Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
perfect pic of chris lee
nick from denton
please check out his photography. he does shit for cog magazine and he was down in san marcos last saturday and in denton this summer when chrisx, j, joe and i were there.
i'm looking forward to the stuff he shot in san marcos, even if it was a poorly planned event.
seriously, the hometown advantage was way up there. we got two austin teams in the top four, but those of us out of towners who didn't bring san marcos road maps were utterly lost 90% of the time. j and i had to ask at every checkpoint where the next one was.
our boys from houston, as well as aj and peru from college station, were competitive in best trick (aj tied for first with tony from sm with backwards circle barspins) and did well in the race considering that both towns are fucking FLAT AS HELL! tyrone's bridgestone is gorgeous and paul's new volume rig is the jam.
damn i love those city of crank kids. they bring the game. and the trash talk.
I saw this over at HKFixed and actually went WTF?
Now as some of you know, HKFixed actually sells these rims in their shop.
So, I'm sure they weren't trying to give H+Son a bad name or anything...
Also, I'm sure there is a reasonable explanation for the rim blowout.
Maybe the rim was laced wrong? Or it was just part of a bad batch?
I've only heard good things about these rims and how much people love their H+Son rims.
Also, please keep in mind that this was only ONE isolated incident!!!
I'll keep you all posted on any more info that comes up...
Till then... H+Son is still going to get my support!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Greetings and salutations interwebs!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
longhorn bike's owner, Rene, is turning fifty this weekend, so he's having a party on friday that goes till 8.
bbq and beer and bikes! sounds like a good time!
also on friday, ben from juan pelota (the coffee shop inside mellow johnny's) is having a moontower tour/ride. info here.
xchrisx, joe, j, ahlee, will wolfe and a bunch more of us are piling into cars and going to the Power Cat II in san marcos on saturday. it's free for admission and if you can't find a team mate there will be a team mate potluck there. a few of us are staying the night and riding back the next morning to warm up for this race on sunday.
bring out your nubby tires, cuz it's gonna be a doozy. my cyclocross bike will be ready by then, j is riding deathbike, joe on his bmx and xchrisx is putting cyclocross tires on his vegorelli! sick!
tonight i get to go see some emo music and i think there is a party at a tattoo parlor?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
too metal for one fist
matt b's dead vivalo
sterling's makino on haloween '08
joe's dead vivalo
jk and his samson
when 29 people show up for fab friday, you know it's meant to be
peace and love, y'all.
keep ridin' them city streets and maybe one day we can see every pretty bike in the world!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
KYOTO LOCO '08 from Eli Tokyo Jitensha-Jin on Vimeo.
sick edit from jitensha-jin's blog of the 200 person messenger event in tokyo last week.
check out the tie-die paint job we had all dreamed of on that starfuckers frame!
the backwards circles! that guy will not stop!
also, the spinergy rear track wheel and the baseball helmet instead of a bike helmet are noteworthy details.
check out more of jitensha-jins edits on vimeo. great sense of cinematography and timing!
hey thanks to everyone who came out for the first friday race!
getting third in the main race and third overall was really awesome but considering i was up on the podium with cloyd, jk and matt b (who are all beasts!) i was definitely honored to participate. i'll put some pictures up when i get some developed.
the swap meet was pretty much picked over by the time i got there on saturday at 1030, but i managed to find a Selle Italia Flite saddle for twenty bucks, sold my 26.6 zeus seatpost to jason from atxbs.com, and joe built up a bike for his girlfriend with better components for less money than any of the rest of us own for ourselves: black low flange phil woods to velocity fusions for $200? the early bird definitely gets the worm, joe, even if you were too late to get the hed trispokes.
there were some really incredible deals there, and the guy who owns the old campy warehouse in houston had some beautiful new old stock cranks and cages and a gorgeous old 60s masi road bike.
today i was looking for a cheap, maybe weatherproof bag that could fit in my front basket on my razesa (yeah, a front basket on a track bike) and i randomly decided to ride over to treasure city/yellow bike on twelve street. i wasn't hoping for much, but the rain clouds were cooling things down enough to ride east. i snagged a banjo brothers mini-messenger bag that was made for my basket for ten bucks at the thrift and a cheap set of flat bars at yellow bike.
thanks for everything.
Armstrong flew all the MASH SF folk down and Matt and James Newman
(obviously) had some shred time together.