March 26, 2009

It was a long journey.

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(Thanks to Bill Korte for sending me this picture of Meade. It's really him. In 2005.)

40 comments:

JAL said...

Let's see.

2005.

You were barely a twinkle in his eye then, Prof.

Tex said...

Shorts?

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

Yeah, that looks like him.

under the helmet and glassess and...


Shorts?!?!?!

Well, I guess bike riding is an athletic endeavor, so shorts are allowable under rule 2, clause (a)(ii) of the Althouse shorts policy.

But then, that looks like Alaska...

Lawgiver said...

What river is that? Great pic, love the composition.

Lawgiver said...

I don't think it's Alaska. Most rivers there are braided and the mosquitoes would kill you if you wore shorts.

HelenParr said...

You know, there was a lot of lamentation among the male commenters that Althouse was going off the market. Let me tell you, Althouse, there are a LOT of female commenters who are lamenting the loss of our beloved Meade.

Put me in the Carl Dean fan club. Better yet: let me buy a "Team Meade" t-shirt.

Palladian said...

Rowr. Nice arms. Good shoulders.

Bissage said...

Nice guy . . .

and a stud.

Good for him!

Hoosier Daddy said...

I didn't know you were a mountain biker Meade. What kind of bike is that? Do you do any road riding?

Lem said...

My version of a data point…

Meade rides a bike.
Bush rode a bike.
Meade voted for Bush.. and may survive up two Althousian blast ;)

Ralph said...

What's Ezra Klein going to say when the future Mr. Althouse appears in blackface on your blog? And shouldn't the gloves be white?

Paul said...

Mountain biking rules! There's no better way to explore the wilderness, get fit, develop technical riding skills, and experience the joy of riding tight single track in the woods and mountains.

You would do well to take up the sport with hubby.

David said...

Meade.
Stud.
They rhyme.

lohwoman said...

Thanks for the Bill Korte clue. Meade's first name is ironic.

William said...

No, no Frodo. You were supposed to take the ring to the Crack of Doom, not the other way around.

paul a'barge said...

shorts

Richard Dolan said...

The Meade-Althouse hook-up may be giving rise to inspiration in strange places. On the Becker-Posner blog, the most recent post deals with Internet mating (both for romance and job hunting). Along the way Judge Posner offers this gem:

"My guess would be, therefore, that the demand for Internet marriage screening would be less among students and among young workers in workplaces that have a fairly even balance of men and women, and greater among persons who are not in such advantageous situations and among persons who have high opportunity costs of time, like successful businessmen and professionals. It should also be greater among persons who have idiosyncratic or minority tastes."

He doesn't discuss Internet marriage screening via blog post-and-comment, and neither of them mentions the Meade-Althouse engagement. But otherwise he seems to be describing what's just happened here, sort of.

Is it just spring or is there something in that midwestern water that's giving rise to all this interest in matchmaking?

MadisonMan said...

Have you posted that before? It seems very familiar.

MadisonMan said...

(that was a question for Richard Dolan, by the way)

Richard Dolan said...

MM: No, just noticed it today.

BJM said...

Meade obviously has determination and stamina, good qualities in a mate.

fcai said...

I would guess British Columbia.

And clearly, if you can turn the pedals over in terrain like that, you will never fit into green jeans such as those pictured. Riding off road, up hill requires quadriceps, which the GJ guy lacks.

Maxine - out of her depth since pre-school.

JAL said...

Mmm. I was thinking BC also, but not being well informed -- or even un-well informed -- about geology I am not sure the "mountains" fit.

madawaskan said...

Oh come on!

Never mind Meade-

Where the hell is that?

Meade is but a blight upon the beauty.

{heh..}

Could it be the Green River area of Oregon?

jdeeripper said...

Looks like the Columbia River Gorge to me.

I found an old video of Meade formerly known as "Mr. Fix it".

JAL said...

Was the long journey uphill both ways?

fcai said...

Ok, I referred to a comment made by M*x*n* and now either it is gone or I am in the wrong thread.

As long as housekeeping is taking place, check the "Love in the Time of Commenters" thread - it needs some cleaning.

Zo man - that is a nice place to ride. I have ridden all over the Cascades and CRG, but somehow missed that spot. Or maybe I rode it but kept my eyes on the trail lest I plummet to my demise, thereby missing the view.

Please don't tell us that is Ohio or some such...

Trooper York said...

If I were a different kind of commenter I would ask if we are going to be treated to more pictures of Meade riding things.

But that would be wrong.

John Lynch said...

Eh, shorts and all that.

This whole this is like a story. Reality isn't supposed to work out this well. It's messy and doesn't follow a narrative.

Maybe I need to rethink my view of the world.

Heh. The internet is good for something.

k*thy said...

Yeah, I'd say the Columbia Gorge. Looks like a ton of fun, too.

madawaskan said...

What about the environment?!?!?1!

He's leaving tire tracks everywhere-and-

Has he brought a Pringles can?

Or is he droppin' it like Titus!?!?

ricpic said...

Narrow the path, and torturous too,
The striver takes the wide world through.

amba said...

I'm with Madawaskan. Meade is as Meade does, but WHERE IS THAT???

The Elder said...

"WHERE IS THAT???"

I'm guessing Colorado.

But what do I know?

Meade said...

What do you know?

Oh Brother, what don't you know?

Durango, Colorado.

The Elder said...

I must confess. I had a clue.

Meade said...

Ha! Wedding or not - you'll always be best man.

KLDAVIS said...

I thought that looked kind of familiar. I walked up that mountain (or one very nearby) when I was 6 years old. I asked my mom if bears would eat me before I died if I just gave up and sat down. She said yes, which kept me going.

HelenParr said...

Just so I don't waste my "Team Meade" t-shirt, let me ask this:

Is Elder on or off the market?

The Elder said...

Off. Very, very off.