30 November 2010

CRITICAL FILM

Saw this video post over on the XXC Site

Glad Jason posted it! Great little film. It was cool to see a guy in Germany wearing a Waltworks t-shirt!

CRITICAL FILM from e r t z u i ° film on Vimeo.

28 November 2010

Turkey Day Ride



Guess where I was riding Thanksgiving Day.If you don't know see the tags.. We went out of town this Thanksgiving and I was able to take the cross bike with me and I was able to put in a 3 hour ride. I had a great time.

There were a lot of people on the trails and pathways, but the following picture had to be one of the coolest things that I saw. Okay maybe the first after seeing two college girls doing yoga on top of a rock wall..




Now that craftmenship!Check them out here

23 November 2010

Fall Ride on the Waltworks

This was a little something I put together from a ride in the park a couple of weeks ago. I would have posted it sooner, but I have had issues posting it to the site.


13 November 2010

Made In America, Part 5

It has been over a year since I did one of my Made In America post and I think I have found a winner. I was at the trading post at the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree and looking to see what cool gear I could find. Some of the outdoor gear is a little on the high price side but sometimes you can find a great deal.

About anything that BSA can stick a logo on is in the trading post and this was no different. I reach the back of the trading post and up until now I have not found anything to blow my money on and then I found it.

I found XGO technical base layer for $20. I had seen the XGO brand for their flame retardant T-shirts and I was impressed with this 2nd level base layer top.

Longworth Industries Inc is the parent company of XGO, Polarmax, and OPEDIX. the OGX production facilities are located Candor, North Carolina. Other than the bag that the top came in it is all done here in the USA!



The XGO Phase 2 is a midweight 2nd layer made of 100% Acclimate Dry polyester. It is a relaxed fit with flat-seam off-the-shoulder contruction. All the stuff like anti-order, anti-microbial and wicking properties are U.S> Military standards.

Since the weather has gotten a little cooler I could start to do my test. I have used it both as a outter layer and also as a 2nd under layer. The fit is on the mark for me. I found that I wear a XL in about everything. But there is always a fit issue. Most of the time the sleeve is to long and the fit on the XGO is just right. It is light weight and has a nice soft feel to it.

XGO is bikewright approved! If you are looking for a technical top or 2nd layer at a great price then I think this is it.

06 November 2010

UNIVEGA Alpina Sport-Project UPDATED # II

The UNIVEGA is done. After many months it is DONE. What was the hold-up? The front derailleur. The UNIVEGA project has the most page views (375) than anything else that I have posted.Go figure! Go here to see the last post.

My goal was to build it as cheap as I could and still have a good looking bike and I think I did that. With a free frame and parts that I had onhand I still think I spent around $80-$90 on it. That does not include the rack, bag & lights.

There where a lot of lessons learn on this project and that is only going to help me with my MB-1 project.