The Slender Fungus is a crazy thing. The way it has evolved, the members that have joined, the friendship that has formed. These people are my family...and a few to mention in particular. Ari is one of my best friends in the world and the Baggios are right there too. Ari invited me to his family's Thanksgiving this year and instead of acting like a total loser and sitting at home by myself I accepted and drove out early to meet for another Palos session. We were on the trails by 9:20 am and the temps were a bit more manageable this time. We hit some great single track and were both enthused just to have the day off and be pushing each other a little bit knowing that we don't normally get a 35 mile mountain bike ride in during the week. So, taking full advantage...we went exploring. We hit all the trails including the black and orange trails which were favorites of mine and my Surly Pugsley handled everything without complaining at all....that bike is so dialed it is ridiculous. I feel more comfortable on my fat bike than I do on my 29'er...even Ari said his 2.2 tires looked like road tires compared to mine. Moral of the story is that everyone needs a fat bike and they need to take them to the local trails ASAP...pretty sure if this happened we would achieve world peace. The fat tires are awesome and I continue to progress with mine on the trails. I can't thank Ari and Jamie enough for letting me spend Thanksgiving with them....really some of the best friends and most real friends I have ever had. Thank You! You don't know what that meant to me. It was great to see Ari's family including the famous guitar maker Franzi from Redwing, MN and ultra eager Mauri, along with the brains of the operation Jiulietta (probably spelled it wrong yet again), anyhow Ari's brother Fivos treated me like he had known me for 20 years and their family is awesome and they are some of the best people to roam the earth, hands down. On top of that the Bonk King and Ms. Bonk King sent me leftovers the following morning that were out of this world and reaffirmed the fact that the Slender Fungus is indeed a special thing. Great peeps! And Sandy can cook!!! Good job on marrying up Mikey! The brains behind the operation is a large Argentinian man who works at a small bicycle shop...he is the most intelligent man I have ever met and one of the best friends I could ever ask for. Thank you for forming the Slender Fungus. Thank you for our group of friends, we are very lucky to have what we have in this place we call home.
Slender Fungus Funky Love
- Cookie Monster