January 31, 2012



Did some screen printing in the morning and then my back went out on me. Nothing acute that I can point to, all of a sudden it just started aching, and my spine went into an s-curve. I've had a shitty back since high school hockey so it's nothing new, but the bummer obviously is that Stupor Bowl is this weekend and I'd like the chance to once more defend my crown and attempt a 3-peat.

I've spent the past few days at home laid up, so we'll have to see how it goes. Going to try to ride the bike tomorrow, though I can't sit in a chair for more than a minute without a ton of pain. Wish me luck.

January 30, 2012

Cool Story Bro!

BMX Video Monday

All-City Design Process: Space Horse Dropouts

Big blog post about our design process regarding the Space Horse dropouts on the AC Blog.

Go give it a read


Pacific Blue

I remember, being so stoked on this show in junior high. Here's a Hans Rey's guest appearance. Anybody know who the other stunt rider is? I believe that Brian Lopes used to stunt on this show, but I don't think it's him.

January 29, 2012

Happy Birthday D.O.


and a photo of Josh doing Karaoke that he wanted to see on the blog.

January 28, 2012

Friday Night In Los Angeles

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Ozzie, his boy, and King Of Dispatchers, The Dark Side

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Finally for Steve T

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L.A. for the win.

January 27, 2012

January 26, 2012

Stolen Bike Alert: Chicago

the city not the street in MPLS.


From Emily down in Chicago:

I'm a student at DePaul University and over Christmas break, I got my bike stolen. It was locked up outside of my residence hall and thief cut both my hard lock and my cord lock. The bike is a brand new black Globe Work, serial number WSBC602100683G, and I'm absolutely dying to get it back.

If you see it please let us know.

AC O.G. Kits are In


get some.

Crucial Jams


One for DPow


here's to you

Sunday- Evening

It was a classic Wisconsin Supper Club experience.

Having grown up in prime Supper Club territory, it never occurred to me that this was a purely Upper Midwest, 'Sconnie in particular, phenomenon. It was always just part of the landscape. It wasn't until this year when Trevor spoke of his love of Supper Clubs that I even started to question my lack of appreciation. Then I saw this article in the NY Times about two supper clubs right near my childhood home (one literally a five minute walk away, the other where I had my prom dinner) and realized that it was a thing. I even only realized this past weekend that the Red Stag Supper Club in town is a hipster appropriation of the genre.

On the way home on Sunday we stopped at a place just outside of Westby Wisconsin.

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January 25, 2012

All-City + Milwaukee

Here's one guaranteed to bring a tear to the ol Mar$ters eye.


Skate Video Wednesday

Sunday - Afternoon

getting motivated to move.









It's Working

Pick up a new copy of Urban Velo and revel in the amazingness. The first worldwide Bike Jerks ad.


If there was any doubt, I hope this clears things up. I am totally winning the bike industry.

January 24, 2012

Dose of Awesome




Headed to Josh's family's cabin down near Viroqua Wisconsin. I've never really been down to that particular area of Wisconsin (Westby which isn't far, is the closest I've gotten), but I've heard a lot of great things. Much of the produce that is available at the Minneapolis' coops come from the area and it has a reputation of being sort of a hippy town.

Regardless of the hippies, the landscape was fucking gorgeous. Huge bluffs everywhere.

On Saturday we arrived, tucked into some booze, and got into the best sledding session of our lives at around midnight. It was awesome.

Treasure reading Small Arms Monthly (or something like that)


No electricity, no problem. Battery operated.






January 23, 2012

Ice Beardz

I know some of you look ever so forward to my typical nonstop winter ice beard posting, and with this year's mild winter you have been sorely deprived.

I'm going to start fixing that.

Starting now.


I hope this lets you all breathe a little easier.


T,D_2nd shooting from KS Yun on Vimeo.

Love it.

BMX Video Monday

Lucas Porzio: 7 days in Tampa. from Profile Racing on Vimeo.

January 22, 2012

Cliches Happen For A Reason

I'm sure you're as Yawny-McYawnington by these Shit People Say videos, but this one is relevant to me cause it's too well done. Thank you to whoever made this and immortalized all the reasons why I ride the bikes I do now, why I couldn't take roadie "culture" (I use the word culture very loosely) anymore, why one of the last shops I worked at drove me fucking mental, and why if you talk like this - even if you're a fucking pro, I can't take you seriously. It's also a reminder of why the cycling industry counts on this mindset to keep selling overpriced unsafe garbage to the riders who only want to get "faster" bikes without working to get faster themselves. There's a reason why your $1100 dollar PowerTap wheel gives you the same readings as your $15 dollar Bell Sports computer - the money spent didn't change anything. And no it's not the mechanics fault.

January 21, 2012


Gonna hole up in a cabin for the weekend. No bikes, just dogs, whiskey, and a battery operated turntable.


January 20, 2012

Friday Funday with B.Ridget

dance party begins around the 1:25 mark

January 19, 2012

Cross Up at the Lumberyard: Portland


If this wasn't Stupor Bowl weekend you can bet your ass I'd be there.

January 18, 2012


This is probably better filed under Jeff's "cool story bro" category, but I've had a little too much rye whiskey and I'm feeling nostalgic (a sad, melancholic thing that happens occasionally after you turn 30).

Anyway, above my desk sits my favorite alleycat poster that I endlessly stare at while procrastinating (see below). A Quebecois gave this to me in 2005 (I think), after I towed him to 4th place in the race in the city after the CMWC in New York (yes, even I used to race a bike in cities with cars!).

He designed the poster and drew it by hand on thick stock paper. Now, I may just be partial to the amazing behind the back Dominque Wilkens style dragon slaying happening in this poster—but then again, this mien on this dragon is pretty kick ass. I mean, it isn't clear if this leaping cyclist actually kills this dragon or if he merely wounds him.

Then again, I could just be partial because it reminds me of the mural I grew up with that was painted on the labor center in Austin, Mn for the 1984 P-9 strike against Hormel ("Cram your Spam!"). The price of your cursed wealth, good god we have paid in full.

All that and "Abolish Apartheid." Minnesota, a progressive place.