Back in black

All black

Plus mo black

So yeah.

That makes:

Rondel since August 2010

Rambler since  December 2010

Orion since October 2011
And yes. It is as good as you’d imagine.
So yeah. Kilo’s gone. 6500 is back. Cross is singlespeed. Black is where it’s at.
Also new are the norco ryde and nishiki century.
I have half a mind to just sell all my bikes and build a keirin track frame. If i had to only have one bike it would be the natureboy. I still love the cannondale. I don’t ride enough. I love full time work, though.



i want this bike black now.


i have to stop shooting people it’s awful




this post brought to you by: ballard and me hating my photography

Bike Addiction: The Stable Groweth


Too much of a good thing.

FTP is a mobile hardon. Nashbar is way more fun as a stripped down rabblerouser. I biked 126 miles on the Cannondale. I sometimes hate having all these slightly different bikes, but then I remember how much I love each and every one of them.

I just need to find a way to attach my knogs to the thickass seatmast of that ftp. no brakes is one thing, no lights is totally something else.

Busenitz Pro Model

I picked up some Busenitz shoes by Adidas and (like most things adidas) I love them.

First day out and about in them was the 4th, and they did double duty walking to see fireworks and sprinting in double cages at the White Trash Sprints on the bridge to nowhere.  For those that don’t know these are standing start sprints on bikes up an inclined bridge that terminates without connecting to anything out of the Washington Arboretum by 520 at Montlake. It was a beautiful day and the shoes made it that much better.

They’re reinforced on the top for skateboarding while having very light soles. This makes for what should be a very non-supportive, but durable shoe for cages and straps, compared to a more cycling-specific shoe made of canvas. The thing is… I have cycling shoes. They’re called Sidis.

These are fly as fuck and comfortable. I forgot how much I loved skate shoes, but but these accomplish that plush tongue feel without looking ridiculous.  The best kind of skate shoe is a skate shoe that doesn’t look like a skate shoe.

Now off to throw out all the shoes that aren’t as nice…

Good art
i’m diggin it. flow and flavor with angsty apprehension; tugs my heartstrangs

Photos are suffering. Not happy with anything, I’ve put shit into my craft and it’s coming back up again.

“Confused, abused, overused”

“I’ve got not pecs to flex”

Life is too short

to ride a bike you don’t love.

Saw this and some indy fab cross frames that were just put on consignment… had to have it. racemachine.

Van Dessel Gin and Trombones. Carbon everywhere.

Of course, I then put the wrong sized gxp bb in for my used gossamer cranks, but that will have to wait until another day.

Also, dig the SHIT out of this featured vimeo video:

What’s 68 miles long, cloudy, photogenic, and has no brakes?

The washington loop with a little Marymoor Velodrome thrown in for flavor.


48/19. Mission Workshop Rambler. Rondel SPD. Visp TRXNL-2. Velocity B43. Nikon D700. Tamron 70-200 f2.8. Loreo 5.6. Lake Washington and clouds and love and track bike and sheer badass amounts of saddle love.

The one problem was that my seatpost saddle clamp bolt kept working itself loose, so I had to stop and re adjust my seat all the time. Once I got to mary moor I got it torqued down enough but damn it hurt for a while.

Want to see pictures?

Of course you do.

I got these wheels in the mail yesterday from velomine and love them. figured I’d try to put as much mileage on them as I could stand while they’re fresh.

Oh, and I did this ride with the camera and all in my backpack, which was miraculously comfortable. I can’t believe I had it on the whole time.