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“What else can I say? I pull the rear derailleur off of my Vanilla road racing bike and a Scott shows up on my doorstep last Wednesday morning. What can I do? Of course, I took it in, nurtured it, built it up and am gonna start riding it this weekend.” Or not. This has [...]
An hour into the Vernonia loop today I ripped the rear derailleur off of my Vaniller road bike. Ugh. I busted out the chain tool, turned it into a single speed and kept on trucking. Ira Ryan and I climbed up into the snow and then just decided to turn around when the climbing got [...]
Holy crap. We all know Vanilla bicycles are nice. Now there is a 4 foot tall trophy to prove it. What a year. A national championship, a best of show trophy. Mr. White has it all, money, power, influence. Me? I spent the evening hiking around the forest in the snow doing some covert trail [...]
Rode out to the Banana Belt race series #1 at Hagg Lake yesterday with Ira Ryan, Matt Hall and Cary Miller. They ended up eating at McDonalds. Can you even handle that? They are telling me cross season is won with Mcmuffins in March. I’m not buying it. Sacha White is down at the Handbuilt [...]
Not having an inspired week, I took off early yesterday with Ira Ryan and ran errands. Went by River City bicycles and harrassed the competition, then by Stumptown printers and picked up new Vanilla posters. Dan Gilsdorf (my tattoo artist and pal) did the artwork in the “retro art nouveau(sp?) style” and they are just [...]
Yesterday was one of the days I loathe. The phone rings every 2 minutes ALL day long and everyone wants my money. Not like telemarketers or anything but y’know, debt, bills, distributors, sales reps, bills, payroll, bills and, ok, a few telemarketers. Yesterday was one of those days where I realise how close to futile [...]
Tour of California started today. I’m calling it, Levi is gonna win it and then be burned out for Le Tour de France but will come back to podium in the Vuelta. Basso is gonna stick it to Jan in the tour. I’m thinking Basso will do the Giro-Tour double. Kinda been wading through a [...]
…but I guess a new laptop will do. I don’t know where the money will come from but I ordered up a new MAC for the Veloshop from Apple, complete with 3 year warranty. What is new in my life? Pete was in LA for a week working as the soigner for the USA cycling [...]
Ok. Laptop died. This time for good. If I had a photo of me giving my laptop the finger I would post it. Since I don’t… My computer at the shop does not let me acess the blogthing so when I scrounge up a grand for a new computer, I’ll be back… Ugh.