A Year-End Reminder Dec 31, 2010


Two years ago, I shared a story about 6-day track racers and the significant of effervescence and cycling. The gist of the story is:

“When a cork was popped, power was released. Bubbles escaped, the elixir went flat, no more “oomph” or energy. So, dropping your cork or having no more cork means you’re out of it, flat, dead, pooped, no more stuff. Ergo, the racers would hang a cork on their bikes so they’d never be “out” of cork.”

2010 may have taken a lot out of you. I know it took a lot out of me. Running this blog has turned into a full-time gig for me and cycling for many of you may seen arduous at times but let’s not forget that no matter what, we’ve always got a little always got a little cork left!

I want to take this moment to thank everyone who visits and comments on this blog. Your participation and enthusiasm is very important to me. I also want to thank all the supporters and sponsors. Without you, it’d be hard to continue pursuing what I love. Lastly, I want to thank all the other blogs for keeping this scene alive. Let’s all take 2011 to the next level!

Ride, relax and have fun!

  • Gordon

    No, thank YOU, Prolly, for giving all of us this fantastic blog! From in-depth gear reviews to gorgeous bike pron to the funny adventures of your everyday life, you’ve allowed us to spend so much time reading about cycling instead of working that you really deserve a pat on the back. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2011!!


  • ToneGman

    Yo!..We appreciate all you do man! Keep up the great work!
    Ride in the Wind.

  • Happy New Year!

    Cheers to another year of stellar cycling content.
    – Matt

  • Dima

    I can’t wait to see what 2011 brings to the forefront. Thanks for the great blog, Mr. Watson.

    Happy New Year,

  • Ben Z

    i’ve been following your blog for a little over a year now. it never lets me down, i dig the mixture of the bike scene integrated with various cultures. i got by a car on x-mas eve, all of the ligaments in my left shoulder were torn so im out of the biking game temporarily, which is agonizing for a addict living in portland. but thanks to john prolly i’ll be able to get my fix. thumb/s up.

  • Marty

    John, excellent blog, keep up the good work in 2011.

    Request, more roadie shit in 11.

    Thanks for all the fish, M

  • pass

    Thank you! And thanks to anyone on a bike anywhere, anytime!

  • Happy New Year from London, looking forward to lots of great posts in 2011!



  • scissorneck

    Ive known of you since you had your surly and you blocked me on flickr for a while for poking fun….. glad were still cool….. great blog great job…. its been fun……. cheers to you proll……