Monday, November 29, 2010

Have a seat..........

I have been thinking and weirdly? reading alot about saddles lately. Ira Ryan has a nice bit on his blog and the new Rouleur has a nice piece and I'll paraphrase, about when and why the evolution of saddles reached it's zenith. And I agree looks wise and feel wise, the 1980's is it! Rolls, Regal, Concor, Turbo, et al. But these day's every dentist wants the next lightist bike in the coffee shop ride and that's just it, you can really tell who rides and who doesn't by their saddle. The guys who spend the most time riding, ride the old fav's and the fakes ride the carbon ass hatchets. I've tried them all and my new true love is the Fizik Aliante and I am not alone. I'm done searching.....uh now just need to figure out my pedal situation on the crossbike and also I'm so over carbon seatposts. It never ends.

Friday, November 19, 2010

King Kohb.

If I were to own a carbon bike, which I never would. It would be the new Pina Dogma Kohb, sounds like the ship Columbus sailed over here on. Oh and the team Sky blue Fmb tubs are a must have. I'll take mine with Super Record please, oh well just make it Super Recordo Electronico, which is the name I came up with for the new electronic campy groupo.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Easy slim.
Taken from Pez cycling.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Steel man.

It must be wintermadness but I have been just losing it over these Steelman's, the whole look is so perfect, lots of Campy and tubs, ideal proportions, JoeBell paint, just fantastic.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Money Shot.

Seen on VelocipedeSalon.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I could really use something like this......

....the road shoes are a nice touch, looks fun.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Post Race

This after this.

Refueling post race is most important.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Lustful Thoughts day but with an Edge fork please.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Love Purple.

And I need a new jacket? maybe, well the Paul Smith x Rapha collection is pretty amazing, whether you REALLY need it or not.

Monday, October 25, 2010


The weather could not have been worse, I have no idea who won or if there was a winner and this is how my race went in the 3's, as seen on the Seattle times web site;
Basically this is how my life is going right now, shit randomly explodes when things are looking good.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I used To Love.

this bike so much, back in 06' when I used to check Fixedgeargallery, so perfect but so unrideable.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Horror.

At the end of Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness (the book the movie was based on) the last words out of Col. Kurtz were "the horror" and that what I said before I died when I stumbled upon this ebay auction;

Only $2500! oh my god! what a deal...oh and to make it even better it's in Hawaii so the shipping is like $300! I would rather have $2500 plus shipping, converted into rolls of nickels and shoved up my.....oh god I died again just looking at it...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Baron x CNC team issue Cross Bike

The new cool team in Seattle, Carbon Neutral Cycling has been graciously sponsered by Baron cycles, you may have seen the porprietor, Geoff making espresso at all the local cross races this year, he also races on the team and is generally a pretty great guy. After some literal teething problems she is ready for Sunday. The great thing about hooking up a race team is that you get feedback from guy's who are going to hammer on these things, not hang them in the garage. True Temper OX tubes with Columbus life stays, 19.2lbs with Rival and a heavy fork, an Edge fork I mean Enve (I'm never going to get used to that) coming soon. This thing fits me so perfect and just glides.

And yes, those are R-sys wheels more info on those soon.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I was once young and dumb and liked riser bars.

Yes it's true, that may have been four years ago, which in fixed gear scene terms is like 20 but still how's counting?

Coming soon Baron x Carbon neutral cycling team issue cross bike, I hope.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I'm going to PUKE!

This is the best thing ever!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A real Cinelli.

This is about two wheeled perfection, with a little longer stem though. The more Cinelli goes the easy money MASH, sell to the lowest common denominator route, the bigger the disconnect they create. A shame really because they still make nice rode bikes, I think? My head has been bashed in by so many vigorelli's that I can't remember the last time I saw an add or any publicity for anything else from Cinelli. Too bad, the XRC stainless bike looks great and that's my point really, no one who buys a can of FOur LoCO is also simultaneosly in the market for a $90 bottle of cabernet sauvignon.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cross is Fun.

Off to BBQ and drink coffee and beer and look at bikes and talk shit and talk about bikes and stress out and ah....yeah race. What more would you want to do on any given sunday in the fall.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'll be brief...

I'm a little hungover so....a quick one.
This, this thing is so very metalocalypse....I like the Sram bb30 crank thrown in for good measure, Brutal.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Purple Drank.

I actually really like the Colnago.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Old School Cross

Some old school cross love. Back in the day cross wasn't such a big deal, people raced because they loved riding bikes all year round.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mashed Cinelli.

Oh cool, a generic made in China track frame! And what's this, it has street cred by way of the cool dudes from MASH! Give me a break, if I wanted to buy an aluminum track frame made in china I would buy a Leader or a Fuji. The idea of having to pre-order one of these and pay a shit load for it bums me out! And don't get me started on that Raleigh x Mike Giant x Macawhatever things. Ugh....I'm sure Jared Leto is getting really excited.
Update: Check out the hilariously catty comment from the US dist, of Cinelli.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Well I was a little nervous going into Starcrossed, having won the previous week. I arrived and was greeted by Geoff from Baron bikes making espresso for everyone and was promply given my new skinsuit, Great! The course was super hard, no let up and we had to start 30sec in arrears of the masters, why on earth would they do that? I must have passed about 80 of them.

Well missed out on second my an inch or two, was beat by two international sandbagers from Canada.

This thing is crazy!

12lbs. New super six cross, Coool.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Give it a rest Jared Leto!

Jared Leto will you give it a rest already, riding to the VMA's, ugh....Gross.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Now more than ever.

Dusting this one off from last year, still relevant as StarCrossed is a few short days from today.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Well sorry folks who race cat 4 cyclocross I applied for a cat 3 at the new year and was denied so.....that's what happens... I win, at least I earned it starting from like 40th. Nice race Tyler Johnson, Mr do it all, see you in the cat 3's.

Next up sandbagging Starcrossed.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hello SpaceMan.

WTF is this Jared? You look like a time traveling German space douche who learned about our culture by reading gay Austrian fashion magazines from the year 2013.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm Cross @ Cross.

Well after being excited for cross season to finally arrive, I now wish it was over. It was all fun and games until the racing started and the rain came. I had to sandbag my first race in order to make it to work after. I was second in the hole shot, dropped the leader in the first set of corners and then bang! a bigger sandbagger than me came around just before the run up. We had a good gap but I felt like I was going too deep too early and held back letting him go, a comfortable gap opened between myself and the shattered field so I just tried not to make any mistakes and then I felt it, a soft rear tire.....I kept on but after crossing the line with two laps to go, it was totally flat and I did my best cat 4 pro move and ghost rode my bike through the line tape and yelled, "this place is a shithole!" which it was. My buddy from work ran up and gave me a wheel, you're not done yet! I pressed on with my eyes crossed in anger and frustration and still finished in the top half after a 5minute wheel change.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The King.

The king of Euro trash dirtbagness and an inspiration to all.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Rapha x Focus Cyclocross Team

There were rubblings about a Rapha sponsored cross team at the Nahbs, which for a dork like me is really exciting and now it's real. The cross jersey is a must!

Not with Speedvagens but the Focus bikes look pretty good though.