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SF Bike Expo, 2009

SF Bike Expo 2009

SF Bike Expo 2009

Were you there? Sasha was! Sorry if you missed out - the swap was great, and so were the races! I started the day a little prematurely, thinking the event started at 9, when doors actually opened at 10. No problem tho. A little extra time for breakfast put me in a great mood to ride out to Cow Palace for the event. The swap was awesome - much bigger than I expected and there were deals to be had! I snagged a seat for the bike I am building, as well as a cinelli ti stem and some old frog leg brakes for the Ibis Mojo I am building in DC. Needles to say, I am excited. The cyclocross races were also great and it was pretty awesome to be able to watch a cross race and see downhill riders doing flips and spins in the background.  My buddies Jackie and Thayne both raced and got muddy with the Mens Bs, but I had to leave the palace to get back to the shop. Anyway, next year I will be there again, hopefully with a little more cash in hand. If you have a moment, check out some of the photos I took there. In retrospect I should have snapped a few more, especially of the swap meet, but I was too busy digging through parts bins. Sorry.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 Uncategorized No Comments

Ltd ed Loin shirts are in!

Nathan Lee series

Nathan Lee series

Come on by the shop and check out the new Loin shirt series we just got in designed by Nathan Lee, the same talent that brought you I *Crash* SF. Its a series of three, the baby, the hipster and the old man, always rolling on wheels. Get them while you can!

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 New Stuff!, Stock No Comments

Fun in the loin, with the Loin.

Fun in the loin, with the Loin

Fun in the loin, with the Loin

First off, congrats to Jeff and Chris et al for the Trickster Treat Halloween Race! Congrats to the racers and the winners, and I hate everyone got one of those sweet time-machine shirts designed by Chris. I couldnt make it to the party so I lost out. But on with the story!
So there we were on a warm Saturday night. Jeff, from the Loin invited some of us to go kick it on Johnny’s boat in the east bay for a little fiesta. On the way there I met a guy (Ted?) that had a pretty awesome looking surly 29er set up. I asked him what it was about and he said it he was an ultra-distance racer and was planning to race along the continental divide from Canada to Mexico. WHOAAA there. Not for me, thanks! Anyway, he mentioned he worked a bit at a workshop with Mike over at Cleaver Bikes. Im always a sucker for utilitarian and cargo bikes. Anyway, off we went to hang out on the boat where I randomly ran into my friend Ben. All was well and we had a fun ride through Oakland.
We get back into the city and decide to hit up some Thai food in the tenderloin. Whilst cruising over there, a hyper-tensioned asian girl drives up on Jeff’s rear wheel getting within a couple inches before slamming on her brakes and honking. The lady drives off with an aggressive lane change and gets stopped at the red light, like she would have anyway. But this time she has a pissed-off Jeff coming up alongside and punching her car a few times. She floors it when the light turns green and hauls ass down the street and hangs the first left. Jeff wont have any of it and he races after her and Chris and I stop at our destination. About 2 min later Chris and I wonder what happened to Jeff as a cop car flies by us with sirens blaring. Chris and I go to find out whats going on and sure enough Jeff punched the girls side view mirror and she got out and slapped the glasses off his face! Jeff manages to maintain his composure and doesnt touch the girl as her fiance comes up and tries to get in Jeff’s face. When the cops come, several witnesses testify that the girl was hitting Jeff and that she was driving threateningly. She was all “But why does this always happen to me? Why do all the cyclists drive crazy around me?!” And the officer replied, “Well, if this sort of thing happens to you often, perhaps its more a problem with your driving than the bikers.” BOO YAW! HAHA! All said and done, the girl was told to take it easy and respect bikes!! YAY! The cops were on the cyclist’s side!
Because of the ordeal, we almost missed the restaurant’s open hours but we got our food just in time. Although mine was too spicy.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 Rides, SF gatherings No Comments
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