Monday, July 30, 2012

Double Happiness

I just got this bike tonight. 2 motorcycles in 1 month? Thems some good odds right there. I am so excited, but the dude talking in the video at half speed kind of creeps me out.

Track Stuff

We are pleased to be sponsoring the PDW 3 Race Omnium at the Alpenrose Velodrome. Be on the look out for Chrome PDX's very own sewer, Lara (pronounced like Sarah) Kessler, crushing it. On the track she's an animal, here in the shop she is the same.... so, there's that.
Look at her.... so aero.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Top Dead Center

Chrome Industries Presents: Top Dead Center Turning the spotlight on a few motorcycles we really love. Featuring custom bikes from See See Motorcycles, Crowe Metal Co., Moto Factory, Ptown Scooters, and Jon Humphries. Music by The Perfect Cyn and Dj Sappho. Free Beer. Raffles. DJs. Food. Burnout Prizes.
Aug. 2nd
425 SW 10th Ave

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New launch stuff

See how Forest Parker throws that bike around effortlessly? Well, come into your local Chrome store, buy the bag, and you'll be able to do that too*!!! *with a lot of practice and natural talent

Monday, July 23, 2012


Working on my bike. There was a lot more paint than I thought.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Rapha stuff

I see my pals JD, D Sharp, GBJ, and Timberly!! Lookin good in the pool boys!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I am the happiest girl in the world

I love working at Chrome. Love it.... but I'd be a big fat liar if I told you I didn't miss wrenching on bikes. Sooooo...... I got myself the sweetest project of all: 1978 Yamaha XS 650. It's one year older than me! This is going to be a total tear down project but that is the exciting part for me. It was on Craigslist for a couple of hours and I found out about it because Tony Pereira sent me a link. He has the same model and just finished his project. I am so excited!!!
This is what I want it to look like ish My pal, James Crowe (comes in at the 2:52 mark) inspired me to get the XS650.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New 21st Video

This is the first 21st Ave Bicycles video I am not in. Looking good guys!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Wolfpack Hustle. The Midnight Drag Race from Midnight Ridazz on Vimeo.

I love these Wolfpack Hustle videos! Maybe you remember the Marathon Crash Race video I posted awhile back? If not here it is again.

RACING THE END ------(Marathon Crash Race 2011) from Warren Kommers on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Back to the funk Jam

Are you fucking kidding me with this video?! It's amazing. Like, I want to be in this video and in one of these leotards .

Friday the 13th Sprints

We are pleased to be hosting the Friday the 13th sprints pre party. Come and sign up, drink some beer, and listen to the Portland band, White Woman.. These aren't roller sprints, this is the legit shit, so bring your bike and be ready to drop the hammer.

7pm 425 SW 10th Ave. See you there.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Jam

It's official.... SUMMER IS HERE IN PORTLAND!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012


I started the day off late again. It's nice being able to sleep in. Usually my hound dogs wake me up. I met Sean, Kyle, and this kid Chris at a BBQ in Dolores Park. It was a rad day for it. I got Stoney Bologna and then we all went for a walk about on Saturday Streets where I happened into Mission Bicycles. It's a cute place that looks like their focus in on single speeds. I am really stoked on this trip because last time I was here I worked a bunch and didn't get to go out and explore, but this time I have been all over. So great. After walking we all piled into Chris' car and went to yet another BBQ. We ended the night off with the movie Ted. It was funny enough to make it a good closing to a full and wonderful day.

edit: the sweet motorcycle wasn't in the bike shop.

Saturday Part 3

After Rapha we headed out for food and then went to meet up with some peeps for drinks. The boys convinced the hostess to come out dancing with us and it turns out she is a trained dancer so she and I showed everyone what was up. You probably already know this, but I am a great dancer. J sayin. We wrapped up the night with burritos. It was a pretty amazing day.

Saturday Part 2: Rapha SF

I texted Emily, who used to run the Rapha retail space here in SF and she gave me the heads up on a party they were having at the space so after the park we headed over there. It was fun going from an alleycat in the park to a Rapha mixer. Two completely different worlds, but both share the love of cycling.

Saturday Part 1

It took me quite some time to get up and moving Saturday morning, but once we did, Eddie and I met up with Sean and his friend Kyle who was visiting from Portland at the store to get the van. I know Sean from Portland and he started working for Chrome right around the same time I did. When we stopped in we got to hang out and enjoy some checkpoint action as they were making the racers chug a beer and eat crackers. We then headed to Potrero Del Sol Park to meet up and watch the men's race, meet some peeps, drink some beer, and enjoy the sun.

Friday Night.

Friday after the sales meeting, Wonka came into HQ and we started to enjoy the drink. After he dipped, I convinced Papa Steve to let us polish off the bottle of whiskey he had on his desk. Soon a lively game of garbage can ball broke out and we were all making crazy shots. Steve was draining buckets.. like a boss. After Steve left one thing lead to another and we started to wrestle. Eddie tried to take me down, but I choked him out and he had to give the tap. Not going to lie, we kind of trashed the place. Sorry for partying guys.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Out of the Office

I am in San Fran for work and I decided to extend my stay until Monday. We had a sales meeting Thursday and Friday. Thursday, after a full day of talking shop with the SF, NY, and CHI managers, we hit up Free Gold Watch for our private party. We drank, jammed out to a sweet band, and played a bunch of pinball. This is Thursday's pictures.