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.

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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.