All you need for the holidays is this video by Alex Rankin which has Nico Vink and Adam Brayton doing their thing.
Nico Vink is ridiculous and will huck anything you put in his path. And Brayton looks like he’s having post-break-up-sex with every turn on the track.
Oh and Alex Rankin is still the King of bike videos. Duh. Everyone else is competing for a distant second place.
Hey, it’s not too late to do some craigslist Christmas shopping.
Take for example this gem of a posting to sell a hodgepodge of aborted fetuses (fetii?).
Santa is apparently carrying a bag of reindeer shit this year next to a bag of wanted gifts. And you only get that bike if you’ve been naughty? So if you’ve recently been the mastermind behind a successful genocide? Shimano STI XT junk, Race Face square taper cranks maybe, that frame, some bro-brah goggles with heat-vision spare lenses, and a sweaty helmet. All for $1,200!? Since it’s craigslist and you are required to haggle, toss in a kick to the dick shaft and we’ll call it a deal.
In conclusion, I’d rather have a lump of coal shoved up my ass.
On the plus side, the finish on that generation of Boxxers was the best ever.
Cut Media is the jam.
They made a bike video about a female rider without sexing it up the whole time. Oh, and did we mention the video is over 26 minutes long, and I sat through it twice? How did they go about this feat of wizardry when I can’t even be bothered to sit through most shredder-dude videos for two minutes? Basically they just showed her riding her bike, playing music, enjoying some food and friends, enjoying the sights… you know- like a human being. Amazing. I can identify with getting lost, going on rides hours longer than planned, and road trip adventures. You know what I can barely identify with is being TrickBot5000, programed with the sole purpose of tailwhipping and barspinning everything in the world even if it means ugly landings and temper tantrums.
Hannah Barnes seems like a super cool person and this week long adventure looked awesome. And not just bro-brah awesome. Like AWE-some. You see some of those views in the countryside? Holy shit. Good move, tourism board. I want to go to there.
And I’m just going to put this out there that the whole go-pro drone warfare battle is over and Northwest won with this shot:
Big thumbs up to Stu for his hard work in directing projects like this and Imaginate and Industrial Revolutions and everything else. Not many people can say they smoked Peaty by 15 seconds… and then made all those projects. Looking forward to what’s next from you, Stu.
As per the suggestion of everyone’s Ro-Bros, here’s a sneak looky-see-here at what’s coming down the convoluted, cluttered pipeline of Knolly’s bike offerings:
And again, that whole argument of “well, yeah but have you ridden one?”
Still the same response to that as ever:
You know who did/does make cool erector-set bikes was Nicolai. All kinds of extraneous shit on those bikes but it always looked kind of good. Knolly seems to just be the sponge absorbing the hundreds of tons of unused aluminum (spread over a production run of several dozen frames) now that just about everyone else in the business is making their bikes out of pencil lead and glue instead of metal.