Thursday, April 24, 2014

H bar G...

I finally escaped the confines of the shop and/or the office job for a few hours of riding the only bike I currently have at my house. Did a lil' solo spinning and such at the local party zone, a.k.a. H bar G ranch. 

Atop the initial climb, just to get to the singletrack. It's like 25,000* vertical feet of gain just to get here.
The Bike. The Pirate.
Going downhill fast. Too fast to keep up with those darn eggbeaters. Yes, fixie.
It's purdy here in middle Merka.Proud.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NAHBS 2014...

Photo dump because I'm far too busy/lazy to take the time to tell the story...but it was flippin' awesome.






























Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Digs...

Teaser (click image to enlarge)...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Progress...

Crazy times folks, crazy. Not a lot of time for words. Not a lot of time period. I'm currently moving the Oddity Cycles shop into a shared space with Black Sheep Bikes. Lot's still to do, moving big machines this weekend and getting settled-in as soon as possible - as there are bikes to be built! Super stoked to be working with and around James Bleakley (Black Sheep's Founder). I feel a change in the wind...with steel and titanium bikes that come out of this shop being nothing less than the best of the best. I hope to keep the website updated better in the future as I phase into this new location - as I am also moving to a new house in Fort Collins, Co. where there is miles upon miles of singletrack in the backyard. Come visit, ride bikes, pound booze; whatever floats your boat. I'm game. Cheers!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Random Musings...



Every Tuesday that I can, I ride the TNR with the Redstone crew. Every week I get my a$$ handed to me. This is why I still ride with these fuckers - you can't learn shit or get better at anything unless you're getting worked like a minimum wage job. Love these guys, love this ride. I'm sore as phuk today.

I'm still trying to find the time to show off NAHBS photos and talk about that crap. Not happening today.

I did however build this chicken coop.
I could have been posting photos and stories that you really care about...but I like chickens.

What else...

Oh yeah - Moving the Oddity Cycles shop to Fort Collins, Colorado over the next few weeks. Going to be sharing space with Black Sheep Bikes. Yeah, THE Black Sheep - As in 'Bad A$$ Titanium Frames, Forks, Bars and Posts. Winning!

Also buying a house on Horsetooth Reservoir. Singletrack for miles right out of the backyard. Come ride bikes!

And here is my gravel rig for 2014 (at least until I have a minute to build my own frame). YOU should go and race/ride The Cedar Cross. Good stuff. Really good.
That is all I've got for now. Peace.



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Singlespeed Worlds...

Biggest party on the planet with a bunch of like-minded, crazy mofos. Be there!
Get the dirt here - Singlespeed World Championships
I'll be posting a bunch of yummy photos and info from NAHBS in the next few days. 
Check back soon amigos!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

NAHBS or BUST...

Leaving for NAHBS tonight. Packing, planning, making arrangements. It's been one helluva busy week helping out at the shop, but things are looking up and bikes are rolling out the door. Super stoked to be headed off to Charlotte, NC to hang with so many awesome folks who build bikes. If you are planning to be at the show, look me up at the Black Sheep Booth # 810. I'll be the handsome fella swilling booze...
James melting Ti...

#NAHBS Show Bike - All Mountain 29er

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Candy...

A little eye candy from the shop today.
Headbadge by Jen Green

Endurbro...

This is going to be a good time. 

Balls Deep...

We headed out to Peaceful Valley, our standard fatbike local for some snow riding. Snowpack at PV is close to 4' deep in spots - at least the spots I tend to fall off my bike, and end up balls deep in pow. Staying on the packed-in tread is flippin' hard. 
We had a huge TNR crew, the trail conditions were less than optimal but totally doable if you had the gumption to kick ass. These rides are incredible fun and rewarding. Oscar Blues always hooks us up with beer, we ride bikes, and then eat great food. Pretty stellar way to spend a Tuesday night. Photos by Yann Photo/Video.