Friday, May 28, 2010

the haps on the craps

actually, we're not playing craps... but speaking of craps, my computer took a big one this week. i just got it back today! yeah!

so first things first- the sale is on- all shirts are only 15 measly bucks! cheap, i know, but there's been a little confusion- i put the sale prices on our main products page, but forgot to put up the individual sale priced shirt pages themselves.

to get the discount, order from the main page for now until i can get those changed/fixed. go ahead and click the link to the shirt page if you need a bigger/better picture, just don't order from it for now, unless you want to help us out & pay full price- that's up to you. :)

also on the main products page, the stickers that are in stock all have add to cart buttons. if you click on one to go to it's individual page, i also forgot to change the ones that we got back in stock and it still says sold out... so until further notice, go by the main products page!

and we've got some reviews, i just have to throw them together- they'll be up either late tonight or tomorrow afternoon. got some good stuff to tell you about too!

cole should be home tonight- he was in michigan building another run of bates crates! the pictures on the site are great, but they're even more beautiful in person. hand made from the ground up. doesn't get any better than that!

and i'm home tonight myself, although it's cooling off and a bike ride sounds really good after a hectic day... so, if i go for a ride (which keeps sounding better and better!!), the reviews will probably be up tomorrow. if not, late tonight. and i love to play before i work, but the work is over due...and you probably got paid today seeing as it's friday and all- unless you're one of those bi-weekly paid peoples- this isn't your week. and if you're one of the many unemployed, i feel for ya.

in personal news, both of our dads had cancer & so did my old lady's mom, and all 3 are cancer free right now, so that really, really rules. fuck cancer.

enjoy the weekend, and check back soon for reviews...when i post here, it automatically sends a tweet through cole's account. i try & throw one up or RT his, but his is automatic...just sayin'.


p.s. got the new issue of Boneshaker Almanac the other day, so you'll be hearing about that soon too!

Monday, May 24, 2010

i love writing a haiku- always have- you know, 3 lines with 5/7/5 syllables per line respectively. anyway, i wrote a few cycling haikus last week and thought i'd share them with here goes:

traveling about

there's something i must confess

bicycles are best

there's so much to see

when traveling all around

go by bicycle

i looked everywhere

and finally found freedom

it was in a bike

getting around town

is much easier if you

safely ride a bike

i can't talk right now

going to ride my bicycle

talk to you later

i hope you enjoyed reading them as much as i did writing them! i'll bet you have one of your own to let's hear 'em!!!

-side note: there's currently a contest somewhere on the interwebs where you can win a bike with the right picture & the right haiku... probably not too hard to find, but if you enter, don't steal my haikus- i'll bust you out for one, and besides it being a shitty thing to do, it's akin to the azzholes out there that are stealing our images and selling them as their own- ie: a shitty thing to do, so please don't. however; if you would like to reprint them or repost them, please ask- i'll more than likely say yes!!!

stay hydrated- it's hotter than a...we both know, so let's leave it at that! now go ride...or write!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

To celebrate Bike to Work Week, all shirts are on sale for $15.00 until June 1st!

Monday, May 17, 2010

So it's ride your bike to work week. I work from home, so i'll just go for long rides everyday. Cole has his sweet workspace, and he rides his bike there- everyday. This is Cole's mom, Linda- she's rad & doesn't yell at us any more like she did 16 or so years ago!

Any ways, What if it could be ride your bike to work month? Or year? Or completely change your lifestyle and ride to work everyday. It's up to you! A national week is a great thing though- not trying to make light of it- I hope a lot of people in the US take part- Even 10% of our population can create a huge difference. I know that's a high number to reach for, but ya gotta reach, and sometimes when you can't reach it you have to keep your arm raised, make a fist, and fight your way for it.

I'm not advocating violence. Cole would never let me. I don't even know what the hell I'm talking about anymore, so I should probably have a big glass of shut the hell up right about now, but I'll raise it high, and salute! Here's to bike to work week. May it be a great start!!!

Oh yeah I had a moment of genius earlier, or at least I thought so, and the other 2 people I told it to thought it was great, so here it is (and could possibly be a shirt/sticker...too offensive? what do you think?).

the short: jesus was a bike messenger

the long: jesus was a messenger. what if there were bikes in his time? it would make him a bike messenger!

genius, right? I know!!!! I've already got the image in my head, but i'll save that for another time- maybe. I just don't wanna offend our friends & fans... comment!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hey peoples-

It's been a long week. Lots of miles ridden, I finally won a long battle with AT&T, I'm gaining ground on my war with porcupines, still dealing with cancers, and riding more miles to forget about it.

But we've got a couple great products for ya to check out this week- Feedback Sports sent in their Sport-Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand, and Pace Sportswear's CAT1 Pro Shorts. Just in time before your paycheck disappears!!!

Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Bike Stand

This came to me unexpectedly, and I'm glad it found my way, let me tell ya! It comes in so handy- anytime you need to make an adjustment just put it on the stand, and it stays put. Not only that, but the clutch allows you to rotate your bike 360 degrees. Totally cool.

I'm not sure how many average riders think about repair stands, but it's one of those things you never knew you needed, but now that you have it you don't know how you ever got by without it. Seriously- it's that kind of thing. Read More...

Pace Sportswear CAT1 Shorts

I've never been the spandex type (hence the stock photo!), but cycling shorts & bibs are totally the way to go if you ride frequently, are touring, and honestly- doing any riding at all. If you're like me, they'll be your secret best friend. I wear 'em underneath my pants/knickers/shorts/shants...pretty much under whatever I want, and you'd never know.

Right now, these are my favorite shorts hands down. My second favorite part about these is that they don't creep up my leg (something that drives me crazy!!!), fit great, and also tie at the waist if you want/need to. Read More...

If you haven't checked out the new shirt yet, now's a good time!

Have a great weekend- ride fast, ride hard...


Thursday, May 13, 2010

just a heads up...

i've just been exhausted today after yesterday's ride, so reviews will be up tomorrow!


Monday, May 10, 2010

A vintage cure all for all of your modern ails! Guaranteed to make you feel better! Works instantly...Try it today!!! Black ink on a fossil grey shirt.

Friday, May 07, 2010

We got some great stuff to review this week- A set of panniers came from Arkel, a nice box of goodies from Pace- including everything one would need to stay covered head to toe, and last but certainly not least, an awesome trailer from the folks at Cycletote! Leroy (one of our four cats!) totally dug the trailer!

And I thought I'd show you a little side view of the trailer- it hitches to your seat post and can hold A LOT! The inside can be taken out for a bare bones trailer, and it also came with a cover!

But I'll tell you more about all of this soon!

Oh yeah- the small feet thing...
Cole found a stack of our now rare socks, but they're all size small, so email Cole ( ) if you're interested. I believe they came from sock guy (I could be wrong...), but i do know they're black with our Classic logo wrapping around the ankle.
Totally rad, but totally size small ONLY!

Ride safe & ride hard, & if you're anywhere near me, ride wet!


Wednesday, May 05, 2010


hey- if you're anywhere near GR, MI tonight, my band SHEEPHERDER is playing @ the CAGE. doors @ 7 & it’s a leather/fetish show, so dress up or pay the price!

reviews will be up tomorrow. i'm running outta time to get my poop in a group so to speak...



Monday, May 03, 2010

most of 'em anyways!- we just got a fat stack of the boy freedoms, flats happen, and not a crimes...