@bazzalinko getting the Riding Way Advert photo in the latest FocalpointBMXmag. Get on it and have a ‘flick’ through.
Yesterday was a day like any other. I had some repairs to do in the workshop and a list longer than my arm of wheels that needed to be built. So, I got to work. I decided I should start timing myself with wheels again and my first wheel was laced in about 6 and a half minutes. Not bad I thought, but I wasn’t really trying. The next wheel I decided to ‘prepare myself’ a little better and give it a solid crack. I laid out all the spokes and grabbed the hub and rim and off I went. All I wanted to do was beat 5 minutes and I seemingly did it with ease. 4 minutes and 25.2 seconds. WHAT!!
The wheel still needs to be trued and tensioned at this stage but laced 100% and still at the highest quality, so much so the all labels line up when looking at it from the drive side (show side of the bike) and through the valve hole.
So, yesterday I re-visited my old stomping grounds. I relived old moments in my head and reconnected with BMX. I’ve been stuck on this road bike for a while and thought this was the ‘new me’ but my love for BMX runs too deep. Here’s a trip through some of my memories in BMX. A few photos over the past few years. I love BMX.
What’s your favourite photo?
Today was a good day, spent with my family, Ruth and EveCheese, we headed out early towards my old home park, Knox. My body hurts.
We got the chance this week to help a good fellow out and by doing so, made the front cover of the local news paper.
Tell us what you think in the comments section.
I rocked up today to the store and noticed the back gate was wide open. Bugger I thought, I’m really pedantic about the way I leave stuff, why is it open?
What a perfect day to be out on the bikes and what made it even better was the relaxed pace that was perfect for the whole family. Today, we had a family fun ride from Brighton through St Kilda and to the playground at Port Melbourne. If you haven’t ridden the bike path along the beach front there, may I suggest you go give it a crack? It’s flat, easy and safe. We had four families with us today and kids as young as 2 were along for the ride. Some were in child seats, some on ‘Tag-A-Long’ bikes and other kids were powering themselves along.
It was great. We get a big kick out of this sort of ride and so do the families that come along. We will definitely be doing some more of these.
Come Ride With Us!
This Sunday we’re going for a family bike ride and YOU’RE INVITED. We’ll meet at the Boat Playground in front of the North Point Cafe (2b North Rd, Brighton) at 10AM. We’re going to ride towards Port Melbourne where we’ll find a playground for the kids and I and then ride back to Brighton after a play.
This is an ALL AGES RIDE. Everyone is welcome and we’ll be riding at a slow easy pace so everyone can enjoy the ride.
Shoot us an email if you’d like to join us. ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Our shipment of S&MBikes quality component has arrived. This one included the hot hot hot Credence frame and bars. Come down and have a look, sh!t’s fresh!
We work six days a week and are open long hours so when Sunday comes along, we make sure we get lost. Sometime we’ll ride, other times we go in search of great adventure and this Sunday just gone was a prime example. Deep into the Forrest we strolled, being mystified at every turn. Get outside and explore. There’s adventure awaiting.
Wow, what an evening. We got the chance to help change the world a little bit today. These kids show so much enthusiasm and energy it’s inspirational. Help us help more. We get such a big kick out of this sort of event, Riding Way is just a platform to help provide more opportunities for those who need. Thanks for your support.
Headed out with Craig this morning for a lil’ road ride. Ended up doing 80km over the Dandenongs. I think this is the first time I’ve got home and actually had sore legs. Was a great ride and looked at some amazing landscapes. You should come next time…
My bike is my car. I love it. I never, ever thought I’d be saying that about a road bike but this bike, and what I’m getting out of it, is the dream. When I started riding so very long ago, I was a BMXer through and through, and it helped developed friendships that will last a lifetime, gave me opportunities to see stuff I never thought possible and ultimately changed my life forever. Now, I’m older and having spent so many years pushing my body, it’s hard for me to ride BMX like I used to and so the road bike was an almost natural progression.
So, here she is, my 2011 Fuji SST 3.0.
Frame/Fork: Fuji SST 3.0 2011
Shimano 105 10 Speed
Shimano RS80 Wheels Set
Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Pedals with No Float Cleats
Selle Italia Flite Saddle
Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX Tyres – 320tpi – 700c x 25c
- These tyres are super fast and comfortable. I’m over the moon with these baddies.
Topeak Ride Case for iPhone
Topeak LARGE Saddle Bag, complete with 1977 Nikon FM Film SLR
Sigma BC1609 Wireless computer with Cadence
Podio Sports Speaker so I can listen to music but so I’m not blocking my ears with earphones
2x Riding Way water bottles.
Topeak Pocket Rocket 160psi pump.
NiteRider Hornet Pro HeadLight
Pedal Nation ‘Big Eye’ Tail Light
I painted her black. She had way to many logos on her so we dulled her down and helped her fly under the radar. I didn’t realise however that the market was about to explode with a tonne of matt black and thus bringing more attention to the cutie. I’m currently trying to find the exact replacement colour. Have you got any suggestions?
A massive thanks to all that helped out today with getting all the old clunkers to the Bikes4Life.org warehouse. Had them stacked pretty high on four trailers and it still took two trips. But it was nothing compared to the amount of bikes they’ve collected. Good work guys. Keep it up. Plus, thanks to Brian, Ken and my dad for stacking bikes and steering the trailers down.
Riding home last night I discovered a ‘slight issue’ with regards to the width of the bike lanes on Princes Hwy. I greatly appreciate the efforts the local councils are going to to ensure the safety of all road users but it may be an idea that you make your bike lanes wide enough for your stencil. Thanks.
If I drove a car, and if I towed a caravan, this is what I hope it would look like. Buy more bikes so I can get me one of these. Please