Tuesday, October 30, 2007

If I had $5K....


I would already be making a beer run in this machine. And when I say beer run, I mean 4 kegs. Learn more here.

On the money

'A "snot rocket" is a slang term referencing the act of holding one nostril while forcefully exhaling through the other mucous filled nostril resulting in a "rocket"-like projection of mucus from the nose and sinuses'

Oh Wikipedia, you know everything don't you.

Check it...

World Bicycle Relief in the national news. This is one organization that is truely getting it done. When you have a minute, read this story from MSNBC.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Best website I've seen...


Do yourself a favor and go to this site. I wouldn't lie to you would I?

Resurgent Cineribus


It is just about Devil's Night, and where I'm from that used to mean something. The city of Detroit used to catch fire this time of year...in the early 1980s there would be hundreds of fires on Devil's Night all over the ghetto.

Friday, October 26, 2007

2007 Cross Mid Season Report


I'd have to say that this year is every bit as good as last year in every respect, if not better. As always, I'm impressed by the two wheeled prowess of the Brothers Lalonde, but this year Lyle Hanson (who last year was Cat 4 pack fodder) has been contesting for the Cat 3 top spot with a very strong Casey Masterson. Along with Lyle, my homeboy Ruckus, the Cat 4 Darkhorse, has proven that cigs can only make you tougher...and Jenny Sue has the fever as well, the fever to kick some ass.
Lots of Milwaukee racing coming up in the next two weekends, and I'm looking forward to hopping some barricades and tipping some long necks in the brew city.
Team Magnus and the BKB continue to keep the scene on lock down, but I gotta say Team Pegasus from Milwaukee is talking my language lateley.
Also, seeing some new faces out there like "Docksider" Frank Chemotti and Nils show up for several races has been pretty sweet.
Big ups to Robin Daveis, Djonn and Scott Shapiro who have shown me that gettin' old is just a state of mind! They regularly put the pain down on the youngsters!
Well, like Dio would say, RIDE THE TIGER!

Spunday!

Monday, October 22, 2007

6 Day Racing

Just for your knowledge, if you happen to be in Europe for the next couple of months...
Six-Day Race 2007-08 Calendar

Oct. 22-27 - Amsterdam
Oct. 25-30 - Grenoble, France
Nov. 1-6 - Dortmund, Germany
Nov. 8-13 - Munich
Nov. 20-25 - Ghent, Belgium
Dec. 11-16 - Zuidlaren, Holland
Dec. 17-22 - Maastricht, Holland
Dec. 27-Juan. 1 - Z├╝rich
Jan. 3-8 - Rotterdam, Holland
Jan. 10-15 - Germany
Jan. 17-22 - Stuttgart, Germany
Jan. 24-29 - Berlin, Germany
Jan. 31-Feb. 5 - Copenhagen
Feb. 7-12 - Hassalt, Belgium

Get some!


Thanks Robin.

Friday, October 19, 2007

'Cross!


Its on.

'Cross!

Right now!


Go check out Kevin's stuff right now!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Dugast Mystery Solved!

I emailed Dugast to get to the bottom of the rumors I'd been hearing, and here is the answer I got back:

Hello,

No, that is totally untrue. Maybe there is a confusion with the facts of a
few years ago. About 6 years ago the old owner of the company, named Andre
Dugast, decided to retire. At that moment Richard Nieuwhuis bought the
company and began to produce on his own. Right now we have a production
which is twice as high as when Andre Dugast was the director.

Kind regards,
Tamara Willems

Mystery solved. Now go buy a set, shoot, buy two!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Cross has arrived


It really started a couple of weekends ago, but this weekend is the official arrival with the Madison Cross weekend. Races at Cam-Rock and Badger Prairie promise to delight both super fans and racers with tight, classic cross action. I am stoked beyond description, and I can't wait to start clanging a cow bell! Keep your eyes on the The Snot Rocket in the coming weeks for all of the details for the post race party at Snot Rocket HQ following the Sun Prairie race and Angell Park Speedway! Three words: Tacos. Tequila. Toe-Spikes.
And the word on the street is that there will be a Burrito Cross race somewhere in Wisco on the weekend of Nov. 11th.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dugast, RIP?


I heard a rumor yesterday that Dugast is no more...is this industry scuttlebut, or the honest truth? I'm trying to contact Dugast to find out. The tires are considered the gold standard when it comes to 'cross rubber. The word came from a US Campy distributor who allegedly visited the factory in Belgium only to find it shuttered...don't touch that dial...when I know you'll know!
In the mean time, put in your toe spikes and lets get spun!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Falling Heros


Landis, Vino, Riis, Museeuw, Ulrich, Hamilton, Mayo, Rasmussen...we're running out of heros and it's slowly killing the sport of professional cycling. I'm going to go have a drink.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Pro Cycling


Best T-Shirt ever.

It's been one of those seasons you'd kind of like to forget. So much scandal has over shadowed an otherwise awesome pro road season. This t-shirt really sums it up for me. On the bright side, it's cross season!

Monday, October 08, 2007

News from Rivendell


The Bombadil 650b mountain bike from Rivendell has been a long time coming, but looks like it's getting close. They've offered a sneak peek on their site. They are also starting to get some tire choices...they have my attention.

Rawland Cycles Olaf


This pretty much sums up why I think these bikes kick ass.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Rawland Cycles

Here is a cool new company from across the Mississippi Rawland Cycles They are doing two bikes, both based on the 650b wheel. They released the bikes at Interbike in a small booth kind of off the beaten path. Very cool stuff, check em out!

Monday, October 01, 2007

ZR Cycles


ZR Cycles. Frame builder. Mustache grower. Donut eater. Cross racers. Kind man.