6 minutes 28 seconds of guilty pleasure…

Watching guys crash bikes isn’t fun – unless it’s funny. Here’s a clip of a Euro DH even from the early ’90s with some wild wipe outs. A couple of the stair crashes are classic. (What’s playing: The Byrds Eight Miles High)

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Not always a rant…

It is really easy to rant on about subjects I’m passionate about. However, I’m sure it gets a bit boring so I’ll bring y’all some good news about the good guys of the bike industry who I know and who have recently been seen in the bike rags. Bike Magazine – June 2009 issue. There […]

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There is some good reading on the web, really…

There’s a lot of drivel out there written by folks with opinions (including yours truly), but there have been a couple of nice pieces recently that are worthy of spending a few minutes of your day reading. One is a New York Times bit called “The Case for Working With Your Hands,” by Matthew B. […]

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More bike industry rambling…

Last month, BRAIN reported that Best Buy would be selling “electric powered personal transportation products at some of our stores on the West Coast…” These electric powered personal transportation products (electric bikes for those lower on the IQ scale like me) will be available ranging from $499 to $2,000. So why is a company like […]

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What’s wrong with this picture…

Okay, I forgive a previous entry where I beat up on a certain brand for photographing a bike for an ad with gaps in the bar tape. This one takes the cake for absolute no attention to detail. Sometimes the ad agency owns you. In this case, the ad agency owes Road ID a freewheel. […]

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Rambling industry post…

Since I’m not “in” the bike industry any more, I rely on Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (BRAIN) to keep abreast of the latest happenings within the bike industry. My little slice of the world is too small to understand what is happening with the rest of the bike world. It’s also been a while […]

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Dave Alvin interview – check it out…

Tonight is Bakersfield and Beyond night on KWMR, a bi-weekly radio show I co-host with my friend Amanda. If anyone is a Dave Alvin fan, you’ll want to check out tonight’s show. We pre-recorded an interview with Dave last week and will be airing it tonight on our show between 6:30 – 8:30 pacific time. […]

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Group hug…

Pretty cool – bikeradar.com picked up my piece on the opening of Bill’s Trail in Samuel P. Taylor State Park to bikes I wrote yesterday. (What’s playing: Lucinda Williams Concrete and Barbed Wire)

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Four trails…

Recently, there has been talk about opening four single-track trails to bikes in Marin County. Yes, that’s four as in 4 trails out of the hundreds in the county. You’d think that opening 4 trails would be fairly benign, but nope, it’s got anti-bike folks all up in arms. I started writing the following several […]

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He’s at it again…

If there is one true hero in cycling, it is Graeme Obree. Read the book, watch the movie. They guy is definitely self-made and kicked the collective cycling establishment in the nuts when he broke the hour record on a home-made bike. And not one to rest easy, he’s at it again. When companies spend […]

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