Thursday, October 30, 2008

Odd pic

Found this posted on a costume thread.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

la Musica

There are videos on MTV! For real! You may have never seen such a thing, but there was a time.... This one should be on topic enough for the blog:

and yes, I had a crush on Martha Quinn.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ridley (motorized)

120 MPG, 33 MPH.... I could do the STP on this bad boy (would kinda be cheating though)!

Ridley Motorcycle via Uncrate

The 108

Sexy bike.

I think the finishing touch would be a cocktail shaker mounted to the water bottle bosses.

Check out more pics at Dutch Bikes.

Monday, October 27, 2008


via: Cool Hunting


In response to an article about cyclist's being banned from a park and ride, the following was posted on

Pocket Ninja: Look. When people don't use oil by choosing to walk or cycle, the demand for oil drops. When the demand for oil drops, so does its value. When the value of oil drops, tensions in the oil-producing countries--most noticeably in the area of the Middle East--rise. When tensions in the Middle East rise, wars start. When wars start in the Middle East, America become involved. When America becomes involved in Middle Eastern wars, colossal screw-ups happen and angry young men Middle Eastern men become radicalized. When angry young Middle Eastern men become radicalized by American screw-ups, they start turning to leaders like Osama bin Laden for inspiration. When they turn to Osama bin Laden for inspiration, 9-11 happens.

Nobody should be taking the side of these cyclists and walkers. The bastards caused 9-11.

Prevention is key. Off to the Hummer dealer!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Waffle Bike

We were talking about waffles this morning and I promised Joyce I would send her the link to the Waffle Bike. Check out the video over at sweetbike. Mmmmmm waffles!

Run Like Hell

My wife and a friend ran the 5k in the Portland Run Like Hell this morning. Running is not my cup of tea, but beer and hot wings at 8am sounded like a winner. Julie, Joyce, Josh and I biked down to Pioneer Courthouse Square bright and early this morning for the run. It was COLD out!!! After the run it was off to Doug Fir for real breakfast with hot coffee and Bloody Mary's (a Halloween themed drink if ever there was one). Nice ride, great costumes, lots of fun.
The gallery is here.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I saw this pic over at one of my favorite blogs, Copenhagen Cycle Chic. The photo is by Derek Pearson who does some pretty fancy stuff with a camera. The subject matter had me thinking I should introduce a project of my own. I have a very slowly progressing xtracycle. I have an older Lotus (1990) mountain bike that I am converting. It will not likely be as hot as the chopper in the pic, but it should be fun. So far I have stripped all its parts and hinted heavily that a free radical is all I want for Christmas. I will post pics and updates as it progresses. For now, enjoy the links.

Copenhagen Cycle Chic


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Work DeJerk

The header image at the top of my page of the flying sprokette is the work of local artist Tiago DeJerk. He does some truly amazing stuff and has graciously allowed the use of his images here (thanks Drica!!). The first I saw of his work were the commissions hanging over at Cyclepath. A good portion of his paintings are bike related, but he has a pretty wild variety of other work as well. Check out the DeJerk website here, or better yet check out the works in person at Vino Vixens until January 1st, or Muddy's Cafe all during November.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Updated: Manifest Show Weekend

Update: Pics from the show posted here.

All in all, a spectacular weekend alternating between biking, drinking, and eating (all the PDX staples). Scott, Kav, and Ashley from Seattle, Kat from Eugene, and Anna from here in Portland made for a full house. I could not have asked for a better group to ride with.

Scott posted some great pics over at I am playing around with SmugMug. Once I get the account set up I will post the gallery of pics I shot at the show.

Special props to Dean for showing us a great time Saturday night.

We need to do this again sooner rather than later.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Oregon Manifest Bike Show

The Oregon Manifest Bike Show is this weekend (Oct 10-12). I will be heading over with a group coming down from Seattle. Should be a great time.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I blame Scott.

I used to ride a lot. I even used to work doing bike assembly. That was well over a decade ago. Last February I went up to see a great friend in Seattle. He had been doing a lot of biking and mentioned that a group he rides with did a weekly Slow Sunday ride. The hotel I was staying at had loaner bikes, so I went along. Note: Riding a poorly maintained hotel loaner bike 30 miles in Seattle after not cycling for 16 years is not generally recommended. It fucking hurts! But... I had a smile on my face the entire way. I was still smiling (though unable to walk) the next day. I missed being on a bike. Here is Scott's post on the ride.
Since that ride I have invested in a new bike and have been playing around with bits and pieces to make it my own. I ride as much as I can, usually with my son in tow on a ride along. This will be my outlet for all stuff bikey and otherwise. Enjoy.

Friday, October 3, 2008

First post. Evar.

We will see where it goes from here.