Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Rollin high

saw this bike on my way to work sporting a nearly unride-able handle bar position. The second one in two days. I do have a theory perhaps the owners of these bikes always ride with an allan key so they can adjust their bikes into this unride-able position right before they lock it as a form of theft deterrent. Or maybe they are just morons.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bikes around town

Bikes in my office, my road bike in the foreground

cool beach cruiser parked in front of an overpriced trendy store in Laguna Beach. All of these bikes started to appear in the last month or so.

Another single speed beach crsuiser, parked in front of the art store

2 more in front of the Hobie surf shop. Note the nearly unride-able handle bar position perhaps some sort of theft deterrent.

Outside grocery store.

mescaline induced bike polo curling

Blogger leroy said...

Is it just me or does bike polo remind you of curling on mescaline?

Bell curve

Even though the prices have been going up and up, I have been spending the same amount on gas because I have just been driving less. For many people though this is simply not an option,as they are locked into the system of happy motoring which eventually will collapse after we hit the bottom end of the bell curve.

This is of course assuming we continue treating the problem the same way we have been (total and complete denial of its existence). Either way though driving around in a car allot is soon going to become one of the most apparent signs of copious amounts of wealth. Eventually though we are going to be forced to change and that is a good thing. Also considering its very possible we could run out of oil in the next 20 years you may want to start thinking about what you are going to do about it for your self, unless you want to go broke.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cyclocross Bike Defies Gravity

I recently spotted this Wolfhound cross bike on the "internet". I was immediately taken back by the image and its haunting quality. Upon closer inspection I also noticed that the bike was floating. But how could this b? I have never know bikes to preform levitation. Perhaps it's possessed, or perhaps it preforming a mediation on the outpouring of support of blogger and bike theft victim, Michael Green, or maybe its just filled with helium. I think though the Michael Green theory may be the strongest, as the bike is sporting an amber alert sticker. Surely though if this bike can defy gravity, that must be in violation of some sort of UCI rule, perhaps one that hasn't even been created yet. It seems this photo brings up many questions, the most burring of which can surely only be answered by one man, is this a sign of the apocalypse?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Bike Design

Heres some of my favorite photos I've taken that help me remind me what we're celebrating.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Decoding the Conservative Lexicon

"violence is soo cool!"

Every once and a while you wake up and think, maybe things are really starting to get better in the world. That is until you come across a web site like, right wing This site quickly reminds you that, if you are living in America, a significant portion of the population are generally morons and believe the various things represented on this site. I've personally picked out some of the most heinous, offensive, stupid, and generally nonsensical of the bunch and provided translations so all of you non-right wing conservative types out there can know what they really mean.

Realy means: "I am openly racist & hate all Mexicans or just about anyone who speaks Spanish. But Jesus says I'm supposed to be forgiving or something crazy like that. So I generously allow them clean my house for 4$ a day."

Really means: "Its cool to kill people, as long as they don't live very close to me and aren't white, excluding of coarse communist and hippies they deserve to die, John McCain for President!"

Really means: "Ok, so we ran out of original ideas"

Really means: "Wait a minute, I can't remember exactly why we hate the ACLU. Oh yeah, of coarse it's because they are commies who hate free speech"

Really means: "I hate, hunting, fishing, boating, golfing and anything ells that involves getting out the the hermetically sealed environment of my car and or household, and or RV"

Really means: "I love to watch Pat Robertson on TV after I'm done beating my wife"

Really means: "Soldiers will sing this to drown out the screams of innocent children being burned to death in their mothers arms"
Really means: "Seriously what are all of you stupid peace loving, hippie, leftist liberal softies whinning about it has only cost us, ###
Iraq War Cost "
Really means: "After we finish ethnic cleansing in the home land, we can put more energy into killing Muslims"

Tire Inferno

ever wonder what they do with your old tires?


This is one of those bands that seems to defy all sense of logic and convention. Bizarre and infectious sound scapes which seem to merge and flow through different genres. I just picked up the album, "Oracular Spectacular" and have only begun to dig into its complexity and absurdity. A very interesting listen and definitively worth checking out.

The video track and single, "Time to pretend" is a good place to start if you never heard of these guys. (its worth waiting for the hi rez version to download) With lines like;

"I'm feeling rough, I'm feeling raw, I'm in the prime of my life
Let's make some music, make some money, find some models for wives
I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and f*ck with the stars"

The track has a sense of, raw we don't give a fuck in your face irony. Right now my other favorite tracks are electric feel, kids, and future reflections.

See this video in hi-rez here

Friday, April 18, 2008


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ann Coulter is naked

My Wall Street Journal, a parody of the Wall Street Journal on newsstands this week to mark the April 15 tax deadline, has rankled News Corp executives so much that they're trying to make sure no one sees it. The New York Times' Richard Perez-Pena reports that a WSJ representative attempted to snatch up all the copies in the Los Angeles area, where they made public a bit ahead of schedule: Heres a sampling of what you'll find in the first issue.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Project: Mission Bike Artwork I will be creating a series of custom paint job designs for Mission bikes. I chose mission bikes to work with, because they are readily available and high res. The image of a white bike with no logos, is also ideal to work with. I will be posting one new design a week, for however long I decide to keep the project going. enjoy

RVCA + Cinelli



As an owner of both a RVCA tee shirt and Cinelli bar tape, I feel that this type of branding conglomeration may be directed at someone like me. There is supposed to be some kind of art show called Pressure. Not sure where they are going with that title, pressure to buy?

Pressure is a haute couture bike show!

Launch Date & Time World Premiere Thursday | 19th June | 2008 7pm To 10pm

Location Vasf Gallery 1485 Haight St San Francisco | Ca"

But now there's no need to go, just look above. Through the magic of photo shop you can see what the bike's at the show are generally like going to look like. You want one? Well get ready to pony up 3 grand for the frame.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Which one is more silly?

Airbrushing added weight onto absurdly
expensive carbon wheels, which will never see a race?

Or photo shoping the Obey Gaint inside
a star logo over a bike and forgetting
to mask out the fork and hubs?

Armature Road Racer

" erik k said...

armature road race = over glorified group ride, so true"

" Jim said...

Armature racers, Erik? Are those the guys with really big motors?"

Jim to answer your question I think it may look something like this:

Photo captures

If you thought the national bike was cool check back as

I will be designing more custom bike paint jobs in the future.