Song I wrote and recorded a while ago. Just uploaded it to Bandcamp a little bit ago.
I have always been a huge fan of bike checks, or beautiful bikes as John calls em. I wanted to showcase some of the beautiful rides I see around the beautiful city of Seattle… Starting with my own. Over the next 3 weeks I’ll be uploading photos of each of my bikes then friends/random ones I see around.
First up my Sizemore Commuter - This bike was built by Taylor for me for the 2009 Oregon Manifest bike builders challenge. It was an 88 mi on/off road course put together by Rapha, and man was it tough. This bike has seen a lot of miles, a lot of terrain, and a lot of air! I can’t help but jump it any chance I get. Still going strong after 4 years!
Parts List after the jump.
I love getting a new bike, and the process of adjusting parts etc until it is dialed. Well my bike is officially dialed in. Feels so good, best FGFS bike I’ve ever ridden. You can see the images super big on my flickr, here.
Frame: Hold Fast Subverter 26″
Bars: S & M Cruiser Slam
Cranks: Profile 165mm
Pedals: Animal BPE w/ my sigature camo Hold Fast Straps
Sprocket: Tree 28t
Fr Wheel: Demo Bulimia to H Plus Son Todestrieb Rim
Bk Wheel: Resist Contact 9t to H Plus Son Todestrieb Rim
Fr Tire: DMR 2.4″
Bk Tire: Resist Nomad 2.25″
P.S. Glad my bike feel over towards the doc…
Downtown Cornerstone Church, or DCC, turned two a couple weeks ago. Peter and David got together and filmed a bunch of us reading scriptures as a reminder of what God’s done for us. I’m going to watch this video each day as a reminder of who I am now, in Christ.
I couldn’t be any more blessed to have become a member of this church. It’s a beautiful thing to be surrounded by people who are on mission to spread the gospel for God’s glory in Seattle. The support, love, and christlikeness of this group is something that I would not change for anything.
Shred Club is the name, shredding is the game. Sizemore Bicycle let me in on his lil secret, starting a team this year with emphasis on fun. We will be racing; we will be competitive (got to win getting the most air on the cross course!) It’s also an outlet for Taylor and myself to come together on a project that pushes both of us in terms of design. I am inexperienced at graphic design to say the least, but I found this beautiful image below that Jeremy Dunn took for John Watson at the Tour of California in 2012.
This dude looks like he is straight out of the 70′s. I couldn’t believe it: the type is so perfect, everything really in this photo is perfection. Instantly, I thought “Bro Cycling Team” has to be done. Created a lil hunting target style emblem up front and you have the first shirt for Shred Club. We will be doing more products by partnering with some of our sponsors and can’t wait to share them with you. Pick up one of these shirts HERE quick because you know they will go FAST!
Here is a rendition of One Righteous Man I composed for my my church, Downtown Cornerstone. It sounds much better with the full band and strings! Also, I don’t sing on Sundays so that part is better as well, but I hope you enjoy it none the less.
This is my Hold Fast welcome to the team + bike check edit. Got cut a lil short because of my knee injury, but I hope you enjoy it!
Filmed and edited by Chris Clappe.
Went to LA to film with Matt for another HPLUSSON edit. Ended the day as quickly as we had started. Stoked Matt was able to put this together though. Thanks to Matt for his hospitality and driving me one block to get food since I couldn’t walk.
The cut is not very big, only about 3/4 diameter. But was directly on an old scar, so it was really deep. They stitched me up and xrayed to make sure I didn’t break my knee cap. The next day I literally could not walk. It was crazy. I had gotten stitches there before but this seemed like I had cut through a ligament. I went to the doctor one week ago once I got home to get the stitches removed. He said there is no immediate need for surgery, that things were damaged under my knee but he doesn’t believe I’ll need surgery. Another 5 weeks or so and I should be back to riding.