Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Trailblazers Update

G. Ode gets political.

Fresh. If I was allowed to play basketball and purchase Nike products I would totally get these.

Sergio is my favorite Trailblazer right now because he's all about the future.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Contemporary Art Update

Team mate Mary Lou, AKA Mark Warren Jacques has an opening next week.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Highlights from the RAHBS

As you well know I'm both lazy and cheap so it will come as no surprise that I didn't attend the NAHBS. You may be surprised , however, to learn that I hosted my own competing event, the Ryan's Apartment Handbuilt Bicycle Show. It was a pretty exclusive event, just me and Natty, who seemed completely uninterested in the fact that eight out of the nine bikes in the apartment were handbuilt. She did get very excited later in the day when I brought home some new rugs from IKEA. Highlights follow :

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Trail Ride Update

Team Wreck got in a ride this Sunday thanks to the efforts of Tad the Champ.
I had given up my krewe as worthless slackers when he called. He had a couple of recruits from the NAHBS in tow, Jim from LA and Robbie from Maryland (I think). We also met some guy from Reno on the trail and rode with him for a while. He had heard of Scalleycat and described it as a "24 hour drinking event", which seems right up our alley. But I digress, back to calling out the krewe...
What the fuck? It was neither cold nor raining. You had plenty of advance notice, you seemed interested, inquiring as to the time and destination and yet when I called the night before there was no response, nothing. I did get two calls in the morning, from Sweet T (sick) and Cowboy (no excuse) and that's really all it takes..."beep, beep, I can't make it" how hard is that? Show a little respect....I'm halfway tempted to institute a system of points and demerits to determine who gets the next round of t-shirts and who doesn't.

Ok, rant mode off. Despite the lack of turnout we had an awesome ride. Some of the trails were a little damp but most were ridable. We ran into some talkative locals who gave us some helpful route suggestions which led to a few fun trips down Kamikaze and Widow Maker.

Robbie was crushing it with those big wheels.

Jim caught some big air on Tad's loaner bike. This is before he examined the front end and found it was held together with shims made from a seatpost and some Tecate cans.

I still can't get my helmet cam set up right...there's always so much vibration that it's unwatchable. I might need to get some help from the jerks at ProPhoto.

Natty checks out some pictures.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

"I'm a chameleon"

The look on his face cracks me up.