Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

To Track Bikes

The Bronze Fonz simply says: Sit On It

All About The Presentation

This is a Kona Ute, but you could do the same with an Xtracycle. Pretty sweet way to roll to a BBQ, eh?

Friday, April 24, 2009

So Cool

Not sure when bikes stopped coming with head badges, but I wish they all still did. Really digging this Kinfolk badge that has been popping up on a bunch of blogs lately.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

If You Think I'm Happy, You're Right

One of the best. What a showman!

From Potter

Miss those South Trails!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Chavez Keeps Score

Tigers fans rejoice! My man Kurt is keeping the info you need here: Mack Ave Tigers. Boy can write, and he knows baseball!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

From Swobo Via Twitter

"DPow at Portland Design Works sent a nice note about a hat. Buy stuff from them if you have the chance."

Thanks Tim. For the hat, and the props. Speaking of Swobo, the pic is of me and my new buddy Jorge from SF. Obviously, Jorge has great taste in T-Shirts.

Metal Indeed

Picture of Marko by Jesse. Jersey by Twin 6.

Big Pimpin'

Yep, that is me there on the right in the shade of the Bike Mag tent at Sea Otter. It has been 5 years since I last did it, but it was great to be back! In the tent with me is the world famous Crash! from SoCal and Uncle Dejonge there outside the tent helping some kids no doubt 'Harness the Gnarness'
It was a great trip, complete with 26 hours of windshield time, an alley cat race, sun burn, LOTS of Hamms, and even more peanut butter sandwiches. Got to see a bunch of old pals and make a few new ones.
More soon.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


For Sea Otter. A 3:30 am wake up call and a 15 hour drive are on the docket for tomorrow. Let the good times roll.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Can You Dig It?

RIP Birdman

Tough year already for the Big D. Been reading a lot about Mark "The Bird" Fidrych the last few days. By the time I arrived on the 1976 Detroit spot, the miracle season he had was done...a true one of a kind man, they don't make them like they used to.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Then There Is This

Pretty much the best skate deck I ever saw.

Finest Beer Served. Anywhere.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Like Talking To An Old Friend

Jen found a copy of "The Man Who Walked Through Time" by Colin Fletcher somewhere back in Wisconsin last summer. We moved it out here, and it was sitting on our book shelf. Vee was going through our library last week when he was out here, and took On The Road for his train ride to Seattle, and plane ride back to the midwest. I was reminded of how Kerouac, London and Abbey's words used to be the mantle on which I rested my head every night, instilling a wanderlust in me that never really went away.
I think it was when I was around 19 that I read Fletcher's "Thousand Mile Summer". I started reading today, and instantly his words had an offhand familiarity, like catching up with an old friend by the fire:
"...A world in which the things that mattered were the pack on your back and sunlight on rough rock and the look of the way ahead. A world in which you relied, always, on yourself."
It has been raining hard here today, so we've been laying low, cooking, reading the paper, listening to the old squawk box, feeling the freight trains roll through, and for the last few hours, reading.
Very comfortable Sunday, indeed.

Friday, April 10, 2009


_3wrencho review on Trakco today....yes!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


The Shiny Object is in the new Bike Magazine, and this article about the _3Wrencho popped up today on Bike Radar.
Yeah, global.

The Stoke

Living in Wisconsin, I began to loose my stoke for mountain biking. I'm not going to lie. The last few years I rode less and less, and frankly was bored with the trails I did ride. I missed SoCal and the UP. I missed big climbs, ripping descents and views that go on for miles...
Since moving out to the NW, I've begun to find my groove again. Monday, Olson, VEE and I drove down to Hood River, across into Washington and rode at Sincline. Let me tell you mister, that did it for me. The views, the little ring grind up a 2000 foot climb, soaking in a bitter cold mountain creek, sharing it with a couple of old buddies.
It was good.
If you want to come for a visit, make sure to bring a fat tire bike, and we'll ride!
Thats me there in the pic, bringing the BKB close to Mt Hood.

Friday, April 03, 2009

It's All About The Collabo

Just read about this coming collaboration between DC Shoes and SE Racing. There have already been a bevy of collabos to hit the fixed gear bike world: Fuji/Obey, the FixedGear London/Vans bike, etc. But I've long been a fan of both DC and SE, so I'm excited to see how this turns out. I caught wind of this project on the Vapors Magazine blog, but haven't really seen it get picked up by many of the other players. Just have to wait and see.

Where The Wild Things Are

Directed by Spike Jonze? This I am stoked for.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Drove back and forth from Seattle yesterday and today. The whole way, rain. Hard rain. Billy Bragg kept me company.
Also stumbled upon this over on Bike Mag dot com.