November 30, 2011

Fall Essentials

Milwaukee Saturday/Sunday

here is my day in photos

Bike Jerks for Holdfast

that's a real dynamite combination

November 29, 2011

Erik Noren: Deep Custom

Some local boys have made a documentary about our favorite misunderstood frame builder, Erik Noren of Peacock Groove.

Here's the trailer:

DEEP CUSTOM, the teaser from RoyalAntler on Vimeo.

I hope you'll join me at the Jungle Theatre on December 12, at 7pm for a free screening of the documentary

Milwaukee Trip Friday

A few weeks back now, a crew of dudes went down to Milwaukee for the opening of Ben's Cycles new bike school.

Here are some shots from Friday.













November 28, 2011

Kelly Mac's Sycip Coupled SSCX Bike

At Bottle Cross a few weeks back, I took the opportunity to nab some photos of Kelly Mac's 10th anniversary Sycip coupled single speed cross bike.

It's pretty dreamy.


and it's got all the hot parts. Campy Record carbon brake levers, King headset, carbon bar/stem combo, and I believe those are Avid Single Digit Ultimates


those Cinelli top caps have a TI bolt

black Phil's


I've always like the spiders on this generation Shimano cranksets





But probably my favorite part of the bike is the way the frame has started to rust a bit under the clear coat

There ya go, we're starting off the week with a little eye candy.

Last Wednesday

why yes, that is dog piss on the dining room table


BMX Video Monday

this is pretty amazing stuff.

SOUL VID’ / FLAT & STREET REVOLUTION from Soul Bmx Magazine on Vimeo.

November 27, 2011

La Retardo

I need more adventure like this in my life. Hopefully SoCal will provide more opportunities...

La retardo vuelta de Puente Nuevo – The Movie from Martin Lang on Vimeo.

Skate Vid


Girl & Chocolate Trailer from Crailtap on Vimeo.

November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Sesh

from two of All-City's riders

Thanksgiving Sesh. from JBall on Vimeo.

Occupy Wall St Ride - Minneapolis

Occupy Flyer

Tomorrow's Bandit Cross Info


For those of you coming out to race tomorrow's Low Road to Sibley house Bandit Cross:

1. This is point to point, if you plan on spectating, don't bother. Unless you ride ahead or meet us at the VFW, you ain't going to see shit. Instead I encourage all of those who don't plan on being competitive to come along and ride the route. It's going to be lovely.

2. Feel free to treat this as a race or a ride. I myself will probably try to cruise in a pack on the Bloomington side, then start jamming when we get to the other side of the river.

3. The course runs down the Low Road, and across the Cedar Bridge (there's a ped bridge under it), then down the other side and towards Mendota Heights. If you don't know the route, stay with folks who do.

4. Yesterday I rode all sections on Michelin Cyclocross Jets. A tire with very minimal tread, you should be fine on just about any cross tire, though I'd go wider if you have the option.

5. Today's rain will only make the sandy sections easier to navigate.

6. Do yourself and other racers a favor and put a fender on the back if you've got a clip on.

7. We need to leave promptly at 3 from Angry Catfish in order to pull this off. Be there early.

8. Ride your single speed.

9. Bring a change of clothes, we're getting beers at the VFW before riding back to the city.

10. So pumped. This is one of my favorite rides in the world.

November 25, 2011