Thursday, December 23

A nice rack

I just sent this little vintage MaFac specific rack to a new owner, hopefully one who will appreciate French bikes more than myself..

Freedom Is...

I am by no means a religious man but...... HALLELUJAH!

Friday, December 17

Tall and pink

I don't know how this picture managed to escape the tweed posts...

...this bike has made my day at at least two rides in the last month

Driving Makes Me Angry

Yes, I have a car... for now. With a move to SF looming in the distance we have decided to sell my formerly beloved Mitsubishi and embrace the car-free lifestyle at least for a while. We all know that driving makes you fat, cars are speeding metal death-boxes, and all that other pro-velo propaganda. Sitting in traffic will drive anyone crazy enough to commute by bike. I'd like to add another reason why I'm glad to be rid of the car; getting lost in San Francisco while driving sucks! You get caught in the flow of traffic. You can't stop conveniently to get your bearings and if you're on the freeway you may have to wait miles for the next opportunity to turn around. The other day I found myself accidentally paying two tolls in the bay, caught in the inexorable flow of spawning cars I was unable to turn around. Goodbye car, all you really did was irritate me.

Wednesday, December 8


Unfixed from chris akrigg on Vimeo.
While I generally prefer not to repost things which are making the blog rounds I couldn't resist this.  I'm all for riding bikes outside of their intended discipline, and I've been wanting a freewheeling "fixed" freestyler for a while.  Thanks to Lockedcog for turning me on to this vid.