Friday, June 29, 2012

The Forbidden Drive


Even the sweltering heat couldn't stop this guy. I went into work early today and was able to get off by lunch time and take a ride up to the Forbidden Drive in Fairmount park. All trails are heavily shaded, no one was out and it turned out to be a beautiful ride. I saw the only covered bridge in Philadelphia, bothered some honey bees, checked out a few trails and can't wait to go back for more!

Monday, June 25, 2012

1988 SSpecialized Stumpjumper


This post is long over due but honestly, I have been having way too much fun actually riding it and haven't had much time to post. What is IT you might ask? Well its my new bike! Last week I picked this beauty up in Philadelphia and have been on it ever since. It's such a blast to ride (maybe a little too fun, I'm covered in scrapes from head to toe). You can check out a full parts list on Pedal Room, it's quite the set up. As of right now I'm heading to Forbidden Drive on Friday; STOKED and more to come.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Splinter Bike Quantam


Spotted on Designboom

Having dabbled pretty extensively in woodworking myself, the newest addition to the SplinterBike family immediately caught my eye. A completely wooden monocoque bicycle built for speed. The amount of time and planning put into this bicycle (over 400 hours) blows my mind. Not a single piece of metal was used to create the bike; just old fashioned wood and glue. The video is a bit dry but if you are interested in the technical aspect, it's worth a watch. The handle bars are fabricated from refinished broom handles, gotta love it!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Line of Site Official Trailer

Thanks for this one Tracko

I might be a little late to the party on this one (it only came out two days ago, gimme a break) but my mind is literally blown. There is really nothing to say except that these guys are out of there minds. Seriously who goes charging into a four lane green light in New York City? This had me on the edge of my seat the entire 2:11 and it is only the trailer. I can't wait for the full length film and Lucas Brunelle is a mad man. edit: unbelievable cyclist, I just read his bio and I can hardly believe it.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Revivalists and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Blockley


Got an unbelievable taste of New Orleans last night, starting off with a few Abidas and a Po Boy and culminating with two of the most unbelievable live performances I have seen in a long time. The Revivalists were the opening act and played a killer show, I have been listening to them for a little while now and honestly their live performance was out of control.  Wild solos by each of the extremely talented band members and consistent soulful vocals made my head spin. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band headlined the show, with a truly epic performance.  Needless to say it was an great time and New Orleans sure knows how to groove.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Road To Paris

Although, I haven't watched it yet, I patiently await the arrival of Lance Armstrong's "Road To Paris", a 27 day chronicle of Lance and the US Postal Service cycling team at the time (2008). There are always haters but it is really undeniable that Lance is one of the most driven people on this planet.  Even if you have no interest in the film, I highly recommend watching this clip of his trainer talking to him during a ride about the treacherous roads ahead.  It just shows you how insane he was during the peak of his performance

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2012 Philadelphia International Cycling Championship


Although I wasn't in attendance myself (I had the pleasure of soaking up some rays at the beach) one of my good friends Cat Powers was able to snap a few shots for me.  I'm really digging these two, it's crazy how close to the action she got (the perks of being a Comcast Sports intern).  Next year I'm definitely going to try and make it out, if you missed the race too, check out the Pro Cycling Tour website for more info.  Thanks again Cat!