Friday, 30 September 2011

Wooden Cargo bike by Art & Industry

Another incredible project by two people just getting on with it.

One a boat maker, the other a bike fanatic.  Its a bit like a boat with wheels.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011


So maybe in the TV series of Back to the Future, the Doc could have made a bike that could reach 88mph and travel in time.  Maybe it would look a bit like this...

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Cobble Wobble

This Sunday I'm taking the family to see the Cobble Wobble in Frome. Chris Akrigg won last years uphill sprint competition. Chris is Ru's mountain bike hero. Every time he gets on his bike, he says "I'm Chris Akrigg". Charlie is Danny Macaskill.

2010 Cobble Wobble from chris akrigg on Vimeo.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

NYC Bike Jumble and Bristol Bike Polo

This is how to jumble:

NY Bike Jumble: May 14, 2011. from NY Bike Jumble on Vimeo.

Bike Polo
I went for a quick spin while the boys were having tea (battered fish and home made chips). I nipped up to the Bristol Bike Polo tournament and watched the last 15 minutes of the final game. No idea what the teams were called, but the men in red bra tshirts won with a golden goal in extra time. The grey shirts fought back from 3-1 down to equalize with minutes to spare, but a crash 4 minutes in to extra time left the grey team 2 men versus 3, and the goal was inevitable. Both teams were seriously skilled, but the red bras had the better confidence and communicated well.  I reckon my old '95 Marin Palisades would make a pretty good polo machine to start with.  Just need to get down to Dean Lane.

Cruddy mobile footage of the final

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Muddy Legs

Been out for a ride on the glorious new(ish) trails in Ashton Court tonight. One of those rides where every hill can be conquered and the trails flow. Its hard not to flow on the new trails, truth be told. I'm trying not to be snobby, but I can't wait for all those vintage 1997 Saracen riders to either give up or upgrade.

Pump track progress:

So with my new found effortless flow (ahem), I'm looking forward to Brunel's pump track opening at the end of September. Last week I had a look at feedback/test session, and its clear I have a pretty big skills gap. Its three minutes from work, so I'm planning lots of visits while the kids are at school.

Pink Bike had a competition with Rock Shox to re-design some graphics. There are 10 short listed designs. I really wanted to like Dan Sharpe's design because hes from the UK, but the whispy guy with the strawberry ruins it for me.

My short list.

...oh, and some how my legs were still muddy when I got out of the shower.  How does that work?