Thursday, December 21, 2006

Nothing to say yet but, I did find this bitchin picture of a SyCip frame....
Oh, I also added "The Onion" to the blog. You can listen to all the current "Onion" news reports.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Endura Hummvee Knickers

I ordered a pair last week and they arrived Friday afternoon. Sunday I was scheduled for a long slow ride (rain or shine), the perfect test for the Hummvee's. Let's look at the spec's first.

At first glance they look like "Long" baggies, which I guess they are. Unlike baggies these things have more panels, more pockets, more vents and a removeable liner. The liner has a decent looking pad similar to the Squadra or Voler pad, six panels and multiple snaps around the waist to attach to the outer short. The outer short has Six pockets (That I have found). One on the left just above the knee that has 2 vents. Two pockets on either side that are approximately six inches deep. Two front pockets with zippers, that reminds me the zipper pulls are textured. Why is that so inportant? When it's a blustery SoCal day out, my numb fingers have difficulty opening pockets to get my keys or iPod. There is also a zippered pocket just above the right knee. On the left side there is a swivel hook, I assume it's for your keys but I like keeping my keys safely inside the pocket. The bottom of the legs have a velcro closure that allows you to adjust the leg openings.

My ride started at my house and went down the coast to Del Mar. At first it felt weird wearing baggies on the road, then I realized I am weird. The legs didn't bunch at my knees, the liner provided plenty of padding and it didn't move around. I wasn't overheating like I normally do with knee warmers. The vents behind the knees and thighs provided enough comfort, I think the real test will be when it's a little warmer.

So far I am really happy with them. The quality is top notch. I might have to order a jersey and some gloves to test as well. I will try them out on the trail this weekend but, I can't imagine they will be any different. I got 52 miles in them today with no chafing.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006

So Wednesday, on my scheduled weekly night ride, I took out the Double Dribble. I hadn't really riden it since I built up the Super Unleaded 29er, so what better time to discuss the pro's and con's.

No this isn't like other reviews where they build two identical bikes (one 26" and one 29"). It also won't be a biased, one sided fluff review either. I enjoy both bikes, I love my 26" SS as well. In fact if I didn't they probably wouldn't be in my stable. The fashion today on review forums (,, etc.) is that one discipline is the only choice. Some SSer's think gears are stupid, Some 29er's think 26" wheels are retarded, etc.

Double Dribble- September 2002

This was my second SyCip. I had my dream SS but, I wanted a bike that would be comfortable day after day if I were on an MTB trip or wanted to ride a technical trail (like Noble Canyon). Noble is doable on my SS but, if I want to be able to walk the next day I need an FS.
Most of my friends balked at my decision to get another SyCip. My reasoning was I loved my SS. The ride quality, the attention to detail, perfect sizing were all factors.

I ordered my DD in the 4" configuration since this is an XC bike. I built it up with (new at the time) 2003 XTR components, a Fox F100RLC fork and a selection of gourmet parts including King wheels.

The bike is really well balanced. Even though the front triangle is made of Reynolds steel the bike is relatively light at 26.5 pounds. The shifters took awhile to get used to (Dual Control), the rest of the build worked flawlessly.

Enter December 2006-
The bike still rides really well. The components show some wear but, all in all the bike still rides like it was new. It has been on 3 week long MTB trips including this year when Vanilla aka Todd rode it up in Flagstaff.

Getting back on a 26er took a few minutes to adjust. As soon as I settled in it was like we were best friends again. The steering was quick and precise. The suspension soaked up anything and everything I threw at it. The bike flew downhill like it was on rails. Where have I been all this time?

Super Unleaded 29er- February 2006

Most of you know it as Big Pinky (pink hubs, headset and misc accents would tell you why). BP is my fifth SyCip. I wanted another hardtail and I heard Jeremy SyCip was welding Ti now. So why not order up a Ti hardtail? The more I talked to friends, the more I realized I wanted to try a 29er. So I killed two birds with one stone, a Ti 29er hardtail. By this time there wasn't any wonder who would make my frame, I'll have Jeremy make my frames until either he or I quit.

The biggest decision with the build was the fork. The choices in forks, although more than originally, was weak. White Brothers, Rock Shox, Marzocchi and Maverick were the main contenders. In the end the Maverick made the most sense to me. 90mm of travel, 3.5 pounds, locks out to 50mm (to lower the front end while climbing) and the gourmet factor. I am all about gourmet. For components I wanted to try out the latest in SRAM offerings, XO. I spec's the bike with XO shifters/ rear derailleur, XTR cranks/ cassette/ front derailleur and Hope brakes.

This bike turned out to be really light! Just a tad over 24 pounds for a 29er is pretty light. The detail of the frame is stunning. I talked to Jeremy at Sea Otter he mentoned that this was the first Ti 29er he has built. I really hadn't ridden a 29er before I ordered this bike, other than rolling around the parking lot or test riding after a build. So I didn't really know what to expect other than what I read on the internet.

The bike climbs like a banshee, flows through ruts and is lightening fast on the flats. It does feel quite weird when you first climb on. You feel like you are hovering above the bike. Like driving a bigfoot truck. The steering is also slower. You have to learn to lean into the turns and use your body weight to control the bike.

The two bikes have their own purposes, their own strengths and their own ride characteristics. I am not going to stop riding my 26er's just because the 29er is more well rounded. I am not going to sell the SS because I like gears. Don't hate the other guy because he doesn't share your opinion.

Links you should check out;
Endura Clothing I need to order some of this stuff, looks clean and purpose built.
Samsung BlackJack It's on my Santa wish list
Crank Brothers The shizzle as far as pedals go
DuMonde Tech Smells like Caca but, works awesome

Socks on my feet:
Box Crew

Lou Reed "Sweet Jane"

Bike in the stand:
Cannondale Rush

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Here is a poem we can call live by....

Devil Duckie, when you float, It's like I'm bathing in a flaming moat! Devil Duckie, you're my very best friend, Hooray!

Devil Duckie you're so swell, You guide me on the path to hell, Devil Duckie, I'm awfully dirty- Devil Duckie you're a dirty birdy- Devil Duckie, i am awfully dirty today.

Thank you.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

This is another reason I don't race cross. Not that there will ever be these conditions here in SoCal, never the less.

Under that mud there is a Salsa Las Cruces, on the Las Cruces there are some decals. I am nationwide baby!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

While One Eyed Clyde heads to Kansas City for a cyclocross race, I am heading to the kitchen cabinet for some Tylenol Sinus medicine. I, along with many San Diegans, have a bad headache from the dry conditions out here right now. My body aches, I am sleepy all the time and I have a headache that could kill a horse. Good Times. No I am not riding my bike this evening, heck I might not be able to ride this weekend if this keeps up.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Adams Avenue Bikes has a good thing going down there. Granted the shop is in a funky part of town but, the selection of party-goers was unique to say the least. From the normal Bike Geek crowd (Other shop employee's and Manufacturer employee's, etc.) to the customers that make the shop "special". Dudes with handlebar moustaches, dudes with bicolored dyed hair, rockabilly chicks, an assortment of kids, etc.

Good Times. At midnight there was some GP action, if I tell you what that means in this forum I would be forced to silence you.

3 kegs of Ballast Point beer were sacrificed last night and the crowd were forced to drink bottled...Not pretty. The BEST moment of the evening was when Jens (John Rasberry) was antiqued* while using the restroom. Although the antiquers name escapes me, Jens sought revenge. In some strange luck Timmy (MasiGuy) and the antiquer were in tight quarters together. Supposedly using the restroom but, let me tell you when yours truly was in that same restroom is was quite tight by myself much less with an overgrown MasiGuy. Jens in his first attempt at antiquing scored a 2 fer 1.

*Antiqued; to be antiqued....
To be covered in Baby powder by surprise. Powder can be thrown onto victim while sleeping or blown by compressed air under door of bathroom (as the case may be). Powder can be in Baby form, Koolaid, powdered sugar, cocaine, or baking soda.

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Turkey day people! And if you are reading this,turn off the computer and go help in the kitchen!

I am off to the Inland Empire for turkey with my sister and her family. I feel a little lethargic and hoarse right now. I got home this morning around 3:30. I went with the SockPeople to the Rolling Stones concert last night at Dodger Stadium. What a blast! A review will be posted when I can remember how to post pictures from my phone....

Rolling Stones "She Was Hot"

2007 Royale GT (Black)

Bike in the stand:
SyCip Diesel SS

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Should be a good time as usual.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The man, the myth the legend......Jeremy SyCip hard at work.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Good God it's been a long time...

Between stress at SG, oodles of wheels needing work and keeping up with my riding, the blog has suffered.

Bike Update: The Double Dribble is currently being pieced back together. The Fox fork needs some luvin but, other than that it looks good.

I rode today. 40 miles on the 29er, what was I thinking? Although that bike is a blast to ride, it was not built for the road. I ran my errands via bike rather than my car (Bank, library, grocery, coffee, bike shop, etc).

Tomorrow's ride looks bleak since I can hear it raining outside right now. MTB will probably be out of the question but, possibly a quick road ride.

Bike in the stand:
2000 S-Works hardtail

SyCip Tall Woolies

Latyrx "The Album"

Friday, October 27, 2006

Call me a sissy but, ...........(Not out loud Jackhole).....This ash in the air is doing nothing for my riding. I rode this evening after work and I was coughing up a lung. I think my Saturday ride is out until this air clears up or the Santa Ana winds die down.

So looks like tomorrow is catch-up day. I promised I would do an "Art Project" for a friend's birthday present (need to finish it), I have a bike that is squeaky (I have to find the noise), I have a wheel I need to finish and a House that literally needs to be flushed. Big day....

Maybe I'll ride Sunday (maybe being the operative word).

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I almost forgot!

The Shins, "New Slang"

Bike in the stand:
Reynolds Stratus DV clincher wheel

SyCip Team wool crews
Good God it's been a long time.

Let's see lot's of wheelbuilding, bike repairs, riding, bbq's and work have kept me from updating this thing. I recently received some products that I need to review. I got a new helmet from Spiuk, a steel frame from Masi and some Royale GT's from SockGuy (go figure). The frame isn't built up yet so no reviews of that but, I have ridden with the helmet for over a week now.

Spiuk Nexion:
The Nexion has a novel system for fastening called COMPACTFIX, with millimetric adjustment.
It comes with an insect-repellant anti-allergic treated net and a system to prevent the loss of the helmet in the event of a fall.

It weighs 290 grams and is available in 11 colors apart from the colors of the official helmets of the Illes Balears (UCI Pro Tour) and KAIKU (Continental) teams.

Each helmet comes with a detachable visor.

At first glance the helmet looks a lot like a Bell mid-range model but, when you pick it up and really look at it you realize the difference. 290 grams is very close to the weight of the Uber expensive Giro Atmos. The interior net system is strange when you first put the helmet on, when you think about it actually is a great idea. Not only to block bugs and foreign objects but when you need to clean the pads, you won't have to worry about losing one. They are attached together via netting!
The best feature is the design of the "CompactFix" system. It has bowed out arms to allow your sunglasses to slide under. So many times I have slide my Oakley's under the strap and caused a nasty headache. I also like the padded chin cushion on the strap (also available on the Catlike helmets, ironically also made in Spain).

On bike review coming soon.

Monday, October 09, 2006

There are some great things happening over at the Crooked Cog Network. I met Tim this year at Interbike. He probably has the largest number of photo's from the show plus some great info.

Here are a few of the blog's you should checkout;

Twenty Nine Inches
Blue Collar MTB
Crooked Cog Podcast

To name a few.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

So I updated my Blogger account to "Beta", yay? Different settings, different options, etc blah, blah, blah......

Well folks bikes keep rolling in and time keeps rolling by. Apart from work (SG & PBS) it's been quite busy around here. I got back from Interbike last weekend and fell back into my ride schedule.

Tuesday I went for a road ride after work, Wednesday I went on my night ride (Scott SG's new NSM went along), Thursday drinking with the guys and Friday I rode to work. This weekend was just as hectic; Saturday I went to Charlotte's wedding down in Mission Bay (Charlotte is SG's one woman art department). Let's just say I was dancing (If you can call it that) so you know there was drinking involved.

Today was all about cathing up on some repair projects I have been putting off. I am somehow glad to be back in the groove.

Bike in the stand:
DeRosa Diamante

DJ Quik "Tonite"


Saturday, September 30, 2006

We're back from Vegas!

Although I didn't get to walk around the entire show I did get to visit with most of my "industry" friends and see some of their new stuff. First and foremost The Sycip Family were in full effect (Jay left Vegas Wednesday). Sam (The father of Jeremy and Jay) stopped by the SockGuy booth on one of his breaks. Somehow he remembered me from last year. He walked straight to me and said "you're the gentleman who has five of my son's bikes...". Matt and Jeremy also stopped by to say hello. I really wish I lived closer to Santa Rosa. I could've hung around their booth the entire show.

SyCip were showing a fully custom Javaboy including brazed on front and rear racks color matched to the frame. The hammered fenders were also powdercoated to match the frame. The bike featured Shimano's new touring group the "Alfine", internal gears, hydraulic disc brakes and Dura-aceish cranks.

Don't get me wrong! I love my Javaboy but this one takes it to a whole new level.
Photos courtesy of Crooked Cog Network

ChiChi townie bikes were aplenty yet again this year. Salsa had a new steel townie called the "Casseroll". I can't wait to see that in the lineup. Niner had a bunch of new bikes in their booth including their full suspension frame and
new color choice.

On the parts side White Industries was showing their adjustable BCD crank. You can use whatever size/tooth count chainrings you want and of course they are polished to a mirror finish.
Right now I have to catch up on sleep....More on that and the show soon.....

The Samples "Overthrow"

In the stand:
Cannondale M700 three speed conversion in effect (for a guy who can't ride it)

SPU "What can SPU do for you"

Monday, September 25, 2006

I almost crapped my pants....(NSFW)

Muppets meet NWA

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Will it ever end!.....Nope not a chance, thank god.

Bikes, bikes and more bikes...throw some socks in there and you have the life of Gyeager.

I have been working on a bike that I can't acknowledge I built, legally that is. You know who you are and when you win that next race I'll know I helped a bit.

Then there are the "others". They seem to take over my living space. The bathroom, kitchen and living room will never be the same.

I'm babbling. I have to finish one more bike tonight then I can sleep....

Bike in the stand:
Ellsworth ID
Mike Doughty "Needle to the bar"
Team Green Royale GT

Vegas here I come! Interbike is next week, If you make it to the show stop by the SockGuy booth and say hello. The show offers lots of eye candy....

Angela Succich "Team Voodoo"

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

If you have never been to the Velodrome for Tuesday night racing, here is a sample.

this is an audio post - click to play

Sunday, September 10, 2006

A couple weeks ago I had an amazingly good weekend. To start things off I went to the Roxy to celebrate a friends birthday. Good food, good conversation, good friends....

Saturday I was invited to a wedding for two people I have met maybe three times yet, I feel like I have known them for years. It was beautiful day for a wedding especiallyt a wedding on the beach. They had reserved a little park overlooking Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Funny thing was someone had shown up hours before and set up their chairs and alter unfortunately for them that does not qualify for a reservation. Hence we poached! The ceremony was simple yet romantic. The reception was to be held at a friends house in Carmel Valley. Would it be able to accomodate 30+ party-goers? Oh, Yes. House isn't quite the word for this place, estate is more like it. This guy is living life! Two kickass cars in the garage including, 6 motorcycles, a bunch of bikes and an RV. The garage doors were high enough that he can fit an RV IN the to mention pull a car into the garage with bikes on the roof.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

"....Most rider choose fabrics that wick away moisture and keep you dry. In Gregs case, he happened to be wearing a Evomo cotton tee that practically saved his life. His loss of blood was completely absorbed into the shirt and rung out for later transfusion back into his body...."


BTW Evomo tees should not be used for life saving devices.

Great GooglieMooglie I'm tired. PBS is off the hook. Nuff said.

Bike in the stand:
SyCip Super Unleaded

Southern Culture on the Skids "Nitty Gritty"

Crank Brothers

Saturday, August 26, 2006

It sucks getting a flat on a ride....

It really sucks getting two flats on a ride being a mechanic caught without tools or tubes.

It didn't turn out to be the ride I wanted but, good none the less. I kept my heartrate low, 15 mph average and didn't cry once. That's a first.

I am jumping into the PBS mobile tomorrow afternoon and delivering my nephews new bike. I got him a 2007 Specialized HotRock 20". I had to wait a couple weeks for it but, it was worth it in the end. The frame is Aluminium this year! Sweet little bike. I rebuilt the bike from the ground up. Nothing but, the best for my family.

Muse "City of Delusion"

Subaru Fireballs

Bike in the stand:
SyCip Pave

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Tonight's racing was mostly Keirin. Although it's very challenging for the cyclist it's not as exciting as some races for the spectator. Nevertheless we stayed until the end and then routinely ended up at Lefty's Pizzaria.

It has been nutz around PBS this past couple weeks, 7 bikes a week has been the average. I've wanted to post but, finding "me" time has been rare.

Wolfmother "Love Train"
Bike in the stand:
2007 Specialized Hotrock 20" Coaster

Friday, August 18, 2006

The truth is out!


Friday, August 11, 2006

Review #26

Evomo "Epic Grind" T-shirt:

First and foremost I have to give props to BryanT from Evomo. He has answered what many people have questioned. Why are cyclists forced to wear Surfing or Motocross T-shirts when they don'y have to. Bryan, being a graphics guy, started Evomo to provide togs for the cyclist. Some of the shirts are subtle in graphics (Epic Grind, Splatter, etc.) and others are more in your face like "Blood Donor" or "Hurl".

How can you not love a company whose name translates to Puke? I have washed mine a couple times and they have not shrunk (which helps since I'm not shrinking either). All in all a good deal at 20 bones.

Their website is being maintained right now but, you can purchase them (after 8/14/06) from their website ( as well as some of your favorite LBS's. I think I can speak for Bryan when I say "You should talk to your shop and get them in stock, they kick ass".

I have not been paid by the company, nor has anyone twisted my grimy arm to wear the T or even stuck a gun to my unwashed head of hair.

Where: SG warehouse
Temp: Hot
iTunes: Beatles "Strawberry fields"
Drink: Ginger Ale with added nutrient**
Socks: Wanker (Yes they are clean)

The bearded lady, fluffy and I are heading up to OC for an industry party tonight. Tomorrows ride looks ugly....don't get me wrong, I'll be's going to be ugly.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Midnight Madness is almost here.....


Here are some pictures from last years Midnight Madness

The 2 liter bottle was filled with Lemoncello* that Bjorn's wife made us.
It started out frozen (like it should be). Towards the end of the night it
wasn't too cold.


10 lemon
1 liter Everclear
3 cups white sugar
4 cups water

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Man down....

The man known by many as DC (Big Jonny, Jon, etc.) was hit by a car Saturday. The man is resting in the hospital with multiple lumbar fractures and some road rash but, s in good DC humor.

Checkout his site for more info and pictures.

Drunk Cyclist

Here is an excerpt from his dialogue under medication....

(Medical personnel are preparing to move Jon from the stretcher to the bed in the ER)
FMS Staff: “Are you ready sir?

Big Jon: “Wait!”

BJ: “Ladies, I must warn you. I’m naked under here and extremely good looking”

(Nurse enters the room with water and cloth to give Big Jon a sponge bath and clean some of the superficial wounds)

Big Jon’s Wife: “Do you want help with that?”

Big Jon: “Hold on, are you going to do this? (Looks at wife and frowns)…Or are you? (Looks at nurse and grins)

Silence from both wife and nurse

Big Jon: “How about both!”

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Track Night Tuesday!

Although we got there a little late to see Missn' Out. We got to see alot of action in the Madison* race.

*The Madison is an event in track cycling, named after Madison Square Garden in New York, and known as the "American race" in French (course à l'américaine).

The race format is a variation of the points race. Teams of two (seldom three) compete, but only one rider needs to be racing at any stage. Periodically, the teams change riders by "tagging" their teammates, usually performing slingshot action with linked hands to transfer as much of their momentum as possible to the racing rider, though a team-mate may also be propelled into the race by a push of the rider's racing shorts. The non-racing team-mate then moves to the top of the circular banked track to recover before his next stint.

Team pairs are ranked according to laps gained or lost on their opposition and by points obtained by performing well in sprints which occur periodically during the race and are signalled by a bell on the preceding lap.

First there was a wreck in the field on one of the favorite teams (Matt Hoffman and Adam "don't know his lastname"). Matt had a huge gash in his quad and his shin looked like hamburger. Then towards the end of the race there was a huge sprint Shawn Wallace outsprinted the fastest 17 year old I have ever seen, Iggy!

We all (about 12 of us) met at lefty's for pizza and PBR. Good Times! If you are ever in North Park you have to stop by Lefty's and say hey to Dave.

3448 30th Street

Monday, July 31, 2006

Wow, it's been awhile.

Let's is a quickie.

*Lots and lots of bike builds lately.
*Little bit of riding, not as much as I would like since it's f'ing humid.
*Downloding some new music.
*Started inventory at SG.
*Got some new Atari games.


The Raconteurs, Level
Black Royale
Evomo Epic Grind

More on the "T" soon.

Link dump:
Evomo Clothing for us cyclists that don't want to look like a surfer.
Sticker Nation A cheap solution for a great joke.
Hammer Nutrition We'll see if it works, review soon.
SockGuy Blog My latest creation!
Damn, I wish this show was on US tv!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I went to the track race tonight.....

Balboa Park, San Diego

I was amazed, the stands were packed! There are races every Tuesday and I definitely need to go down there again. "Missin' Out" was the best spectator race. The rules are as follows; The pack rolls out after two or three laps, the last rider across the line s eliminated until there are only three riders. Then the last riders have two laps. It's exciting to see someone break ground and sprint to the line just so they won't get cut. I can see how it wouldn't be the best race for the riders but, it's a hoot for the spectators.

After the races we headed over to Lefty's Pizza (Authentic Chicago Style)
Three words:
PBR on Tap!

Enough said.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Have you seen my air guitar?

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

There are reviews a plenty on the way....

I have been testing several products over the past couple months that I need to review and update. Are they going to start now? Hell No, did you see what time it is? 11:46pm... sleep is in my future.

Tonight's ride was spectacular! It was a small group of three and when I say small I mean the other guys collectively did not weigh as much as me. Nice pace, not super fast, we didn't stop much and we all rode the same speed. Super. It was Double Double.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

"We are Evil. We ride bicycles and foster mayhem. The Black Train of Death® is upon you."


Thursday, July 13, 2006

Drum roll please....

Introducing the SockGuy Blog!

Should be interesting to see what that turns into. I'm thinking sock design ideas, giveaways, R&D input.....The options are endless.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Need a laugh....

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Road trip time!

Cinnamon Star and I are leaving for our adventure in four hours! We are driving the slow road and hope to be in SF by noon. The Spicy party is at 6pm so we will have some time to checkin to the hotel (The Mosser Hotel), ride the cruisers and get some coffee. As you guessed I will be riding the Javaboy.

It will be a short Road trip since CS has to be back Sunday morning but, fun will be had. Pictures will be posted....

Friday, June 30, 2006

Get your Doper's suck socks while they are hot!

Looks to be an intresting Tour de France....(The Tour starts tomorrow)

There was a mass suspension of riders from the tour this morning. Here is the list from

"The following riders were named in the ongoing Operación Puerto doping case by Spanish investigators on Thursday


Michele Scarponi (I)
Marcos Antonio Serrano (Sp)
David Etxebarria (Sp)
Joseba Beloki (Sp)
Angel Vicioso (Sp)
Isidro Nozal (Sp)
Unai Osa (Sp)
Jaksche Joorg (G)
Giampaolo Caruso (I)

Ivan Basso (I)
Caisse D'Epargne-Iles Baleares

Constantino Zaballa (Sp)
Saunier Duval

Carlos Zarate (Sp)

Francisco Mancebo (Sp)

Jan Ullrich (G)
Oscar Sevilla (Sp)

Jose Enrique Gutierrez (Sp)
Jose Ignacio Gutierrez (Sp)
Communidad de Valencia

Vicente Ballester (Sp)
David Bernabeu (Sp)
David Rodriguez (Sp)
Jose Adrian Bonilla (Sp)
Juan Gomis Lopez (Sp)
Eladio Jimenez Sanchez (Sp)
David Latasa (Sp)
Ruben Plaza (Sp)
Jose Luis Martinez (Sp)
Manuel Llorent (Sp)
Antonio Olmo (Sp)
David Munoz (Sp)
Javier Cherro (Sp)
Javier Pascual (Sp)former rider and now an official

Carlos Garcia Quesada (Sp)
Riders retired or suspended for doping

Roberto Heras (Sp)
Angel Casero (Sp)
Santiago Perez (Sp)
Tyler Hamilton (USA)
Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Sp)"

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Great turnout on the night ride last night! We had ten riders, the largest group yet. This is a weekly ride. If you are in San Diego and want the specifics, email me.

Links for the day:

Enduro seals

2006 Midnight Madness Bike Ride

Thome Yorke's solo album (Radiohead's lead singer)

Road trip next week!

Friday, June 23, 2006

I'm riding my road bike tomorrow....

I just looked up at my bike and it's missing parts...Looks like a late night overhaul is in my future.

The Beatles "Blue Jay Way"


Gray Crews

Bike in the stand:
DeRosa (ergomo repair)




Follow tghe instructions on the screen.

Kenny finished 4th in RAAM Enduro!

11 days, 4 hours and 47 minutes of pure hell....

Congratulations Kenny! I am sure the race was much harder than you expected especially getting sick along the way. You pulled out an awe inspiring finish time.

Checkout the video's, pictures and stories from the race on Kenny's website;

Souza Power

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Here is a classic clip....

Friday, June 16, 2006

Kenny is a stud! Catches a pneumonia, drops several places, takes a 7 hour break then an 11 hour break drops to 9th place, hammers up one of the hardest climbs and now he is back in fourth place 7 hours behind Tinker (That may sound like a lot of time but, in actuality it's not that bad).

Go Kenny! My prayers are with you....

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Kenny is killing it right now! Early yesterday he was complaining of pneumonia symptoms. His crew forced him to take a longer stop to get some rest. He is back to Souza form his last Time station AVG speed was over 20mph!

Go Kenny!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

ClifBar has some pretty good photo's fromRAAM up on flickr.

Kenny Souzas' RAAM

Monday, June 12, 2006

Kenny is looking strong on the second day of RAAM. He took a three hour nap and is holding fourth place. Checkout SouzaPower for live updates during the race. Also you can checkout the trailer to the documentary being filmed about Kenny.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Are you stylin'?

I have to get a new repair stand. My current stand (I bought it 11 years ago) is driving me nutz! After using it for a while the legs move which means the stand tilts, AH!

It's time for me to look at my options. I know what I want. It's on my list. Now, I just need to figure out how to get it. If anyone is thinking about a present for me here are the spec's.

Pedro's Rockstand Portable

I need to see if they do industry deals cuz this thing is expensive. It retails for $550.00.

In other news; RAAM started today for the Solo Enduro racers (including Kenny and Tinker). I will post updates as I receive them.

Pabst Blue Ribbon

How can someone not like beer that costs $6.00 for a 12-pack? Sure, it's not the latest basement brew from Blah/ Blah brewery. It has great flavor, you can dring 8 or 9 without a hangover and it costs $.50 per can....

Now if I could only find Schlitz out here in Cali.....


Jimmy Eat World "A Sunday"


PBR's of course

Friday, June 09, 2006

Keith Anderson is making frames again!!!

Well most of you do not know what or who I am talking about. I guess it's been 13 years or so since I ordered my first true custom frame. It was fillet brazed, hand filed and hand painted by Keith himself (although I think his wife painted the frames). Kieth Anderson was located in Indianapolis, IN when I ordered the frame but, by the time it was delivered he had moved to Moab, UT. My frame has a sterling silver Kokopeli headbadge that signifies the move. Originally I was going to have the frame painted a really ornate design but, decided on horizontal stripes of aqua and navy metallic with yellow decals. I love that frame. I think that's why after all these years I have never sold it. It has been built up as my only road bike, singlespeed, fixed gear, etc. It is now time to rebuild, breath some new life into it. Maybe it will be my commuter. I need another bike in my house right?

Checkout Keith's website at;

Keith Anderson Cycles

Tomorrow is going to be hectic. I want to ride my road bike, I have to pick up some parts for a buddy at the shop and then deliver them at his house and prep his bikes for the RAAM (Race Across America, starts Sunday from Oceanside California). Then 007, legs, the colonel and I are going out! Too much to do, too little time.

Shaved Poodle, if you are out there. I'll try to pick up some more Builder's Bars at KSs'.

I always wanted a Charger. Of course mine would have been orange or black maybe....
Pepe le peu got me sick this week after dropping me off at the casa. Airborne saved me from weeks of agony. Although for some reason, now my hands are peeling. Wierd I know.

Last night abunch of guys from B&L, Cinnamon Star, Vanilla and I went for a night ride. The pace was a little upsetting (really, really fast) but, CS, Jens and I rode our own pace way back. I had a good time. Hopefully the promoter will keep the ride going every week, doubtfull though.

Have you ever had a "Sidral Mundet"? Someone is selling it online for $1.65 a 10.5oz bottle. I purchased at Albertson's for $.75. Tastes good, it's an apple soda not too sweet but, really smooth.

Run DMC "Mary, Mary.."

Japan Crew

Bike in the stand:
SyCip Diesel in for a fork swap.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Colonel, Legs, Pele, Uptown Shirt and I went to Fletchers Cove (Solana Beach) to see Hank 3 (Hank Williams 3) tonight. I am a sucker for any band with a fiddle and a slide guitar. Boy were there some freakshows at that concert. Between the guy projectile vomiting to "The Dude" (Big Lebowski) to the guy riding in on the pink furrry bike with matching hair and purse, there was plenty to watch.

Fo some reason they decided to close the beer garden early, bad move. We returned to the Colonels seaside apartment. After hearing some hillbilly music (reminding me of home) I stopped at the local "entertainment store" and picked up a twelver of PBR.

Good times!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

I am Evil. Not your everyday run of the mill Evil, just pure Evil....

Do you remember Caddyshack? Do you remember the scene with Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) and Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) where they are in Carl's house. TY is looking for his ball and Carl invites him to sit down but, he says "He doesn't want to touch anything".

That's my house right now.....yuck.

Bike in the stand:
Merlin Extralight

Tupac "How long will they mourn me?"

Dopers Suck

Rock-n-Roll Marathon this weekend, ya. I am working the expo Saturday with the shaved poodle and the colonel. If you are there look for the green e-z-up.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

PRESS RELEASE - DopersSuck.Com And SockGuy Donate Funds To Junior Cyclists
By Press Release - DopersSuck
This report filed May 25, 2006


Boulder, CO - May 24, 2006 - Dopers Suck and SockGuy have created a new sock featuring the Dopers Suck logo and will donate a portion of the proceeds to junior cycling development programs across the country.

"Whether racing or training, I wanted to provide athletes with a way to express their beliefs about performance enhancing drugs and what better way to do it that with a sock! And, what better sock company to work with than SockGuy? SockGuy makes the highest quality, best fitting custom socks in the cycling industry and they were really excited to help get the message out. " stated Brandon Dwight, founder of Dopers Suck.

"We are excited to be involved with the movement to help stop the use of performance enhancing drugs," stated SockGuy President, Michael Foley. "There are many junior cycling programs doing a great job educating athletes as to why doping is unhealthy and unsafe. And we'd like to join that effort in our own small way. Let's face it, dopers cheat, dopers lie, and Dopers Suck. It is a very clear message that SockGuy is proud to help promote with our partnership with Brandon and the Dopers Suck organization."

Dopers Suck socks will be available through the Dopers Suck website (, the SockGuy website ( and at select SockGuy dealers nationwide. Interested dealers should contact SockGuy at 888.232.5376.

About Dopers Suck
Dopers Suck is an organization that opposes the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in all sports. For more info visit:

About SockGuy
SockGuy, manufacturer of the most comfortable socks you'll ever wear, is a ten-year-old San Diego-based company providing specialty socks that feature superior comfort, cool designs, and extreme durability. SockGuy has hundreds of original sock designs to fit a variety of athletic activities that are sold in thousands of retail locations across the U.S. and distributed throughout Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the U.K. The company creates customized logo socks for events, clubs, companies and schools, so they can be found at large and small events everywhere. More information can be found at

Contact: Brandon Dwight / 303-444-2453 /
Contact: Michael Foley/ 760-804-1344 /

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Sakura Bana,try it sometime Happy Hour Sushi rocks.

SG is thinking of purchasing a new POS (Point Of Sale) software package. The sales guy for the company, Mas90, took three of us to a company down the street from the new SockGuy HQ. As we rolled up to their warehouse I kind of remembered Geri's son worked for a golf company in the complex. Turns out it was the company he worked for. Not quite what I expected from the Gecewicz family, Matt was really quiet and reserved unlike his father.

Before we left one of the marketing vixens gave us some Ion bracelets. It's probably in my head but, I do feel more energized. We'll see how I feel on tomorrow's ride.

Lynyrd Skynyrd "That Smell"


Retrotec custom crews

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Three bikes in the hopper, two due this weekend.

Our trip was eventfull some good, some bad as always. Flagstaff is a cool little town. Great little restaurants, bike shops a plenty, sidewalk cafe's and lots of entertainment. I need to make a trip out there again, maybe take my road bike as well.

Checkout the new SockGuy website.

Back into the swing...We have a design meeting tomorrow at SG. I have a couple ideas that might get some votes. After the meeting a bunch of us are going out to Sushi.

Eminem "Kill You"

Bike in the stand:
Gary Fisher Sugar 2+

Guns n' Roses promo sock

Monday, May 22, 2006

The following photo's are courtesy of (aka M. Lutzker).

Thanks Mike.

This (Buddha Beach) was our reward for the day. Unfortunately it was in the middleof the ride. Posted by Picasa

Geri showing good technical skills for the weekend. I think someone is doping.... Posted by Picasa

Goodwill dropping one of the many stairsteps on Buddha Beach. Posted by Picasa

Goodwill climbing Buddha Beach. Added bonus is seeing Vanilla walking it behind him (Sedona). Posted by Picasa

Riding to the Buddha Beach trailhead, horrible surrondings huh. (Sedona, AZ) Posted by Picasa

Alan catching some air (climbing no less) on Schultz Creek (Mt. Elden) Posted by Picasa