Category Archives: Randomness
I’m in Chico with Paul Component This Week

Part of living in Chico is balancing the amount of riding you do with a post-ride dunk in the river…

Since I missed out on Paul Camp, the open house Paul holds in Chico each year, I figured I’d drive straight up the guts of California and hang out in the spring heat with Paul and company. While I’m here, I’ll be documenting the 12 Paul Camp bikes various framebuilders sent in for various media to ride during the meetup, as well as riding some of the local trails and soaking in the river. Expect more to come!

May 24, 2017 2 comments
Bruce Gordon Cycles is For Sale

This is sad, but completely understandable news:

“I am looking for someone to buy and take over Bruce Gordon Cycles and run it. Included are all the products – Frames, Racks, Stems, Brakes, Tail Lights, Toe Clips, Pumps and the Museum of all the bikes I have made for myself since 1974 which numbers over 30.
Also included are 2 years and 10 months of the Lease with a 5-year possible renewal of the space which is over 4000 Square Feet.

Some of the equipment includes a Bridgeport Vertical Mill, a Horizontal Milwaukee Mill, a Lathe, Metal Saws (3), a 10 Horse Power Compressor, Rack Tube Cutting Machine, Rack Bending Equipment, Fixtures for Frames, Racks, Toe Clips, a Powder Coating Set Up, Inventory and Many Other Things.

I will be available to help out in getting acclimated. Anyone interested – Please give me a call (707) 762-5601”

Bruce is asking $250,000 for all the aforementioned items. I hope to see this legacy carry on through the ages.

May 22, 2017 30 comments
Scotland Was Rad!

Oh man, what a trip this has been. Hell, what a trip these past few days have been! I hope your weekend is rolling smoothly. We’ve got some good stuff to share this week!

May 14, 2017 2 comments
Strange Context

After Ranger Camp, I had a few days before an engagement in Scotland, so Robin from Blackburn Design and I took a road trip, stopping in Bilbao for an evening and then in Southern France to visit our friend Greg. This afternoon, after catching up on emails, we took Greg’s e-fatbikes on a ride to the beach and up to this WWII bunker on the beach. I gotta admit, I never thought that sentence would come from my fingers on this website. Ha!

May 8, 2017 1 comment
Ultra Romance on Bedrock Sandals

“I was 28 years old. The previous 15 years of my life had been spent as a cyclist. Not the kinda cyclist you see in a bike lane at rush hour, or out dinging bells on rail trails, ha, I turned my nose up at those types. “Freds”, I’d say to myself as I looked down at my heart rate monitor while muscling my spendy spindly Italian race rocket over the next imaginary finish line.

My attire was a zebra print lycra leotard, my legs had been shorn before I’d even hit puberty. I was quite comfortable with being uncomfortable while pursuing my passion for bicycles and my petty amateur victories aboard them. So what happened?”

Read more from Benedict at Bedrock Sandals!

May 2, 2017 29 comments
Enjoy the Weekend!

Next week I’m off to Madrid with Blackburn and then off to Scotland with Giro. It’ll be a busy few weeks and I hope California is still this green when I return!

Apr 28, 2017 11 comments
Red Diamond Rattlesnakes and Dropping Out of Art School in Laguna

Tuesdays are almost as bad as Mondays, so anytime I get the chance to ride, I take it, as long as I’ve done my work for the day. Last week a few of us decided to ride the trails in Laguna, about an hour’s drive south of Los Angeles. Our plan was to leave mid-day, ride until sundown, eat dinner and head back once traffic had subsided. Yesterday, we met up at Golden Saddle, packed the cars with gear, our stomachs with food and drove to what has to be one of the best places for mountain biking in Southern California. (more…)

Apr 19, 2017 5 comments