the morning after nobeyama cyclocross race

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.


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


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.


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

garlic oil


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.


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,


    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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