Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Aug. 7-11: USA Cycling Elite, U23 & Junior Road National Championships - Orange County, Calif.

SE Bikes in SLB23

Are you a Melrose Avenue fan? Well if so, and you make your way there...be sure to check out SE Bikes at SLB on Fairfax. They got it going on for sure. Sal Barbier is one amazing dude(if you don't know who he is, go and and google him and you'll see what I mean). If you go in...say hi to Johnny B. ---he's rad too. These guys rock.

Peep the site at www.slb23.com

lovin' it.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

flips are rad


How can you not totally love these! This was a Christmas present well worth the wait! Notice that each row has a theme. They come in packets of five of the hippest eco-bags I have ever seen. Use 'em for grocery shopping/clothes shopping/beach/gym/pre-post race etc etc etc....whatever(!).
just use them. smart and hip. (although i have to admit...they could come out with a scheme for the dudes...most of these look to be for the chicks!)

Anyway....Thanks MOM. you're the best :)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Yo...peep this.

Get a good look at the bike....it's the PK Ripper (the one I sell!).
Word to the bike.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Just can't get over how rad this sculpture is!

I know I posted about my trip to MOCA to visit Takashi Murakami's exhibit,
but I am delighted to have found this image of his SECOND MISSION PROJECT ko2 ADVANCED sculpture....my favorite of his work.
To me, this sculpture series is just about as awesome and impressive as it gets. First off, she has wings on her legs (and what cyclist couldn't love that!), and then she crouches on over and transforms into a bad-ass jet airplane...wouldnt you love to see something like that flying the sky!

Miss ko2 is by far my favorite fantasy figurine!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fuji Named Official Bike of Johan Bruyneel Cycling Academy


PHILADELPHIA, PA (01/14/08) – Fuji Bikes announced today its sponsorship of the newly created Johan Bruyneel Cycling Academy (JBCA). The relationship puts JBCA riders aboard Fuji Team Issue framesets for the 2008 season.

“We’re thrilled to be associated with not only one of the sport’s current icons – Johan Bruyneel – but also a premier academy that supports the development of U.S. riders,” says Karen Bliss, Director of Marketing for Fuji Bikes. “These kids, who wouldn’t necessarily get a chance to compete in Europe without this program, get to experience life as a pro – we’re happy to help them fulfill part of their dreams.”

The Fuji Team Issue frameset is made from C7 carbon fiber in a unique monocoque design. It is the same frame being ridden by riders on the Toyota-United Professional Cycling Team and select riders from Equipe Nurnberger and Advil-Chapstick teams this season.

The new JBCA Team will be announced in three weeks at the onset of a joint training camp in Albuquerque along side Bruyneel and his ASTANA Cycling Team. The academy will be tied into Bruyneel’s coaching approach and focus on a more broad-based cycling message of heath, wellness and energy conservation, with the kids working towards graduating to the pro peloton.

In addition to racing in Europe, the JBCA Team plans on racing their Fuji Team Issues in five U.S. events: the Tour de Gila, Valley of the Sun Stage Race, the Tour of PA, the Univest Grand Prix and the Commerce Bank International Pro Championships.

Based in Hertsberge, Belgium, the JBCA, formerly known as the Cycling Center is a development program run by veteran coach Bernard Moerman. The academy provides young, mostly American, riders a taste of European road competition. After successfully completing a rigorous application process, riders participate within the academy anywhere from a few months up to a year.

About Fuji / Advanced Sports, Inc.
Advanced Sports, Inc. (ASI), is a privately held corporation located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with distributors in over forty countries. Operating in the U.S. through the independent bicycle dealer network, ASI markets a full line of high performance bicycles including road, mountain, women’s, comfort, BMX and recreational bicycles under the Fuji, Kestrel and SE Bikes brands.

For more information, visit
www.advancedsports.com, www.fujibikes.com, www.kestrelbicycles.com, www.sebikes.com

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sticks and Berries :)

I'm talking about fruit here people. If you're not already up on this super fruit...you should be. The Black Currant movement is true that. Go on and google it. You will be pleasantly surprised....especially you folks called "athletes" ;-)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

i miss my baby...

Found this video footage from a summer day last year:

ok...so these guys are going at least 25mph down this hill. (notice...no helmets!)checkout the two kids who almost overlapped each other! plus, notice the kid in black ---he almost ate it, but somehow he managed to stay upright. and just think...I offered to video these nuts! btw--thats my son sitting on his butt riding down last. i think he was the only one using his brain! also...take note of the dude who jumps out in front of the camera while i'm shooting. that guy lived on that hill and heard the swish of the boards and came running over to see the crazies! he said he thought he was gonna see some carnage...but thankfully those yahoos pulled it off. otherwise, i would have been "bad parent"! ;-)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Lala land

I have officially heard enough about Britney.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Rainy day museum trip -- went up to MOCA to see the Takashi Murakami Exhibit

A night out ---a little out of the ordinary

Last night I attended the Anaheim 1 Superscross race. I have never been to any of these races before, so I am certainly no expert on the subject of this kind of racing. However --my vote for the "ride of the night" goes to this guy, James "Bubba" Stewart. What a stellar performance, and a true testament of skill and athleticism!! After a first lap crash, this guy came from dead last and rode his way all the way back through the pack to finish in 2nd place!! You really had to be there to see what I am talking about. The track was a complete mess from all the rain...actually it looked more like a mud wrestling venue than a dirt bike racing track! There were crashes and mishaps all night long, which makes Bubba's ride in the final, all that more impressive. You should have seen the size of the ruts that were cut in the track...some of them had to be over a foot deep! The riders with true skill were easy to see in these conditions.
Hats of to all those dudes out there, though. I can't even imagine what kind of confidence it takes to launch seventy foot jumps in mud like that!
Even though Chad Reed won (and yes he had an impressive ride too), Mr. Stewart is still my favorite on the night. And even though I will enjoy watching the guys duke it out on dry dirt...I have to say I'm glad I witnessed such an epic event :)

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Fuji University is a new project by the Fuji Bicycles brand which aims to assist colleges and universities around the U.S. with their sustainability objectives. Together with school administrators, Fuji hopes to reduce automobile dependence and promote a healthy lifestyle of cycling and walking on and around campuses.

Visit bike.emory.edu to see Fuji University’s latest project at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

....now that's good juju