Feb 11, 2013
Last week I was having a couple cold pops with The Bod & The K-Dogg when Sean got a call that an alarm was going off at the shop so we mounted up and set off to regulate. The alarm was false, fortunately, but it gave us the opportunity to check out the newly renovated Bikes On Wheels (Kensington) which looks amazing!
An awful lot of work went into the place which, despite having the same amount of product as before, looks absolutely huge! Swing by and check ‘er out because my shitty iPhone photos don’t do the space justice.
Jan 7, 2013
The Brothers’ McCracken just released a new Moto Print which would make a great addition to any art or bike nerd’s collection…
Especially if you were lucky enough to have snagged one of the (now sold out) Velo prints over the last couple of years.
Also don’t miss out on the Town Moto Vintage Playing Card print.
Nov 21, 2012
I haven’t had much (read: ANY) time to do anything on the blog as my life has been totally commandeered by work (which isn’t a bad thing, necessarily) but until I get back to regular stuff, some of the buds are having Black Friday (I know, I know, we’re not ‘Murican…) sales so check ‘em out!
Aug 23, 2012
Let me tell you about my Aunt Marylyn’s best friend, John McBride. John is a real character; kind of a odd duck (which I like) but good hearted, funny, adventurous and full of good stories. Even at 75, John spends time scuba diving off the coast of New Zealand, motorcycling across the country and riding his bicycle all over the place. The unfortunate thing is that now, John is dead.
John was killed last Sunday night while riding his bike (my Aunt thinks probably home from church, but I haven’t gotten any more details than that) by a man, if we can call him that, who was driving with a suspended license.
Not only was this piece of shit driving illegally, once he hit John, he got out of the car and saw what he’d done, got back in and peaced the fuck out! I can think of almost nothing worse than hitting someone, accidental as it may have been, and leaving them alone in the street to die. Fortunately for John, it happened so close to home that some of his neighbors rushed to be with him while his life slipped away.
The driver was found and arrested a short while later but I haven’t yet heard what is going to happen to him. I hope that he is punished to the FULLEST extent of the law and if he isn’t, I hope that karma (or whatever cosmic force you believe in) climbs into a truck and runs him the fuck over.
RIP John, you will be missed.
Jun 20, 2012
On of my favorite parts of little weekenders like this is waking up with no plans and taking the day as it comes. On Saturday we opted to shoot over to the Quebec side a short distance away and take in some of the beautiful roads out that way.
This is the Wiener Master.
These are the Wiener Masters.
Stephen’s family had some sick steeds in their stable so we hung up the motos in favour of hops & barley and took a few badass bicycles out for a rip.
Now, anyone who has spent any amount of time with me (especially travelling) will tell you that if something bad is going to happen to anyone on this trip, whether it’s falling off a horse in Costa Rica or getting hit in the forehead with a flying zebra muscle (thanks again, Aner!), it’s happening to me…
This is my photo of a beautiful landscape…
This is my photo of the trees and the sky that I took as my leg fell through a gap in the bridge…
Camera saved, beer mostly saved, leg not broken.
Do some dips.
May 30, 2012
I ran into my man Steve Tam the other day and he’s got a great new project I wanted to share…
They’re called Beacon Bike Lights which are effectively small, LED bicycle head/tail lights that are held on the bike using zip-ties rather than either of the two most common methods which are a) silicone straps that are quick release (a la Knog) which are convenient because you can take them off easily but are a ball-ache because thieves can take them off easily as well or b) permanent fixtures which are typically big, bulky and tacky.
For those of us that have spent a lot of time tinkering with bicycles, motorcycles, etc., we know that life is often held together with zip-ties making this an ideal solution. To be honest I’m surprised that no-one came up with the idea to bring something like this to market sooner!
Steve and his partner Taylor have most of their duckies in a row but are seeking funding via KICKSTARTER to get production moving. If you like the idea, want some for yourself and want to see these lights become a reality, follow this link and kick in some bucks!