Domo Arigato Day

Canadian Domo Arigato Day is upon us.  Let us give thanks for our families, our friends and our bicycles (not necessarily in that order).


The Wait is OVER

There was a time to ride and so the choice was gravel (which turned out to be hard packed including some loose stones) and some paved sections.  WARNING: this clip contains three minutes and thirty four seconds of herky jerky footage and could cause retinal detachment in some viewers.


And Gravel was Ground

Aboard the Moots PsychloX grinding about 20 kms of gravel west of the Cosmodrome. The bike seems sluggish on the pavement but when it tastes gravel it comes alive. This makes sense. The geometry is longer with a lower BB. Slap on some 32mm Conti slicks and paved performance is going to suffer. The steed is comfortable in the loose rock and soaks up the washboard admirably. Makes me wanna rip up some more gravel real soon. 


Raking light

Just another day drawing with light.


Recipe for Recovery

Mmm good and good for you too.



Phat Fat Season Approacheth

All over the place cyclists prepare their fat bikes with feather dusters, endless air pumping, and phat mood altering drugs.  To celebrate the return of those bicycles with the BIG rubbah, let us reflect upon these wonderful phat/fat inventions.

Admiral Byrd's snow cruiser (1939):

Pre-radar big horns to assist listening (1921):

Super duty sub-mariner suit weighing 250 kgs. (1911) :

Not really fat but a phat flying car (1947):