30 December, 2010
27 December, 2010
Adan, my brother. I have known this guy for over half my life, we have been to the brink and back. So many war stories, so many Lulz, we have seen and done things that would make a normal man go insane. Coming home for the holidays, I wanted Adan for the Monday profile. He as amassed a wicked Schwinn collection, and rides all year round. Snow tires for the winter, slicks for the summer. My old faithful friend, who has been there, for so many of us Alaskans throughout the years. He's the best, even though we don't get to see each other very much, when we do it's like time stood still. If you ever make it up to AK, be sure to go to Oscar's Taco Grande, the only Taco truck in Anchorage. You will not be let down. I have the pleasure to fly down to Seattle with my friend, for NYE, and there really no one else I would want to be traveling with. Seattle, watch the fuck out. Trouble is coming.
25 December, 2010
24 December, 2010
23 December, 2010
22 December, 2010
20 December, 2010
Xmas Vacation! I'm heading out of town for the Holidays. First to Anchorage for Christmas, then to Seattle for NYE. I'm super stoked. As you can see, I'm bringing two bags with me. One with clothes and gifts, the other has hats and stuff to give out to people Rampart, Trafik and of course Chubby Boob hooked me up with some things to give away once I get to these cities, thanks guys. So if you see me, I've got stickers from many different companies, some shirts, some water bottles and some things that hang on wires (those are for me to take care of). A few of the items are destined for blog buddies and homies, but just ask and you'll get something. PS, I need a bike to ride in Seattle! Zach, Ryan or Furby, hook me up! I'll be updating from both cities, visiting shops and riders, but mostly having fun. Merry Xmas everyone!
A Geekhouse MTB? Sick. I'm about to fly off to AK, and I'm gonna go Snow MTB, while I'm up there. This really just put my in the mood, to play in the snow. I'll be riding something a little different then this 29er, but this is still a sick build.
Juan is a Hater. In a good way. He makes me see what is real and what ain't. He calls it like he sees it, with no mercy. It's awesome. Juan and his equally rad lady Gabby were the first people I rode with in LA. On some MR halloween ride in the first few weeks I had moved here. I think I was the only one with my face painted, (like King Diamond) then a few weeks later I tried to host this photo scanvenger hunt ride/ race, and Juan, Gabby and Armando were the only ones to show up. We went drinking instead of doing the ride/ race. We realized later that we had met on the halloween ride and I was the Kook with my face painted. Juan, is one of the best dudes to have in your corner, he has saved my ass more times then I can remember, in many different ways. A ride or die homie, that loves and hates bikes more then anyone else I know. Enjoy.
19 December, 2010
17 December, 2010
So fucking cool. I'm gonna make these. So many times, I have need one of these. Yes, it's fun to kick in lights or slap windows or dent cars with ulocks. However, this is a little better way to get your point across and it makes them think. Being destuctive is great and all, I just think, we all need to realize we are representing every other cyclist on the road, with our actions.
Get the pdf of Peter Miller's amazing idea here and get the scoop on it!
Got myself some Xmas Presents in mail yesterday. Two new pieces to add to my Good Wood collection. It's been awhile since I have ordered from them, I always love getting these packages. The best conversation starters, ever. My Cat Head piece, gets the heads turning. Love em.
Check out all their designs here!
16 December, 2010
15 December, 2010
This is something Colt and I picked up at interbike '09. TRION:Z, using negative ions (magnets), it helps recovery time, heals you and makes you feel good. I had forgotten about this, then found mine in a drawer. I've been wearing again for about a week, it's totally awesome. You can feel the magnet on your skin and it gives you a nice boost of energy. The best thing, is that recover time is cut in half. After a long ride, and you got this thing on, you feel great, and feel like you could get right back on the bike and go the distance. I'm stoked, I found mine, and I'm never gonna lose you again, TRION:Z.
14 December, 2010
While I sit in Portland's airport waiting on my flight back to LA, (I flew here for one hour, to hand deliver a package for work) I'll post some videos. First up, TRICK COMP! Homies all over the place, nice lines in there. Looked like a lot of fun, hopefully there are more edits to come!
While at the Renegade Art fair, this past Sunday. I came across Vaya Bags. I met the owner and solo maker of the bags. Tianna Meilinger hand makes everything. Super well made, great looking bags. Made from recycled canvas, from local sailboat factories and recycled bicycle tubes to make all of her bike tube gear. Very cool. She's on the West coast for a few craft fairs, I think SF is her next stop, so keep an eye out and check out the rest of the gear after the jump.
13 December, 2010
Lil Hern. One of the fastest dudes in LA. I have raced and lost against this guy more times then I would like to count. Solid rider, on any bike, you put him on. Makes me happy to see him race at the Velo, and racing Cross this fall/ winter. I expect big things from Hern in the next year. He's really put LA on the Map as far as fast goes in the street racing world and I hope he continues to dominate, in the racing world of gears and banked walls. I really can't wait for next year when we meet again in street races and on road in the Cats. Watch out Hern, I'm coming for you.
10 December, 2010
Another show, I stopped by to check out was the Tim Jieh's curated Dreams Deferred. Tim is one of producers/ editor/ jack of all trades of To Live and Ride in LA. So need less to say, there were ridazz everywhere, along with LA finest in Street Art culture. Eyeone and Lehumanbeing really stole the show for me. The first thing you ran into as you climbed the steps into the gallery. You were on eye level with the homies, for a second or two, and that really brought them to life. Check out the rest of the highlights, and go see the show for yourself!
CoolAssMike and 1000 Bikes had a pop shop, DTLA, last night for art walk. I got there around 8pm, and he was getting close to sold out. Sick. Good job everybody, way to support a great cause. Here are the designs, which are being printed and will be for sale again some time soon, check Mike's site for deets.
I posted a week ago, about a new Fixed Gear riding shoe from Study Footwear. Last night I was invited to come to their LA offices, to come check them out in person, and get a little info on the shoes themselves. Loic was kind of enough to give me low down and show me around the office. From what I gathered it's a pretty popular shoe line in Japan, and is starting to take off in the states. I really liked the whole line, not just the Bike Drop shoe. Chubby Boob even got some love, my spoke card was recognized and I met the designer/ buyer who works with/ for the Japanese Buyer of Chubby Boob in the States. Small world.