Ride a bike, share your experience and love. When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman

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Friday, December 31, 2010

Mission Workshop

What a great viedo showcasing Amsterdam and bicycles.

Orion Jacket & Bosun Merino / Amsterdam from Mission Workshop on Vimeo.

Massan - Volume Bikes Drift Content

Call it Drifting or Skidding, its all pretty awesome.

Massan - Volume Bikes Drift Contest Footage from hc100 on Vimeo.

Snow Days

Adam says this is Santa's Song, but unfortunately in So Col, we most likely wont't experience this.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Off-Topic. Lowrider

John Tomac - A Classic

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Matt Wilhelm riding at the New Warehouse

Simply Amazing!

Almost Live

The first half of the clip is bike related but the rest is pretty funny.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Klunkerz

I met the producer/director of Klunkerz last year at the Sea Otter Classic. Its a cool documentary on the subject of mountain bikes.



Biking-Invention of the Mountain Bike

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Aaron Kuehn

Check out this awesome picture by Aaron Kuehn. Aarline.com

Truss Bike - AntBikeMike

"The Truss frame bike is built to look like a 1910 Iver Johnson, that was built in Fitchburg MA." AntBikeMike

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Picnic Table Bicycle

Looks like fun. I could use this next year during the San Dimas Stage Races for my annual Bonelli BBQ.

Frannie Needs a New Helmet - Nutcase Helmets


My 5 year old is getting bigger and bigger. The other day she was telling me she needs a new helmet.

I really like these hemlets from Nutcasehelmets.com. These are part of the Little Nutty line, and come in kid sizes from XS 46 - 52 cm. They feature an ABS injection shell, spin dial adjustment, 11 vents and quick release buckles.

I think Frannie's going to get the Star Bright!

Santa's Coming!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Beer Bike Delivery

Bike Porn: BSA Short Base Speedy

So Pretty!



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pee Wee's Big Adventure



Jim Carrey's Take!

Goonies

What a classic. I remember the BMX bike chase.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fortune 700 Circuit Race - Looks like fun

I need to enter one of these races. They look so fun!

Fortune 700 Circuit Race & TTT Fall Edition from GlockWork on Vimeo.

Glasgow Bike Shed

Some day I will open one of these!

Glasgow Bike Shed from Precious_Productions on Vimeo.

Ken Block Gymkhana Practice - L'AUTODROME France

This is off-topic but Ken has some amazing skills!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bicycle Repairman

I Want a Bike!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Don't Forget to Eat While on Long Rides

Random Stuff

This was a Mundo? Old beater Meme painted and I put together. It was a collaboration between Meme and I. Now it has 700 x 35C Cyclocross Tires on it. It looks great. In this picture it has 27" X 1" Road Wheels.



Gone to the Bike Gods, an Orbea Onix and an old FS Mongoose. Goodbye and Farewell.

Tokyo to Osaka Part 2

JUNKAN Part 2 of 2 from GOOD.is on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Over Achiever

If I was a betting man, I'd put my money on #461.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Bike Skull


Cool Picture

New York Bike Wars

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Michael Jackson on a Bike

Bicycle Coffee Company

I love Bicycles, I love Coffee. Bicycle Coffee Company
Contact Info: 415.374.3361 info@bicyclecoffeeco.com

Bicycle Coffee Company from Nick Kova on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Glendora Mountain Road to East Fork

It was an easy ride today. GMR to East Fork. Then down Little GMR to Azusa Canyon. Beautiful day!

Great Ocean Classic

Great Ocean Road Classic from RAPHA on Vimeo.

Full Gas: Riding a Time Trail with Fabian Cancellara

Full Gas: Riding a Time Trial with Fabian Cancellara (Intro) from Halo Films Ltd on Vimeo.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Miller High Life

WEiRD PiSTA003

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wearing a helmet?

WEiRD PiSTA 004

I love this crap! LOL LOL LOL

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

High Speed Streamlined Bicycle Crash!

To follow up with the space bikes, here is a crash!

Fastest Human Powered Bicycle

Space Bikes!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Eddy Merckx

Breaking Away - Trailer

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sh!t Bike Got Some New Racing Stripes

Its getting faster everyday!



American Flyers - Trailer

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Riding Marshal Canyon with Old Friends

I had a nice ride up Marshal Canyon today with Michael. We rode up Marshal Canyon, down Cobal Canyon, then up Burbank and back home.

Along the way we saw some deer.



Mike did great. He powered up to Yellow Gate.





Big Shot Bikes, were out riding.


Right before Jump Trail we met up with Noel. Its been about two years since I last rode with Noel. We exchanged numbers and promised to ride together soon!


Noel was riding a classic GT LTS-2. I remember when these came out. They were the SH!T. I still love the GT LTS.


At the stables we ran into Togi. I haven't seem him in ages. It was nice seeing him and we need to ride Sounthridge!


My Bike!

August Hunt: Thomas Malthus on surnud, mu arm

Hey, their riding bikes!

Livestrong Edition Nike Shoes

Marketing magic!

Nike Livestrong 2011 Shoes from Pete Santamaria on Vimeo.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Elvis Presley on a Bicycle

Seasucker Bike Rack

Vacuum-Mounted Bike Racks from Seasucker

"Not only are our racks the easiest in the world to install but they are practically
a work of art. Aerodynamic and uncomplicated, SeaSucker racks attach
and remove in seconds without the need of factory installed
cargo bars or straps."

Sure why not, I'd give it a try.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Minnetonka Twin Gore Moose Mocs

Very Nice!

"Native Americans wore moccasins long before Columbus discovered the land. It's fair to say that moccasins are truly America's first footwear. Completely casual, they define a relaxed and comfortable lifestyle." Minnetonka

John F. Kennedy on the Subject of Bicycling


Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride. ~John F. Kennedy

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Albert Einstein on a Bike

Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

Alex Marco “The Bike”

Groovy Baby!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Audrey Hepburn on a Bike

Arnold on a Bike

Don't be a sissy-man.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quicksilver Bike Dancing

Quicksilver

Turnbull Canyon (Backwards) with Team Velocity

Since I miscalculated my Cyclo Cross race dates, I opted for a last minute Team V ride. Not wanting to go too hard, I rode with the "Rec" group through Turnbull Canyon. It was a lot of fun, and towards the end we did a few sprints.





Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thoughts on My Bike, A Film by Andrea Dorfman

...But there is something we can do too. We can go outside. And experience the world not from a car, but from a bike ride. Lets dust off our bikes and put our wheels to the ground. Lets take to the streets. Lets make our hearts pound...

What a great animation.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Riding Marshal Canyon with Michael Thompson

What a great ride.

Wednesday I rec'd a Happy Thanksgiving Text from an old high school friend, Michael Thompson. I rode with him once before, at least 9 months ago, so I sent him a reply, "Wanna squeeze in a quick Turkey Day Ride?"

He agreed and today we met up at Oak Mesa for a nice loop around Marshal Canyon (MC). I left my house at 7 am. It was cold, and many homes had frosted lawns and rooftops.

When I arrived at Oak Mesa, Mike was already there and soon after we were heading up lower MC. It was a nice easy ride and I was amazed by the many riders out this morning.



Jure Robic 1965 to 2010

Jure Robic, 5 time winner of Race Across America.

Vamos a la Playa!

Seven fixed gear riders leave Stuttgart on July 23, 2010 and arrive on Barcelona on August 6, 2010.

Vamos a la Playa Teaser from Hector Ferreño on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

SSCXWC 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

SoCalCross, Long Beach Cyclocross Festival

I was looking forward to entering this race but last minute opted for a Beach Ride.

SocalCross - Long Beach Cyclocross 2010 from Eric Cruz on Vimeo.

Affinity Cycle x Kenzo Minami

Oh the ideas I get from this video. Great music/edit, I love it. Bike, art, style, music, culture ...

AFFINITY CYCLES x KENZO MINAMI = DIGITIZER from Cinecycle on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

We Are The Destroyers Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish, the fasted man alive!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Race Report: Southridge 19th Annual Challenge

I woke up to the sound of pouring rain but I was determined to race today. In fact, the only thing that was going to stop me from racing was a cancellation by the promoters. I loaded up my bike and headed to Fontana. The drive there was bad. It was wet, wet, wet and visibility was close to zero. In Ontario, on the 10 Fwy, there was an SUV off to the side. It had hydroplaned and hit the railing.

Once I past the 15 FWY the rain slowed to a light drizzle. In Sounthridge riders were gearing up and getting ready for today's race. There weren't many racers today, I guess the cold wet conditions scared people off.

At the staging area I saw a few familiar faces from last race. My class consists of about 10 racers. About 5 of them were completing the Triple Crown Series and points leaders. There was a competition for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

We started off at 9:30 am sharp. By this time the drizzle turned into a legitimate rain. The first 100 yards was a long straight away, then a quick 180 degree turn that bottle necked. Two riders in front of me went down and force me to dismount. There was a steady climb and fire road quickly turned into single track.

The Southridge XC course was pretty technical. The climb up the single track consist of windy 180 degree turns, steep climbs of dirt and rock. Balance and a steady cadence was crucial. Rain, wet slippery rocks, 180 degree turns, and tight single track made for a great race.

Heading downhill was tricky too. Here were some steep drops, deep ruts and large rocks throughout the single track sections. I was riding my fully rigid bike, which made for an interesting race. The course also consist of some sections of 2ft wide bridges. Keep your bearing straight and ride as close to the middle as possible and you'll be fine.

I have to admit, I wasn't used to riding this technical of a course and had to dismounting on some of the steeper climbs. For me the descents were fine, tricky at certain areas, but over all manageable. On the way down, a rider rode straight off the cliff. He appeared to be fine, probably hurting now. I yelled down to him asking if he was okay. He nodded as he made his way back up.


Race day, I opened up the garage door and it was raining pretty hard. Oh well.


Not too many racers showed up today. I guess the rain scared them off.


Downhill bikes.







It rained throughout the race, from a light drizzle to full on showers.




Hey, there's another Trek 930 Single Track!
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