Friday, February 27, 2009

Doug's getting ready for India

Doug's going to race this. Check out his blog, agilefahrrad, for an explanation of the what, where, and why. Sikkim is east of Nepal, so I'm not too sure about the internet -- hopefully we can get some day-to-day updates as well.
If you need further impetus to follow Doug's exploits, the Sikkim Expedition is a 9 day mountain bike stage race in the middle of nowhere waaaay above the middle of nowhere. Oh, and Doug's doing it on a 29er singlespeed.

Pro Cycling on Twitter

I found the following at, which is the news source for social media geeks.

Pro Cycling On Twitter
From Chris Spagnuolo...

"2009 promises to be a stellar year for professional cycling around the world. The return of Lance Armstrong has more fans than ever turning out at early season races like the Tour Down Under and the Tour of California. And in the midst of all of this excitement, there’s a new thrill in town. The world of professional cycling has seemingly become enamored with the wonderful world of Twitter.

Some of the world’s top cycling professionals have taken to Tweeting on a regular basis. For the first time, cycling fans are getting the real skinny about the behind-the-scenes happenings of professional cyclists as they travel the world.

It’s not just the pedaling pros who are Twittering. Team managers, mechanics, coaches…they’re all getting into the act. We’re getting real-time updates from team cars as the races progress. And race organizers themselves are Tweeting information for fans attending the races on a regular basis: where to park, where to watch from, after race events, and much more. "

Read the rest of the article for 48 cyclists who update regularly on Twitter. Some highlights include Christian Vande Velde who "thugs it out" to the new Common record in the rain and Levi Leipheimer's constant uploading of ridiculous photos with, um "captions".

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Check out the tracklocross blog for more info.

"Track bikes are encouraged, cross and mountain bikes are frowned upon."
Thanks for the heads up Aaron, sounds like a muddy good time.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's the Final Countdown

Our boys in Boston the OPEN bicycle crew have posted the first in a series of short videos to promote their shop's upcoming grand opening. The Scorchers will definitely be there on opening day.

Open Bicycle Opening Soon! from open bicycle on Vimeo.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Return of the Eel

Get the info at 'Beat Bike Blog.
Flier says 7th. Web says 8th. Hmm.

Seagull Bags

Thanks to Drew Deep for the heads up, and my apologies to Seagull Bags, who signed on, through Drew, waaaaay back to donate some schwag for the summer series. These guys were in before we had even set any dates! That is the type of support that keeps this international community running strong, so, in the words of a great Boston poet, "Pony up, bitches!"
Get over to their site or check out their flickr gallery and buy something!
3-ply construction, cam buckle strap system, constantly updated designs. These bags will survive New England weather.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tyrant X JPatrician

We recently told you about the Tyrant BMX / Shawn Hebrank collab. Look's like Tony had another one up his sleeve...

This time it's Jason Patrician. You can pick it up over at the Tyrant shop or get more info at the blog.

Hatin' on 700CMX

Tony Tyrant hipped me to this. Some BMXers with a blog post the Tom Mosher Hubba Ledge photo and unleash the hate. Total BMX vs. Fixed thing that I wasn't even aware of. In New Haven, the fixed and bmx crews often cross-over -- we even throw in prizes for first BMX in our alleycats.
Oh well.
Check it out here ---> thecomeupbmx.
He then follows it up with another eloquent post.

Can't we all just get along??

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tyrant X Hebrank

Head over to the Tyrant BMX Blog and pick up one of the limited edition tees by artist Shawn Hebrank

Ugly Pads!

will be making three one-off top tube pads for the summer series. Grand Theft Velo, Route One, and Kings Of New England. What!

Visit their gallery for an idea of what they might look like. And just in case you didn't plan on winning, you can always just go and build and buy your own. Then go see the Ugly crew in action at

As seen at Urban Outfitters

Yes, my friends, it's the end of the world as we know it.

Thanks to Sean for the heads-up.

Loaner on the West Coast? Anyone??

Scorcher Matt Uva, the regular contributor to this blog, is getting married tomorrow. After that he'll be gone for a few weeks, stumbling along the back roads of Sonoma and Napa wine country.
If you're in the San Francisco area, or a bit north, and you've got two 48c-52c bikes to loan, contact him via his Facebook.

Mash SF Tour de California

While the Mash SF guys ride along the Tour de California route, you can follow them at their blog as well as at

...and for Tom O'Hara:

Monster Track 10

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lance Armstrong locked his bike up on the Yale campus?

Thanks, Cycling News.

Fixed 3 via Charge

Fixed 3 from Charge Bikes on Vimeo.

Pay close attention from 1:13 to 1:18. Word.

via Charge Bikes
via Fixed Gear London

Time for lower gear ratios and wider tires, kiddies.

New Volume Cutters are Out

I'm loving the raw paint job and cut out head badge. Too bad the fork has been delayed, but at least Volume is taking the time to get it right.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

FBM Sword Forks

FBM says they're shipping now.

Motocross International in Japan took most of them. There aren't a ton left. Read FBM's word on it all here.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Creep Street, What!

So how do we put this? You ain't shit if you ain't creepy.

They're sponsoring Grand Theft Velo, so go hit 'em up and buy something already. Mad Creepy.


Azonic, a division of O'Neal USA, is mostly known for their Downhill gear. They brought their experienced research and design from the dirt-motorcycle circuit into mountain biking. Today's urban rider demands more from his or her bicycle than ever before. Trick riding is the norm. Alleycats have become tougher, more grueling. The time for indestructible gear is now. The place for it is Azonic.

The Scorchers are proud to announce our sponsorship deal with Azonic, and look forward to putting their gear through some new "tests". We'll have more info soon.


The Scorchers have some big news in the pipeline. Not yet, kiddies. For now, a little hint....

Craig's List Diggin'

These were posted by a friend of a friend of a former roommate of a lover twice removed of an old classmate of a friend...
(clickable links)

DeBernardi Zonal Frameset - $750

Race Face Road Crankset & Bottom Bracket - $65

LAS Bionix Helmet (aero!) - $85

older Campy 700c 8spd Wheelset, Campy Athena hubs, DT straight gauge spokes, cassette included - $100

Reynolds Ouzo Pro 27.2 Seatpost - $75

Fuji Adjustable Stem - $10

....and in other Craig's List news:

KHS Flite100 60cm - $460

The Phils are still up for sale - $400

Keirin Culture to Sponsor Summer Series

We're excited to announce that Keirin Culture has signed on as one of the sponsors for the Summer Series -- Grand Theft Velo III, The Route One Stage Race, and Kings Of New England II.
Go hit 'em up and buy something. Support those who support your scene.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


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