Archive for April, 2010

Bonito

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

I’ve had a long relationship with Titus All Mountain/trail bikes. When the Quazi Moto came out, I loved it. I was amazed by the fact that my boy Lance and I would train 50 miles on a tuesday and then he pick up his Quazi with flats and do the Jans Ride (called the Jans Race because of its speed and intensity) on his 32 lb all mountain bike with flats. This is the same guy who rides South Mountain with me on his single speed while I’m on a 7in bike, walking, in pads over what he’s ridden twice, both up and down, just to ‘show me’ how its done. Over the years I have watched the evolution of the ‘all mountain’ market at Titus. It brings me great pleasure to tell you all how much I endorse, trust and enjoy the El Guapo. It even looks fucking sexy. 33 lbs of fun.

And life is full of victories…I think I just figured out how to resize pictures for the website. Lack-a-day!

Onward and Upward

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Thanks to Mike from HB for this one.
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Hopefully they’ll get the girls rounded up and send them back to the pier.
Lets watch Tyler do the pond skim at Vail…

And for those of you who dislike Tyler….remember this.

Winning a mountain stage with a busted clavicle is no small feat.
Enjoy your Saturday

And yes, road ride tomorrow. 9:30 coffee at the shop…10am depart.

Balancing it out.

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

I have a lot of respect for the chief contractor who built out my office and shop (done at the same time). He sends me a christmas card every year. I’ve worked on his family. He’s a very professional, intelligent and logical man. I should be so lucky. He said that usually his wife writes out the cards, but for mine, he wanted to take pen to paper to express himself. One year, he wrote “Its people like you Jon that make my often annoying, and difficult job, completely worth it and rewarding”. Its one of the nicest things that anybody has ever said to me in a professional setting.
I think about that when customers (and patients) are at the shop and at the office. We are so lucky to have such great people who choose to support our shop…and such great people in the bike industry that support our shop. Does the bike industry really support shops? They do if you deal with the right companies. I know a lot of bike industry people read this blog, and you all know I don’t play favorites. This week in particular, we’ve had people from several fabricators and distributors really go the extra mile for us…which in reality…is the extra mile for our customers. Maybe let me try and be ambiguous….
DRJON: Hi (deleted), can I order a (deleted)?
(Deleted): Dr. Jon. Great to hear you man. Hope everything is well at the office and at the shop. Let me check stock. Ohhhhh, we’ve got one left and there is a post a note on it….hold on…your one of our best dealers in the nation – and if this is for a team person of yours who is one of your best customers…and this (deleted) technically is on hold and isn’t paid for…just spoken for….its yours dude – you always pay your bill….I’ll next day it to you.
That happens almost every week at the shop. For people like this. Check out Ric’s response to the fact that his El Guapo will be here probably today…
Is there an internet equivalent to LOL for Fuck Yeah!!!! Out Loud!!!
Cause Yes-FYOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Reign X is stripped and sold

I do like Giant bikes, buy my favorite is ‘The Reign X is stripped and sold’. Alrighty, here’s one photo from Dave (not evil Dave) and our friends in Denver (Denmark?) at Pentabike.

#666 has already been taken by me, so get your pre order in. I think I may have a contest for the most creative thing to put in your handlebar stash kit.

Art and Copy

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

I’d like to start the blog with a beautiful picture sent to us from Moots owner, and Team member, Guy…who is riding his Cinco in SouthEastern Utah at this time.

And shame on you for thinking that I don’t put anything truly beautiful in my blog…and that its filled with low brow, gutterball humor….like this from Mr. Dr. Evil.
THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK:

1. Innovative
2. Preliminary
3. Proliferation
4. Cinnamon

THINGS THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK:

1. Specificity
2. Anti-constitutionalistically
3. Passive-aggressive disorder
4. Transubstantiate

THINGS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN DRUNK:

1. No thanks, I’m married.
2. Nope, no more booze for me!
3. Sorry, but you’re not really my type.
4. Taco Bell ? No thanks, I’m not hungry.
5. Good evening, officer. Isn’t it lovely out tonight?
6. Oh, I couldn’t! No one wants to hear me sing karaoke.
7. I’m not interested in fighting you.
8. Thank you, but I won’t make any attempt to dance, I have no coordination. I’d hate to look like a fool!
9. Where is the nearest bathroom? I refuse to pee in this parking lot or on the side of the road.
10. I must be going home now, as I have to work in the morning.

Seriously, who the fuck do you think I am?

No no, that’s Mr. Stevil Von Budweizer Kenivel “taking a nap” after attempting to dissemble a 30 pack.
And finally, thanks to Aaron, for keeping me abreast of the state of our nation. Thank god Park City, St. George and Moab all have little red dots…phew!

More work than time

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Up and at em bitches. Another big day at the custom shop. Since I’ve got more work to do than time, here is a lovely tidbit from Andy.

Sorry for the small image…you’ll have to download it and blow it up. But your used to wasting your companies time and money at work anyway so it’ll be no big deal.

Countdown to Roubaix

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Paris Roubaix is coming. Here it is from Big Jonny:Oh hell. You can write me off for the balance of Sunday. I will take no calls, I will answer no emails, I will read no cases, I will read no commercial outlines, I will not work on the second draft of my advanced writing requirement. I will do little else aside from spraying beer laden spittle across my flat screen t.v. as I get properly blotto’d in my living room before the glory which is time -delayed Paris-Roubaix coverage on Versus.
Good man, don’t let law school get you down.
My pick for Roubaix, Tom Boonen. “Pain is my enemy, Cocaine is my ally”.
I wouldn’t mind seeing Hincapie take the cake.
For Maximum enjoyment of Paris Roubaix, let me recommend riding your snow bike to your local “alcoholic 50 something contractor bar” in Utah right when they open, ordering multiple rounds of drinks at a table by their biggest TV, and spend your time there screaming and splattering the TV with spittle until the race is over.

Or you could be pussy and just watch it on Versus at home.

Its a good day for building bikes.

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Just when you thought you’d get an email of me complaining how busy it is, you’ll get the opposite. Its snowing outside, and the shop is full of bike orders….and full of bikes that that have come in.
For me, ski season used to mean a lot more than it used to. I’m sure that PCMR got 16″….they’ve been blasting like Hiroshima since 7am.
Thats okay, my buddy David (aka, the Gnome) will be working today as well….he’s festive with a burrito black flag salute.

Much cooler than that is the Tour of Flanders on Sunday. Here is a pave tribute bike.

In fun shop news, our demo fleet will be finished today. More on that later, as my camera images didn’t turn out so hot.
In other fun shop news, we are officially on board with IF. And I don’t mean as in the ‘super cool bike shop guy’ way of ‘I’m really into your shit, and I’ll collect your brand’. No. no. no. We’re making our first order on Monday, and have bike sales appts lined up to get the ball rolling. Should be super sweet!

We’ve got some DH bikes to build this next week. Makes me thing of stuff like this.

Alright, listen to this…and then go ride, ski, or fuck off.