Wednesday, November 17, 2004

i need to take a trip to germany

what do you get when you put lots of beer, food, and live entertainment in the middle of a velodrome for 6 nights straight? why Six Day racing ofcourse! check out some images from the Munich Six.

more trouble for tyler

looks like the russians and aussies are gonna make a claim to tyler's gold. read all about it.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

two films...

a funny biking tale on IFILMS and...

a cool shadow puppet play by a group of NYC artists.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Sunday, October 03, 2004

viva espan~a!

Freire won his 3rd WC in Verona today. but man, i feel sorry for Zabel, second place again! his face says it all. and ofcourse... the italians came up short. they could have used Cipollini or Rebellin.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Friday, September 17, 2004


Go here to see lots of pictures of abandoned bicycles in New York.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

the bear has the right idea

From the news: An Andean spectacled bear called Juan plays with a bicycle after escaping from his enclosure in the Berlin zoo, August 29, 2004. The bear roamed around a children's playground before being caught by zookeepers. Staff shot anaesthetic darts at the 110 kilo (242 lb) bear to knock him out. Spectacled bears are the only bear species found in South America. They inhabit the mountainous regions of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. Picture taken August 29, 2004 Posted by Hello

more vids

from NYC, another cool bike messenger race. watch carefully and you'll see that some of these guys are hardcore (riding in traffic on track bikes w/o brakes). i've had a few track bikes, but i always put a front brake on because i'm not a badass. lincoln traffic isn't bad at all, i'm sure one could go brakeless, but then the cops might get pissy.

and for all you bmx kids out there, don't be stupid.

Monday, September 06, 2004

the brother's gonna work it out

riding underground (made by a bike messenger in NYC). Too bad we don't have subways here. The closest I come to this in Lincoln is the bombing down the parking garages at 3am.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

tall dude

So Kerry is a roadie afterall. Looks like he is one tall mofo too. Is that a Serotta he is riding? It looks like it's a 62cm+ size atleast. ---> check it out <---

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

ah.... the bicycle wheel....

I'm feeling artsy today. Here is one of my favorite photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Its a portrait of Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968). Duchamp was this painter/sculptor/author dude and anyone who is cool (bikers especially) should know something about him. Think dadaism, cubism, surrealism... you know what I mean. Anyway, go here to find out what he used that bicycle wheel for.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

tour de france

Ya, the Tour is on,  and it looks like it will be another victory for Lance.    I'll say it right now, I have NEVER been an Armstrong fan.   I'm more of an oldschool guy, and I believe these new specialists can't really compare with the legends of old.    Ya, I know the sport has changed alot since the early 90's but still, I'd have much more respect for Lance if he had won everything for a few years (a few classics, the Giro, the Tour, another WC championship, the Vuelta) rather than if he wins 6 or 7 Tours.    Then one could say he was the undisputed king that year, rather than just the best in July.   You know what I mean????  Anyway,  the best Tour coverage on the web is at .    enjoy

"If Eddy Merckx had competed only in the Tour de France, he would have won it 15 times." - Bernard Hinault  

Friday, July 09, 2004

machine of precision

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. ~Elizabeth West, Hovel in the Hills
(for more bicycling quotes go to the Quote Garden)

Thursday, July 08, 2004

what did you do for the 4th?

well, me and my riding pal emily went out and did about 40 miles. it was hot and there was a ton of traffic on the roads (all the people heading out to the lakes) but it was still pretty fun. check out the really badass tan emily got -----> whoa! <------ i got burned too, but not nearly as bad as she did. i guess we should have used some sunscreen before the ride. duh!

news of the weird

Ken James, 64, died in February when he fell off a stolen bicycle in Melbourne, Australia, and hit his head; police later found 435 bicycles and hundreds of parts in his home, stacked to the ceiling in every room (with only a few of the bikes having been legitimately acquired). (from News of the Weird - week of july 4)