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Sunday, May 31, 2009

2009 Spring Roll

Put some photos from the 2009 Spring Roll in a set on my flickr. Thanks to everybody who came, the prize contributors, This by Them, Red Barn, Sam Bond's, Susan Stumpf, April DeLaurier, Paul Moore, and Food For Lane County!

If I find the time, I'll do a full writeup later. For now, be sure to read the photo captions.

Friday, May 29, 2009

picked up some prizes today

To promote active transport, for my own edification, and to look cool, all of the prizes for the Spring Roll have been picked up by bicycle. Here's a few of them.

We have 50 of those Novara water bottles for anybody who doesn't want a pint glass.

The CETMA 5-rail, which I forgot to photograph with the rest, comes with all mounting hardware and instructions.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The future of fixed freestyle?

So my roommate Garrett just built up a fixed Bike Friday. He'd talked about building a fixed folder before, always with a maniacal grin...Who knew it would draw a similar smile from every person who rides it?

As it turns out, tricks are really easy on this thing. Ian landed a mini-Keo on his first try (took a few more to get it on film), and I can almost do backwards circles on it! And I don't really do tricks. The only time I try backwards circles is when I have a mallet in hand and the score is 44.

By the way, he built the wheels himself, in true '80s BMX fashion:

How long before we see fixed folders in Milan/Yokohama/Seattle/NY?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Went bike camping this weekend

It was so much fun! Last time I bicycled this far, it was a solo ride. Please check the Flickr set. Includes sweet videos and tells the story in the mouse-over notes.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Get Pitted alleycat pics

Someone from PDXFixed was hip enough to come down to the Eug and take a few snaps of Saturday's alleycat. Thanks, Bryan for sending me the link!

Monday, May 18, 2009

polo, an alleycat, a hill, and a dog.

Garrett's polo wheel died last week.

He made a snazzy new one.

And put it on the bike.

Bikes lined up for a race Saturday. All fixed except for a BMX and an old 10-speed with the derailers removed and a gold rattle-can-job.

Biked most of the way up Spencer's Butte. Hiked from the trailhead on Willamette. I photographed a bunch of Asian exchange students getting photographed at the top.

Carbon road bike for towing pit bull.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Get paid to do a TransAm tour!

And promote bike films and Austrailian vodka. What could be better?

Actually, don't apply. I want to do this.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tweed Love

Just heard a hullo from Colin Fahrion of San Francisco Tweed. He's got a dandy fine blog covering SF's blooming tweed-ride trade. Visit their events page and you'll see there are already two more tweedy SF events planned for 2009. You might also notice a fascinating archive for tweed rides from Chicago, Denver, overseas, and—yes, our rides here in EUG.