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the morning after Nobeyama cyclocross race.

In lieu of a proper blog post, I’ve been dumping tons of photos onto Flickr and I finally learned how to edit and create decent video content; which I am putting up on my YouTube account.

I’m in Japan. I’ve been so busy experiencing everything and trying to stay focused. Snapping photos of everything like… well, like a Japanese tourist.

So, I’ll save a Japan post for later and share with you some other awesome culture that is getting me stoked:

TiFLW-V2First – this Independent Fabrication titanium factory lightweight.

Holy shit. The Indy Fab crew has completely stepped up and taken it to a new level. Turned the volume knob to 11, if you will. I don’t often get crazy lust for bikes, I appreciate the subtleties and differences in all of them. But, I’m sold. The balance of tech, innovation, toughness and a no nonsense approach that we have come to expect from Independent Fabrication; completely dialed. I want one. I want to slap full fenders on it, beat the hell out of it over the winter and then pull the fenders off and smash a full summer of road racing in prep for cyclocross on it. I want to ride that thing on every gravel road we have in the NW. damn.

Second – these 2 videos are getting me pumped. Thanks Condor for the Lando Calrissian lead out. I love Star Wars and I love, well maybe I just like R. Kelly. real talk.

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spoke_develThird – This from the man behind Mad Fiber wheels: SPOKE NERDS ONLY.

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goldlameFourth – Gold Lame! Yes, YES! So my style. Thanks BEllin for the lead out on that one. Not enough photos of Paolo in her WC gold lame skinsuit in the world.

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Fifth – foodie stuff. I’ll never find the time to make this. Or will I? I heart delicious oil and delicious salt.

garlic oil

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Sixth – in case you were not already convinced:

trp cx9The TRP CX-9 rules. Check out any of my muddy photos from this year. I was a skeptic but, I am sold, they rock. My friend Matt is sold too and he wrote a nice article about it on Bike Hugger. Click on the photo to read it and then go to the Veloshop and buy a set already.

Ok, I am out. Another amazing home cooked meal here in Nobeyama awaits.

Discussion

5 comments for “the morning after Nobeyama cyclocross race.”

  1. Congrats on your Japan experience! You look pretty darned happy in that first vid.

    Thanks for the tip on the CX-9 brakes. I’ve been pondering them as a possible upgrade. Good to hear from someone who’s used them.

    Posted by beth h | November 1, 2010, 8:34 am
  2. I like your site and blog and would be happy to order the TRPs from you if in stock. Just let me know how. Thanks

    Posted by josh | November 1, 2010, 11:06 am
  3. Molly!!!!!!!!

    I’m so excited that you are racing in Japan, also really sad that I’m not there to cheer you on, but thems the brakes (but thems the CX-9s?).

    Anyway, lots of love, missing you,

    from Berlin,

    Peter

    Posted by Peter | November 2, 2010, 12:44 pm
  4. miss you too kid!

    Posted by Molly | November 4, 2010, 8:09 pm
  5. I’m interested in all the TRP hype. Tektro has had the mini-V out for a long time and it even came stock on some cross bikes years ago (Fuji for example). A

    Apparently, the finicky cross crowd wasn’t ready to accept it back then. They actually work very well, seriously. Of course, I never could bring myself to use them back in the day.

    Posted by Jake | November 5, 2010, 9:22 am

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