So good to see Sean getting a signature bike…
If you’re in LA on Saturday, take some time to do the 14th Annual Cranksgiving – an alleycat in which riders collect food for the needy and race for prizes at the same time! This is an awesome event, and I wish that we could be there…
But if you’re staying in Santa Barbara, come on out and take part of the 2nd event in the Winter Series (note: points add up for cumulative winners)! On Sunday, we’ll be hosting some open streets time-trials: $5 entry fee, and the winner takes all! All bikes welcome.
Over the years, people have wondered about the large penny-farthing we had in the window, or who came up with our rack system. The answer is always “this rad dude named Jeff who also happens to be a fabricator that makes the trophies for Red Bull Rampage.” This quick quip does not do Jeff Tiedeken justice. Jeff is a mad scientist of fabrication, operating on a shoestring budget, and producing jewel-quality work – the first time we worked together, he fabricated a steering system for a custom, internally-geared, hand-cycle. Jeff is the real deal: despite his aerospace prototypes and Autodesk 3D software input, he still manages to spend time showing kids how stuff is actually made. You can follow his exploits at Monkey Likes Shiny, and you can read more about him on pinkbike (or by clicking the image below). First seen on radavist… Way to go, Jeff!
Do you love BMX? Do you like phone games? Pumped BMX 2 may be the solution to all those idle minutes spent atop a pocelain repository. It looks great, and you can link all kinds of combos – manuals, grinds, flips, spins, tricks. It’s awesome…and completely unrealistic. Or so I thought. Kriss Kyle (link is Kriss in Santa Barbara, behind El Torito) just released a new video, and there are so many incredible bangers that seamlessly flow together. This video is like watching a series of game combos…with a freecoaster! You should check this one out.
First, if you’re riding through Santa Barbara over the next couple of days, you need to read this:
As for the alleycat: we had 13 racers – 5 showed up immediately after the start…so much for an alleycat that starts on time. Congrats go to Gavin (he walked away $55 richer) and Lynneal (she doubled her money). As you can see from the race start, the tension in the air was palpable, hah. The next race is November 23 – hope to see you then!