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:
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.
Third - This from the man behind Mad Fiber wheels: SPOKE NERDS ONLY.
Fourth - 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.
Sixth - in case you were not already convinced:
The 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.