Monday, July 28, 2008

It's on!

I can't help but think that this years Tour was just great. I didn't see much of it on television but did read the daily updates and it still kept me on the edge of my seat. I got to see the last few minutes of stage 17 to L'Alpe d'Huez. Those were nail biting moments.  Seeing Carlos Sastre wear yellow into Paris was just awesome. Congratulations to him and to Team CSC-Saxo Bank for riding a great Tour. 
When I got home from work this evening this was waiting for me. My new Anvil frame fixture. Oh, Damn! Lets build some bikes shall we?
~43

Friday, July 25, 2008

Pedal and Paddle

8/8/08 Bike and Rec is hosting its annual Pedal and Paddle. Bring a flotation device or devices that can float you and your bike and meet behind the Ram at 6pm.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Viv' le Tour.

So, I hope you all are catching the Tour where you can. At this point in the game Cadel Evans wears yellow by one second ahead of CSC's Frank Schlek. One Second! I really need to find a place where I can watch these stages WITH SOUND! Hyde Park Pub will show Tour coverage on VS. but try and get them to pump up the volume. We must UNITE!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Red Hot Riot Sunday, July 13th

redhotriot redhotriot2 LOTS OF BEER, BIKE POLO AND RACES! I get nervous just thinking of racing down that narrow ass alley again. Last years event was crazy fun, this one could be even better.

Gettin' Randy at Rhodes

randyatrhoadesflyer2 Prestige is hosting a skate contest at Rhodes Skatepark this Saturday. Come down and watch some 4 wheel'n action.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Ahhh, Summering in Idaho.

This pic was taken before the Independence Day weekend. Before I drove this bike into some motel in Klamath Falls, Oregon while looking for directions at six in the morning after driving all night following a ten hour work day. I know there is no excuse, but that's my excuse. The rigid fork was destroyed but I've since contacted Jerry at Hippie Tech Suspension and a custom fork is on the way. Suh-Weet! 
-43

Saturday, July 05, 2008

PDXcellent

Well, as many of you know, yours truly has picked up and moved out west to take a position at Cyclone Bicycle Supply in Portland. Some are bummed, some have rejoiced. None the less, I jumped a bird with M39 and headed out on the first and started work the next day in the warehouse. Holy shit. The first day was insane. Picking orders and generally trying to figure out the chaos that is the warehouse was a little overwhelming. Add to that the fact that I didn't quite sleep the night before with anticipation and a touch of heart burn. Not to worry, though, I killed it like you all knew I could. The next night our hosts got married at Voodoo Doughnuts. It was a quaint ceremony attended by some of PDX's finest dirts. Most of which are the best messengers in town. Back to the house afterwards to chug on some Sangria and nosh on some tappas under a shower of fireworks and done was finally done. It only took two ceremonies, but Matt and Clair are now legally hitched, and we were lucky enough to be there for both. Sign the witness line and there you go. It will not come to any great surprise to any of you, but I forgot my software for my camera in Boise, so I'm not going to be able to load images to posts for a minute. Bear with me until then and use your minds eye to picture all of this. Thanks to all that showed up for polo last Sunday. What a good turnout, that for which there should be more of. Have no doubt that I'm going to be hitting it here with the Axles of Evil on their home court, aka "Little Beirut". I'll keep P77 and Four Three posted on the level of play and styles so when it's time some of you kids can come over and rep the 208 in either a tourney of just some pick ups. So, for now, I'm signing of with event envy. Have fun at the B&S, don't get murdered in the heat and chug a couple for me! C39 from PDX

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Howzit work again?!

It feels like an eternity since my computer died and I know it's been as long since I've posted on this lil blog log alog. I am now thoroughly proficient in all ways of the Boise Public Library System and hope to frequent this page a bit more often. The library is cool for a myriad of reasons, notably the creepy, smelly lurkers peering over shoulders and all the over-amped lil kids jammin' around demanding from anyone and everyone "HOW YOU PLAY THIS MOTORCYCLE GAME?!" On a more pertinent front - big race happenings for Saturday July 5th. Northstar Cycle Courier and the Boise Weekly are hosting the Third Annual Bars & Stripes alleycat, it starts at 7PM to accommodate all you bike shop monkeys so drop those nipple drivers and come get some! Registration is from 5:30 on at the Weekly offices on 6th & Broad and will set you back 13 bones ( you get a tee-shirt, free beer and some killer swag). Last Sunday the 208 Bike Polo held a heated showdown and bbq farewell for the C39's. Epic battles in 95 degree heat, wieners on the grill, wieners on the sidelines, wooden horse molestation, shotgunned cans of beer and plenty of circling out. Thanks to P86 for the new hot-weather hockey balls but most of all thanks to C39 for gettin' the whole local polo thing up and off the ground. We all talked about it forever and we are fortunate enough you took the initiative to wrangle all us idiots into it. I haven't enjoyed playing a game so much since I was a kid and I'm sure I can speak for everyone involved when I say thanks dude and good luck to you guys in Pot-land. Y'all know when and where we play so come back sometime and show us how they do it on the west side. My minutes are almost up and the kid next to me won't stop laughing at whatever dumb youtube shit he's watching so I'm rollin' out. P77, Collister Branch, Boise Public Library (U.S. and A!)