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Rejoice!


This is one of my favorite songs to sing on Sunday because of the power behind the lyrics and the straight fun it brings, but today as I was singing the words they hit me in a new way. While in the midst of suffering I am being lead by a man who can fully empathize, who is fully God and can is the only one able to take away all pain. That’s amazing.

“All our sickness all our sorrows
Jesus carried up the hill.
He has walked this path before us.
He is walking with us still
turning tragedy to triumph
turning agony to praise.
There is blessing in the battle
so take heart and stand amazed.

Rejoice! When you cry to Him he hears
your voice.
He will wipe away your tears
Rejoice! In the midst of suffering
He will help you sing, Rejoice!”

Philippians 4:4-8,13

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things…. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Kareem’s Oil Slick Bike Check


Kareem just built up his new Destroy Bikes Zerson frame with some beautiful oil slick parts. The Stranger stem, saddle and Colony seat post really go well with the titanium rainbow colored spokes. When I told him I wanted to get some pics, he suggested the EMP wall. Perfect fit for this, and I’m really happy how the photos turned out. You can see all from the set at my flickr, here. Build photos and specs below:

Frame – Destroy Zerosen

Fork- Spike 26″

Bars- Destroy Ricardo Lino Signature

Grips- Animal Edwin

Stem- Stranger Haze Stem in Oil Slick

Seat Post- Colony Pivotal in Oil Slick

Seat- Stranger Further Pivotal in Tie-Dye

Headset- Demolition Integrated

Cranks- Fit Indent 24mm

Sprocket- Fit Key Guard 28t

Chain- KMC Z

Pedals- Shadow Ravager with Blaq K-Rab straps

Front Wheel- Unknown Bike rim laced with ti spokes to Demolition Bulimia hub

Front Tire- Specialized Compound

Rear Wheel- Unknown Bike rim laced with ti spokes to Resist Contact hub, 9t

Rear Tire- Halo Twin Rail

Pegs- Animal Butcher

 

Garrett Chow Did It Again

For good friend Walton Brush, California State Cyclocross Champ! This bike is amazing. Gold foil fade to rainbro.

See more at Mash.

Evolution Killed The Track Bike

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I lost all of my photos and files etc a few months ago when my computer crashed. I know, I know, you’re supposed to back up everything, but I didn’t do that. So last night I went photo digging online to find all of the bikes I have ridden and their various forms. Here they are in chronological order:

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The years I rode for Leader
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Decided I wanted to try and do made in the U.S.A. frames:
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I’m looking forward to getting a new bike built up over the next month and getting back to riding the bikes I’ve grown to love so much over the past 7 years. What a journey it’s been so far, both in breaking parts and bones, gashing tires and flesh. Ready to keep seeing where the fixed drivetrain limit is.

A huge thank you to all my sponsors over the years: Leader Bikes, Sizemore Bicycle, Resist Parts, SKYLMT, HoldFast, Coal Headwear, Zlog, CSK, and all the other supporters.

 

SHADOWPLAY

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I went and hit up the 1-5 Colonnade MTB Park last weekend with Bryan, who took these photos. I’ve been having a blast riding the converted disc Sizemore TT bike, unfortunately while riding around my chain broke, but it didn’t keep me from having fun in the pump track. This bike is going to see some changes coming soon that I can’t wait to share, but will have to.

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DENNY WINS BIKE DESIGN CONTEST

And the winner is
Sizemore and Teague win the 2014 Oregon Manifest Bike Design Contest with their bike, the Denny. I could not be more proud and happy for one of my best friends to rightfully win something of this magnitude. Especially because no we all get a chance to buy this bike!

SEA OREGON MANIFEST REVEAL PARTY

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On Friday night, we stopped by AXIS Pioneer Square for the Oregon Manifest Seattle Bike Reveal Party. It was an awesome turn out and a phenominal space. The Denny bike, designed by Teague and Sizemore Bicycle, was the focal point of this night leaving many blown away by the quality and continuity of design. Every couple of minutes a person would tap a brake lever and get the turn signals  or brake light going, marveling at the integration of all the features.  Before the event, I asked Chelsey if she would shoot photos of the reveal party for the blog for a couple reasons: I knew I’d be enjoying it and nerding out on the bike and videos and I knew she’d find more artistic ways to represent the space, party and bikes…. And she did. See more pics below, and make sure to VOTE.
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Rear Detail
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Party Main
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THE BIKE DESIGN PROJECT

The Bike Design Project voting is live. I was impressed by all of the bike’s created and their innovative features, but none compare to what was accomplished by Teague X Sizemore Bicycle in the entry “Denny”. This bike has integrated turn signals, headlights, brake light, electronic assist, automatic shifting, minimal revolutionary fender design, u-lock removable handlebars, belt drive, the sickest integrated front rack and it was made here in Seattle.

Photos by Andy Brokanev

Watch all the videos then VOTE!

GEOPOLITAN PARTY PRE-ORDER

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Do you even lounge, bro?  Introducing the brand new Geopolitan Party Jersey and Bibs from Shred Club. Inspired by Neapolitan ice cream and geometry. This kit is ready to shred your local roads or trails, and looks great while lounging. Made by Endo Customs in Los Angeles from high quality Italian fabric. The pre-Order ends August 5th and delivery will be approximately 6-8 weeks later. Order yours here!

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Shred Club is not responsible for anything that happens while you #shredeverything.

FASHION FRIDAY

Bits of check, turtlenecks, hounds tooth, light grey and pops of emerald.

Images from Here, Here, Here, and Here.