Thursday, July 7, 2011

Product Review: Bontrager Oracle.

In preparation for RAGBRAI, I have begun
testing the 2012 Bontrager Oracle helmet.
The Oracle is a new offering from Bontrager
as well as it's first appearance in the high-end
road helmet category. The Oracle is currently
used exclusively by the LEOPARD TREK road
team and the example I will be wearing is an
early prototype with "Belgacom" decals
(Before the team was officially titled
LEOPARD TREK, it went by that designation).
The color is also slightly off the finalized
LEOPARD TREK color way, but the graphic
scheme is right on. Functionally, the helmet
is significantly lighter than the Trek Circuit that
it replaces. It has noticeably more airflow through
the larger vents as well. Fit is a huge improvement
with the form sitting lower on the head giving a
"safer" impression to the rider. Aesthetically, I
think that the pictures speak for themselves. The
helmet is straight out of the future.

I feel like a velociraptor when I wear it and that
is really all you need to know.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Rhythm and Booms.

View from Lake Mendota.

F-16 Flyby.

Afterburners gonna' afterburn.

Pensive Brittany.

Nursing that Mike's Hard Mango Lemonade.

Saturday on Mendota.

The lake was a little choppy, but good times
were had by all.

The boat definitely got us the best seats in all
of Madison for Rhythm and Booms.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Nice Rack.

A mountain of elegant and calculated
Swedish design sensibility, accented with
strategic Japanese utility and finally
topped off with some of the finest bikes
designed in America.

Nicer looking setups, there are none.


Have a great 4th of July, Everybody.


B&W. Shallow DOF. Formulaic Interest.

Minoqua, WI.

The splendor of northern-lake filled Wisconsin. Wonderful
way to spend a weekend.

Miller Light Lite.

Minoqua, WI.

Trek First Annual "Bike Show"

I was in charge of organizing Trek's first ever "Bike Show".
Imagine the car shows you see in the parking lots of diners
throughout the summer, but substitute hot rods with custom
bikes and wannabe greasers with incredibly fit people. There
were some historical bikes from Trek's past as well as one-off
prototypes and crazy custom builds. Brat sales went to benefit
the Dream Bikes Foundation and the beer was free.

It was an incredible learning experience. My mother has
always planned events throughout my childhood and I never
understood the amount of stress she was under until this
event. In hindsight, I didn't delegate enough and the front
end visibility was low.

Next year is going the awesome!