Archive for April, 2009


Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

This is the current state of the seat stay on my old racing bike. Fortunately I have some pretty great people supporting me who scraped some money together to help me afford a new frame in time for the Tour of Battenkill.

Road racing is damn expensive. Probably why so many talented people simply never get a chance. But then again allot of people are also intimidated by their mental image of road racing. When it comes down to it the hardest thing about it is getting a racing license and getting to the start line.

Road Grime

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The local road racing season got underway a little more then a month ago. The best thing about it is that it gives many of us a good reason to get the hell out of New York and race bikes in places that don’t have cell phone service or bodegas. My teammates and I have also had the good fortune of being put up by kind strangers on several occasions so far this season. And although the accommodations vary from warm beds to cramped couches the gesture from people who only vaguely know us through some other 3rd party is always a welcome one.

Bike guest room

DQM+Incase messenger bag

Monday, April 20th, 2009

The guys at DQM hooked me up with their latest collaboration. DQM, HUFSF and Incase teamed up to make this awesome bag by Incase. The bag is really comfortable and the strap is easy to use. The inside has a whole bunch of pockets for tools a pump etc., and it comes with a hip pouch too!

Here is more about the bag

“About Incase for HUF and DQM
Born out of longstanding friendships that span across time and space, the Incase for HUF and DQM project began when Damon Way (Incase Chief Brand Officer), Keith Hufnagel, aka HUF (HUF owner/professional skateboarder), and Dave Ortiz (DQM owner) decided to partner together with the vision of creating a product that authentically represented the interests, backgrounds and geographies of the parties involved.

After a little more than two years of collaboration and development, the vision took the form of an innovative messenger bag pairing the best aspects of conventional bike messenger bags and the ability to secure a skateboard, with Incase’s refined industrial design aesthetic and device-driven functional features. The results of the collaboration are the fully functional HUF and DQM Skate Messenger Bags, customized in two variations to depict each retailer’s respective city.”