Friday, October 26, 2007



I'm heading to the Halloween Mass today. Should be a good one. Last year I rode a bit with a sexy enforcement officer, and a cute shepherd. Who knows what this year has in store...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tim Hortons Raleigh

Filed under: "Must haves in the stable." Tim Horton's Special Edition. Sweet detail shots by chopping a high resolution photo right in the center. To tell you the truth, I'm surprised the word "collector" isn't in the post somewhere. What a steal at $1000!

Monday, October 15, 2007


"After 2 years of testing we are proud to show you the most innovating product of KGB and the best brake system ever for those who like no brakes feelings. Available soon with the normal cable and also with the system for the cable with the 2 brake levers. Worldwide patent by Jukka & Monty (heavy hitters from our patent departement) (Disrespect of this patent will cost you more than 1 dollar by getting new teeth) and we mean it."

The Product is Creative, and they understand innovation breeds imitation. I'll give them that. KGB FLAT.

To me that's funny because I have a certain interest in a product that is currently being straight up COPIED in BMXland. The sick twist is that now that the innovating hub is being high volume manufactured and distributed by Simple, its got quality problems. Where am I going with this? Certainly not to 36Hole anytime this winter. I don't care if KHE makes nice parts.

Design blogs flood the internet. I'm wading through more and more. Can't seem to get out of this state of mind. Must critique and learn from others. I keep thinking about Interbike, and reviewing wrap up reports from random people.

I'm not really sure why I care about bike rack design so much. I use parking meters daily without problems. However, I'm often presented with racks that promise greater security, and ease of use, with a reduced sidewalk footprint. I'm not installing these things out front of my building, so it doesn't really matter to me.

I refuse to believe this is better.

To me, it looks limited.
What if the tire is larger than the fold on the front of the rack?
What if the bicycle uses an unconventional frame design?
Can the bike be inserted in either direction?
A parking meter still wins.

I'm not hating. This is serial. rly srsly. This is my life we're talking about here.

Speaking of which, I'm almost over this cold. Its only hanging on because I don't sleep enough. Full report on the LOW--TIDE & Projekt_B Collabomashup over on their site. Comin' atcha like Dr. Rockso! Ch-Ch-YEeaaahhhh!

This rain has me wanting to ride BMX more and more. Now that I can't, I think about all the times it was dry and I didn't.

Since I'm on the Project-Bialetti and therefore on the complete random, I'll mention I've really been working the angles to get Proj-B into the igloo. Vancouver's only bike friendly indoor ramps.

..and lastly, in order to meet content requirements... Here's Scott Ditchburn riding a bicycle:

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


My body aches, and I didn't even hit the pavement.

After my last posting, the rain stopped, and I managed to get out to New Brighton with my love for a thanksgiving leftover picnic. Red checkered blanket and all. That was nice. I've been drinking a lot of Ginger Tea lately. Not quite the recipe that N1ck uses, but close (ginger root, whiskey, and honey).

Monday was another nice one, and I took the Megatron out after truing up the wheels a bit. Big mistake. I was off my game from the start, and weak like a kitten. Just a 12km street loop wiped me out.

Yesterday was a total writeoff for me. I couldn't do much but watch R edit the crap out of this Seymour Bomb footage. I think it turned out really well.

Oh.. On that note, I've also heard that Ifny is having some medical problems, possibly as a result of her Carcass day injuries. If anyone wants to fill me in, I'd like to hear how she's doing.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Middle School

Well, another rainy weekend.
I've already gone out and gotten soaked once. Its just damp and cold now. We've got 5 more months of this to look forward to.

I've already got all the bikes tuned, and I played with bars a bit:

(Luc-E, about 10 years ago)

If I get bored enough of Youtubing, I might go ride the Cunny on rollers in the garage.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Guys, it's really seriously.

Bikeforums' JayPee has it right. Really Seriously.