Category Archives: randomness
How to Be a Road Biker

A now-bald friend dropped this on me tonight. Yes, it’s ok to laugh and cheers to the dude with the Knob Creek during “recovery day”.

Jan 27, 2014 6 comments
Velocity Introduces Their New Clothes Hangers
VelocityCoatHanger

No, it’s not April 1st, this one’s for real. In fact, it’s so real that it’s in stock now at the Velocity Web Shop… Tempting, isn’t it?

“Convinced there was a better use for leftover Australian-made rims (we now manufacture our rims in Jacksonville, Fla.), our in-house wheelbuilders at The Wheel Department set out to find it. We posted a picture of a prototype “upcycled” hanger online, and the response was overwhelming.”

Crikey!

Jan 24, 2014 1 comment
Johnnyrandom’s Bespoken

I found this experimental project to be pretty rad, mostly because I love how the experience of riding a bike as a kid can resonate through to your adult life and influence your work.

“Composer Johnnyrandom breaks new ground with musical compositions made exclusively from everyday objects. His debut single, “Bespoken”, explores the full potential of sounds generated from bicycles and their components, transcending the role of traditional instrumentation as the accepted method for creating beautiful and thought-provoking music. The following video gives a glimpse into the creative process behind this unique composition.”

Check out Bespoken on:

“Bespoken” on iTunes: goo.gl/DX8uI1
“Bespoken (Inverted MTB Remix) on iTunes: goo.gl/dsHUdV
“Bespoken” – A breakdown of selected sound elements: soundcloud.com/johnnyrandom

Jan 21, 2014 5 comments
West America’s New Shop in Whistler

I’m not into motos at all, but I can respect individuals like Jordan and James over at West America. They’re both unique artists and have inspired people to get outdoors. Introduction aside, this article really blew me away. After leaving Portland, James built this work shed in Whistler from salvaged materials, for around $1,000. The architect in me is loving its simplicity!

Whistler’s a huge MTB haven and I’d love to check it out one day, when I do, I’m pretty sure there’s room for my bike in the shed and a few trees for my hammock.

Head over to West America for the full story!

Also, Hufnagel is still selling that SS porteur if anyone’s interested!

Jan 20, 2014 11 comments
PiNP 2013: A Year in Photos
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

Where do I even begin with 2013? If I can say anything about PiNP, it’s that the site is ever-evolving, much like cycling and my own experiences with it. As my own habits change, so does the content. Looking back over the past twelve months, I still can’t wrap my head around how much I traveled. It was overwhelming at times, but in the end, worth it.

So where do we begin? How about with the first Photoset: a new camera.

Check out the PiNP 2013: A Year in Photos below!

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Dec 30, 2013 22 comments
FBM: Summer of deAH!

We reached the winter solstice. That means summer’s almost here. Right?

Dec 21, 2013 Comments are OFF
The 2013 PiNP Holiday List

Look, I already feel a bit self-conscious about how much PiNP encourages our consumer habits but it’s a part of life and I’d rather direct you to some legitimate holiday goods, then have you read some bogus list elsewhere. Most of these products on this list are in my personal collection and have become staples in my day to day life.

Some notes: Buy local if you can, your local bike shop probably sells gift certificates, so support them first and foremost. Most of these products are more “lifestyle” than cycling-related but there’s more to life than bike shit, right? Finally, most of these products are made in the USA!

Check out a few choice products you could buy this holiday season below!

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Dec 9, 2013 13 comments
Interbike Had its Moments


Photo by Josh Hayes

Look, I hate Las Vegas and I’m not too stoked on Interbike, but being able to hang out with friends the whole time is certainly a high point. Especially these dudes. Magic just happens, like the moment I realized the vuvuzela makes an exceptional beer bong!

Dec 4, 2013 Comments are OFF