Monday, March 31, 2008

Yaw Bitch, Yaw.

Nick has nominated this for video of the week. I've watched the Mutiny web video about five times now, and have to disagree with Nick.

Friday, March 28, 2008

March 28 LOLCAT of the day

I thought this was overpriced at $275, when Nick flailed on the other side of the room. "That $725 Bianchi is a joke!" Oh wow. I had the digits mixed up.

Hoping to find my way to the Bromance Race finish tomorrow, if anyone is bringing a cell phone maybe you could shoot me an email.


In honour of NikC and HeyHeyHey's upcoming BFF race, I'm posting some very 'friendly' videos.

To start, a sensual unicycleride dance number out side of the cafe:

As well as the new Mutiny Bikes HD video, which is most bromantic, and VERY friendly on the eyes :


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Do you have the time?

No, I don't, but I can tell you how much my wrist hurts.

...and I heard her exclaim, 'ere she drove out of sight:

"I'm going to fucking Squamish!"

Happy birthday, Crazy Eyes. All hail the Queen!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Industry Hustle

I'm in. Sort of.

I'm working with the bike Doc, setting up business systems, and figuring out ways to make a commuter bike shop, run like a Durachi equipped Colnago. First order of businesss is to trash the P2 International Business Machine. Next up is to browse the industry catalogues and plan how to spend my first paycheque.

Serially though, its pretty fun so far. Its the kind of work I needed. Not nearly as stressfull as the circuit boards... but still enough of a challenge to keep me busy. All the guys I work with seem pretty cool too. ..and the customers are a new thing for me.

I've never dealt with so many new people.. especially new cyclists.
Its quite refreshing to see so many people so eager to learn.

The commute is pretty great too. Morgan used to wax estatic about the DH grade from Combro to Glenbro and how to get the hooligan flow at Clark. I believe it now. That section is better than my Moka Express for the wakeup.

Ideas are forming, metal is cutting.
My new 'City' bike is painful to ride.. it needs some work, but I don't want to spend any money on it. Its broke. flat broke. on flat pedals with straps. Twisted PC? I wish. I'm thinking of grinding out the fork to cram KTJ's Mavic Helium in there a bit further. rawr. I might knife fight it. Pink slips? we don't even have those in Canada. I'll have to look, but I think the form is white?

I've noticed a trend.
I keep blowing out my RIGHT pedal.
You think MEC would notice if I returned two right Wellgos?

Everything is just right. You're not too tired from your after work social netball team practice. There's nothing good on TV. Mmmmm. Conditions are perfect for making love. You turn to me and say something sexy like, "I'm off to bed I've got to work in the morning." I know what you're trying to say baby, you're trying to say "Awww yeah its wheelbase time."

Kittenchopper: 148 cm
Citybike: 108 cm
Spicer 96.5 cm
Megatron: 95.5 cm
Cunny: 95.0 cm
Cheetah: 77.0 cm

1) Cunny to be shortened by one sprocket tooth. 94.5?
2) I like to ride bikes that are measured with a metre stick.
3) The Kittenchopper is barely legal according to translink. Are they talking overall length, or wheelbase?

Argh. I'm all over the place again. I wonder what bike I should be riding today?
Doin it for Mander, or Weeks?

I saw this buildup start a while ago, and somehow totally spaced on checking it again. Looks like it turned out pretty well. And speaking of which. Fixedvan has a new Freakbike forum.. not that anyone in Van rides a freakbike anymore. I've really got to get the kitten running again. I think I can do it for under $40 now.

Oh yeah. If anyone has any local machine shop contacts, let me know.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Snowed Out

Today I was hoping to visit another of the GVRD's dammed reservoirs; this attempt was stifled by about 30cm of snow. The Seymour Valley is clearly a lot colder than the city. Watch for: bears, cougars, roadies, wayward pedestrians, and snow. 62km for the day.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Morgan is on a roll.

"I know it's kind of a derogatory term, americano. But when I want sixteen ounces of hot beverage, I'm not going to take a shot of espresso with me and be like 'Well, I'm at Georgia and Victoria (slurp), and I'm done, and I'm driving to fucking Chilliwack.'"

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Holler at Your Dog

3 climbs of the Stanley Park hill. Bombing the North Shore, again. This is becoming a regular Tuesday thing. The Marinoni is back on the road. Today's 72km was apparently how long it takes a new low-end Shimano freewheel to break in. Friction shifters are all out of adjustment, but it rolls fast.

To celebrate the Marinoni's triumphant return, I'm thinking about installing a second top tube (those are all the rage these days), and calling it The Lions Gate Bridge. Seriously, though, I think the bike deserves a nicer stem/bar combo; the question is: Japanese, or Italian?

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Dam it all.

Lyle and I took a 43km ride to North Van to bomb some hills on track bikes. Photos and storyline on the flickr.