Here’s a first look at Eduards Zunda’s signature frame from Simple Bikes. It’s a pretty straight forward frame. The main thing that’s a bit different is the dropouts where the chain stay and seat stay end caps are one piece with the dropout instead of welded on separately. It gives a rather clean look and the way it is welded also leaves a lot of clearance on the inside of the dropouts for running hub guards and whatnot.
Also check out this Southern California edit from Ed and his buddy Arthur Dietrich.
I just saw some shots on BMXunion of the stuff Tempered Bikes is showing off at Interbike in Vegas. Mat and Tempered has a nice spot in the Sparky’s Distribution booth. Let’s hope it’s a solid launch for Tempered in the US!
[Photo borrowed from here. Click the photo for more from the source.]
After being off the bike for just about two years while waiting for, and recovering from, a knee reconstruction, DJ is now back riding and he’s definitely killing it. This edit, commissioned by Focalpoint and Animal, has some serious moves in it. DJ also recently won a decent sum of cash at Colony’sKing of the jibs comp that I forgot to post about.
Ja, så har det Svenska valet passerat. Tyvärr var jag själv inte vaken nog att styra upp hela grejen med att poströsta från utlandet, så jag är en sån där fördjävlig röstskolkare.
Känns ju jävligt risigt nu när det visat sig att en stor andel svenskar varit dumma nog att lägga sin röst på Sverigedemokraterna.
De trångsynta människor som är aktiva inom det partiet och de stackarna som inte vetat bättre än att ge sitt stöd till SD är de som egentligen borde skickas ut ur Sverige.
Om det här är vad vi har att vänta oss av Sveriges befolkning i framtida val så känner jag verkligen inget större behov av att flytta tillbaks dit. Visst, det är “bara” strax under 6% som röstat på SD, men det är tyvärr tillräckligt många för att få mig att tappa tron på svenskars tolerans och medmänsklighet.
Är mycket tacksam över att ha kunnat bli mottagen med öppna armar och finna min plats i ett land som verkligen anammar sin stora mångfald.
Travis has been hard at work creating an updated interface for the Simple Bikes website. It’s still got basically the same layout, but instead of side scrolling between posts, now they are displayed in a vertically scrolling fashion.
It’s now also possible to search via tags attached to each post (welcome to the modern world of website browsing).
Back when I was a kid I absolutely loved Darda cars — the kind of toy cars that wind up by pulling back. There are plastic tracks that you can build and the cars would go around those quite fast. Awesome stuff really.
I remember building the craziest setups with jumps and the lot. So much fun for a crazy kid! I also used to modify the cars by shaving off weight and painting them. Another funny way of playing with them was to race them in the bath tub — some quite amazing stunts were achieved that way.
A while back, for nostalgic reasons, I bought a couple of cars via eBay. Just to have as a little retro decorative piece. So I’ve had them sitting for a while just looking cool, but the other day I got the idea that I’d make a 3D model and some renderings out of one. Fast forward a few hours and here’s the result. I’m pretty pleased with the outcome. The whole thing is probably 95% accurate with only the internal mechanism missing.
“Tweeting” is like the internet-age counterpart to eccentric people in the city walking around talking to themselves or randomly shouting things to whoever is nearby — sometimes there is someone listening (or can hear the person talking/shouting), but mostly it’s drivel and nonsense that will be completely ignored.
The same goes for Twitter — Most that is “tweeted” you just scroll past, the few things that seem interesting, or catch your eye, is for the most part just bullshit without meaning anyways.