Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"We have a good war chest of funds"?!?!

"We are at the races to prove a point. That point is to be ambassadors for all of those I just mentioned. (Y)our obligation is to know everything about every company on the kits as well as about every part we use until the season ends. We are at the venues to represent, and represent well. We (the team - you - us - the folks who raced here before 2009) give good brand.

"In an era and in a climate in which teams falter, vaporize, splinter, cease to exist, and just plain can't raise a fucking dime, we are flush. We are quite flush atmo. Data point - we're not Radio Shack flush, but heck - I can only panhandle so much, huh. We have parts. We have a good war chest of funds. And we have each other.

"Let's represent, let's make memories, and let's race."

Richard Sachs (aka The Professor's Eternal Idol)

The rest can be read here.

Happy Holidays from Bull City Cycling

Sunday, December 20, 2009

s.f. giants

I've been out of town for the past week and I have no idea what's going on. Jay gets a new bike for his birthday (a multiple of ten, but I won't say which one), but will he keep it? Linus races cyclocross, but does he win? Ben rides in the snow, but does Ali leave any tracks? Hollywood and Pirate are doin' stuff in other states, but does anyone have any idea what? Adam moves into the lead for the most frequent blog-post commenter, but does he still even ride? Who knows.

As for me, I've been in San Francisco rockin' (pun intended) the American Geophysical Union conference with thousands of other nerds. Lots of cyclists in SF. Fixies are everywhere, but so are useful bay-area bikes that have brakes and shifters. Nothing to write home about, except for this gem, which I discovered parked right next to my friend's car:

It's a Circle A named Audra. Well worn, like a nice pair of jeans. And while steel is real, aluminum also holds great promise in California:

This one is for the BSNYC loyalists, like Ali. AYHSMB is out. 2010 is all about SYBBHS-O.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday Linus.....

Vintage Linus O-G Photo

Dook Forest, NC
Circa 9/11/2005

Monday, December 14, 2009

Winter Curatorial

Over the weekend, I received several emails from Hollywood containing photos of bikes in his personal quiver. One of the emails was titled, Bike of the Day, so I expect more treasures to be forthcoming.

Check out Hollywood's new crabon belt-drive fixie. The nameless Entourage-member extraordinaire pictured looks non-plussed to be in the photo.

But it's not all new-styling retrofitted Madones. Hollywood goes old-school with his throwback freeride Raven. Check out those carbon spins! Nevermore, nevermore.

Monday, December 7, 2009

NCCX 2009 Fall Finals - Winston Salem, NC

Linus in action.......stolen by me from Mock Orange's Facebook Page.

Friday, December 4, 2009

new jerseys to new jersey

Chris and Eric show off the new BCC skinsuits on the MTV series "Jersey Shore":

(Check out the non-UCI-approved special air tube oxygen uptake training device.)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Coming Attractions...

Looks like mountain biking, "the cyclocross of movies", is about to make another silver screen appearance in the upcoming film "Ride the Divide". As most of you know, the Tour Divide is the longest mountain bike race in the world spanning over 2700 (self supported) miles from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells, NM (Mexican Border). What some of you might not know is that the Tour Divide was pioneered by Carrboro's own Matthew Lee (see rider in video with Sobe-Cannondale kit on in one scene and black stocking cap in another).

This film chronicles the trials and trailside experiences of three distinctly different Tour Divide Racers, with Matthew Lee being one of them.

Ride The Divide Teaser from Ride The Divide on Vimeo.

Ironically enough, I just found out this evening that my wife is friends with the director of the movie. It's a small world after all...

So who is up for this next year???

Baby Dave?