Saturday, May 29, 2010

psst... your jau'de'vieve is showing

I laughed so hard when I watched this.

RIP Dennis

Haul Porn

I have some friends who get geeked out on how much they can haul on their bike. These guys pictured below may just take the win for biggest load.


Honestly, I think Atlin and I just wanted to punish ourselves. It has been an absolute shit show here in Portland. It's been raining everyday for two weeks and last night was no exception. We went to Forrest Park and the way up was great, but by the time we were coming down my shoes had already filled with water.

Looks like I surprised Atlin.
I look bad to the bone, but really I am a delicate flower.

My tonic
Atlin's Tonic

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Best Possible

Sometimes a bike comes in that is really unsafe and without the owner putting a bunch of cash into it all we can do is make it a little more safe. We were going to pull an Ol' Yeller and put this bike down, but how? I figured the most humane way was to choke it out. As you can tell by the picture, I didn't want to do it, but it was suffering.

Original tall bike?

I am going to go ahead and guess that when everyone at the bike shop saw these two roll up they all called "not it".

Thursday Jams

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh! Holy shit, it's Thursday and I am stoked out of my mind. Why, you ask? Well, stop hounding me with the Spanish inquisition and let me tell you. Thursdays are the day all of us here at the shop work together. We are all very funny and extra charming so it makes the day go by splendidly. Here are things we (mostly Nick and me) like to listen to. Press play, close your eyes, and imagine being here with us. Since you are new you have to change all the flats.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Make weapons

I want to party with these guys

More stuff

Bike events make the wheels go 'round

Go here. Have fun. That's an order.

Cool kids with Cool Bikes

Here's Daniel. Okay I guess he's not a kid more like a majestic man. A woodland creature with a bike to slay trails. I am way J.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Cross Time

It was a typical Monday where the day seemed to go on forever. So, when we closed the shop we headed up to Forest Park for a cross ride. A good way to finish the day.

Trusty Switchblade

Mark it in your journal, Hankbuilt Cycling crew is no mo. We are all the same people (plus Sean Light) just a more intimidating name. Trusty Switchblade will spill the blood of virgins.


Mitch and I raced New Belgium's Urban Assault Ride. We started dead last and placed 36 out of 143. I guess there was a test online to figure out what wave you started the race. Good scores went first and then they waited 5 minutes and then the second heat started, another five minutes and then us. Then there was Mitch and I, Thunder Mountain.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Today Teams

Red Team (Atlin, Cheever, and Nick) looks like they are loving life a little more than Team Black (Kyle and I).

Speaking of teams, Kyle from Team Black had some Black Flag cheesey bread for lunch.

Custom Barrel Adjusters

Mike Cherney, pictured below, is a dedicated BLAM reader and sent these barrel adjusters our way via our friend Daniel. Thanks, bro. I picked the skull and cross bones.