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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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Rare Occasion, Mid-Week, Mid-Day Ride to Potato

Today I took the day off (well kinda, I ended up working from home until noon) and rode to Potato.  I started from my house and headed to Marshal Canyon.  From Marshal Canyon, I accessed the CWT and headed up to Potato.

I told myself to chill on this ride but ended up making it to Potato in great time.  Once at the top, I was soaked.  The ride was great, the weather was great, and the view from the top...

Today is Halloween so I finished the day by taking the kids Trick or Treating.  We stuck to our neighborhood and needless to say the kids scored!

When the Zombie Apocalypse Comes, I will Be Ready

Trick or Treat

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Teaser UK (Tour de France)


Teaser UK (Tour de France) from Phares et Balises on Vimeo.

Slash on a Bike

Triple Crown Fat Tire Classic

Triple Crown Fat Tire Classic
Sunday November 4, 2012

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Shame on Me! Lance Armstrong Content

I usually don't like these and I am still iffy on the whole Lance Armstrong issue but ... This is pretty funny.

Iffy - A lot of people, cyclists and non-cyclist, have asked me what I think about the whole issue.  Truthfully, I don't know.  I don't want to believe it but it's out there. I don't really even want to think about.  I wonder what we will remember about Lance Armstrong in 1, 2, 5, 10 years from now. 

SOLD: GT Rebound Conversion

Meme put this one together.  18" GT Rebound SS conversion.  Simple, dependable and clean.  Drop me an email if interested.


Sold Sold Sold!

Adam is the new proud owner of Meme's GT Rebound SS conversion!

I hope this bike gives Adam lots good years, many miles and endless tales while on the road. 

My advice to Adam is ride, ride, ride.  It always pains me to hear of a bike wasting away in the garage, shed our even worse, outside.

Meme did a great job converting this bike.  GT's are Meme's specialties.  He's got a few more.  Send me and email if you are looking for a bike to get around town.

Diamond Bar to Newport Beach - FIXED

Saturday Michael, John and I rode our track bikes to Newport.  We had a tailwind to push us down SART until about 8 miles before Newport. At 8 miles to Newport it switched on us and made things difficult.

After the last bridge we caught the tail of a reluctant Tri-Guy.  I say reluctant because it was pretty obvious he didn't want us in his draft and pushed out to let us pass.  Unfortunately he had a good clip going and it was difficult to get in front. Michael was able to pull ahead of him and Tri-Guy conveniently slipped in between Michael and I.  I guess he wasn't happy about pulling for us, but was all to quick to slip into Michael's draft. 

I held third position until Tri-Guy started showing signs of fatigue.  I picked up the pace, got behind Michael and soon enough Tri-Guy dropped off the back.

Once in Newport we refueled and headed back.  Michael flatted early on and it took a while to change his tire.  The wind was blowing in all directions.  Sometimes we had a tailwind and other times it was a headwind.  At the Honda Center the wind decided against us and it was a headwind the rest of the way home.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Vintage BMX, Happy Bike Meeting 2011

Wow, some great classic, vintage BMX bikes.  A BMX build for my son needs to be my next build project.

Happy Bike Meeting 2011 from Nessuno Films on Vimeo.
Enjoy a delicious sunday morning in Komazawa Park for the annual gathering of vintage BMX and custom bikes...

Time to Ride

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bicycle Camping Trailer

I could do this. 

Specialized E - Cages

I bought two Specialized E Cages the other day. They have a nice TI (or brushed finish).  Let's see if they stand the test of time.

These water bottle cages are, for the most part, the final touches for my latest project.  Once my project is completed I will post pictures.

Last Bike ...

I will never say this!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mobbin' Mondays Ganesha Hills Crit - Video Edit

Nice edit, I managed to make the cut.

Mobbin' Monday Ganesha Hills Circuit from Samuel Arechiga on Vimeo.
Mobbin' Monday celebrated their 2nd year anniversary by having a race called
Ganesha Hills circuit in Pomona, Ca. Here's a edit of what happened at the race.

Filmed & edited by: Samuel Arechiga

The Sprint

In addition to this great photo, I found this article and video regarding the Sprint.  Check it out...

Glassell Murder Mountain Urban CX Race

Alley cat race with some cyclocross to make things more fun and challenging for the racers!!! Get your legs ready!!!

Thanks to New Belgium Brewery race includes two beer stops so make sure join the event if you will be attending so we will have enough beer on hand and don't forget to bring your ID! non-alcoholic option will also be available.

We will be having a swap meet and costume contest before the race from 12PM-4PM. After party and awards ceremony (for race and costume contest) will be held across
the street at Verdugo Bar. Check out the poster for the amazing sponsors we've gotten!!

Location: VeloLoveLA
3421 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Registration: 3PM

Entry Fee: $5 (this will go to cash prize winners)

Race: 4PM

2 lap race will include a Le Mans start, 2 beer stops, 1-1/2 miles of dirt, 800 ft of climbing, some up to 20%, 188 stairs and more!

Geared bikes encouraged, but not necessary.

You will need tires that can go through dirt.

Wearing a helmet is strongly encouraged!

Be ready to ride through the dirt and do some epic climbing!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ZIPP Heaven

ZIPP Heaven, oh how I would love some ZIPP 303s or 404s  or ...

Keirin Berlin

Keirin Berlin from Danny Baarz on Vimeo.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Jason at Spooky Cross

Searching Michael's photo sets I found this pic of me at Spook Cross.  If you raced it check out his site to see if you made the cut!




Johny Schleck wants his sons Andy and Frank to quit cycling

Johny Schleck wants his sons Andy and Frank to quit cycling
Link: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13118/Johny-Schleck-wants-his-sons-Andy-and-Frank-to-quit-cycling.aspx

Despite his sons’ podium finish in the 2011 Tour de France, Andy Schleck’s win in the 2010 edition and the other successes they have clocked during their careers, the events of 2012 have prompted Johny Schleck to give an utterly unexpected piece of advice: give up the sport.

“I advised them to quit cycling,” the former pro told French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche. He indicated that Andy Schleck’s injury problems this season and Frank Schleck’s doping positive for a diuretic in the Tour de France were the reasons. It is unclear if the fallout from the US Postal Service scandal is also a factor, given that it has brought a lot of negative headlines of late.

Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13118/Johny-Schleck-wants-his-sons-Andy-and-Frank-to-quit-cycling.aspx#ixzz2A2QqRX30

From a few years back ..

Work Week is Here and All I Want to Do is Ride My Bike

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bike Polo @ LA Fairgrounds

Lots of things happening this weekend in Pomona. Of the many events was a Bike Polo Tournament.  This brought out a motley group of people, close contact and frankenbikes.

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Spooky Cross at the LA Fairgrounds

So many racers and a great course, CX racing is turning into my favorite thing to do.  Just right behind riding my track bike.

This course was my favorite course so far.  The BMX style layout in the middle was sick.

Since I raced, this was the only picture I took. 

Mobbin' Mondays, Lot 9 Criterium

Sometimes the fastest man doesn't win the race.  Click Here For More Photos ...

At one point James lapped the field, only to go down on slippery blacktop

The winners, Tony 1st and Alvin 2nd.  They were the only two to stay upright.

The Rules. Daniel briefing the racers.

An Unconventional Ride Through the Parking Lot

I had the opportunity to ride an Elliptigo the other day.  It was pretty awkward, weird, unnatural, but unusually fun.  I am not ready to ditch the my traditional bikes for it, but it was something different.

Annette from GlendoraMtnRoad.com has posted this link for years, The Original Treadmill Bike.

Friday, October 19, 2012


Bicycle Be Awesome!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mowing the Lawn, Getting it Done

Sent in from Michael.

Are You Dissapointed, Do You Feel Lied Too?

I am not sure about Lance Armstrong and all that is happening.

Remember this commercial? Nike Lance Armstrong Click Here For the Video ...

This is the parody given all that is coming out ...Nike Lance Armstrong Parody, Click Here For the Video ...

I've read bits and pieces.  It seems bad for Lance, bad for Levi, but bad for US cycling?  I am not sure.  I think US cycling has moved past Lance and his influence.  


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ride on! $20 Cardboard Bike May Go into Production Soon

Title: Ride on! $20 Cardboard Bike May Go into Production Soon
From: LA Times
By Deborah Netburn
Date 2012-10-16
Link: http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-cardboard-bike-20121016,0,3478084.story

I've seen this floating around FB and other news sources.  Kevin found this on LA Times.

"Are you ready to ride the cardboard bike?

Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni has created a functioning cardboard bicycle that he hopes to put into mass production in the next three months, according to a Reuters report.

Despite being made almost entirely of cardboard, Gafni says the bike is strong, durable, fireproof and waterproof. And because it is made of cardboard, it will also be cheap. Gafni's business partner Nimrod Elmish told Reuters that he expects the bike to sell at retail stores for $20." Read More ...

EPIC Bicycle Prank Ideas

The Hot Dog down the seat tube is the best.  So bad though.

BMX Photo Dump, PK Ripper and Mongoose

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hilarious Bike Prank

This is pretty funny. Picture will take you to video ...

The Mountain Rabbit

Monday, October 15, 2012

Triple Crown Incycle Hammertime

Triple Crown Incycle Hammertime
Sunday October 21, 2012

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When your bike is left in the care of coworkers...

My co-workers would do this.

When your bike is left in the care of coworkers... from Threadless.com on Vimeo.
They take care of it for you.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mobbin @ Ganesha Hills

Mobbin Mondays held their 2nd Anniversary Race @ Ganesha Hills.  The race brought out racers from Riverside, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Pomona and everywhere else.

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