Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Help a fellow 2 wheeler.

A friend of TeaBag has lost their bicycle. Keep an eye out for it. It's a Silver Electric bicycle with a surf rack and several stickers on it. If you see it or know anything you can email me at; probikesupport at mac dot com.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

BikeRumor - Interbike 2008 - Chris King Bottom Bracket from Tyler Benedict on Vimeo.

The "Art of Cross" race this weekend was a huge success! They reported record numbers in attendance, Congrats Guys. In the Cat 4 race, they had over 60 racers and in Cat 3/4 they had around 75. That's major in a SoCal Cross race. 

Matt Breyer took his first win of the season. If he doesn't watch out he'll be moving up to Elite 1/2/3 soon. Ben (CeloPacific) got second in his race. It was his first race on a cross bike. Everett (Adam's Avenue) made an appearance on a geared Gunnar. Why is this news worthy? E is a award winning SSer, I guess he wants a new challenge. Mike Telega (Oakley/ Cal Giant) came in 4th in the Cat 1/2/3 race, his first race in 3-4 years. Brent Prenzlow made the first race of the season look easy, he took the win in the Elite Cat 1/2/3 race. Congrats Guys!

More pictures can be found at my Flickr page (link on the right or click here)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Idaho Mountains- 1

DB- 0

Get better buddy.   (photo provided by Tater)

Monday, September 08, 2008

"Jay Sycip joins Chris King
By BikeRadar

Jay Sycip. (King Cycle Group)

Jay SyCip has joined King Cycle Group and will work as a Product Manager for Chris King Precision Components and Cielo Cycles in Portland, Oregon. Jay comes to King after 17 years at SyCip Designs in Santa Rosa, California where, along with his brother and business partner Jeremy, he became a fixture in the modern frame-building community. Noted for his creative design style and elegant fabrications, Jay is a graduate of the Art Center of Pasadena.

"We are thrilled to bring Jay onto our team," said Diane Chalmers, Vice President of Operations for Chris King Precision Components. "He's a respected builder and a person we have always enjoyed. He's a great fit for this company. Plus, I hear he's a good cook. Perfect timing for the opening of our new cafe later this year, wouldn't you say?"

Jay adds: "I've worked only for myself since I left school but couldn't dream of a better place to go to work than Chris King. I really can't believe it even now. It's an incredible feeling to join this company and to bring my family to Portland. And what better time to move to Portland than at the start of the cyclo-cross season? I'm very excited to be here.

"Working with Jeremy and building the SyCip brand from scratch was a dream come true," he said. "With SyCip thriving and all the resources in place for the company's future success, my brother and I felt it was an opportune time for him to take the reins from this point forward. I can assure everyone that SyCip will continue to offer top notch custom bicycles. My family and I are really excited to have made the move north.

"Portland is not just the city my wife is from but its also a great place to raise our boys - not to mention having one of the best bike and food cultures around. All that tied in with this very special opportunity to be a part of the team at Chris King is a once in a lifetime chance."

While Jay has a new number and e-mail address, he will be unavailable during the day for a number of weeks as his training will take him through the full range of jobs at King. Just as each new employee does, Jay will spend his first week in the Assembly Department and work through a range of customer service jobs over the course of a few weeks. Finally, Jay will spend several more weeks on the production floor learning the production processes prior to beginning his work with OEMs, builders, and retailers.

For more information, visit www.chrisking.com.
Cinnamon Star, SSMike and I are in the video. Find us.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Good golly it's been a long time.

Lot's of stuff goin on. Here is the abbreviated summary;

1) Cinnamon Star and I drove up to Nor Cal for the SSWC08 race. We rode China Camp State Park a few times, 1 of us rode 40% of the race course and we ate some really great food (GoFish & Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen). Hands down the best food I have ever had yet. When you go to Cindy's ask Fran (the bartender) to make you a Mint Julep.

2) On the drive home I got a call, I won the Carver 96er frame they were raffling at the race! My frame is on the way. Thanks Tex!

3) I got home, parked the car and started riding the beach cruiser to work. Last Friday I went out to my car to get my floor pump.....I saw something shiny on my front tire...... The tread was coming off! CS and I dodged 4 really scary bullets (especially driving down the grapevine). I haven't driven my car in a week, I have to admit I miss it.

4) My new Toyo's are getting installed Friday. Can't wait! I need to run a bunch of errands that I can't do comfortably by bike.

Song: The Band "Up on Cripple Creek"
Sock: Retrotec

I was using a couple new products on the trip and I would like to mention a few of them.

a) Hammer Heed "Subtle Melon", If you like cantaloupe or honeydew melon try it! It's really good. Not too sweet not too sugary. It worked extremely well all during the rides. I used 2.5 scoops for a large bottle. ($17.95 for 30ish servings)

b) 2009 Specialized S-Works MTB Shoe, I was hesitant at first to wear a shoe with fishing line but, the are amazing. The fit, feel and function are top notch. Not to mention I got the highly anticipated White version. I have 1 of 10 pairs in the country. ($285.00 should be available by the end of September)

c) BROOKS B190 saddle, Hands down the best beach cruiser saddle on the planet. It looks perfect on my Electra plus it's really plush. I rode it in this years Midnight Madness and have been commuting on it for a couple weeks. ($175.00 only available in black)

That's all I got.