Archive for December, 2010

Evil Jersy Order

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Its a question I get asked more often than “Where’s Cheever?”. Its how can I get an Evil Jersey? Fuck man, its harder than being the president.
But now, by the grace and wisdom of Captain Dave, the artistic skill of Stevil, the sheer knowhow of Hurl and….well…Gene…a nifty and stylish version of the team Evil jersey is now available.
Let me make it simple. Order instructions HERE. So, to all who read this…especially if you are in Utah (because I am in charge of Utah), buy one….only $66.06

Alright, though I have 50,000 things I can post, I really do need to start the day here at Zero6:38am…so remember, Lemmy’s movie goes on sale in DVD format on my birthday

Go out and ride…

Don’t drink too much…

Buy and evil Jersey…

And rock…

And you thought cyclists were weird?

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

And you thought tap shoes, skin suits….and pantaloons were odd….

Hey, if this guy is having a ball, who’s to stop him.
I’m glad you all enjoyed the christmas photos…enjoy this…

In case any of you are looking for that last minute christmas gift for me…..

And lastly…I kept dreaming about Sov last night….I mean I know that everybody does….no seriously, just Sov and I riding trails and shooting the shit. “What does it mean?”

The Verdict.

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

First, let me get something very important out of the way. I’ve been contacted by many people in the cycling world to get my opinion on the Hit and Run case that happened in Edwards (“Vail”) recently. Read about it here.
Alright, here is the Dr. Jon decision on the case….I don’t have one and none of us on the interwebs will truely know what happened on the road, in the court room…or outside the court room. All that I hope for is that truth and fairness are found. This guy hit a cyclist, then ignored the accident…then tried to cover it up. He should be meant to pay up. Money? jail time? whatever. That is not for me/us to decide. So don’t go apeshit that this guy didn’t get time. Personally, I’d ask the anesthesiologist who was injured what he feels that fair compensation should be…and if its reasonable, I’d grant it. Hows that from a socialist?
And FROM THE LOOKS OF IT, a monetary settlement was reached…as Erzinger’s plea deal was accepted. The two parties’ attorneys worked out a deal, and justice has been served without having to go to court. I think that Dr. Milo made an excellent choice. A trial does nothing but waste time (and $) and in the end…nobody really gets what they want or really wins. So thats it. End of my story. I’m not impressed with all this “Fuck Vail” fallout. If you think that you can blame a town for the legal outcome of a case, you are just a dipshit know it all cyclist. Maybe you should be a brain surgeon? or tell your pilots how to fly the next plane you are on…Pull Vail from the Pro Tour Race? Will that fix the situation? No. It’ll fuck the town and more specifically the small businesses. Don’t be a fucking crybaby.
Now on to some very entertaining photos…
The Dharma Wheels Jerseys are nearing completion…They will be here by Sundance….

Its the Helldaze here at the shop. Here is a stand that is decorated much more nicely than mine…..think this was done ‘on the clock’?

Thats cute. And so is this.

Here is a great Pugsley shot.

There was some ‘swashbuckling’ last night.

I’d like to thank Eben for this label that we will be using at the shop to increase our daily sales.

This photo made its way into my inbox….you’ll really enjoy it.

I heard there was a large amount of snow that fell in MN…

Brose got his nordic on. And Gullo took PT for a skin.

I’m sure Steve was riding…

This guy was waxing his mustache…

Who the fuck knows what was happening in PDX? Maybe this…


Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

The Team kits will be here during sundance….maybe Bikedance, which is usually the 2nd Thursday of Sundance, where we all ride up to the bar from White Pine….me with my ghetto blaster blaring Guns and Roses.

And for all you non believers. Here is great lakes surfing. Winter is actually the best time to surf the great lakes (if they are not frozen over in your location). There are no crowds, the waves are about 3 feet, the sets are sloppy but plentiful, and the crew is super friendly. The drawback…..having to buy a drysuit. But look at these people.

Rochester Surf Sesh Nov. 2010 from jimmy rathbun on Vimeo.

For those of you in Dallas looking for a career change…

Personally, I’d form the band pre car accident Rick Allen myself. Maybe I”ll interview for the late Steve Clark position…..and shame on you for thinking I didn’t remember anything about 80′s heavy metal bands.
Great Pug pic from Durango…

Alrighty, off to custom bike land I go….

Ski season is here

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Ski season is here…

Every year it seems that ski season sneaks up on me and I’m less than motivated. Yesterday’s excellent conditions late in the day really lit my fire. I’ll be out there in an hour and a half….for an hour and a half….tops.
This comes from Capt. Andy…
“EUGENE, Ore. — An Oregon man has had an Awesome name change.
Douglas Allen Smith Jr. says he changed his name to Captain Awesome last month because he was inspired by the nickname of a character on the NBC television show “Chuck” — Dr. Devon “Captain Awesome” Woodcomb.
The unemployed Eugene cabinet installer says he found it funny Woodcomb’s father gave him that nickname because a “poor nickname builds good character.”
The former Mr. Smith says he faced a Lane County judge who questioned his seriousness. The judge that granted the request made him swear he wasn’t changing his name for fraudulent reasons.
Awesome says that judge also allowed him to sign his name as a right arrow, a smiley face and a left arrow.
He says his bank, however, has refused to accept the signature because it could be forged too easily.”
I’d like to title this next picture….All I had was a 12 pack of budweiser and a case of duct tape…I finished them both…

I’d like to close with a bicycle related post. One of the lost and stolen children has come back home.
From: ManFromTheMitten
Subject: Hot Coco

So I was browsing craiglist looking for bike parts the other day, and came across an ad that said “Coconino single speed mountain bike- 55.00″ I thought it was total bull shit, but went and checked out the bike, and sure enough… It is probably stolen at some point, has a bad spray paint job, seized up seat post, crappy components, blown SR fork, but it is certainly a a Coconino. I am going to strip it, send Garro an email, see if he will repaint it, and slap on some new wheels and go from there. pretty good score I think.

And the kicker is that when I called Garro and asked him if he could repaint it, he said it was stolen from (Name Omitted) back in 2006, so I called the douchebag who I bought it from, who happened to move here from Flag in 07, and told him I was going to turn him into the po-po if I didn’t get my money back. So he gave it back to me, and I am shipping the bike back to Patrick. So all is right in the world…

Ha ha. And Kudos to Steve Garro for remembering that frame and the owner. Good on ya son!
Oooh, have to post this from Steve….The Kaibab plateau. That area between Hurricane utah and Flagtopia is also on of my favorites in the world.

Oh, and in hot news…if you kinda wanna look like me…you can order a version of the evil kit HERE.

“Idiocracy wasn’t a movie. It was a prophesy.”

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

To be 100% honest….I really think its true. See the movie, laugh, and then think about it.
Here is Henry on dating…

And here is Henry throwing some punches. Man, he’s got some reach.

That was too serious…this is not. Sorry, cannot embed, see the link HERE.

Gary’s shit was not disabled. He knows marketing.

In case your looking for winter riding activities in AZ, This is happening in Jan…

And Feb 5th inTucson, AZSS”WC”‘s. It’ll be rad. Drink Beer – Fall Down.

More for the weekend.

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

This is more of a link dump/pic dump…in efforts to actually get what needs to be done today…well…done. Many thanks to those who keep my inbox full of funny shit. You make me famous. The check is in the mail.
Just in case you’ve never seen a carbon frame snap in two, this is what it looks like on the track.

Chris’s 2011 Pug is lookin rather sweet.

Dan, you cat is almost as cute as ours.

Sometimes people just need it spelled out…

Jon C found me riding around Lake Mead this year and lived to post this.

Steve knows many things…..about art…and how to create it out of thin air.

Its funny how seeing Steve on the Secret trail in Flagstaff just makes me want me want to go ride Mt. Elden.

I got this photo and all I could say was “This guy looks legit.”

Damn, doesn’t Andy’s Pug look awesome in the dim glow of our local watering hole?

We’d have to take these bikes apart to even get them into the door of my shop.

Alright, go out there and enjoy the day…and kiss the goat.

One for the weekend

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

up your ass from caveman on Vimeo.

And Read This, Which comes to me from Lance.

A new level of performance.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

I’ve got exactly 4 minutes to work on the blog today. Its just the way it is.
This is what I had on my dormroom door in dental school….the LP version. I think I’ll play it tonight.

Isn’t that awesome.
This is awesome too…from Bear L.

And now for some entertaining signs…

Oh, and in cycling news, SSWC’s have been announced…as far as date and time.
It was decided at the Single Speed Worlds in New Zealand that the 2011 event will be held in Ireland. Now the exact location and date has been set. It will go down in Ballyhoura on August 27th, 2011.
To be honest, I don’t know if I’ll make it…more later.
Look for a pug ride on Saturday….more later as well.