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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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Got Tricks - Weird Pista

Young Frankenstein

LOL, Putting on the Ritz

Jamie says this gets funnier as she gets older. I have to agree.

Misfits, "Witch Hunt"

Another for Halloween

Slime - Its dangerous

Misfits, "Dig Up Her Bones"

Happy Halloween

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Mud Run with your Bike!

Champagne Bike Ride

Nice groovy song

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hitchcog - Interesting

Hitchcog from Freaxed on Vimeo.


A series of cyclocross crash bloppers.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pure Sweet Hell "Cyclocross Film"

This is cyclocross

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Old School - 1950 Cyclocross Racing

The Crow of Fixed Gear Riding

A spooky video as we get closer to Halloween.

GHOSTRIDERS from Bicycle Store on Vimeo.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Vindata - Night Sky

One of the better Fixie Videos I've seen in a while. Its fun with good music. This fixie vid makes me want to ride my bike right now.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Trek 930 Single Track - Gets Another Face Lift.

First it was a Free Bike, I converted to a Poor Mans Single Speed. Then I stripped it and powder coated it black. Then I swapped out somethings like the crank, and added and Eno in the rear.

Then the SS Trek 930 became my favorite bike to ride. So simple, one gear, no frills and no techie things to break. I even started leaving the bike computer at home and just ride to enjoy the outdoors.

My Full Suspension Trek Fuel Ex was replaced fully and for months all I'd ride was my SS Trek 930. The 930 fit me so perfect and I was seemingly content. Content for a little while until I decided I want to turn the 930 into a 1 x 9. Well I fidgeted with it to work with my Eno SS Cranks and couldn't get it to work so I decided to piece it together with parts from my Trek Fuel Ex. Right now, its a 1 X 9 but I may just make it a 3 X 9 and race it this November.

To Be continued...

The Poor Mans Single Speed Trek 930 Conversion (The First Facelift)

The Second Facelift

The Third Face Lift

The Fourth Facelift (What's Next?)

How about a backflip on a cross bike?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Glendora Mountain Road, A ride with New Friends, Old Friends and Some Celebrities!

Wow what a ride it was today. Nathan and I started out from my house at 6:30 am. The weather is changing and when we left it was dark, very dark. No sunlight creeping up the horizon until after 7 am today. There were clouds in the sky; it was cold with a touch of moisture in the air.

At Baseline and Fruit, I heard a rubbing sound coming from Nathans Masi road bike. We pulled over and it turned out his rear wheel wasn’t aligned right. After a good assessment of the situation we found the culprit, a defective quick release. Nate worked with it and I called Annette.

“Annette,” I said as she answered the phone.


“Can you spare a quick release for the rear wheel?”

“Hey Bill, do you have a spare quick release?” Annette asks. In the background I heard “Sure” from Bill and on our way to Annette’s house we went. We swapped out quick releases and headed to GMR. When we got there, Carl was waiting and was ready to go along with a few guys from Abobo Velo.

It was a nice leisurely ride up to the Maintenance Shed with Carl, Annette and Nate. It was Nate’s first time up GMR and he handled it great. There were a few riders out this early and at about 1 mile before Newman’s, a Motley Crew of riders’ road past me as I stopped to snap some photos. I caught up to them and rode with them to the maintenance shed.

Soon after, Annette and Nate made it to the shed and I headed back to ride with Carl. I met up with Carl between Newman’s and the last downhill before the climb to the shed. He was carrying a good pace and together we rode with some Adobo Velo riders back to the shed. An Adobo Velo rider and I sprinted to the shed at about 100 feet. It was all for fun. I got Adobo Velo together and snapped a few pictures. They were up GMR doing long intervals.

I was ready to head back but Annette and Carl wanted to do some more riding. We headed to East Fork and bridged over to Glendora Ridge Road. We went to mile marker 4 on GRR before turning back.

On the way back we ran into Mr. Beanz! It was great seeing Mr. Beanz, in his signature orange jersey. We chatted about many things, including GMR, SART, bike forums, blogs, photos and videos. He’s really a great guy and after, I felt lucky to ride with Annette and talk with Mr. Beanz all in one day! What a treat, two Bicycle Celebrities!

Carl did really good today and after only a few rides is getting back into the swing of things. I was surprised when he decided to do Fork Plus 4. I fully expected him to turn around after the shed but like a good trooper he was ready to march on!

Nate, did great. This was his first time on a road bike in awhile and ended his ride with a total trip of about 42 miles. Not too shabby, and he kept a good pace the whole way! I think after a few more rides he’ll be ready for GMR to Mt. Baldy. Heading home our main point of conversation was FOOD. We were pretty hungry. He ended up eating with his family at The Hat while I reluctantly settled for Top Ramen and a Turkey Sandwich.

A Panorama Shot. From some trash left on the turnout, I think this is a popular make out site! LOL.

This guy was hanging out . Eeeyou soo creepy! Rumor has it they can jump!

Some SC Velo Riders at the top of Monroe Truck Trail

From the Left: Carl, Annette and Nate

Nate and Annette looking across GRR at Mile Marker 6

CHIPS! Go Ponche!

The World Famous Mr Beanz!

A Hunter and his son hiking down the ridge

Gina and Ron?

Adobo Velo

Holy Smokes Batman, A No Handed Tail Whip!

Holy Smokes Batman, A No Handed Tail Whip!
Simply amazing!

Not a great place to put one of these ....

While at this past weekend's MTB race at Bonelli Park, I came upon this. What were they thinking!

Friday, October 22, 2010

SC Velo Triple Crown Series Incycle XC Challenge (Part Five)

More, Part Five:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Bicycle Song"

Here she comes in a suit and tie
Shepard’s bush and a leopard’s pie
She marching to the funky beat of
James Brown and his dancing feet
Gonna set your fish on fire
Pistol whipping of desire
So please do not resist your fate
I’ll pick you up yes it’s a date

How could I forget to mention the bicycle is a good invention
Sitting there in a silent movie
Beside the only girl who really ever moved me
Happy days but sad I’m facin
Heaven knows that I’m on the case
How could I forget to mention the bicycle

Thursday, October 21, 2010

SC Velo Triple Crown Series Incycle XC Challenge (Part Four Point One)

More are on the way! I took lots of pictures!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

GMR to Mt Baldy (Road Bike Ride on 10-23-2010)

GMR to Mt. Baldy
Day: 10-23-2010
Time: 7:00 am
Where: GMR and Sierra Madre in Glendora.

I will be riding GMR to Mt. Baldy on 10-23-2010. The idea is to be at GMR and Sierra Madre by 7:00 am. If anyone is interested send me an email.

I hope to see you there!

SC Velo Triple Crown Series Incycle XC Challenge (Part Four)

More pictures from Sundays SC Velo Triple Crown Series, Incycle XC Challenge.

Part Four:

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