Tuesday, March 31, 2009

california cruiser style

Shots taken while ridding south along the coastal bike path from Huntington to Balboa Peninsula.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

California belives in... bikes

As the behemoths of the auto industry continue to topple over and die. They leave in their wake, huge soul sucking black holes of their once grand corporate consumerist facades. The epic scale of the failure of this once shining European import business is humbling in it's self.

A Ferrari and Maserati dealer ship occupies the lot next door and stands as a grand testament to man's simple will to defy reason at all cost. While in the pursuit of excess and pleasure.

An oil changing business, up the road has not fair so well either. As I left Newport and passed through the endless sand fields on my way up to Huntington, the death and contraction of the auto industry and it's appendages stood in stark contrast, to the springing to life of cycling culture all around.

Simply put there were people on bikes everywhere. Road bikes, cruisers, and fixies mostly. But none the less hundreds of people out on a beautiful sunny Saturday ridding bikes. I shot enough photo's of people out ridding for a weeks worth of posts and rode about 60 miles in the process. epic.

Friday, March 27, 2009

One for the weekend

company sponsored fishing trip

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spotted in the wild

Out ridding yesterday after noon, I made a very rare sighting. I present to you the, double handed hands un-free; no-handed fixie cell phone call. Quite the magnificent specimen indeed.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Apparently this matches a team kit

The green hoods are kinda killing it for me, but I can't deny that I'd love to ride this bike.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Just because Bicycling magazine kinda sucks now, doesn't mean they have to stay that way forever. I hope that one day they will become a more prominent voice for bicycle advocacy and change in the way American society looks at and uses bicycles. Plus they've got a new editor, hopefully she's got some more big changes in store. One thing that I'm sure wont change though, is Bikesnob will continue to kill it. Putting all other bike, bloggers / authors to shame.

Despite the best efforts of male roadies everywhere women continue to take up road cycling.

And thank god for that, because we all know they look wayy better in the tight shorts than us dudes. Now if I could only get my fiancee on a road bike like this one. She does look cute on her beach cruiser though.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Some good news

This is the type of thinking we need more of:

“This legislation keeps one principle in mind: that our transportation system should work for all Americans… and not be focused solely on cars,” said Rep. Matsui, of Sacramento, California, which has a local complete streets policy.

"When Americans choose to leave their car at home and walk or ride a bike to school or work, they are making a healthy decision. We need to ensure streets, intersections and trails are designed to make them easier to use and maximize their safety," said Harkin. "This legislation will encourage Americans to be more active, while also providing more travel options and cutting down on traffic congestion." - read more

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Marks new bike

This is my friend Mark's new bike. He's a racer. It's got full record components on it, except for the centaur 10 sp break lever hoods (bikegonewild style) . He put carbon weave stickers covering the centaur logo, I guess he's a pretty vain guy.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunday Cycling

Proud father Patrick looks on as Luke enjoys his first day without training wheels.

Meanwhile farther north on Balboa Peninsula, a bicycle is the vehicle of choice for getting drunk on a Sunday after noon.

Just another day in Cailfornia.