Archive for May, 2010

BFKH presents “Bike to the Future”

Come to The Pearl Cup and ride to downtown, if you work there or not. RSVP via Facebook and check out more details at Bike Friendly Knox-Henderson .

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 Events 1 Comment

Back the PD

Our friend Jim was showing us some love at the Spring Is Sprung ride. He’s the owner of the Tall Bike we mentioned while back. Check out these awesome shots reppin PD!

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Monday, May 24th, 2010 Misc. No Comments

I’m Sprung Over Spring

BFOC is hosting a group ride Sunday the 23rd. Be sure to bring a helmet! Remember kids, safety first!

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 Events 1 Comment

Empire State of Mind

Can’t wait to see this one at the ‘10 BFF

“World Peace” by The Cro Mags

See more at Empire

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 Video 3 Comments

Chrome is Slippin!

Chrome has officially released their new Tobruk slip-on shoe, available in both Black and Grey Cordura. I personally prefer slip-ons so I just might pick up a pair in the near future.

The Tobruk is filled with details that make riding in them easier and the shoe, itself, tougher.  Those features include:

·      Low profile design to better fit into a toe cage

·      100% vulcanized construction

·      Weatherproof 1,000 denier Cordura with back-padding

·      Re-enforced nylon/glass fiber shank to support the midsole

·      Board lasted sole to eliminate pedal hot spot

·      Skid resistant contact rubber on the sole

·      Polyurethane contoured crash pad insole

·      Durable rubber heel cup with reflective safety hit

·      Center gore slip-on design

Check our more photo and cop a pair here! Major shoutout to Jackie at Chrome for showing us some love!

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 Gear, News 3 Comments

Throwback Thursday: Red-light District

So I was doing some research; wanting to dig a little deeper into the history of messengers a.k.a. delivery boys, here in Dallas.  Circa 1913, I came across Linder’s Pharmacy:

It’s an incredible photo. For some reason, for the lack of a better expression, it captivates me?! The story behind it though is quite interesting.  According to the Dallas Observer:

“The kid, according to Hine, has “just returned from a trip to these Houses.” What Hine’s referring to are the whorehouses in Frogtown — so named, wrote David Kirkpatrick, “because of the calls of frogs that came up the stream from the Trinity River.” The officially sanctioned red-light district would eventually come to be known by another name: the Reservation.”

That’s right! Officially sanctioned red-light district! Where at exactly you ask?  519 Griffin Street, near the Ross Avenue intersection. I’ll be sure to take a field trip down there and see what I can score. ha!

p.s. Check out Prolly’s post. It too is Throwback Thursday approved!

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 Throwback Thursday 2 Comments

A Special Message

Originally spotted as a tweet from @ZLOGBLOG, we share to you this link from Bike A Day LA. Considering where you are while you read this, it may be NSFW.

At the end of the day just think, a bike is a bike is a bike is a bike.  The more we get out there up and rolling, the better. Remember people, E.L.E.

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 Misc., News 3 Comments
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