Sunday, November 30, 2008

Seeing as it's December in like seven minutes and we're tossing out the love to our fellow two-wheeled rivals, I am posting up the nicest beer label modification in cyberspace today.
The best holiday beer I've consumed this winter has been Anderson Valley's Winter Solstice. The best name however is (was) Full Sail's "Wreck the Halls" which has been replaced by Wassail Winter. Bikes & Rec have a winter race coming up too, go here for the skinny.
Bicycles and beers, does it get any better? Really?

I Velopirati.

In case you've stopped checking out the Velopirates blog due some inactivity it is time time put them back into your blog checking rotation. The Velopirates seemed to have employed a new staff of contributing writers and have been posting with fervor and regularity. Whether these new contributors are indeed Velopirates has yet to be confirmed.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

How not to lock your bike up

How can someones bike locked up like this survive a night with bike theft happening fairly frequent lately. Maybe the wierd bars made it undesirable to thievery.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

So the original plan was for Erin (Wife) and Me to go out together to see Holly Golightly and have some cocktails.  It was all set. But the night before the show our youngest girl was a fevered mess. Erin graciously stayed home with the kids while I got a chance to see the show. After talking with Holly about the Headcoatees playing Bimbo's (SF) some twelve years ago and about Erin and an under the weather Isadora I asked her for her autograph for Erin and she wrote a pretty nice note. Cool.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

.......It doesn't always suck living in a red state

                                   (Photos courtesy of The Hundreds)
About a month ago after a filling breakfast from the Capri I noticed these posters wheat pasted on various buildings threw town. Little did I know that these were a creation from David Choe. His brother Jimmy went on a cross-country tour pasting these posters in every red state he could find. So Idaho being one these Rudolf Nose colored states these posters ended up in my neighborhood. I was able to scrape one of them off a wall kitty corner from the Capri.  This was no easy task and getting it off with out tearing was really hard.  But perseverance paid off and I can't wait to get it framed and hang it on my wall.  Yeah this state is ultra red but I got a bitchin poster out of it and I know who I voted for.  Other David Choe stuff to checkout is his show on Vice Tv called Thumbs up and his part in "Vice Guide to Travel" were he goes to find The Last Dinosaur of the Congo.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

"Strong men also cry. Strong men. Also. Cry."

New race pics from the Scuglia Fab stop courtesy of Codizzle.
Plenty more of those and Hellracer 4 photos HERE.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Hellracer 4 results & stuff.
I shot a ton of pictures.
Thee Warlocks Bicycle Club would like to thank you for joining us in the rain for our fourth annual Halloween alleycat race.I believe the total entry topped at 46 racers and despite the craptastic weather, the hangovers and sugar lows and the sheer brutality of the course (in the dark!), you came out and powered through and we salute you.
I heard arguments as to which stop sucked more and it's a tie between: the flat change frenzy courtesy of Scuglia Fab, the sculpture titled Sprout Bench (I guess it actually is a bench), the funeral home on Fairview and Milwaukee or leaf raking at my house (my son's idea, I swear!). It appeared that most everyone enjoyed themselves and I will choose to speak for the Club by saying we really enjoyed this one and we're stoked our town is so full of good people willing to brave bad weather for a good time. Thanks Boise.
Please continue to support your fellow cyclists and allow your wallets to support the good folks that helped us with this event: The Dutch Goose Tavern, Cyclone Distribution (Charlie's generosity is impressive), Stumptown Coffee (thanks Megan!), Bikes-2-Boards for the Swobo frame(!), Prestige Skateboards, Scuglia Fabrication, Northstar Cycle Courier, Civilian Bicycles and Ink Vision Tattoo.
Thank you to all of our club members and stop workers for their good attitudes and their patience and help.
I'm sure I forgot some folks so let me hear it in the comments and I'll make sure they get the proper recognition.
Withe the entry fees The Warlocks reimbursed our production costs, paid out to first an second in Men's and Women's and had enough left over to buy about 15 pitchers of Pabst + tips for the wait staff. 
That's it and that's that, P77 WBC