Sunday, October 31, 2010

Guess Jeans.

Somebody took my camera from me and then took pictures
of my butt without my knowledge.

I rode my bike 20 miles in those jeans yesterday. While they
look really nice and shiny, there are definite comfort issues
while riding a Madone in them.

This picture also shows off how my back pack has the special
coating that glows when light is shined on them (the SAG logo
and side panels). A cool looking safety feature for night riding.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Ride.

Halloween Trek Pub Crawl.

I wasn't prepared.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Shanghai Crush.

Postcards from China. From people who miss me.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Party. Eckholm Style.

The last ever Eckholm Watertown Halloween party was
"Come as someone/something Dead" themed. After some
consideration, Krautbauer and I decided to go at Team
Radioshack. Jim Morrison, Farrah Fawcett, Swayze and
Chris Farley made appearances, along with generic "dead

Lupe's wife brought homemade Tequilla and then things
got rowdy.

And when I say "Things" I mean to say "Hans".

More Kwame.

Give the people what they want.

And that is pictures of my dog.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Jet Bike.

Robert Perri and his Jet Bike.

So, around the time I was hired on at Trek,
Robert Perri had just finished crudely attached
a 2-stroke motor to a cruiser bike and had
instantly grown tired of it. Never one to
settle with the feeling, Robert looked to
other forms of propulsion and settled on
Jet power. After a short time discussing
the fabrication with an unnamed gentleman
in California who "does this kinda shit",
Robert was on his way developing a system
to crudely attach a jet engine to a cruiser
bike. Months have elapsed since then and
the Jet Bike was ready for its introduction
at the Brat-Off to what seemed like dozens
of on-lookers.

The bike itself is a cruiser with a coaster brake
as its only means of deceleration. The jet engine
is fastened to the frame with two quarter inch
plates on the down tube and seat tube. The jet
has 2 speeds, idle and full on. There is clearance
between the jet and bike for a leg (just not one
of any substance).

More pictures to come should anyone develop
enough co-jones to ride the thing.

Trek ID Fried Brat Party and Jet Bike Show.

Our new studio patio was finished this week and we felt
that there was no time like late October to celebrate the
occasion like a fried brat Barbecue. Steve manned the grill
with deft focus and astounding skill while onlookers cheered
and consumed said fried brats.

Brat image enlarged to show texture.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kwame Update.

Still Cute.


Why do I keep running into you without my car?

Mt. Horeb/Grumpy Troll Ride.

Friday was my first pavement team building
group ride. I set off from Sun Prairie at 8 to
meet up with Krautbauer and Carnell on the
east side of Madison at 8:30. From there we
met up with Travis Braun who led us around
in circles for awhile until we eventually complained
and had him take us to the West Side Trek
Store where we would come together (like
Voltron) with the rest of the pavement team.

With 25 miles already under my belt, we rolled
out to Mt. Horeb to the Grumpy Troll. Laughs
were had, tubes were popped and Travis jumped
off of a bunch of stuff with a frankenbike.

We dispersed after some refreshments and I
mashed home to Kwame were I would rest my
legs for a few hours.

82 miles total.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mountain Biking.

Not for the faint of heart or weak shinned.

I did, however, get to ride a Superfly 100. Which was awesome.


Sunday, October 10, 2010


I've got a problem. I cannot not look at big brakes.

Totaled GD Chassis

It's missing some parts.

GD Chassis Bug Eye STI.

Four Doors. More Whores.

Ill brakes.

Franklin Park, Illinois.

The Romulus of the Greater Chicago


One does not take a train to Mordor.

Harvard. (Hahhvahhd).

While the people who go to Harvard are
undoubtably smarter, wealthier and will
have vastly higher paying jobs than I will
ever have, through the course of my life
I will always ride nicer bikes.


Fenway Park (Pahhhhk).

May contain Green Monster.

Museum of Science: Boston.

This museum was kinda lame because it was geared was too
heavily toward younger kids which made me feel like an idiot
when I was waiting in line with a bunch of 6 year olds to climb
on a giant grass hopper.

Star Wars! Tesla Coils!

Ch-Dad and Jivoin.

Ch-Dad is in the Zone.

Jivoin is in the Jivoin-Zone.