Sunday, September 30, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007


I like Velocity.
Great products, and customer service.
..but they really missed the mark this time.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Zoobomb Fever

Vancouver's biggest bike weekend of the year is five days past, and I still can't kick the good vibes. I've had dreams about hanging out with our friends from Portland three nights in a row, and have an uncontrollable urge to ride my mini down big hills. Brandon shot photos on Saturday night, including this one, which even I accuse of photoshop.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Polorobix vs. Going Fast

12.05km, in 00:12:45
Thats 56.7km/h average, on a BMX

Shoutouts to Team Seymour Injury Elite. Hope you're feelin okay.

More photos here

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Hit the street a bit and came home to get my solder on. Morgan came up to bike nerd. We discussed wheel/bar options, with the parts we've got. He decided to bring his tallbike up, for some SF treatment. Its no tracktall (hiptall?), but its looking pretty good. Meanwhile, back at the bench, I got some chipstrips going, and battled the BIOS on a Toshiba laptop.

..and we've got Simon O Brien on the youtube:

Monday, September 17, 2007

Having an average weekend


Blew out N1ck's second Michelin Dynamic while sprinting up the hill after work on Friday. Changed over to Nashbar deathcommuter.

MC3 Hoon ride. I managed to pinchflat my back tire casing up some steps. The ride stopped and waited for me to patch it up. (Awwwwwwww <3 MC3)

I got about 200m further and blew out my front tire. I fell back quietly and fixed it..

Caught up with the ride at the Nautical Museum, and then went for late night burritos, followed by cartoons.

Saturday started out with some hazy Bon's action, not Project Bons mind you, but Bon's none the less. HeyHeyHey.

Then Rhiannon accompanied me on my commute to work. Yes, I was working on Saturday.

On the way up Gladstone, I saw a stroller rolling down the sidewalk, in the opposite direction as we climbed the hill, and it took a moment to register in my brain, and realize that the woman was back at the house 20m away. The carriage was picking up speed too, so I rode across the street, hopped the curb, rode beside it and grabbed the handle... then brought it to a halt.

The baby looked at me inquisitively.

That was weird.

Then after blowing up my laser at work, I hit the streets again to get some bike parts, and check out Haley's new triple triangle Polobike.

Later, I attended a screening of BMX bandits in Ranae's backyard. Pretty terrible movie to be honest. They can't all be rad. Rhiannon took it upon herself to embarass me for 'saving' that baby in peril. I love custom labels on alcohol.

Sunday Paul N hooked me up with an Intense Mag 30/ Ringle wheel to run for the Velomutations weekend. Wow. Intense is right!

The kittenchopper is all growed up now. Ready for serial hooning.
See you all next weekend =D

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Squish (a riddle)

What weighs over 50lbs, has a turning radius of one traffic lane, and can be spotted hooning down stairs in the downtown core?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Dr. Skidlove (or how I learned to stop worrying, and love the Octalink)

Back on track.

After hurting my ankle this weekend, (due to my inability to commit) I had been supplimenting my commute with help from Translink. I had also been riding a low geared Bianchi with blown Welgos.

Thankfully it was only a mild impact and the swelling has gone down. This morning I couldn't stand it any more, and I pulled the Cunny down from its hanger in my bedroom. A quick check of the tires/crank bolts (okay, I still worry) some turtle blinkies, and I'm track bike commuting again.

I had to be mindful of my flow in order to not jar anything too much, but I made it down the hill with finesse. Things are lookin up.

I'm getting stoked for Velomutations. Theres a whole lot going down that weekend.

Friday night is Rev. Phil's Bike Porn screening, with a Panty ride to Follow
Saturday night, after a day of ridiculous two wheeled fun (including NikC and Urbancyclist's G'day Mate Hustle)is the Velomutations party.
..and Sunday, we'll be licking our wounds, and licking our Amurican friends goodbye.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ruben Alcantara

Thanks NikC for tipping me off to this.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

No Dancing Allowed

B:C:Clettes in the city of Lost Anglez