Monday, October 3, 2011

Glory years and my official statement of shillitude

Glen Copus at Cyclocross Nationals 1986 -- Scott's Valley, CA. I'm pretty sure on that.
Sorry. I just can't stand sitting on this picture any longer.

And there's a story about that frame. It's some frame I can't remember made by a guy whose name I can't remember. Glen found it in the tall grass around Keith Bontrager's garage back in the ice age. Glen fixed it up and replaced the front end and raced it for a few years. He later gave it to some local kid, who ended up crashing it.

I'm helping Glen build a new website for Elephant Bikes. This pic (and others equally awesome -- early BMX, mountain, etc) will go on his site.

This officially puts me in the "no longer just a friend and sort of objective observer of things related to Elephant bikes."

I am officially an Elephant shill. I will benefit from Elephants being sold in the future. It's not clear to me exactly how, as we've not really had a discussion of compensation, but I'll be taking all this work to the bank at some point, so that makes me interested financially in Elephant's business.

Which, even by my low-bar of blogging ethics, requires full disclosure.

So there it is.

12 comments:

Jonathan Eberly said...

Jordy and I are debating which one's Glen. I say left, she says right. Who's correct?

Justino said...

Definitely the left. But Jordy's right, of course.

Pat S said...

I grew up with this picture hanging in our living room. It scarred me. It's also the first thing I thought of when I noticed the missing front wheel.

Anonymous said...

Pat-WTF are you going on about. Are you high?

John Speare said...

What Justin said.

And what Anon said.

That picture is still f'ing with Pat.

Pat S said...

Upon closer inspection, the front wheel is just fine. Big nevermind, then.

The point remains, it's a rad picture.

Glen said...

Jordy, really? Really? Man, that stings.

Noah Sutherland said...

I also thought the front wheel was missing when I saw the photo in the blog post. When I clicked for the larger image it all made sense.

Single Speed Dad said...

1 - Picture is awesome.

2 - Glen being in Spokane and working to build up Elephant is awesome.

3 - JS helping make the dream come true is awesome.

Best of luck.

Unknown said...

Jonathan is crazy. Perhaps his oxygen-starved brain is still recovering from Saturday's race. I correctly chose the man in the forefront of the picture. Just to clear my good name, and Glen's reputation, I thought I must share.

Jordy

Stephen Morgan said...

A worthy cause!! I'm looking forward to seeing the new site, along with trying to figure out what stuff I need work done on around here...

BTW, the amount of Elephant frames at the 'cross races was really great. You just about couldn't look in any direction without seeing an Elephant bike. Soon, I hope, I will have me one.

Anonymous said...

Forget the wheels. Where can one buy a set of 1986-model Copus legs?