Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing

Elbert Hubbard

Monday, April 28, 2008

Daryl's and Daryl's other brother Turtleman

The "Rooster"

I can't believe I found this photo!
JP and I have more in common than just the love of Cross!
Look really close at his hat!!
JP now has a fan for life!

Creak n Fail Humor?

First print ads, now this!  You gotta admit, they have a set!

Beer of the Week

Brewed by Ommegang.  Rare Vos is a Belgian style Amber Ale which sports a mellow, fruity character and an elusive spiciness.  

Sensory Overload

Michael Ball has done it again!  Talking about making an impression to those who haven't seen bicycle racing before!!  I can only imagine those Georgian's faces who were there during the crit looking at Kyle Leogrande racing around in circles.

It's really hard to tell where the kit stops and the tat's begin.  The arm protection is a nice touch!  Half arm warmers, how Vogue!! So Couture! So cutting edge!

 Im to sexy for my, I'm to sexy for my arm warmers!!

Who needs those wrist bands anymore.

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Here is the final work.  3 hours 45 or so minutes later!

A little old (Aris cog), a little new (TLD piston bone) with a little tastefully placed blood.  

The pic doesn't to it justice, but believe you me that cog is round, not oblong. 

I highly recommend going to the Mercy Seat Tattoo and see Andrew for your next tattoo.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Maybe a life of a pro?

Will this make my season training light up?! Or what?

Not sure but something needs to set a fire under my arse!!

Maybe a new toy?  

That always seem to set the motivation on a new level.

Maybe we can get a deal with Mother Nature to not let it rain for say...maybe 7 days.  Instead of every two to three!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Carbon...the wave of the future or what?

This photo brings back some old skool memories of the days when Juli Furtado was riding with GT and they were the thing to have.

One of the guys at the shop I worked at the time had one of the Karakorum aka Carry em more.  
That was due to ever time we hit a mud section of any degree he was the one carrying it more than us.  

Now we have this version in carbon.  Nice GT!  

Next thing you know Onza's andozied purple parts will be back in force...

Then everyone will have dreads riding Kleins...

Panaracer's Darts and Smoke's will start showing up at the starting line....

Cook Brothers cranks will appear....then shatter like glass....

Nuke Proof hubs with Titanium spokes in tie die....

Ringle quick releases will release at the most opportune time...or just won't f'n tighten no matter how hard you twist the bitch!!

I've dated myself for sure!!

Poor Sportsmanship?

Really is this a necessary move?  Or a little payback we don't know about?

 How unfortunate for High Road PR man!  

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Trying to fit in...

With all the cool, hip, kids!  Sooo I go buy one of these...

Then I go and add some UNCOOL THINGS to it like....

A frame pump with velcro?
Bombproof water bottle cages?
Clipless pedals?
27mm tires with protection to them?
Blinky light?
3m sticker?

Too try and make up for my UNCOOL THINGS I try these corrective steps...

 Number 1 
Sweet ass bullet covers

            Number 2
"I've got your bottle opener, DUDE!"
(Please ignore the blinky light, it matches!)

              Number 3

(Note: Syncros doesn't make a stem like that, its a sticker)
Why yes,  those are fancy beer top holders!              

 Number 4
Skull and Cross Bones for all to see!!
      (please ignore the safety 3m sticker, though)

Well I hope this helps turn my coolness factor up some!  I'm trying really, really hard!

Side Project #2

On the books and get ready for Side Project #2

Side Project #1

   Going to be kick'n it old skool!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Images of Hell of the South Ride

Holy Hail!!

Gotta Love April Showers
It started like this at 71 degrees then.....
                               It dropped to 43 and wound up like this...
                                 With 30-50 mph winds!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

This is NOT for the weak of heart

Chute Tour des Flandres
Video sent by Petit_Brun

This is a spectacular crash of  Angel Gomez Gomez, Saunier Duval, I'm not sure if they say he wound up with only a small fracture or not.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Flahutes Terrain of Choice

Many say bikes aren't made to ride on anything but smooth pavement.  Work with this!!

What we're talking about here, are "Flahutes," known in the cycling world as the toughest riders in the fiercest races. To put it another way, if your cycling spirit dampens at the sight of rain, you sure as shit ain't a Flahute.

Flahute racers focus on such classics as the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, those tough northern classics filled with some of the worst roads and weather imaginable in bike racing. The only thing tougher than the races themselves are the guys that win them. They are the real Flahutes.

French speaking journalists nicknamed their Flemish neighbors Flahutes, a term of endearment given to riders raised amidst the rough conditions of industrial northern Europe after World War II. They came to bike racing well-trained in hardship. "The Flahutes were a generation of riders who learned to suffer long before they ever got on a bike," explains Briek Schotte, the granddaddy of the Flahutes. "Kids had the choice of working in the fields or riding their bikes. I picked beets for ten hours a day when I was a kid. Believe me, I knew how to suffer long before I raced bikes."

                                                                Definition by Flahutes website

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008