Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Unvieling

Here is the new ride fully built, if you look close in this photo you can see Megan's head as she is admiring the shiny red parts.

Notice the smooth cable routings I did
for the front and rear deraillers. Yes those housings are Avid Flak Jackets.

Now all I need is a photo shoot with Racy Straw. I think a couple in black and white would be stunning.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

New Arrival

Well after much anticipation our newest arrival is finally here.
Everyone say hello to the Niner R.I.P 9
RIP short for "Roll In Peace." This stellar machine was voted bike of the year by mtbr. The Niner name is in reference to the usage of 29" wheels. Most bikes have 26" wheels so these would be bigger.
The parts are rolling in from all over the globe and I should have the shake down cruise sometime next week.

Here she is resting gently in my office chair.

Stay tuned for the fully built photos along with a complete list of components.
I'm sure you are all giddy.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Terrestrial Radio is dead to me.

I hate local radio. I am glad that they are in a panic over losing market share to the point that they are spending money to decry the folly of satellite radio. The adds that are running locally are pathetic, sad and full of untruth. Instead of telling everyone why they shouldn't get satellite radio why don't they provide a product that people want to hear.
I have had XM radio for 4-5 years and I am never going back. Look here to see what you are missing.
Terrestrial radio may be free but I guess you get what you pay for.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Birthday Party

February 4 is my birthday, I'll be 37. My lovely bride is not all that fond of cakes, she will make them if you ask but she would much rather have an ice cream pie. Lucky for me I have a friend who for the last few years has taken my plight to heart and provided me with a special, homemade, German choc0late cake of my very own.

I won't use her name online but it rhymes with "Racy Straw." This is a shout out to you girlfriend.

I thought I would also list a few of the lucky people who share my birthday;

Alice Cooper, in the running for ugliest man alive.

The late, great Rosa Parks. 'nuff said'

Natalie Imbruglia.......

Who can forget this guy, Dan Quayle. POTATOE... POTATO???

Charles Lindbergh, my favorite aviator, shame about his baby.

And since tonight is the Super Bowl I thought I should put my favorite Giant in here. The original "LT", Lawrence Taylor.