Carrying Skis on a Bicycle

Peter from Genuine Guide Gear aka G3 posted the above photo along with his blog post entitled, "My Touring Setup 2011".  Way to get after it sustainably, Peter. 

Happy Holidays...or whatever.

Peep Game!
Im in NY and my friends and I are making the second installment of Upstate NY: A Christmas Tale. This year it's coming to you in 3 episodes. Here is episode I : The Dance. Enjoy, keep it real.

P.S. Yeah, Sam...there's no powder in NY soooorrry. ha lolz

Solstice Bike race. The movie,

The solstice bike race movie is in. Fresh from the cutting room floor.

Winter Solstice Alleycat

The December solstice, or winter solstice will occur on December 21, 2010 in the northern hemisphere. This year a full moon will also coincide with the solstice making it not only the shortest day of 2010 in terms of sunlight, but it will also mean a well-lighted evening.  You know what that means?  Damn straight - - perfect bicycling conditions.

Bicycling fools are invited to participate in what may very well be the first winter alleycat race held in Bozeman. It will be a short (ish?) race focusing on expressing t3h loves for winter riding, the camaraderie of fellow, hardcore cyclists, and a general gettin-er-done-ness sorta atmosphere.

Date: Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Time: 6:30pm (race to start 'round 7:00)
Start: Bozeman Bike Kitchen (425 E Aspen aka just East of the Meat Shoppe)
What: An alleycat is a scavenger hunt-style bicycle race.  Bring lights, a messenger bag and an open mind.  If you're afraid, come anyway - we'll find someone to ride with you.  If you like bikes and ride 'em in winter, it's guaranteed you'll get along with anyone who attends this wildly stupid event.

Awesome bike!

Dave Voelker

Dave Fucking Voelker ca. 1988
Photo by Andrew Hutchison

Bozeman Girl Run Off Road by Driver

Yesterday, a Bozeman youth bicyclist was run off the road by a midsized gray vehicle. She was riding her bicycle along Kagy and a car behind her honked multiple times, pulled up beside her, proceeded to swerve at her, causing her to be knocked off her bike and onto the curb.  She escaped the incident without injury but as the vehicle sped off she was unable to make out the license plate or model of the vehicle. 

Bozeman residents are asked to be mindful of a gray, midsized vehicle acting aggressively or dangerously towards you.  If you witness any atrocious behavior such as this, please record the license plate number or any identifying marks and report it to the police. Hit and run incidents are terrifying.  For those who have the nerve to deliberately swerve into a small girl riding within the legal bounds of city and state ordinances a lesson needs to be taught. 

What can you do as a cycle commuter?  Keep in mind that there are a good number of people on the roads who don't know how to drive when the roads are in good shape - let alone when they are icy.  Be defensive, be cooperative, be predictable.  This will help with the friendly, law-abiding automobiles we share the road with.  However, if you encounter a "problem child" and you get hit, yelled at, spit on, or generally harassed, don't take the law into your own hands - it will only get you in trouble and set-back a cause we are working hard to justify.  Call 911 and get the police involved. 

Always watch your back, and always keep riding.

Winter Trail Riding #RideThruWinter

Bavarian Snow Trails from Big Col on Vimeo.

Night, Winter, Freeride? Fuck Yes!

Munich Lupine from Big Col on Vimeo.

Lost Stolen Bicycle Alert - Blue Peugot Fixed Gear

Kids, don't use alcohol.  It makes you VERY forgetful. It may also cause you to grow a hippie beard and raise goats for milk on a farm outside of town where you sometimes need to get a ride to when you're drunk, causing you to leave your bicycle someplace and think it's stolen.

Lost Stolen from the Emerson Cultural Center on MSU Campus in Bozeman, Montana on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Brand: Peugeot
Model: fixed gear
Color: powder blue with orange stripes
Wheels: 700c deep v
Handlebars: bullhorns (one black, one blue)
Saddle: black and grey

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this bicycle please contact the webmaster there's no need to tell us because the bicycle has been found.

Yes, this is a commercial for XTR.

This is a promotional piece for Shimano XTR, we don't endorse any component manufacturer in particular. This is also some awesomeness shot by Anthill Films, it makes me want to ride my bike.

The Story of XTR - Episode 6 from Anthill Films on Vimeo.