I have a bunch of bike related goods for sale HERE. I'll add to the list as I find more items and have the time. Enough stuff to build a few bikes. I might even get the motivation to take some photos of the goods soon...
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Sometimes it feels SO good to hurt. The pain of crawling off my office chair and onto my bike at the best trail system in the Midwest to ride with good pals is worth it. The Manimal, Dave and I made short work of everything at Swope, both ways - all pushing single speeds. We even enjoyed a short game of mountain bike chinese fire-drill action; switching bikes to see how each differs in feel and performance. It was cool to ride Dave's Niner carbon frame. Feels really nice. Jesse's Stumpy was sweet too. If you have not been to Swope to ride, do it. If you are traveling across the country on I-70 and need a break to ride, do it. Kansas City's finest trail. Post ride there had to be 30 cars and many groups of post-ride peeps tossing back cold beers and telling stories of there adventures. A real scene for sure. We chose the comfort of Dave's porch for our beer consumption. Good times.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Hello to all the Yahoos out there in Cyber Land. Today you have the opportunity to selflessly help out one of my dear friends by bidding on this sweet Vicious Cycles Monolith Single Speed Frame.
Here's the deal; My buddy Dave is going in for surgery TODAY to have a tumor removed. At the age of 21 he had cancer, fought and beat it. Just over ten years later he's back in the ring, fighting again. Dave is much like we dream to be; Adventurous, traveler, life loving and never says no to a challenge. Dave has no insurance and no money. He needs help and won't ask for it!
What's going to happen is this; I'm selling my Vicious frame (a $1,400.00 value) to the highest bidder via silent auction. I will cover shipping costs. EVERY PENNY you bid goes straight to Dave to help fund his battle against cancer. This is the very least I can try to do for my brother. If you know him or not, he is worth it, so do it!
If you have a facebook account you can check out his updated status HERE.
About the frame;
Vicious Cycles Monolith Single Speed Frame size L
- Reynolds 853 steel
- Team Paint
- Sterling Silver Head Badge
- Excellent Condition
Specs are HERE
Here are a few photos of the bike built-up as I've had it for only a few months now...
All you have to do for the silent auction is email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your bid and contact info. If you are NOT in the continental USA, You'll have to help me with the shipping charges over $50 (seems fair to me). I'll post up the winner of the bidding asap. I will be in Denver next weekend to see Dave and hope to bring him a check at that time. If I am getting a really great response from YOU folks, I might let the bidding go a little longer. If I do not get generous enough bids, I will cancel the auction and head to ebay for round two. I'm not gonna cheap-out on my pal; you don't cheap out on him either, please. If you don't want the frame, but would like to help, you can donate on the facebook page link above. I'll keep you posted.
Please feel free to contact me at the above email address with any questions/concerns! THANK YOU in advance for bidding. You do make a difference, no matter what your momma tells you...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I've been working WAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much lately. I have not been able to ride and it's killing me. I finally got the Monkey 98% built-up and took the maiden voyage into work this morning. I have to say that it's a fun ride with the Big Apple 2.35 tires and the comfy Mary Bars. Turning 34x16 might be a bit light for some folks, but if you had to ride the Lawrence Hill to get home like I do, you'd think twice before gearing up any further. Smooth rolling and fun. Let the mileage begin, no excuses now, I officially have a Road Bike.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
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Good times at the KC Cup with most of the Ethos Team ready to throw down. I successfully fulfilled my requirements/goals when I race; "Finished, Not Last". To add I prefer "Top 10" and "Had a Helluva Good Time". I succeeded in those also. Guess that sums it up to a good day riding bikes on a kick ass trail. Thanks to Heartland and all of the peeps who made this great local event happen...with style.
Results are HERE
Results are HERE
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
I'm still sporting the VW Eurovan for road trips and family adventures, but when it comes to commuting or driving around town to ride some dirt, the TDI is my new go-to vehicle. The VW Golf TDI is converted to run off straight waste vegetable oil, solely obtained and recycled from Chipotle. Chipotle is as psyched as I am that we are able to get me too the races all while saving space in the landfill and my wallet! If you want more info on how [this] works, feel free to shoot me a line, or catch me at the next race event - which just happens to be the Missouri State Championships this Sunday at Landahl. Hope to see you there! Yahoo!!!
In an ever expanding and ongoing quest to maintain some level of fitness and be green, I am building up a Surly Karate Monkey to use as a Single Speed commuter to and from work, the liquor store and rides with the family. I am trying to figure out if I want to run the Mary Bars (shown) or try out some Dirt Drops. Any recommendations/comments for a grocery-getter commuter as far as which of these two bars to run and why? I'm pretty close on this build, just awaiting my tires; Schwalbe Big Apple 2.35's to arrive and this beast will be rolling. I plan to do full fenders, racks and panniers in the future. I'm pretty psyched. Between this bike and my new Greasecar, I should be traveling for minimal dollars and using almost zero gas, ever!