good. How refreshing to read about cycling with such a colorful twist. If this guy can ride like he writes we should see him on some podiums very soon.Keep them coming Velo. Sheldrake’sgreat.
Jerred Brackett
Springfield MissouriIt’s all about the Zinc
VeloNews,
I think everyone that bikes in or around the Denver area has run intoZinc Man (aka: “Oven Mitts”) at least once.I’m floored that he is now immortalized on the (electronic) pages ofVeloNews.Zinc Man, Denver’s own local legend.
Kevin Flanagan
Denver, ColoradoHuh?
Editors,
Note to the TIAA-CREF team doctor:
I know Vaughters is soft on cortisoneuse these days, but you aren’t supposed to inject it to the riders’ brains.
Steven Zdawczynski
Boulder, ColoradoSome like it…
Editors,
That’s some funny sh*t.
Keep it up.
Justin Mayfield…and some don’t
Editors,
I just finished reading Young Guns: “It’s all just so cary-zee” forthe third time, and I’m not even going to debate whether this articleis appropriate for a cycling publication. I would find it inappropriate forany publication, with maybe the exception of Schizophrenia Monthly.There is one thing this article did for me. I now only have to readO’Grady’s pieces once to understand them.
Jim Nankervis
Midlothian, VirginiaHey, we just renewed our subscription to Schizophrenia Monthly!The articles aren’t that great. In fact, we have to admit that we reallyonly get it for the personal ads. – EditorCatching the wave
Patrick,
I’ve got to agree with you and your colleague in this article (see”Friday’sfoaming rant: Wave dynamics revisited“).There are too many stuck-up/insecure pricks riding out there who don’thave the common courtesy of a five-year-old. Maybe another explanationfor this anti-social behavior could be that they spent so much money ontheir cool Ti whatever that they couldn’t afford a saddle, and arethus forever relegated to long rides on a non-lubricated seat post. Thatwould certainly explain the unfriendly behavior.Anyway, I feel better now. Thanks for the rant.And by the way, my faith in humanity was restored this weekend at mysecond Cat 5 crit’. Unlike the first race, I met scores of cool folkswilling to help out, answer my newbie questions, and just shoot the bullin general. I look forward to more experiences like that, and returningthe courtesy when the shoe is on the other foot.
Thanks,
Rich Norton
Glen Carbon, IllinoisWave ’em on
Patrick,
You hit the nail on the head with that one!! I don’t understand it,but as long as I’ve been riding (30+ years), this has been the case. Historically, I’ve found that mountain bikers are friendlier. Sometimes, my wife and I will yell at riders and force them to acknowledge us.See you on the road – I’ll wave.
Dick ElmendorfThat was scary
To the Editors:
I was just chatting up on the website, reading O’Grady’s latest rantin an absolutely terrified state because I actually agreed withwhat he was saying.Then he compared Republicanism to drug addiction and alcoholismand… well, back to normal. Now I feel much better.
Thanks, Patrick!
Bill Lacy
Olathe, KansasGOPs are nice guys, too
Hey!
I’m Republican and I always wave!!…and I didn’t vote for RichardNixon!See? Some of us crazed, right-wing, skin head, neo-Nazi, Fascists reallyare nice guys!
Bill Colom,
Mystic, ConnecticutActually, as we recall, Nixon waved, too… usually with both arms. –Editor


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