Thursday, June 26, 2008


It feels like I've been neglecting this here site lately. Summer is upon us in the bike industry and we're all running around like we're on fire.

Everyone here is enjoying a break in the the Seattle winter and getting some vitamin B while riding in. We've started a 'Commute Challenge' that I'm going to tell ya'll about in another post. It's got a lot of people pretty excited and riding into work more than I've ever seen. People on bikes...I know it's radical concept, but we'll see how it goes.

Anyway, this past week we started our summer of Bike in Movies at my house. Seems simple enough. Bikes, BBQ, movies outside, and your favorite beverage in your hand. We're trying to run an entire Bike theme this summer. So we started with Better Off Dead. A classic John Cusack movie about a boy, a french girl, a mountain, Pig Burgers, and the never ending quest for $2. I'm looking for more suggestions of Movies with Bikes in any?

This weekend Fremont hosted the Summer Solstice Parade with some Raleigh and Diamond Back bikes. I still think the Portland Naked Bike Ride is trying to play catch up to us. Saturday nite I rode to, what has become, a Seattle institution. The Mariners suck, the Sonics are leaving, it's another couple months until we're all let down by the Seahawks again, but Roller Derby...that's the ticket. When the bouts were over the Seattle Travel Squad proved, once again, why they're one of the best teams in the nation and they got their groove on. On the tables, on the bar, on the town!

Sunday was all about the ride. The ride and trying to find some locations to shoot some new Lifestyle shots. Yup...that time of year again. I'm going to try and do as good of a job as Carey did last year in giving ya'll a little sneak peak as to what the 09 bikes are going to look like and what we're offering. Stay tuned.
This week. Did a quick photo shoot. Considering I asked one of my baristas at All City to be a model, the morning of the shoot, I think it turned out pretty good. This is the Circa...

Yesterday, found myself riding home with yet anther bike attached to my back. Another? Yup. I had a Team Time Trial frame attached to me on Friday to drop off at a local shop. Yesterday, I drug home a Supercourse that I used in an Ad shot that will be appearing in Road Magazine in a month or so. I may ride with a messenger bag, and not be a messenger...but dang does that sucker get loaded up!

The weeks almost over...but I'll let you in on some of the weekend happs tomorrow.
Go Ride.


Jon said...

Duckie rides some mean BMX wheelies in "Pretty in Pink". "Two Seconds" may actually be the best bike movie ever. Of course, "American Flyers", "Breaking Away" and "The Bicycle Thief" are all in the queue; right?

BF kemyooter said...

Pretty in Pink! Holy crap I forgot about that one. The best scene in '2 seconds' is when the mechanic shows off his tan lines. Being an old mechanic/rider I dropped my peanut butter tool and had Rainier coming out of my nose. 'Breaking Away' is in que, I was also looking at 'Friday', 'Wayne's World', 'Pee Wee' and 'Project A'