Sunday, March 7, 2010

I told you Mike!!

I would update my blog before you!! lol

Sunday, October 18, 2009

riding Syncline today.

my friends Schmitty(from Universal), Mike, Rick(not from Universal) and I rode Syncline today and I must say it was near perfect! the sun was out and the dirt was sublime. for all the people who didn't make it on today's ride missed out big time.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

some more candy from the show

The man, the Myth, the Legends bike that won Worlds this year. The man is Steve Peat. The bike is a Santa Cruz v10

Some stuff from Spank, what I didn't take a pic of was the grips on the other side of this rack. They were different colors and had different smells. Red= apples, blue= raspberry etc.... Pretty cool if you ask me.

Straitline had some cool ano colors plus a chainguide that is new for 2010. now moving parts make it light and sweet!

finally the pedals that might make me go back to platforms. Point 1 make these super slim pedals and they were light to boot. pair those up with some 5.10 shoes and I think you have a winner!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

a little more from Interbike

Here are some random goodness from IB.

That bike has been ridden around the world..Amazing.

The Epic Stealth cam looked pretty good and is not as bulky as the Gopro box on top of your head camera

SDG's collaboration with Geekhouse = a pretty sweet looking saddle

About as close as I will every get to an Olympic medal, this was Mellisa Buhls Bronze medal from China for ladies BMX

Finally Michelin brings out some new DH tires. I thought the day would never come

Solid Gold and more

Phil Wood always has pretty eye candy for your bike and the gold edition is no exception

we're the Flying Elvis's

You know Vegas has a lot of them!

New bikes to consider

My Friend Jan Karpiel made some of the best DH bikes back in the late 90's and my favorite bike to this day is the Disco Volante. It is great to see Jan making bikes again and the new Disco looks great, this was in the Elka suspension booth and I did drool a little bit..

Rocky Mountain did a little retool of the Flatline with the help of team Maxxis. This is a world cup winner right here!

Morewood bikes really wasn't on my radar when I came down to Vegas but after looking at the Makulu and seeing that they come with a BOS rear shock, I think I found my new bike! everything seem pretty tight on the bike and the price will be just right from what I hear!

The Kalula is the freeride version of the Makulu and looked pretty sweet as well

The Intense 951 was the bike I had on my mind when I came down and when I saw this beauty I thought I had found my bike. The bike is a freakin Ferrari in bike form.

I hate Vegas but I love Interbike

Las Vegas is a strange place, lots of people come here to play the odds and more than often than not they leave here with nothing. Or they come to find a job or who knows what other reasons. This is the place the bicycle industry chooses to hold its annual gathering, and for this reason only I make an annual trip to sin city. The loathing I have for Vegas ends the minute I step onto the floor of the show and see all the booths and banners that are waiting for me to explore. I have taken a lot of pics of different things from the show and so here we go.....

hangers made of old rims and spokes which I thought was pretty cool

A very large Sram XX cassette

a very big wheeled penny farthing bike

Me and Steffan at the video premiere of Bones & Dust

views from the plane to Vegas...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Best use for a Giro helmet

they make good chew toys! lol

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fluidride cup #3

So it looks like JD swanguen won the DH today. here are a few pics from the day. My buddy Phil Wiering was 3rd!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

For Ryan who is moving to Japan

ODI boys ripping it up!

I had a chance to meet up with Brad and JD at the Fluidride race last month and they are good kids who kill it on a bike! here is their story.

Adventures of J.D. Swanguen & Brad Oien from J.D. Swanguen on Vimeo.

Follow the Tour here

Saturday, May 2, 2009

ProGRT race #1

Well I am at the Fluidride cup race #2 and so far so good. Curtis Keene has the best quailifier run and Katie Holden has the ladies best time, the JuniorX rider had a time that would put him in second place in Pro men.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My new bike!

I am contemplating getting one of the following bikes for DH racing, can you help me choose please

Funny funny

Some great old school propaganda!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

more pics rom Port Angeles

here are a few more to wet your whistle!