Monday, September 27, 2010

Leader X Velocity X Mike Giant

Leader Bikes, Velocity Rims, and Artist Mike Giant have teamed up and come up with a sick ride and a piece of art for 2010.

Although i'm not a huge fan of Mike Giant's work, Or Leader bikes i am totally loving the idea of this bike. The quotes found on the bike and rims like "No Brakes"and "Cars Suck" gave me a little chuckle, but the "I Love SF" and "Frisco" turned me off. This bike is going to be set up, with a Paul Crank (The Royal Flush), the Velocity rims laced to Paul Hubs, Thompson Stem and Seatpost, and Soma Drop Cars. But wait!!! Starting bid for this bike, $6,000!!!! Bid Happy!!!

-Skid Vicious

Saturday, September 25, 2010

10/10/10 Never Low Ride Out!!!!


Inspired by Ciclovía, the original, weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia, CicLAvia opens LA streets to pedestrians and bicyclists, creating a temporary web of public space on which residents of Los Angeles can walk, bike, socialize, celebrate and learn more about their own city. On 10/10/10, 7.5 miles of roadways will temporarily close to car traffic and open for recreational purposes. From Boyle Heights to Downtown, MacArthur Park to East Hollywood, CicLAvia encourages Angelenos to not only make active use of their streets, but to rediscover the roadways and neighborhoods that too often go unnoticed in a car. Help open LA’s streets… take part in the first ever CicLAvia on 10/10/10.

The Mayor's not doin too bad if i must say, now lets just see him come up with reasons for all the free sports game tickets and gifts uncounted for :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

BackBone Bikeway Network

While Los Angeles city officials and hired consultants tinker with the draft of a mammoth bike plan, vocal critics in the cycling community complain it does not include enough new bike lanes and presents a mishmash of paths and routes that are unintelligible to the average cyclist.

But instead of merely nay-saying, one group of cycling advocates and bloggers known as the L.A. Bike Working Group is developing an alternative bike plan. They are starting with a network of long-distance bike routes they are comparing to a freeway system for cyclists.

Conceptual maps of the proposed Backbone Bikeway Network envision a network of long-distance routes designed to provide cyclists safe passage between different neighborhoods along heavily-traveled corridors, including Wilshire, Venice, Whittier and Sepulveda boulevards.

"The city really is more palatable when you have a straight shot through it, with less lights and less stop signs," said Mihai Peteu, 28, who helped design the map after holding public meetings with cyclists throughout the city. "I think cyclists deserve to have something similar to the freeway system."

It's just an idea, Peteu said. But given a little funding to paint bike lanes, improve the pavement and create shared bike-car lanes called sharrows, such a system could give cyclists a speedier way around town.

In my opinion, this is not too bad of an idea. Its about time, European countries like Holland and Sweden have designated roads for bikers, cars, and walkers. The US is finally catching on and realizing that not everyone is dependent on oil and precious fossil fuels. With more bike lanes and safer bike lanes people wont be afraid to pick up their bike and ride it the 2 miles it takes to get to work, or to the grocery store, or to their local cannabis clinic :) With 6,000 miles of new bike paths being discussed im hoping for bike paths in the South Bay where its needed most (And not only in our beach cities). Not to mention a hopeful "pothole fillup" cause i sure am tires of pinched tubes.

-Skid Vicious

Article by L.A Times

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Averus: Its all good dough

The upcoming Fall line from South Bay clothing line Averus. YOU cant get them yet, but I did :)

Be sure to check out their site for updates
Dont forget to "Like" them on Facebook

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


As of last friday night at 12o'clock this whip game has gone missing. Some detective work has brought us to a conclusion but we are also asking for your help!! If you see any kook riding this bike please feel free to use force in getting the bike back. Anyone who gets the bike back or has info on the bike will be greatly rewarded.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Give Me 3

News article on our Mayor's "Give Me 3" Campain urging drivers to give cyclists 3 feet to Pass. If you didnt know, "3 feet to Pass" is a law, but many drivers dont follow this rule. Villaraigosa plans to span the city with his "Give Me 3" posters. If you didnt know, earlier in the year, Villaraigosa was hit by a Taxi Cab while riding his bike down Venice Blvd. I guess thats what it takes to get people to open their eyes.

-Skid Vicious