Saturday, January 31, 2009

More Porn



Oh, There's A Bike?



extra points to the first person to tell me what bike that is...this is an easy one

If This Guy Rode Track



These are the bars he'd use


Monday, January 26, 2009

The AC Slater Of Wheels

I'm always surprised how you can gain clarity from the strangest situations. I was sitting here watching an old episode of Pacific Blue when I remembered two things. One, Mario Lopez was on that show (riding on his fame from Saved By the Bell), and two, how ridiculous it was that they rode Rev-Rox. Of course A.C. Slater died out for a while as did Spinergy yet everything always seems to come full circle. Good thing my dad still has his old Members Only jackets. Fast forward a dozen years where Spinergy's are inexplicably popular again and Mario Lopez seems to host about every other show on TV.



And of course I was just as guilty as everyone else back then with my rev'd out super-v complete with blue-anodized parts:

Friday, January 23, 2009

On Guard!

i have to admit i'm likin' it...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Two Man Enter; One Man Leave

Slow day so I borrowed this from The Ghost of Jerry Reed over at Hawley (thanx)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Can't Buy Me Love Gets Extra Scene Points


This is awesome. I love the amount of questions he was asked.

Friday, January 16, 2009

In Marks Voice: Ye '09 Bee'onky Pee'ster

I don't have a link to him but here is NismoZ's new 2009 Bianchi D2 Pista Alu Special...and the jealous, wicked stepsister, over rated beercan concept lurking in the shadows:


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Nintendo Kills American Icon Lassie

This has nothing to do with cycling but its still pretty crazy:

Are You Kidding Me?

Pic seen on Pez. Surely if you were one of this guys friends you could do the decent thing and take him aside and be like "Listen man, youre a handsome guy, but you might wanna..."

Each Snowflake More Beautiful Than The Last




Monday, January 12, 2009

The Courier Always Bites Twice NSFW

The 80's Ruled For So Many Wrong Reasons



"For those less familiar, Hutch teamed up with downhill BMX racer Dan Hanebrink in the late eighties and decided to take a tangent from their legendary line of BMX trick bikes such as the Trick Star and Wind Styler. They developed three bikes which pushed bicycle aerodynamics and speed to a whole new level. The GPV (Gravity Powered Vehicle) was a super-stretched, pedal-free bike almost fully enveloped in fiberglass fairings. These downhill-race-only bikes were rumoured to approach 100MPH and were not made publicly available. Instead, the HPV was released in incredibly small quantities to mimic the speed of the GPV on a bit more user-friendly of a platform. The littlest brother, the FZ-1, was no more than a BMX bike with a shoddy fairing, and never went over well with buyers.

The HPV was an experiment of sorts, and besides its outlandish appearance, has a MASSIVE 63 or 64-tooth front sprocket running to a 6-speed rear cassette, which through word of mouth (and the internet nowadays) is said to make this bike blindingly fast! A stretched rear, wheel covers and (at the time) top quality brakes, shifter, and deraileur made this one-of-a-kind cycle likely scary to pilot downhill at well over 40-50mph." Anyone remember Shimano parking lot racing?

As seen over at BMX Museum

Most Epic Fail Ever

Sunday, January 11, 2009

NASBIKE

Shocks. Pegs. Lasers. Lucky.

DustBowl had a pretty interesting story i thought i'd share:

Light Lane Concept From Altitudes Alex Tee And Evan Gant



"A close brush with a distracted driver is enough to intimidate the most avid bikers from riding at night. The problem isn’t just about visibility, as safety lights are effective at capturing the attention of a driver. However, these lights are typically constrained to the bike frame, which highlights only a fraction of the bike’s envelope. Bike lanes have proven to be an effective method of protecting cyclists on congested roads. One key is that the lane establishes a well defined boundary beyond the envelope of the bicycle, providing a greater margin of safety between the car and the cyclist. Yet, only a small fraction of streets have dedicated bike lanes, and with an installation cost of $5,000 to $50,000 per mile, we shouldn’t expect to find them everywhere anytime soon. Instead of adapting cycling to established bike lanes, the bike lane should adapt to the cyclists. This is the idea behind the LightLane. Our system projects a crisply defined virtual bike lane onto pavement, using a laser, providing the driver with a familiar boundary to avoid. With a wider margin of safety, bikers will regain their confidence to ride at night, making the bike a more viable commuting alternative."

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Do The Math



With 252 gear inches at a cadence of 120, you'd be going 90mph. Thats all.

Adult Cobra

When I was a little kid, me and my brother played G.I.Joe all the time. He was always G.I.Joe - Sgt.Slaughter, Leatherneck, Mainframe, one of the good guys and I was always cobra. I could not be cobra enough! I just realized that nothing has changed. i can't get enough Leogrande;

Oh UR A Dirty Girl!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Well Hang Me Sideways


For the discerning weight-weenie who has everything; No longer do you have to suffer and hang your kit with sub par bloated poly hangers, now that Rock Racing jersey can get the respect it deserves with nothing less than bladder-free carbon fiber hangers hand made one at a time by old men in a german laboratory.

Everyting You Wan For Forty-Five Hunge And A Ten Hour Drive

buy here: NJS and knee-highs; what a deal. "Spikes not included"




Best Basket Ever Made! Ever!



Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Brakes Wine When I Stop

Man, I Spilled My Venti On My Fendy

Front Rack Coffe Cup Holder: This looks like another one of those "Great In Theory" ideas. Its a beautiful and well executed idea but having ridden my bike with coffee more times than I can recall, I've rarely made it to point B without some fair spillage. I still kinda want it though - maybe with a softly sprung suspension fork? Something on the edges to secure some bungee cords would have made it more versatile; maybe a sweet stainless rail around the edges?

Lotion? Check. Paper Towels? Check.