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for all my friends · October 2012

October 2012

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Bishop SSCX.

It’s an amazing machine.

Tipped from Tracko.

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Happy Halloween.

My co-workers and I walked down to Market Street to check out the aftermath of the Giants parade.  It was surprising to see how many people took the day off to just hang out in San Francisco, and proceed to become more drunk throughout the day.  Other people had their kids head to toe in Giants gear, clearly pulling them out of school to “celebrate”.  A couple people had a hell of a time trying to get to work because of the traffic, and two of them ended up working from home instead.  I’m happy that the Giants won, it brings a lot of money into the city – I could really just do without the trash, violence, and fires.  It started to drizzle a bit later in the day, so hopefully that kept more people at home.

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G+B.

BASP 2.

Originally on Podium Insight.

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Perkins.

They’ve been training people through the Keirin school since the 50′s or so. They’ve been doing it for a long time and obviously know physiology, but tradition is also very big in Japan. You gotta remember that they’re working with a genralised group at the Keirin school. Some people may have never ridden a bike before. They make the choice that instead of going to University to study business they maybe want to become a Keirin rider as a profession, and go to school to learn to ride a bike. They do have different training groups but the school keeps it pretty general. A lot of the basics are the same in Japan as in Australia, but some of the traditional things are different. They do some pretty funky stuff with stretchy bands, and walking on these little bits of wood strapped to their feet to help with their balance. They spend quite a long time warming up. For me a warm-up will take 45mins but they’ll start two hours before.

I pick up quite a few things from the Japanese. They’re very flexible because they’re always stretching. They look after their bodies really well. They’re always working on loosening up their feet with golf balls and stuff. They say it’s the second heart of the body over here.

Shane Perkins in Japan for Keirin racing – Cycling Tips.  Read the full interview!

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CruX Carbon.

Todd Wells’ team issue Specialized S-Works CruX Carbon cyclocross bike.

Originally on Bike Radar.

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While running at lunchtime, I noticed there were a lot less people out.  There were police lines taped from the beginning of the Ferry Building and at the bow and arrow – initially I thought it was in preparation for the Giant’s parade tomorrow, but as I headed back, it became clear that the lines were taped for something else.  I went behind the Ferry building, avoiding the crossed off area, continuing down towards the ballpark.  I went under the tape once more on the way back, but heard a stern call from one of the police officers nearby.  So I took a detour around downtown, and landed back in the office, telling some of my co-workers about the shenanigans outside.  Soon enough, we all found out that it was a bomb threat of sorts, an unclaimed bag tied to one of the poles on Market and the Embarcadero.  Long story short, it turned out to be harmless.

Kept us on our toes though.

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G+B.

Racing in the sand, BASP 2.

Originally on Podium Insight.

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CAAD10.

Slammed in the Liquigas-Cannondale (-esque) CAAD10 colorway.

Originally on STS.

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Gorgeous track cranks, if there ever was such a thing.  Glorious.

Tipped from Flwrider.

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Starting off Monday with a splash.

It’s definitely a bit cooler than it was this past weekend, so I’m assuming that the colder weather is back.  And it’s suppose to rain Wednesday and Thursday, so we’ll see what happens.

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