February 14, 2011


You may be wondering what the deal is with those little banners up at the top of the page. Well, for this coming race season, I was picked to go fast for the good folks over at Twin 6 and will be on their METAL team. (and still racing for Ghostship as well). The T6 guys are a small (yet growing) cycling apparel company that's been carving an awesome niche in the cycling world. I remember going to Interbike a few years ago, meeting Ryan and Brent as they were just starting up the brand, and being stoked on what down-to-earth, cool, easy to talk to guys they are. It's awesome to see good folks doing well and growing each year. It's (at the very least) a nice gesture to do what I can to help promote those who are helping me out.

I'm really excited to get back out and race some more. Been logging mileage on the rollers to make sure I've got some sort of base to work with once the season hits. And drawing a bunch. Trying to stay on the art thing. I've got some art dropping in the next couple of days, so stay tuned. Learn more junk about me that you probably already know; and if you could give a crap, my first racing tip will make you faster/more annoying to your enemies.

-It's official. Now there's pressure to perform.

February 13, 2011

Secret Spy Teaser

Here's a secret-spy-teaser photo of the new portrait I just finished. The finished product is coming soon....stay tuned....

February 01, 2011

Dr Sketchy's - The Work

So here are some samples of the sketching I did at Dr Sketchy's the other night (as promised). Nothing too mind-blowing. Drawing from a model is always fun. Especially when there are friends joining in and a beer or two is available. Click for larger images...

-Blind contour drawing is a skill they force on you in art school. It involves you not removing your drawing implement until you're done, and not looking at the page til you're done. I think this is one of the better drawings I did that night. It even netted me some sort of prize (yet to be mailed to me).

-Shoulders rolled forward and viewing from the frontal plane is not an easy pose to capture (as evidenced by my weak sketch!)

-10min pose?

Put a little time in at the drawing table last week to put down some inks on a sketch I've been working on. Trying to figure out where to go with it from here...If and when I finish it, I'll be sure to post up the results.

January 30, 2011

Dr Sketchy's

Ad-Roc and I got our drawing skills on tonight at Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School. After we hit up the falafel spot, we were ready to get our art on. I completely forgot to take a bunch of photos, but here are the few that I got. Sketches to come as they get scanned in.

-It was so dark in the bar, it was tough to see what the heck we were drawing!

-A pint helps loosen up yer drawing steez.

-Then my face started to melt.

January 28, 2011


Things at the new shop have been steadily progressing. Before we know it, we're gonna be packed to the gills with bikes, parts and cycling-related fun. There have been 2-3 of us building bikes for the past few days. It's been an awesome experience so far, to be opening a shop with brand new coworkers. Getting to know each other in a some-what relaxed atmosphere, bonding over bike stories and sharing of knowledge and creating some great ideas.

Since we're not totally stocked with enough/all of our tools yet, we've been bringing our own. I figured that taking the time to label my stuff would work out for the best. Not that any of my coworkers have sticky fingers, simply because my brain sucks sometimes, and when you put two or three cassette lock-ring tools next to each other, can you really tell which belongs to whom? Right. So I got busy tonight.

-I really wanted pink E tape...but Home Cheapo didn't have any. I'm secure enough with myself to rock pink, and besides, who'd want to be caught stealing pink tools? [Note the beverage wrench in the most important spot.

 -Stickers are awesome.

 -Stealing all of the zip-ties outta my box wore Thor out.

January 27, 2011

Another Year Older

Last night's storm couldn't keep friends away from helping me celebrate another revolution 'round the sun. Six hearty souls gave the hi-sign to mother nature and trucked on over to Eli Cannons for some food and drinks. Special thanks to Carrie and Sarp for hooking up Eli's for us. Color photos courtesy of Tony Tyrant and Tina.

-Tina's phone is HUGE.

-The Man, the Myth, the Legend....Dougy Fresh. We geeked out over bikes.

-Todd's up to something....

-Illus made an appearance.

-G-Rock rolled in as Todd put the kill on some wing-action (and looking fashionable in that Gship shirt.)


-I got to be an honorary fireman that night.

-Trying to make up my mind. That menu is no joke.

-Blackened chicken wrap and fries. No doubt.

-Some sort of boutique wing craziness.

-Me telling an awesome story.

-You guys are the best. Thank you!

January 26, 2011

Old School...

Here's a piece I did back in my college lithography class. I'd really love to start making litho's again. I might look up my old professor, pay another $5 for a print-shop key, drink and make some art.

-Click for larger image.