My wife Anne spends her days off working with various forms of art. Sketching, painting, mixed-media, and even soap making are some of the things she enjoys. There is always some type of creating going on in this household. Even the dog and cats do some creating of their own. Pinky, who is our Shih-tzu, enjoys chewing the arms and legs off of babies, (not real babies, stuffed animal babies), and likes to occasionally paint the floor with puke while Louis and Smokey, aka "Screw-Us Louis" and "The Silent Assassin", like to decorate the house with a more modern, destructive approach, basically broken stuff. They all keep things interesting around here and I love every minute of it. These photos here are from a little bicycle inspiration Anne had. Where would she get that from? Anyway, my 'fro catches a lot of air and slows me down when I'm on the bike but it looks so funky cool that its worth it. Roll with it. The cat with the machine gun is not ours, I took that off the web, but on any given day the boys can give that cat a run for his money. Did I mention my wife is also an excellent cook. Love ya Baby!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Here are a couple of pics of Noah's buildup. This was a frame that I took to a show in Austin a while back and I put a one-off fork on it that mimicked a fork that I saw on a friend's old Raleigh. I had no idea how it would feel but Noah said, "Solid and stable.", so thats what i like to hear. This frame is unique because it was built similar to a Long Haul Trucker by Surly, which seems to be a very popular bike, however I used True Temper OX Platinum tubing to lighten the frame up. I know absolutely nothing about touring and this was my first attempt at building a touring frame and according to what Noah told me it does exactly what I had hoped, solid enough for the long treks and light enough for a quick spin in the group ride or local cross race. I love the look of the custom fork and the fat tires. Roll on Noah.