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Study Proves Hippies Have Infiltrated Singletrack + WIN LUBE

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Charlie has taken a scientific approach to sourcing our next product for the Singletrack Merch Store

I started by profiling the staff at Singletrack Towers, as they are a fair representation of you lot, the Singletrackers. My study concluded that over half the staff are showing strong liberal hippy tendencies.

The prime indicators for this are colourful hair, big hair, and Chipps you can’t fool me by having no hair. The study also noted blatant use of brightly coloured clothing, beer and bicycles. Now, I have had first-hand experience of handling these biker hippies, with godfather of mountain biking Charlie Kelly being a frequent guest on my sofa, so I know what they desire, what makes them tick, and what gets them jazzed.

And the result of this thorough scientific study is…

The Singletrack Road Trip Tie Dye T Shirt (also available in plain grey for squares who obey the man).

It’s our Singletrack Lockdown bus, all fixed up, and hitting the road to trip it out, with a bike, surfboard, cool dog and big spade (why the big spade, that is a bit sinister, maybe he is really into sand castles?).

It’s cool, colourful, right on, and is constructed from organic cotton and beautiful vibes. It also does not exist… until the cats have left and the summer is gone. Brothers and sisters, get on the bus to coolville, noodle it out and put your dough down, and expect a Singletrack love parcel in early September.

Win some lube.

Can all comments please be in the language of either “Dude” or Beatnik”… otherwise you will do the brains in of half the Singletrack staff, they just wont understand what’s going on.

The best hippy beatnik jive comments will win one of four bottle of yellow Smoove Lube (Yellow because of something to do with a roadie thing in France?).

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Charlie Hobbs

Merch & Marketing Manager at Singletrack

Grumpy, happy, hairy, overweight and awesome. I started riding offroad in 1978, and never stopped. I was once Charlie The Bikemonger, I invented orienBEERing, the Clunker Classic, and the Dorset Gravel Dash. I own the Bum Butter brand and I'm a co-owner of Dirt Dash Events. I also work at Singletrack, I have the self-appointed job title of "Overlord of the leftovers" and look after the merch shop, and marketing. Other interests include skateboards, surfboards, motorbikes, and cooking (I invented the Beefer Reefer).

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  • Study Proves Hippies Have Infiltrated Singletrack + WIN LUBE
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    Hey, man. do you have any patchouli oil chain lube, man? or something.

    or one of those little bags roadies keep their munchies in, i forget the name as my memory isn’t what it was, but crocheted in a rainbow pattern with a fringe along the bottom, man. or something

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    I don’t use money cos it just pays the Man

    I eat what I grow and it feeds me and the fam

    I’ve a problem with my bike though, it squeaks when it’s wet

    I need to bag some lube, can I trade you a courgette?

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    No black turtle necks? Ginsberg would be disappointed.

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    I saw the best chains of my generation destroyed by poor lubricants,

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    if not realized that this was a contest. i didn’t read the article 🤪

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    Being an uber-vegan and having been raised a true trustafarian I’m in far out need of new threads that show the world how spiritual I am.

    Plus the hemp shop have a new no shirt, no service policy. I blame 5G for reducing the level of positive orgones in the ethereal twisting the minds of the poor sheeple, working all their days to pay the man.

    Anyway, namaste here talking to you lot I’ve got to get down to the goddess slam poetry reading then mummy is buying me a horse box to convert for glastonbury.

    Go in love funky sisters.

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    Wise up daddy-o, those threads are primo. You dig?

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    The commune I’m going to, you don’t need clothes.

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    Vegetable rights and peace

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    I was never the same after I smoked a joint with Jerry Garcia. Of course, I was never the same before that either.

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    Dude, that lube like totally ties the chain together.

    The chain abides…

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    Is the lube ‘summer of love’ compatible? (or Love Island for us non-beatnik types)
    Seems a shame to waste it on pushrod chains.

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    Funny that you mention summer.
    „I waited all year for her and now all I can do is wait and see her go.“

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    Now for that little contest of yours (which might be the most un-hippy thing to hold and do): „The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to ride, mad to slide, mad to make a big save, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or consider a commonplace handlebar, but ride, ride, ride like fabulous yellow lube exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the tubeless tyre pop into the rim and everybody goes “Awww!““

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    Whoa duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude. That T shirt is far out, it’s like the future made sweet love to the past and gave me a present.

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    elektrisches Fahrrad Nein Danke

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    Cool contest dude, tie-dye and yellow lube, far out man 🌈

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    @twistedpencil – yeah well you know that is just, like, your opinion, man

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    There is no authority but yourself, dude!

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    We’re not into rape and pillage, we’re into soulfood and Steve Hillage…

    May your mind be as wide and open as your trousers.


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    A poem called “Dudes, be very very excellent to each other”:

    Special yellow lubes for being in front, not everything needs to be a competition though so please, don’t be a c***.

    Unless they’re an irredeemable bigot, then crack on. Peace ✌️

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    Miles are flowing by like endless trail across a meadow top
    they singlespeed along the pass, they spin away across the dudeiverse
    Nothings gonna change my gear
    Nothings gonna change my gear

    Jai Guru deva, ommm

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    Dude, don’t drink the chain aid…………..

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    WINNERS… we have winners. Everyone is a winner baby, but these people are more win’y
    And the winners are:
    mark gibson


    daniel john reynolds

    alan chambers

    I will be sending you some awesome Smoove Lube next week.

    An honourable mention goes to Repack Rider, because that is Charlie Kelly and we would not be here without him, and he has smoked with Jerry Garcia. Charlie, I will send you a shirt instead.

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    @charliedontsurf May I nominate @LAT instead? His “I saw the best chains of my generation destroyed by poor lubricants” is a genius adaption of Ginsberg’s Howl poem and actually inspired my little contribution. Love and cheers!

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