Monday, March 29, 2010
A new vending machine in Brooklyn doesn't sell the real thing - but you can get a wheel thing.
Five-dollar inner tubes and all kinds of bike parts are available in the machine on S. Sixth St. in Williamsburg, in front of Baruch Herzfeld's Traif Bike Gesheft [loose translation: nonkosher bike shop].
"If people get a flat tire in the middle of the night, they can come here," said Herzfeld, 38.
"We've got bells, lights, locks, brake pads," said Matthew Caputo, 25, pressing buttons to flip through the offerings.
Read more HERE
Jeremy, from Embrocation, came into the shop last week with this sweet treat! I don't know if you know this about me, but I love hats.... and I am very easy to please (my girlfriend may say otherwise, but don't listen to her. She lies.) so I was super stoked. Still am, actually. If you would like to get stoked too, you can buy one HERE.
While you are there make sure to read Married Kyle's newest article. I guess now that LDR Kyle moved away I can just start calling him Kyle and you all will know who I am referring to.
By: Kyle von Hoetzendorff Wednesday March 24, 2010
Today I was moping around the shop, wondering if my life had reached its apogee somewhere in the past, that this high point, being not of note and hidden within the mausoleum of my poor memory would, at some point, present itself. I could be riding along in a taxi, listening to Slanted and Enchanted, or just simply sitting alone in a room quietly watching paint dry and bam, there it is. The fear being that this memory would be less than superlative, that this being the highpoint, this being the moment that if pressed, God would use to define the essence of what I am to him and to all of you would not, could not be considered a highpoint at all, at most God would describe the arc of my life as being like a ground swell on the prairie.
I am not one to be a bummer, we all have these days don’t we, when self-doubt creeps in like a greasy haired man in stained sweat pants and just bums out your whole day? Of course it happened to be Monday and that white castle on the hill, the lovely weekend was yet again perversely far off, this could have accounted for part of the loathing but I can’t imagine it was just the day of the week. I missed the whole rave scene so I am not able to point the finger at a mind rendered diaphanous by obscene amounts of MDMA. Rather, I lay today’s case of the Lows on a missed morning ride.
Read the rest of the article HERE
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
He may still have the gun. He may let you play with it. I don't know. I don't work there nor do I have a water gun. Well, that's not true. Mine is much smaller and shaped like a turtle. Go get rad with Shad.
3250 ft elevation gain, both major climbs on dirt
Start/End: The Dalles, OR
Start time: 9:00 a.m., Saturday April 24, 2010
This race is a primer to bigger and harder things. We’ve never organized anything in our lives, so it’s 60 mile baby steps for now. The plan is to do a dirt century race in June, a multi-day race in August, and a huge one-day race in September/October. If people actually show up for our races and want to do more, we’ll organize more.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Since I posted a picture of that shirt I thought I'd post this number. In my hands I have a FAG and a dike. When one of Married Kyle's friends came in and asked me for a dike I just thought he was being an asshole. Turns out he was asking for a tool and I was the asshole.
You guys know any good veterinarians, because my pythons are sick! The reason I posted these sweet pictures is to show off my shirt. Sean was my nurse when I broke my leg in November and he likes to ride bikes, so when his bike needed some love he came into the shop and we were reunited. Is that a run on sentence? Anyway, when he picked up his bike he brought me a little bottle of champagne (I don't drink, but if I did I would've) and this sweet shirt. Of course I had to cut the sleeves off. Right? Oh and that face I am making is helping me to be more powerful.... just in case you were wondering.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
I got an email from Culture Cycles giving me a heads up that they existed. Here's what they said:
"We launched CultureCycles.com on January 1st this year, and if you haven't figured we'd pass the word along. We're out to promote the cycling community as a whole, pulling from all corners of the web in order to create a place where it all comes together, for the everyday enthusiast."
Check them out.