Browse Month by August 2010
Events, Film/video, Travel

BFF LA this weekend

If you are in LA- you are insane if you’re even thinking of missing the Bicycle Film Festival.  There are other film festivals that show bike films- but over the last 10 years the BFF has become the largest and in my opinion- the best (bicycle-centric) film festival in the world.  It’s got something for everyone and through the diversity of films, exposes people to a side of cycling that they might not be as familiar with.  I wish I was in LA this weekend!

Matt Hoffman is going to be at “The Birth of Big Air.”  There’s going to be a race, the art show is off the hook, and the screening of “To Live and Ride in LA” is already sold out.  You know what to do.

And for the folks in the Pacific Northwest- Seattle’s BFF will be screening October 7-10 so get pumped!  We are looking for volunteers for the event, as well as people throughout the Northwest that want to help distribute fliers and posters.  Tacoma, Bellingham, Portland, Spokane, Bellevue– that mean’s you!  Contact if you want to be a part of BFF Seattle!





Gear, Track

Vuelo Velo

Vuelo Velo is based in Sydney Australia and have a few bikes that look pretty wild, made of titanium…

The “1” is their fixed gear/track/single speed offering. How about that seat tube?!?  The double chain stays are intended to increase stiffness.  It’s definitely different- that’s for sure. I would be a little nervous with my heavy body sitting on a seat post at that angle.


And then there is the “Copenhagen”- a BELT DRIVE titanium town bike! (in the background) Nice!


Check out more images in their Photo Gallery

Vuelo Velo from Vuelo Velo on Vimeo.


Homeless – John Lautermilch

There is most definitely a difference between people that ride bikes because they WANT to- and people that ride bikes because they HAVE to.  John Lautermilch’s painting “Homeless” depicts someone in the latter category.  The subject looks like a hobo, with that hat and grizzly face.  Complete with DUI bars.


The original is for sale, or you can buy a print HERE


To the fallen: Darcy Allan Sheppard

On August 31, 2009, bike messenger Darcy Allan Sheppard was run over and killed in Toronto by the unrepentant former Attorney General and former Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Michael Bryant.

Video by RedSonia– thanks for passing it along.


Fyxation 23’s!

Got an email from the folks over at Fyxation saying that their 23c tires are finally shipping!  I rode the 28’s for a few months and liked them a lot.  They aren’t designed for skidding, but their dual compound tires offer a strip of a harder rubber down the middle that make them more resilient for the occasional whipskid.


Pick them up HERE