howdy all. here are some bmx frames with super sweet paint jobs. thanks jeff! they look rad. last weekend was the ski to sea race. it happens every year on memorial day weekend. i was asked the monday before to do the road bike leg for a team. i've always wanted to do it so i said yes. i definitely wasn't in shape for a 38 mile tt, but oh well. it was a blast. for those who don't know, the ski to sea is a team relay race. the day starts up on mt baker. cross country skiers are the first leg. they hand their time piece to the downhill skier/snowboarder. but those folks have to run up the mountain before they come down. they hand their time piece to the runners. the runners run down the road, 8 miles, that leads you to mt baker. they hand their time pieces off to the road bikers. the bikers ride from the d.o.t. station to the town of everson. there, the bikers hand off to the canoeists. the canoeists would've paddled from everson to hovander park in ferndale. i say would have because it was called off at the last minute this year. the organisers felt the nooksack river was too risky. we've had some warm temps, rain, and a late snow. so that all ends up in the rivers. every team then had to wait 2 hours before they sent off the mountain biker. the mtbers road from hovander to squalicum harbor in bellingham to hand off the reissued time piece to the sea kayakers. the kayakers paddled from the harbor across the bay to marine park in fairhaven. then ring a bell to end your race. over 80 miles traveled. pretty damn fun.
we are busy here. cross frames, mtbs, and city bikes are all being worked on. summer is trying to get here. that's it for now.
ola, the mercury finally climbed enough to sport some warm weather clothing! today jake and i set out early in the day to go to vancouver, bc to ride a bunch of skateparks. it was rad. no line at the border, barely any traffic, and lots o sunshine! we hit up railside in port coquitlam, seylynn in north vancouver, which a very old snake run. and to horseshoe bay to ride the new park there. pretty awesome day. and there's still a lot of daylight to go! late, g
it's Bike to Work and School Day!! not that there needs to be a reason to ride, but cool event. especially here in Bellingham. there are little aid/snack stations all over town for people riding this morning. The Hub Community Bike Shop is the place to hang today. it's supposed to be beautiful and warm today, so have a great ride and awesome weekend!
it's mother's day. another hallmark holiday. but you still have to give props to your mama. love you mom! it's been a long time since an update. lots going on around here. cross frames, city frames, bmx frames, instructing apprentices how to weld, and remodeling the bathroom. still waiting for real good weather. ie, no more snow. summer's just around the corner and race season is getting under way. the print version of the new urban velo is out now. good stuff. another of my fave mags just came in the mail yesterday, digbmx.
life is short.
life is short.