Monday, June 30, 2014

Perfect vintage

2003 was only 11 years ago, but it looks like it was 1000 years ago when you watch old Sony Handycam NORBA race videos.

The good old days.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


You humans had your chance.

At this point the ROBOT APOCALYPSE is more of a mercy kill than anything else.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fort William

Just sayin. 

The Club

Out of all the guys racing the World Cup right now, these are the only guys who've ever won one:

Sam Hill
Aaron Gwin
Gee Atherton
Steve Smith
Greg Minnaar
Remi Thirion
Marc Beaumont
Steve Peat
Brook MacDonald
Sam Blenkinsop
Mick Hannah
and Troy Brosnan. 

Welcome to The Club, Troy.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Team work

Team work makes the dream work with Team Transition at the Oregon Enduro Series. 

In a related story, Luke Strobel's here and he thinks this Enduro thing sucks. He's perma grumpy about everything that happens and thinks this is just cross country racing. It's awesome.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Doctors love to see this stuff

Especially when surgery, plates, and screws are involved. They love it.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


I think Loic Bruni was on track to win a World Cup by the end of this year, but my bet is that he completely falls off the back now that he has to ride the rolling garbage pile:

You can stick as much duct tape on there as you want, it's still going to suck.

At least it fits well:

Oh... nevermind. Side note: top secret shoes.

I don't actually know anything about this new bike but, call it a premonition, it sucks. After all, this is coming from the same company that copied I-drive... I-drive... to bring us their "Pendbox" design. When GT's big product innovation from '99 is your major design influence, things are pretty rough at the Lapierre engineering department. We're not expecting great things with the new bike, which sucks because Aaron Bartlett has been doing good things with these guys.

For a while there, it seemed like things were really getting better. Loic was learning better english, Blenkinsop seemed to be having fun again and racing well, and this young Brit Aaron Bartlett was making interesting videos with the team, complete with clips of clogged toilet and shirtless partying, so the head bosses at corporate French Lapierre had to come in, take everyone down a few pegs, and make everything weird and French again. Mission accomplished. This new bike fits in with lots of other great things France gave to the world, like:

The Maginot Line

The Citroen DS


Vietnam, too

Okay, and Haiti also

And Libya...

And Syria

Anyway, Crepes are really good:

Other bets:

TEAM ROBOT believes that regardless of facts, history, or reason, Sam Hill wins and Steve Smith will be in the top three at Fort Bill. Probably Sam Hill finishes in second place, too.

We believe.

Preventative maintenance