Monday, April 30, 2007


Howdy Folks
Just checking in, thought I might put up some pixs and a few race results....
Nice shot of Mary-Anne and myself at the Sea Otter where she hammered her first ever MTB race to a 3rd place sport...Photo thanks to ScottyP

Sunny afternoon at the corporate factory....

Centerfold of a swell gold repaint of an old frame... Upside down King HS is available upon request..

Schweet little CX/Tour rig shipped out to Knoxville TN.

Punk Ass Cam himself with a darling platinum dye job... Cam just got 7th overall at the 20th annual Shasta Lemurian Classic aboard his prototype Swamper 29er curvy tube singlespeed (winning the SS class).... I guess he likes it....
On and On till the break of dawn...

Thursday, April 26, 2007

New Ride

Here's nice picture of a bike we sent out to our friend Jason Ortiz in Lincoln Nebraska.
It's a 29er single speed,, great for cruisin' for chicks or dudes or both.

In other news, next time you're at the grocery store pick up the June issue of Mountain Bike Acting.....I mean Action. They cover the handmade bike show, and there's a funny picture of us striking a pose.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Condor Tour 07'

Howdy folks... Lets get back to the basics... Bikes bikes and riding bikes... A bunch of the DFL city crew came down to my neck of the woods for a 5 day self supported bike tour of some of California's most scenic and desolate bad lands. We encountered headwinds and tailwinds, rattle snakes and cougars, long climbs and long downhills, a few crashes, a handful of flat tires, one broken chain, and a whole lot of fun... Pictures are better then words, so here goes....From left to right---- PunkAssCam---SanoPat---Diligan---HardAsNailsHannon---CavemanDan---Ginger---RickTheStick---Woody

The first day was a nice cruise down the Big Sur coast... Diligan's rig looking tough

Day 2--- SanoPat topping out on Los Burros road.... Granny gears for everyone, next was a ridge run of 15+ miles with major ups/downs

Day 3 ---- A nice blooming Yucca on the old dirt road to Arroyo Seco

Day 3 still--- The gang at the summit of La Gloria road....

Day 4 ---A pic of Diligan throwing caution to the wind, this is Clear Creek road to the Ghost town of New Idria

Ginger bringing some SF grafitti to an old mine... Where did that Freewheel sticker come from ?

CaveManDan fixing up his palace..

Day 4 still---Diligan going ballistic on the long grind out of New Idria... Who says there's a lot of people in California. We made it to Mercy Hot springs that night for a bunch of tub soaking and star gazing.
Day 5 ---- Was all about Chava. ( pictured below ) He joined us for the last two days and towed our tired asses home at 22mph straight into the wind....

A little over 400 miles in 5 days with ton's of climbing and dirt roads.... Radio off
Thanks for your time and I'll try and get more junk up here more often...
Happy Trails

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Random stuff

Our friend Glasgow just published a new book. Glasgow is really funny, he's also the nicest guy we know. His latest book is a personal memoir about some of his shenanigans in underground Hollywood. He's reading at some Bay Area Book Shops in the next couple of days. Check out his blog The Royal Nonesuch
It has the dates and locations, as well as some other stuff that might make you laugh.

Here's the video trailer. Trailers for books, who knew?

Marian Hunting (love that name!!) sent us this!

"Sooo, I rode Diablo yesterday with Pete from Marin Bikes. I'll spare you the most boring details.

I think the highlight of the trip was when about halfway up to the saddle, Pete asked as he looked up ahead:
"Is that guy riding a unicycle or is he just riding a comfort bike? He can't be riding a unicycle. He's gotta be running."
I responded with "He's probably got the Missing Link road bike conversion special. Road bike with stem riser, 4" riser bars, and bar ends pointed straight up to the sky. Finger tipping on the bar ends because his back hurts."
(I'll admit it, I'm a hater sometimes.)

Couple minutes later, we had rolled up to the man in question and yes, yes he was riding a unicycle. But not just any unicycle, an orange, 36" wheel custom Hunter unicycle with a hydraulic rim brake!

Hunter custom unicycles? Who knew?

Pete and I chatted with the guy about his unicycle. Turns out he has two custom Hunter unicycles and that Hunter unicycles are generally pretty well thought of in the unicycling world.

The guy is training for a tour of Croatia, Bosnia, etc. he is going on in June (I think). And, he's not even touring by himself, he's going with 20 other unicyclists. And he told us a little about another tour he had done back in January in Laos. He said that he toured through Laos with other unicyclists from Australia, India, Brazil, etc.

It was pretty amazing. Pictures included, hope you like 'em,