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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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Kevin Fork Plus 4.55

Kevin sent me these photos today.  He's making his way to Mt. Baldy!  Fork plus 4 is just 'before what I call the point of no return.  Kevin made it just past, a testing of his will and the concrete "waters".  It was hot but he made it out and back.

Keep going, Kevin.

GMR to Mt Baldy, Fixed (Part Two)

Rode GMR to Mt Baldy fixed again.  It was hard and I am wiped out.  No pictures.

The Chase

Great little video.  Have a great weekend riding.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fast Friday

FAST FRIDAY TRAILER from David Rowe on Vimeo.
Director David Rowe documents the emergence of the prolific track bike scene in Seattle. Started by clothing designer and fixed-gear rider Dustin Klein, the monthly cycling event known as "Fast Friday" has grown into a showcase of todays most talented riders.

My NYC Biking Story

MY NYC Biking Story: Squid from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

Our "My NYC Biking Story" series is back in action this week with a profile of Kevin Bolger, a.k.a. Squid. For 20 years Squid has worked as a commercial cyclist. He has done cargo delivery and food delivery, and at one point he co-owned a messenger company. From his position as a fixture of the NYC messenger community, he has also helped evolve New York's bike messenger culture.

Squid was a pioneering organizer of alley cat races and track bike competitions to bring messengers together. Recently, he has devoted himself to mainstreaming cycling as a mode of transportation in NYC, serving as a Bicycle Ambassador for Transportation Alternatives and educating working cyclists on bike safety. In our profile, he discusses how city streets have become more bike-friendly and how he has changed his own riding habits to be a role model for young cyclists.

Many thanks to attorney Adam White for sponsoring this Streetfilm. In this short clip, Adam explains why he wanted to sponsor this video and why it is important to support Streetfilms.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Krauss Bicycles

Krauss Bicycles from Max Tubman on Vimeo.
This is a video that I made for a friend of mine who is a metal work/ Bicycle frame builder. Video was shot November 2011 with the help a a few great friends. We shot on one of the first production Epics to hit Philadelphia thanks to Paul Hazlett. We sourced are HMIs from Simone Associates, and we had a amazing lunch thanks to Curtis and his wife Graciela. Shot over the course of two days in North Philadelphia. This release has been a long time coming.

Directed & Produced by Max Tubman
Director of Photography: Dan Sheats
DIT, Electric & Sound: Dave Beard
Electric & Color Grade: Kelsey Allen
1st AC: Rob Horwitz
End Titles: Philthy Soft Pretzls

Music by Kodomo
Song Concept 11


Dedicated to Bill Simone.

Critical Mass in Budapest

Photo By Laszlo Balogh/Reuters
Link: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/snapshots-slideshow/thousands-cyclists-hold-bicycles-budapests-city-park-end-photo-172501592.html

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I Like My Bike

I like my bike from VisualShakers on Vimeo.
Music: "I like my bike" by Kimya Dawson
Rider: Piru

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Window

The Window from Felippe César Santana on Vimeo.
An observant window, what happens outside your window?
At Copenhagen's Emelgade street o lot of differents histories pass by your window, and most of the time rode by bicycle, a simple way of life, open to the City and people around them.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Glendora Mountain Road to Mt Baldy a la FIXED GEAR

So I did it, I finally made it to Mt Baldy by way of Glendora Mountain Road via my fixed gear bike.  Yep, I rode every inch of the way.

Saturday, I left the house with the idea I would get to at least Fork Plus 4.  Fork plus 4 is a great goal to have and I have done it once before via fixed gear.  At about Fork plus 4, GRR starts heading down before the long climb that continues until mile marker 8 (8.29 to be exact).

Mile Marker 4 also represents a sort of mental road block.  Anything past and you have entered an increasing point of no return.  As you eat up miles, there comes a point where you might as well ride to Mt. Baldy.  The trick for me was, do I attempt riding to Mt. Baldy and either A. Ride back the way I came, or B. Bomb down Mt. Baldy Road fixie style.

If I ride back the way I came, where do I decide to turn around.  Will I have enough left in the tank to even make it home.  Then there is option B. riding home via Mt. Baldy. You can easily reach 40 to 50 mph down Mt. Baldy.  At 46 x 15 there is no way my legs can spin to reach these speeds and coasting is not happening on the fixie.  Bombing down Mt. Baldy on my fixed gear scares the snot out of me. 

So lets back up in my story.  So I get to GMR and Sierra Madre.  I head up and just past Boulder Springs Drive, it starts getting steep and I think to myself, "Wow, I am tired."  I start second guessing my goal of Fork plus 4.  I tell myself just keep going, its a chill ride.  I continue eating up miles and I see a rider about 100 feet ahead of me just past Marilyn Monroe (MM 10.49).  I stop, take of picture of Marilyn and think to myself, "How fun a rabbit!"  I get back on my bike, pick up the pace and start reeling him in.  I catch him at Newmans.

After Newmans I realize, I actually feel really good and have made great time. By East Fork I had already beaten my best time (On Fixed Gear) by three minutes.  The rabbit catches up to me on the rollers between Fork Plus 1 and 2 and we ride together thru MM 4.  On the descent past MM 4 he passes me and I tell myself I will hang with him until I get dropped.  Between MM 4 and Mt Baldy the rabbit kept a decent distance that gradually increased as we made it to MM 8.29.  After MM 8.29, he was gone, but I was essentially past the point of no return.  So, what the hell, I rode into Mt. Baldy.

I made it to Baldy and now I had to decide on either getting back the way I came or bombing down Mt. Baldy.  The former seemed so LONG and boring, so I decided to take my chances and ride down Mt. Baldy.  Yeah, it was crazy and scary and borderline insane but I managed, with the frequent use of my front brake, to get down in one piece.  I essentially had to pump my front brake every few seconds to maintain control. Would I ever try it brake-less, NO WAY!

Well, I made it to Mt; Baldy fixed. Another goal achieved. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Positively False?

Look what you can buy for a dollar. I found this little wrinkle in Tour De France History. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Keirin School

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Keirin Speed Racer

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Damn Thieves

I was walking the kids to our local 7 Eleven for Slurpees when I came upon this cut bicycle lock.  So sad, and I was actually bugged by this.  A stolen bicycle.  I imagined the anger and sadness the owner must have felt when he/she came back to retrieve their bike.

I guess no bike is safe from eager thieves.  So sad ...

Reba, The Barber

Reba, The Barber from ANew Bike on Vimeo.
Reba works as a barber in downtown Boise. She lives without a car and uses her bike to get to and from work. Once she arrives to work, her bike takes on a new purpose. Story by http://ANewBike.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

More Cow Bell

From Richard.

Stone-By-Stone Redux: Breaking Down Paris-Roubaix

I found this interesting site regarding Paris Roubaix.  

Stone-By-Stone Redux: Breaking Down Paris-Roubaix
Podium Cafe
By Chris Fontecchio
Link: http://www.podiumcafe.com/2012/4/5/2928236/stone-by-stone-redux-breaking-down-paris-roubaix

When it comes time to review something like this year's parcours for Paris-Roubaix, the first place to look is last year's course. We've clicked a lot of keys in the service of describing course changes this year, and we aren't done. But the Queen of the Classics isn't your average parcours subject, for two reasons: the course is the star of the show, and it doesn't change much. Apart from some hollow threats about too much moss on the Forest of Arenberg secteur, no big changes were planned this year. The cobbles secteurs appear to be identical to 2011, the distance is either the same or a few hundred meters longer, depending on whether people are rounding out numbers. There isn't much to say beyond last year...

Click Here to read the entire article ...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Keep Spinning

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Bonelli Park

Got out early for a chill ride around Bonelli Park.  I rode two laps.  On the last lap, I decided to actually drop down into the park.  I ended up running onto Randy and his wife Kim.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Riding up GMR with Bicycle Friends

Today I rode up GMR to Mt Baldy with Michael and Randy.  This was my first time riding with Randy, a neighbor's family friend.  Randy and Michael met at my house early, like 5:30 am early, to get a jump on the day and possibly sneak in some extra miles.

We officially left the house a little later than 5:30 am, but it was all good and it didn't take long to get to Baldy.  Once at Baldy, Michael and I decided to ride back the way we came.  Randy decided to drop down Mt Baldy Road to head home.

Riding back down GMR I was amazed at the number of riders out today.  Scores, packs, groups, whatever you call them, of cyclist were out and conquering the mountain.  Just past the maintenance shed we saw Annette, Bill and Matt heading up.  We stopped and talked a bit.  Its been ages since I rode with Annette, and we missed our anniversary.  Bill was out too.  Last week he achieved his goal to ride to Baldy Village!  Matt was looking scruffy with his beard (I wonder if he is a Kings fan).

The ride down GMR took forever and I was so done with descending. Once we reached the base of GMR, we decide to ride a mini loop around Bonelli.  Michael kept the pace exciting and at one point I was hoping, no praying, for the light at White Ave and Arrow to turn RED!  It didn't and I had to throw in the towel and slow down. 

Total trip distance 67 miles and I feel great!

Is Michael coming or going?

Randy and Michael cruising down Foothill Blvd.

Look Out, Michael is rocking a pair of Crash Test Dummy Socks!
Randy in Mt Baldy.

Randy and Michael somewhere on GRR

Michael looking strong

Annette, that red bandana can be seen a mile away

Annette, the Mayor of GMR

From the Left, Bill, Matt and Michael

Randy at the top GMR near Monroe Truck Trail

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mountain in the Mist

Riders way | Mountain in the mist from VM PROJECT on Vimeo.
Riders way | Mountain in the mist

Riders way (hansei INT)

Film Directed by
VM Project Directors Group

Shinkoon ( yong seok, Shin )
Fosty ( taegyun, Kim )
- Seoulfixedgear TRACKTEAM

Support by Cinelli | Leaderbike | DICE

_ 10(Saturday) September 2011
for the day, Mountain Down hill 1,573m
in the mist. and Rain poured down but we Ride.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Make the Move

Make the Move..... trailer from takeitoutsidefilms on Vimeo.
Mountain Biking should be a challenge, but this ride left him with just one option...

This is a trailer for the film which is to be premièred at the Bicycle Film Festival, New York, 27 June to 1 July 2012

Produced, Directed & Edited by Alec Birkbeck http://www.facebook.com/takeitoutsidefilms
Featuring James Day http://www.facebook.com/RootsRidingUK

"Collect Call" Metric by Adventureclub http://www.facebook.com/AdventureClubDub

(fuelled by coffee)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Training Ground

Pic from my garage.

Bicycle Rack

Sent to me from Mike D.

Major Taylor 2012

Major Taylor 2012 (excerpt) from Fox Wilmar Productions on Vimeo.

Bicycle Fun

Riding a bicycle is fun and relaxing.  Even when racing, it still in some weird way, is relaxing.  Riding helps melt away stress.

This is a simple video of a bike ride.

Bicycle-Fun from Nils Domrös on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mobbin Monday's Bragging Rights Crit

Last night I headed to Old Town Pomona to meet up with Mobbin Mondays.  MM hosted a crit, "Bragging Right Crit," as a warm up to tomorrows race in China Town. Last nights crit took us around Fairplex.  It was so much fun and I can't wait for next Mondays ride!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Made in England

The artisans behind the handbuilt bicycle from Push Projects on Vimeo.
Made in England is a book by frame builders, about frame builders. It takes a unique look at the world of bespoke frame building by showcasing the artisans in England who craft these bicycle frames.

The authors, Matthew Sowter and Ricky Feather, travelled around the country along with talented photographer Kayti Peschke, to interview the people who are leading this industry. Each artisan shares their methods, their passion, their skills and their quirks. Through these intimate conversations they express what makes them unique in this international art. The book showcases exquisite photography of the frame builders and their working environment, contrasting the raw, rough workshops with sleek images of the beautifully finished final products.

Kayti Peschke, is responsible for putting this film together

Follow the progress of the book on www.facebook.com/madeinenglandbook

The book will be for sale summer 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Silvia Ian Killick Short

Lil vidder of Killick from last Fall. He would like to thank his sponsors, Giant, Chromag, Giro, Lavan, Smith and Bicycle Cafe. Song is Chemical Brothers - One too many mornings. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Silvia/149128011826656

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Alleycat (LMR add-on) from Last Men Riding on Vimeo.

40 Years of Cannondale

"Over" 40 years of innovation.  Cannondale has a very special place in my heart. My first bike was a Cannondale Delta V700.  I rode it hard.  

This 40th anniversary video was produced by DH Productions for Cannondale Bicycle Corporation in 2011

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday Buds Ride

After work, I headed to Bonelli to photograph Wednesday's Buds Ride.  It was a small group, but fast non the less.  Christian was out chasing down the group.  Monster Media, Incycle and Team V were all out there as well.  

Click Here to See All the Photos ...

I am pretty happy with these photos.  Today I shot with a borrowed telephoto lens, something to 300 mm.  I was at the west entrance to the park, near the Via Verde Park and Ride.

Super Friends - I see some bicycles!

Script: Salzar Rahman
DOP: Tamzid Farhan Mogno,
Camera Assistance: Luthful Haque Plabon
Stop Motion & Post: Tamzid Farhan Mogno

Extra special thanks to Raiyan Momen & Ahmed Turag.

Special thanks to Shaiq, Shawon, Nabila,Sadat, Mahreen, Molly, Shihab, Karishma, Shoumo, Mimi, Wiwi, Farsad, Protit, Bushra, Nahid, Nazila, Shejuti, Rifat, Farasha, Moon, Sifgat, Anika, Anik Kun, Nishad, Amit, Mayesha, Sunayna, Mostofa, Navid, Subrina, Ishrat, Wasi, Rakib, Salwat and Nafisa., Nabil, Milon, Tuhin & everyone involved in the project!

Bicycle Burner Boyz https://www.facebook.com/BicycleBurnerBoyz

Dance group: Faceless.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Faceless/133563366712801

Sakib Mortuza (for location), Navid Bhai (for gears), Volume V, & Irtiza.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Introducing the Farmers Market


Our most requested model is now available in just 10 weeks. When we originally designed the Farmers Market, we said it was a part time touring bike, part time road bike. Meant for gettin’ shit done, lugging around veggies, and having a few beers with the girls on the weekends. This bike does that, but also takes it a step further making it even easier to leave the car at home.

See more at: http://www.sweetpeabicycles.com/lust/the-farmers-market/


Daddy's Little Buddy

Adam, is daddy's little helper.  His entire life he's been around bikes.  Over the weekend I was working on my fixie and Adam was right there "working" on the wheels. My little buddy is five and I can't believe how fast time goes by.

I sometimes joke with my wife about opening up a bicycle shop in Pomona.  Adam, he's quiet, introverted and shy.  I tell Jamie, he's going to be the bike mechanic.  I can see him working quietly in the back of the shop, minding his own. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

2012 OV Cyclocross

Preview video for the best cyclocross race series ever. I wanted a video that captured the fun I have with my friends every autumn as we race in the sun, through the leaves, in the snow and mud as we dream of getting new cross bikes under the tree for Christmas.

This series is a great time, a fun way to go day-tripping and see a lot of the cool cities in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

The music is by Cincinnati's own The Seedy Seeds: check out their music!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Pinchflat Twenty12

Columbus Ohio Bicycle Poster Show. www.pinchflatcolumbus.com

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Bonelli on the Road and Mountain

It was an early morning ride to Bonelli Park with Jimmy and Kevin.  From Jimmy's house we headed to the East entrance of Bonelli Park and quickly dropped into a fire road that took us thru the south side of the park.

Jimmy and Kevin both did great.  It was Jimmy's second time on dirt so we did some technical single track from the Knobby Time Series.  I think this was a bit too soon for Jimmy but overall he handled the trails well.  Kevin has been off the dirt for many months, so getting back on his mountain bike was awkward. He had a small crash on a fire road that parallels Via Verde.  He is going to be sore tomorrow!

See all the pictures, click here ...

We road a good mix of Road and Dirt.  This was Jimmy's fourth time out riding so I wanted to give him a survey of Bonelli Park.  Despite handling the mountain fine, he wasn't too keen on the single track.   The single track was quite technical and it will be a few more rides before Jimmy will feel confident enough to bomb down it.  Kevin is getting stronger, I can tell.  Training on GMR has proven successful!

Extraordinary Wedding

Kinda cool in a weird way.

By Polygon Syndicate bicycle team

Bicycle Kids

Friday, June 1, 2012

Kevin Rides to MM 3.61

Working on Baldy.  Kevin rides to Fork Plus 3.61.  I see 4.25+ in his very near future!

Getting a Little Closer to Cyclocross Season

Take a look at this behind the scenes video of the making of the Men’s Journal Magazine May 2010 Shoot at Fast Ashleys Studios. The shoot featured members of the United States Cyclocross Team.

Photographed by Dylan Coulter

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