Monday, March 23, 2009

bike accidents of the stars

looks like Stuart O'Grady wasn't the only person who's going to be missing days of work after a weekend crash. tv personality Matt Lauer appears to have been taken out by a deer. who knew he even rode. the article suggests that he either crashed trying to flip-off the deer in a fit of road rage. otherwise, he may have been trying one of these:

be careful out there.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

tuesday night fight

fake racing: the Notorious L.O-.G. takes Round 1

see you next tuesday...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Which one?

Hollywood asked me, so I ask you our loyal readers: which model should Hollywood rub?

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Sorry for the delay but as some of you know,I got to go to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Results are as follows:

The Vanilla Workshop was, of course, in top form and seemed like they were a step ahead of everyone. All sorts of cool stuff is going on like seat masts and integrated bar/stem combos,
but my favorite feature was the special post mounts on the cross bikes that are meant to work with Paul canti brakes. They are even talking to Alpha Q about switching the studs on their carbon forks. Bad Ass.

One trend I noticed was color. It seems like everyone was doing everything in at least 6 colors. Not that I'm complaining.

Pictured here is my wonderful girlfriend Margaret who took me to the show for my birthday, along with a nifty solution to bicycle powered pet transport. The Rabbit in the cage's name was Enrique von Floppy-Bottom.

And of course here is me with my new best friend ever, Richard Sachs. I can't really describe how awkward/embarrassed I felt asking for a picture but it was worth it. What poise! What composure! Not only does he build bad ass bikes but he's also quite handsome and photogenic (unlike myself). I may have a mild man-crush... sorry Margaret.

Monday, March 2, 2009

new bike technology

For our tech-savvy readers, Cannondale's new bikes feature the "beat box"

Not to be mistaken with the original Human Beatbox. 
it appears that C'dale has not only stolen Beatbox technology from the Fat Boys, but also roof rack incompatible designs (see Lefty). I expect to see some lawsuits.