May 31  |  Statistics 5-31-12

Posted by , May 31st, 2012 at 5:11PM    

Between our pain(t) shop and our frame shop, there are currently 7 of us. What happens here other than building and painting bikes?
Our domestic side? Here are our stats
:

TRANSPORTATION:
rode bike: 4 (28.5 round trip miles)
rode bike with dog: 1 (3 miles)
drove: 1

CONSUMED:
beverages
cups of coffee: 10
cups of tea: 2
other: whisky

food
bought lunch: 3
(pad thai, pizza, mac n’ cheese, apple)
brown bagged it: 3
(palak paneer, cous cous, salad, channa massala)

MUSIC:

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Go Do – Jonsi

RECENTLY OVERHEARD:
Sacha: “Jenn, it looks like you’re going to climb some mountain… like the swiss alps or something.”
Jenn: “It’s probably cause of my shorts, huh – they have a lot of pockets.”

May 30  |  The Small Stuff

Posted by , May 30th, 2012 at 6:12PM    

Does anybody else remember that episode of the X-Files where Scully and Mulder have to take on fake identities so that they can infiltrate a gated community to bust the magic H.O.A. leader who keeps summoning a trash monster to kill rule breakers?  I just re-watched it and, I tell you what, it’s even better than the one where Mulder gets to have genie after two trailer park nimrods accidentally kill themselves with their stupid trailer park nimrod wishes, I swear to god, and that episode is a tough one to beat.

But enough about the golden age of television programming!  Let’s talk about bikes. (more…)

May 30  |  Statistics 5-30-12

Posted by , May 30th, 2012 at 4:59PM    

Between our pain(t) shop and our frame shop, there are currently 7 of us. What happens here other than building and painting bikes? Our domestic side? Here are our stats:

TRANSPORTATION:
rode bike: 7 (31.5 round trip miles)
drove: 1

CONSUMED:
beverages
cups of coffee: 9
cups of tea: 2

food
bought lunch: 4
(burrito, lasagna, burrito, buckwheat noodles)
brown bagged it: 1
(spinach salad with chicken pesto salad)

MUSIC:
Traveling Light – JJ Cale

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So What – Pink

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RECENTLY OVERHEARD:

“I like Pink. She fights for the underdog… it’s almost like she’s an underdog herself.” – Greg

“And then it happened… Terri Gross’s mind was totally BLOWN APART! And they were just sitting there – talking science… it was awesome! Possibly one of the best Fresh Airs ever.” – Greg

HOURS SPENT:
Metal fabrication: 14
Painting: 24
Administration: 9
Design: 3
Working with Customers: 1

May 24  |  Statistics 5-24-2012

Posted by , May 24th, 2012 at 5:46PM    

Between our pain(t) shop and our frame shop, there are currently 7 of us. What happens here other than building and painting bikes?
Our domestic side? Here are our stats:

TRANSPORTATION:
rode bike solo: 5 (28.5 round trip miles)
drove: 1

CONSUMED:
beverages
cups of coffee: 9
cups of tea: 2

food
bought lunch: 5
(huge a** burritos x 3, veggie soup and beet salad )
brown bagged it: 2
(spinach salad, lasagna)

MUSIC:
North Side Gal - JD McPherson

RECENTLY OVERHEARD:
About Curtis Inglis:
SACHA: “I saw on his instagram feed that for tricky builds he will tack together the chainstay, BB & dropout as a subassembly –  that way he can make sure the drive train and wheel work.”
GREG: “Does he build a lot of frames?”
SACHA: “I don’t know, he’s full time though…. I’ve always liked his bikes.”
GREG: Me too, they just make sense.”
SACHA: “I’d hit one…”

HOURS SPENT:
Painting: 24
Cleaning: 1
Administration: 3
Metal Fabrication: 10
Design: 10
Working with Customers: 1

May 23  |  Statistics 5-23-2012

Posted by , May 23rd, 2012 at 5:01PM    

Between our pain(t) shop and our frame shop, there are currently 7 of us. What happens here other than building and painting bikes?
Our domestic side? Here are our stats:

TRANSPORTATION:
rode bike solo:  5 (31.5 round trip miles)
drove: 1

CONSUMED:
beverages
cups of coffee: 10
cups of tea: 2

food
bought lunch: 3
(breakfast burrito, kale salad, burrito, bananna)
brown bagged it: 3
(leftover Bryans bowl, pot pie, salad)

MUSIC:

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Loving Her Was Easier – Kris Kristofferson

HOURS SPENT:
Painting: 24
Metal Fabrication: 12
Administration: 8
Design Work: 12

May 22  |  Statistics 5-22-12

Posted by , May 22nd, 2012 at 5:13PM    

Between our pain(t) shop and our frame shop, there are currently 7 of us. What happens here other than building and painting bikes?
Our domestic side? Here are our stats:

TRANSPORTATION:
rode bike: 4 (18.5  round trip miles)
drove: 3

CONSUMED:
beverages
cups of coffee: 11
cups of tea: 2

food
Mr. Stackpole bought us at Por Que No! where everyone got the Bryans Bowl!
Thank you Mr. Stackpole!

MUSIC:

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Umbrella – Rhianna

HOURS SPENT:
Painting: 28
Metal Fabrication: 13
Cleaning:.5
Administration: 8
Design: 3

May 21  |  Note

Posted by , May 21st, 2012 at 9:12PM    

From Brad on vacation in Italy:

“There is so much right about this”

Thanks for the note, buddy. How do the Italians react to the Hot Pank modern steel race machine?

-Sacha

May 18  |  Yellow Bike Debut

Posted by , May 18th, 2012 at 6:00PM    

I finally figured out what I need to do to take passable pictures of my bike!  Turns out that the hott yellow paint can not be photographed in the sunshine, at least not with my meager point-and-shoot skills.  Anyway, click on through and see how it came out.  I hope y’all dig the look as much as I do!

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May 18  |  Statistics 5-17-2012

Posted by , May 18th, 2012 at 11:05AM    

Between our pain(t) shop and our frame shop, there are currently 7 of us. What happens here other than building and painting bikes?
Our domestic side? Here are our stats:

TRANSPORTATION:
rode bike solo: 5 (31.5 round trip miles)
drove: 1

CONSUMED:
beverages
cups of coffee: 12
cups of tea: 3

food
bought lunch: 4
(crispy chicken wrap, soup, pizza, a whole chicken, chicken wangs, beet salad)
brown bagged it: 1
(salad, tofu, noodles)

MUSIC:

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I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones

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What’s My Name – Drake

RECENTLY OVERHEARD:
“I like going to the fair, it’s fun. I always get an airbrushed t-shirt.” – Greg

“It sure makes the day long when you get to work on time.” – Coffee Cup

HOURS SPENT:
Painting: 24
Cleaning:.5
Administration: 12
Metal Fabrication: 12
Working with Customers: 1

May 17  |  A Different Kind of Stainless Steel

Posted by , May 17th, 2012 at 7:12AM    

Sometimes, on the best days, bike racing is a thing of true beauty.  Sometimes it’s all nerves and excitement.  At its worst, it’s still generally a great opportunity to see all of your best friends.

And sometimes… (more…)

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