Friday, January 27, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Senator reply regarding SOPA/PIPA

Below is the automated response I received after contacting Senator Roy Blunt regarding SOPA/PIPA:

Dear Ryan,
Thank you for contacting me regarding S. 698, the Protect IP Act.
I do not support the Protect IP Act as it is currently written.  American innovation is a cornerstone of our nation's economic growth, and job creators have lost $135 billion in revenue annually as a result of rogue internet sites.  While I believed the bill still needed much work, several months ago, I cosponsored the Senate version of the Protect IP Act because I support the original intent of this bill – to protect against the piracy of lawful content.
Upon passage of this bill through committee, Senate Judiciary Republicans strongly stated that there were substantive issues in this legislation that had to be addressed before it moved forward.  I agree with that sentiment.  Unfortunately, Senate Leader Harry Reid sought to push forward with legislation that is deeply flawed and still needs much work.
That's why I withdrew my co-sponsorship for the Protect IP Act.
The right to free speech is a foundation of our democracy, and I strongly oppose sanctioning Americans' right to free speech in any medium – including over the internet.
I continue to believe that we can come to a solution that will cut off the revenue sources for foreign websites dedicated to counterfeiting and piracy that steal American jobs, hurt the economy, and harm consumers.  But the Protect IP Act is flawed as it stands today, and I cannot support it moving forward.
Again, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook ( and Twitter ( about the important issues facing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website ( to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter.

Sincere regards,

Roy Blunt
United States Senator


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday for our home opener at the Buzzard Beach. Racing, tasty beverages, bucket using, and full blown 80's dance party was a great way to spend the evening. Congratulations to "Black" for winning in the men's tournament and Katie for dominating the women's bracket, and Zeek for not ending up in jail. These are about the only photos I was able to find of the evening and a big THANK YOU to Jon Peck for keeping sober enough to take most of these photos and proving that we actually accomplished some racing instead of just getting schnookered.

You can see that we are using the GoldSprints FX software on this go around. Hopefully our system will be bug free come time to race next. If you happened to snag some photos or know where we can find them please contact us at

As always, we would also like to thank our sponsors (new and old) for their support this season. We would not have been able to get nearly the turn outs we've had without them (we're just not that likeable of fellas)

Eighth Inch
Urban Velo
Twin Six
Midwest Cyclery

I feel this is the time to mention a fond farewell to one of our longest running sponsors, Pabst Blue Ribbon. They have been there for goldsprints, scavenger hunts, impromptu keggers to pay rent, and pub crawls we've thrown for many a year now. Our dear friend and local representative has decided to leave the company and since she was the cornerstone of PBR in our lives we shall also be saying our goodbyes. Thanks for all the fuzzy memories...  

On the lighter side of things we are now looking for a new tasty beverage sponsor. I'm looking at you Boulevard (winking face emoticon).

Our next race is a personal highlight of our season. This is the 3rd year we will be invading Lincoln, Nebraska. KC SPRINTS - OCCUPY DUFFY'S will take place on February 4th and from the buzz around here in Kansas City we should be arriving with a good contingent of folks to watch, race, heckle, drink, etc. I feel like Lincoln has an idea of how the weekend will go having hosted us before and I hope proper measures have been put in place. i.e. baby proofing D Street. You can also keep abreast with the Duffy's race through

Lastly, the majority of my weekdays when I'm not at the ol 9-5, or coffee shop, or the bar, or putzin around in low gear, I'm at home doodling. Below you see my homage to our Omaha trip... 

What a great weekend. Just thought I'd share....

Hope to see you all out sooner than later.

Hugs and pinches
uNKy jOIns

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

On Strike!

This web page was blacked out on Wednesday the 18th in protest of the pending SOPA bill in our Congress.
To learn more about SOAP please view the video below or visit here

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I keep myself entertained...

And whoever gave me access to this blog is probably kicking themselves right now...
Pretty sure CVO doesn't want a poster where it looks like he's taking a dump. This is why we leave poster making to more talented people than us....

Monday, January 9, 2012

new graphics?

here's a quick look at the graphics Jevon's been working on:

Around the corner...

You would think a group with their first pending event of the new year would update this thing a little more often. I finally have some posters for this weekends Home Opener at the Buzzard Beach. Funny story, I was at home bored and decided to draw my own poster for Saturday:
Let's just say it was one of my more proud drunken doodling pieces. Then I start thinking that no respectable establishment is going to let me post up a picture of Corky vomitting bike parts. Thank tiny Elvis that C. Burt came through with another fine example of graphic design for us:
Hope you all can make it out this weekend.

Also, we are slated for our return to Lincoln, NE on February 4, 2012. Apparently we didn't trash (literally not figuratively) the bar enough last time we showed up so they think its a good idea for us to come back. Duffy's, we're excited for another year of fishbowl inspired racing and poor decision making.

Finally, on a side note... I had the opportunity to go and visit with the GreenSprints Team this weekend in Omaha, NE for their "GreenSprints at the Side Door Lounge #2" event. I have to say that Omaha is a classy town and the people at GreenSprints put on one helluva show. Thank you for putting up with our Kansas City level of intoxication and not running us out of town with pitchforks and torches. Their next event is scheduled in Omaha the same day we are in Lincoln. Looks like we're going to have an ol timey fisticuffs fight between the groups for spectators on Feb 4th.. Ah well, we love those guys regardless. I am trying to lure them down to KC this weekend with the promise of loose booze and free women.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and we'll see you Saturday
-uNKy jOIns