Thursday, January 31, 2008

F1rst

Click HERE to see the original



Dammit - now I want to ride the lifts...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

new camera




got a new point and shoot Canon - would love and SLR... but too many toys on the list before that one happens.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Editors

Saw this gem of a player on DrunkCyclist - the music's not bad... but the player is pretty cool

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Drunk Woman Laughs about killing cyclist

Via Drunkcyclist Blog and my boy Dan's blog -

WTF is wrong with people?????

This woman get 10.5 years (thanks judge!) for getting drunk, driving into a bicycle lane in Tuscon, and killing the cyclist.
As it turns out... she got caught on tape laughing about killing the guy - and the judge got to hear it, so he made sure to give her the maximum.

Bitch

Story from Tuscon
Video from CNN
Tuscon Lawyer Blog Post



Friday, January 25, 2008

WTF is going on???? This just ain't right...

http://bicyclecolo.org/page.cfm?PageID=330


DENVER POST EDITORIAL ON FORT COLLINS ATTACKS

The Denver Post, Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Bicycle 'boxing' no kids' game

Denver Post Editorial

Sue O'Brien, Editor of the Editorial Page



A series of attacks on bicyclists by teen hoodlums on wheels in northern Colorado cannot easily be dismissed as youthful indiscretion: These are vicious, potentially lethal assaults that should be punished severely.

So far, three male teens from Windsor have been arrested in the case. One, a 17-year-old, has been charged with felony assault, reckless endangerment and underage use of alcohol. Authorities say the boys come from comfortable, middle-class backgrounds.

Beginning in December, police in Windsor and Fort Collins received reports of about a dozen incidents with the deceptively innocuous-sounding name of "bicycle boxing." The reality is anything but sporting: Participants in a four-wheel-drive vehicle apparently rolled up next to unsuspecting riders and one teen struck victims with an aluminum baseball bat. Sometimes, bike riders were forced off the road by the motor vehicle.

That there have been no fatalities is just pure luck. A rider hunched over the drop-style handlebars of a touring bicycle traveling at moderate speed is extremely vulnerable to a serious, disabling injury or death, even when wearing a safety helmet.

Fort Collins and Windsor police haven't learned of any similar attacks elsewhere in the United States, so this appears to be homegrown Colorado product.

Windsor Police Chief John Michaels said he's heard only vague rumors of how the term "bicycle boxing" came about.

Charlie Henderson, president of the Rocky Mountain Cycling Club, said the attacks in northern Colorado are "the first we've heard of." "It's something they've got to squash," Henderson added.

Patrick McCormick, spokesman for the American League of Bicyclists in Washington, D.C., also said the Colorado incidents are a first.

Both Henderson and McCormick say bicyclists often encounter hostile motorists, and most long-time riders have been targeted for road-rage of one kind or another. But those usually are chance encounters. The "bicycle boxing" teens allegedly sought out their victims.

For now, the attacks are being handled as a juvenile case, and the Larimer County district attorney's office hasn't decided yet whether to charge those involved as adults.

Given the assailants' apparent depraved indifference to the potential for death or serious injury and the large number of attacks, adult felony charges might be an appropriate way to discourage wannabe copycats.

Meantime, the teens' parents should ask themselves what kind of monsters they've raised. They may not like the answer.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Peanuts Bicycle Ride

I've got a baby due any day now... this reminds me of the many conversations about how I can continue to ride when I have a kid. Mostly, that means our baby gets to go for a ride with me.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Texans in Telluride

These 2 kids are lucky to be alive...

Friday, January 18, 2008

Who loves Subcultures?

If you are into cycling subcultures... this will def be entertaining!
Messenger fixie types having fun in the streets and catching it on tape. And selling it.



Click HERE to go THERE

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Colorado Whiskey


Simply stated - this is the best US based whiskey I've ever had. I'm not a whiskey person (love my tequila), but you should try this stuff!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Women in the News

Seems like there's been a bit a of bad streak of luck lately for women in the news

First, there's the Colorado Native who go's missing in Georgia while hiking (dog found 50 miles away in a grocery store). That asshole's going away for a long time.
Click here for the story

Then - they found the body of the missing pregnant marine. Some butwipe buried her in his backyard. Genius.... With that kind of intellect, it should be some time before he's found (maybe another 30 seconds).
Click Here for the Story

And there' the cyclist in Minnesota who somehow ended up underwater in the Mississippi.
No evidence of foul play - but I'm sure if you Follow the story, some will appear shortly.
Click Here for the story

Friday, January 11, 2008

Nissan Independant Front Suspension Ad

Nissan has a new ad out for their independent front suspension,

Enjoy!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pregnant Basketball

My wife's pregnant, due is a very short time (and she's a personal trainer) and is a strong sporting type.....

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Wow! Skateboard movies rule

That's it - I'm changing my profession today. I'm walking out the door, buying an HD camera or two, some mad mac with tons of memory, and some sweet video editing software.

It's on... alternative sports video's are real - finally! The first HD Mountain bike video was launched recently (in widescreen format), and we are finally seeing some crazy good production quality lately.

http://www.lifelounge.com/Best-Skate-Video-Intro-Ever.aspx



Check out more at The Life Lounge

Tazor, but in style

New tazors - with MP3's and leopard print....

Want to watch a Wall Street journal reporter get taz'd?

Monday, January 7, 2008

Downhill Race on Snow

Man - I remember doing this kind of stupid crap when I lived in the midwest and didn't have anything better to do.
Now I live in Colorado and own ski's and snowshoes. That means I have lots to do.


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Downhill daredevils
Mountain bikers pit their skills against a ski slope in eighth annual Bikercross.

By Sam Kennedy | Of The Morning Call
January 6, 2008


Imagine going down a steep, jump-studded ski slope -- on a bike.

Sound dangerous?

It was, as evidenced by the medical helicopter dispatched to Blue Mountain Ski Area in Lower Towamensing Township on Saturday afternoon to fly 20-year-old Gregory White of Boyertown, one of the contestants of the resort's eighth annual Winter Bikercross.

The event, essentially downhill mountain biking in the snow, is more of a novelty than an established sport.

Most of the 29 participants were local daredevils who do most of their biking on weekends during warmer weather. They wore ski gear and even jeans.

But some were highly experienced professional mountain bikers, decked out in heavily padded shirts and pants. They came from as far away as Virginia.

The bikers went down the mountain in heats of three or four. Skiers and snowboarders gathered along the sides of the track, cheering when somebody hit a jump and caught air.

Dave Serfass, 26, of Lehighton was eliminated from the competition after he came down cockeyed and spun out.

''Not bad…my elbow cracked a little,'' he said after brushing himself off. He'd be back to give it another go next year, he said, explaining the draw: ''Oh, it's the rush!''

White, unfortunately, came down a lot harder, with an audible thump that silenced nearby onlookers. Mid-air, his front wheel tipped so far forward that his bike was nearly vertical. He flew over his handlebars, driving his head into the snow.

Ski patrollers rushed to his aid, finding him unconscious and bleeding from the mouth. They lifted him onto a toboggan and whisked him down the mountain to the helicopter pad.

Later in the day, a spokesman at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest said White was in stable condition.

No sooner was White removed from the course than the next heat was under way.

''In my years of doing this race, I've seen a lot worse,'' said Bikercross director Jason Boris. The event, organized by the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission, averages about one helicopter evacuation a year, he said.

Among the youngest competitors were the Mulally brothers -- Neko, 14, and Logan, 12 -- of Reading, Berks County.

Their mother, Carolyne, said she was unfazed by all the wipeouts. ''I'm used to it by now,'' she explained, because her boys compete in mountain bike races year round.

If anything, she added, the event at Blue Mountain was easier to stomach than normal races. ''This is a soft landing,'' she said, referring to the snow.

Neko would go on to win the competition and a trophy.

The other three finalists, in the order they finished, were:

Lars Tribus, 36, of Milford, N.J.

Scott Cooper, 24, of Cranford, N.J.

Marvin Scanland, 34, of Upperco, Md.

sam.kennedy@mcall.com

610-820-6517

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Tara Llanes Benefit - Earthed 5 Premier

Earthed 5 AND a benefit for Tara -

What: Earthed 5 - The Law of Fives, premier and benefit for Tara Llanes' Road to Recovery
When: Saturday, January 5, 2008
Where: Wahoo's Fish Taco, 1521 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202
Time: Doors will open at regular Wahoo's time, the movie will start at 9PM.
$: $5 minimum donation suggested, but you are free to contribute more

Friday, January 4, 2008

BMX Skilz

This guy's a ripper

Britney Spears moving to Colorado?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA -

breaking news?

DENVER - Our partners at the Denver Post are reporting that pop-star Britney Spears may be coming to the Mile High City.

The Post sources a "former Spears security guy" as saying she has been here already and may be coming back.

During her mid-December trip to Denver, the Post says, she and John Sundahl, who is rumored to be her boyfriend, looked at a Cherry Creek North house and put down a $2.2 million deposit, according to their source.

The paper goes on to say the couple visited the rehab treatment center Harmony Foundation in Estes Park.

A Harmony Foundation employee would not comment to the paper on anyone who may or may not be at the facility

 

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