Monday, April 20, 2009

The Little Red's BIG BAD WOLF; an interview

The BIG BAD WOLF--- as played by Doug Jensen

I thought that with the Little Red Riding Hood Ride (LRRH) coming up in June that it might be fun to interview the BIG BAD Wolf, the mascot of the ride, and also this will be in the May issue of BCC's newsletter. The BIG BAD WOLF is featured in both of the collage oil paintings that I'm donating this year. (See Blog Post Entry below.)

The man under the costume is Doug Jensen. Some of you may know him as the Bonneville Cycling Club's ride leader for the Thursday Bike and Brew Rides. I also know him as the guy that’s walked away with the first place costume prize on my annual Tricky Treat Halloween Bike Ride for the last two years. He’s a big easy going type of guy that likes wearing costumes. What better person to be the Big Bad Wolf for the LRRH?

So how did you become the BIG BAD WOLF?
Penny asked me because she knows that I like to dress up. I seem to have this “Crass Comedic” reputation that fit in well with the personality of the BIG BAD WOLF.

What do you feel is the personality of the BIG BAD WOLF?
A little lecherous, but nice after all he is the BIG BAD WOLF.

When was the first time that you were the BIG BAD WOLF?
It was two years ago in 2007 that was my first year of being the costumed BIG BAD WOLF. It was fun!

This year is a rather tropical type of theme; will there be any changes to the BIG BAD WOLF’s costume?
You’ll have to wait and see, but know that I have no shame. So expect something!

Anything you’d like to tell the ladies riding this year?
Yes, watch your rear view mirrors because I’m going to be out on a bike this year. Also, whatever my costume may be, be sure to swing by for a good photo opt and to say “Hi” to me too.

Is there anything else that you would like to share?
I’m looking forward to embarrassing my daughter and her friends who are coming up from Las Vegas to do the ride.