Drugmonkey is definitely going to regret this!

August 20, 2007

Howdy Folks!

DrugMonkey, foolishly inspired by a couple of posts on bike riding over at Chad’s Uncertain Principles lair, and a reminiscence of the glory days of Usenet news groups by Chad’s guestbloggerNathan, not to mention some TdF idiocy over at Dr. Joan Bushwell’s Chimpanzee Refuge where DM engaged in old fashioned flamewar action with some fool named Hopper30111443627272 (approx.), ditto the complete and utter cock-up that has been the TdF and pro-cycling in general in the past couple of years (ohh, we’ll get to those links, oh yes we will) and, I suspect, heatstroke, suggested “Hey, why don’t you blog on Drugs and Cycling over on Drugmonkey?” (get it? Drugs, Cycling, man, brilliant this guy!).

So BikeMonkey was born.

I’ll take the suggestion on nom de blog. I’ll be talking about cycling mostly but sure, we can rant about these dumbasses blood doping and taking drugs to ride faster. Cycling science? Waaal, I’m no expert but when did that ever stop an old rec.bicycles.* Usenet newsgroup hand, eh? So we might have to BS a bit on exercise physiology, cycling physiology and the like. Emphasis on the BS but, what the heck, we can talk peer reviewed science once in a while.

“About BikeMonkey…” for the curious:

  •  He lives in cycling paradise, San Diego CA. So posts may be sprinkled with rides and locations local to SD, try not to get too jealous!
  • He is old, fat, out-of-shape and has a RealLife. Some posts may trend towards those dreary old articles in Bicycling “How My Bike Saved My Life” and such crap.
  • Ex-racer. Road, MTB, track. Purely amateur, no great shakes, not braggin’. This is not, however, going to be about cycle touring, old guys with beards on recumbants or the like.

11 Responses to “Drugmonkey is definitely going to regret this!”

  1. PhysioProf Says:

    Sounds cool. I frequent a close-knit on-line cycling forum, and I will let people know about BikeMonkey when it comes on line. Will you post here when it goes live?

    Did you get the e-mail from NIH entitled, “Invitation to NIH Regional Consultation Meetings on Peer Review”?

    (Hey, can you turn off those annoying “snap.com” snapshot pop-up thingies that appear whenever you mouse over a link? I don’t know about anyone else who visits your blog, but I find them really annoying and useless.)

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  2. I get sick of some of the drug news, but I love commentary like this 🙂

    Can’t wait

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  3. bikemonkey Says:

    I think I’m just going to post in DrugMonkey for a while. I think it will always say bikemonkey at the bottom when I’m logged in. Seemed easier than setting up a whole blog and really, not sure that I’d be regular enough. What are the standards anyway? geez, those SciBlog types seem to blurt 3-4 a day!

    multiman, you remind me i’ll have to check with DM about a separate blogroll or something. say, i’ve been out of the local group-ride thing for a bit, have tri-geeks figured out how to keep the black side down yet? 😛

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  4. PhysioProf Says:

    OK, now I’m confused. You mean Drugmonkey Bikemonkey?

    How many monkeys are there in here!?

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  5. PhysioProf Says:

    Oops. The “not equal to” symbol got stripped from my post. The sentence shoud read: “You mean Drugmonkey is not equal to Bikemonkey?”

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  6. bikemonkey Says:

    DM and I are not identical, no. You’ll find we share a number of professional and recreational interests though.

    You’ll know there are enough monkeys here when you read a post entitled “Hamlet”

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  7. drugmonkey Says:

    “Did you get the e-mail from NIH entitled, “Invitation to NIH Regional Consultation Meetings on Peer Review”?”

    Yeah. I think this has been spammed to all grant holders or some such. Blind cc’d so everyone thinks it is personal! Good strategy. Heh.

    “I frequent a close-knit on-line cycling forum”

    this sounds so naughty, do share.

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  8. […] Uncertain Principles guestblogging on the fine old days of Usenet News inspired Drugmonkey’s big mistake.  Janet over at AdvEthSci made a relevant comment as follows: Online, we don’t know who may […]

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  9. writedit Says:

    How did I know? (that there was a bikemonkey lurking in there, that is) Hey – I wrote the book on online cycling, starting with dial-up bulletin boards before there was a WWW or AOL or blogs. I’m guessing neither DM nor BM (hmmm …) is old enough to have had the pleasure of unstable dial-up bulletin board experiences at a whooping 1200 bd. Also had one of the original primitive Nintendo CompuTrainers. Thank god we’ve evolved past that. But I know about cyclist-scientists & the obsession with numbers and data and lab notebooks documenting every observation about every ride & off day. Anyway, I’m sure I’ll enjoy the BM commentaries to come.

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  10. PhysioProf Says:

    “But I know about cyclist-scientists & the obsession with numbers and data and lab notebooks documenting every observation about every ride & off day.”

    The funny thing is that as obsessive as I am about lab data, a few years ago I threw away my cyclocomputer and decided to never “train” or “observe” anything about my cycling except how much fun I am having.

    “Anyway, I’m sure I’ll enjoy the BM commentaries to come.”

    Umm, ok.

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  11. bikemonkey Says:

    I wrote the book on online cycling, starting with dial-up bulletin boards before there was a WWW or AOL or blogs. I’m guessing neither DM nor BM (hmmm …) is old enough to have had the pleasure of unstable dial-up bulletin board experiences at a whooping 1200 bd.

    ha! thought that was you.

    Anyway, yes, plenty old enough for those, just wasn’t into it. the speed of dialup may indeed have had something to do with it.

    PhysioP’s “close knit forum” stuff sounds like we may have come full circle back to BBS or something. unfortunately no physioprofs are googleable with cycling so we’ll just have to bait and troll a bit…

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