Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thursday Night Ride

A couple of us are going to be in Portland but there is still going to be a Thursday NIght Ride; the only difference is that you will meet in the front parking lot. 7pm as usual.


Keepin It RW&B; Grime

GRIME, Brooklyn NY from COG Magazine on Vimeo.

Lucky Cat Recap

A short video by Justin Stanford



Saturday, June 19, 2010



Bicycle House Party What What!

Don't forget about the house show bikeride today, Saturday the 19th! Meet at Lowe MIll at 4pm on your bike to journey to three different houses to hear three different bands. First check out G-Side, then Zero Heroes, and finish with Thomas Function, named by Paste Magazine as one of the top 25 albums of 2009.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Belt Drive

I have been slacking a lot lately with posting stuff besides random rides. My bad. I still dont have anything groundbreaking so here is a moderately interesting video to hold you over. I am a big fan of belt drive and have been running one of Treks belt-bikes with zero fuss. I'm definitely interested in trying a SS29'er one day. The belt system combined with an internal eight speed hub and fenders has been a lot of fun.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tuesday Ride

Me and Ant are planning on sweating our asses off with a lengthy daytime ride on Tuesday. If you're interested, get up with me. We're pretty flexible so...

Making of Ola's session for bicyclegirls.pl from BicycleGirls on Vimeo.

Making of Gosia's session for bicyclegirls.pl from BicycleGirls on Vimeo.

Making of Mopik's session for bicyclegirls.pl from BicycleGirls on Vimeo.

Cultur Trip: Day 5 & 6. from Kris *lockedcog* on Vimeo.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Lucky Cat Recap

Thanks to everyone who came, supported, volunteered, and participated in the Lucky Cat. Everyone combined to make it a big success. This years course came in between 18-25 miles depending on your route and had a few familiar challenges in addition to some new twists. We had people from Bham, Florence, Greensboro, and as far away as Ohio. NIce! I met a lot of really great new people and plan on paying it forward in the near future. Opinions varied on this years event but overall I think people felt it was better than last years race. We upped the mileage and threw in more twists. Handling skills payed a fair role this year as well as speed and a bit of luck (davis). The overall winner was a great great guy Josh Driskell from Florence who, this is embarrassing to say, won by almost 8-minutes. Thanks to Chrome Messenger bags, Olde Towne Brewery, UrbanVelo, Mellow Mushroom PIzza, Art & Soul Tattoo, Chris's mom, and Bicycles Etc for the support. Thanks to Tyler, Leela, Janet, Jim, and everyone who helped with pics. Here's a few of them:

Benjo and Brandon talkin smackety-smack


Spin to win


Don about to eat shit

About to eat it

Catching a little air off the last obstacle on stop one










First overall Josh


Third place local mens finisher Davis


Riders trying to stay ahead of the rain

Just ahead of the storm







Not your typical alleycat trophy but oh so much better. Thanks to Chris's mom for hand making this incredible quilt for the first overall winner. It turned out so perfect and josh has already said it will be an heirloom.




Overall: Josh Driskell
Out of town:
1st: Josh
2nd: Ross Porter
3rd: Anna Carrigan

Men's local:
1st: Clint Patterson
2nd: Tyler Brown
3rd: Davis Yarbrough

Women's local:
1st: Leela Pahl
2nd: Jamie Miernik
3rd: Grace Billiter

DFL: Breanne Kostyk

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The H.A.F.R. (humid as fu*# ride)

So I didn't make a flier or post anything about riding tonight because, well, i thought it was going to piss rain like last night. I checked the radar at lunch and it should have but somehow, it was clear as could be. Well, except for the 200% humidity of course. Luckily everyone else knew more than me and showed up and waited for me to go grab my bike. Thanks. So I promised that after the alleycat, we were going to get back to some more challenging rides instead of the flat-and-fast Bandito rides. After all was said and done, most of us finished the night with around 25 hilly-ass muggy miles. Tonight was also Eric's last night since he is moving out west in about nine hours. Hopefully minus a print or two. Also new, we hit up Big Eds for food and beer. Three-dollar semi-dank-beer mini pitchers! All in all a fun night for sure.

I'm already getting a little choked up but here is Eric's last Rocket City Handshake before he goes. If only I had the new iphone, i would have had a flash to better capture the moment, ha. Of course he's so freaking tall I could only capture about a third of his arm.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hey, Is There Anything To Do Today?

Lucky Cat Alleycat Race

Actually, i heard about this cool bike thing going on Saturday afternoon! It starts at 6pm (race starts at 7), bring your bike (air up those tires), a camera or phone w camera, ten bones, and a helmet and lights of some kind are suggested - you are riding at night after all. There's a lot of fun challenges this year, beer, Mellow Mushroom is feeding you, and Cancerslug playing on the loading dock.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thursday And Saturday

I'd like to say a special thanks to all the people helping us get the word out about the alleycat this saturday. In particuar, thanks to Urban Velo for their contributions and publicity. You guys are the shit. As far as riding tomorrow, yeh we're definitely meeting up same time, same place, 7pm behind the shop. If its raining, i'm gonna have to bail; still have some loose ends to tie up. NOt trying to be redundant but don't forget About This

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hump Day Ridin'

A few of us are riding tomorrow night. Hit us up for details.

Hope everyone got out and voted

on a side note, we keep getting more and more people for the Lucky Cat so keep 'em comin' AND we have final confirmation that Cancer Slug is playing after the race.