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A Single-Speed 29er that our Photographer absolutely loves to ride, the VooDoo Soukri… bruiser model.

My VooDoo Soukri Single-Speed takes me to some awesome trails, this is the top of Sidewinder... Ya!

The drop-outs on this Soukri are so versatile... you can even put gears on, if you swing that way. The Reynolds 631 tubing is SO forgiving to ride, in spite of what that spine graphic makes you think. The Saint cranks and TimeSport Z-Strong pedals are stiff enough to get me up the hill... most of the time.

The Soma Clarence handlebar is my favorite... ESI silicone grips, Hope Bar Plugs and Paul's LOVE levers of course. The VooDoo Zombie 500 makes the head-angle nice and relaxed for me, and no toe-drag.

Avid BB7 Brakes, Hope Pro II Hubs and skewers, Spot Single-Shot Spacer Kit and a Rennen (machined Alloy) 22 tooth cog round out the rear-end.

This bike climbs, descends and corners like a dream! The Maxxis Ardent is a great ALL-PURPOSE BURLY tire! 2.4 up front 2.25" in back!

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The 2nd Annual Mellow Velo Bicycle Beauty Pageant… THIS FRIDAY July 15th, 2011 @ C.C.A. 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Bring out your prettiest bike for our Pageant... win some schwag and trash-talking rights!!!

Show us how much you LOVE your bike… by SHOWING IT OFF!!!

... and don't skimp on the footwear either, it better go with your pageant entry!!!

COME JOIN US… SO WE CAN JUDGE YOUR BIKE!

Be there between 5pm – 6:30pm to set up, Judging will start at 6:30pm and awards will be given at 7:30pm

Categories include but are not limited to:

  • Best Road Bike
  • Best Mountain Bike
  • Best Fixed Gear
  • Best Cruiser
  • Best Commuter
  • Prettiest Overall
  • Best Identity Crisis
  • Most Compelling
  • “Mocho”est Bike on the Street
  • Best Paint
  • …and anything else WE come up with!

 

 

We know you need some EXTRA inspiration sometimes… here are some images that inspire us to do what we LOVE!

 

... turning $5000 of mangled titanium and a twisted XTR derailleur into a singlespeed for a client... before a 12 mile descent.

 

... building wheels in the morning on our deck.

 

... spooky looking trees on a new trail.

 

... signs with bullett holes always mark a great place to ride!

 

... a friend who stops to look at you when he hears you fall in the creek.

 

... and Ray's Licorice from New Zealand is one of our favorite fuels!

 

... a tired and muddy crew getting done with a ride.

 

... being handed your bike before you take some cool bros for an all-day ride.

 

... a haircut from a very stylish friend!

 

... a friend who falls because he is going too fast and getting into my speaker/ soundtrack too much.

 

 

We took a bunch of bros up to the Winsor to make sure that our Silver Bullett Van is all good to go!

Dave and I had to fuel up the troops with some Carne Guisada burritos from El Parasol... YES!!!

Tommy gets his ride dialed... he would be riding seat and post-less before too long!

Getting the van loaded is always fun, fun, fun!

 

The Silver Bullett and it's intrepid captain... David Bell.

 

The ride up was very roomy and luxurious since we were only at half of our capacity!

 

This is my new Urge helmet, the first ride was highly favorable. The color is called "Styrofoam Clear-Coat" and highly original.

 

We're at the trailhead and ready to slay it!

 

My favorite way to spend the day!

 

We had to stop at 102 for a mechanical issue... if your bike is somewhat sketchy... the Upper-Winsor will rattle anything loose!

 

Tommy rolls over the log-jam at Big Tesuque!

 

Gotta pick a good chune for the rest of the ride... something Zen-like!

Hauling ass with Tommy and Tim was super fun!

 

Just taking a little break to make sure all is good with my Voodoo.

The creek was flowing pretty good, very nice to ride through on a hot May day!

We're back in Tesuque now... I'm thirsty!

 

What a beautiful area to ride through, and hardly anyone around this day!

 

We rode through the Shidoni Foundry Sculpture Garden for an artistic interlude... this IS Santa Fe after all.

 

Ride is over... all present and accounted for!

 

Ahhh... Margarita Time!!!

 

Tommy sips his post-ride Margarita at the Tesuque Village Market, one of our favorite spots! He is modeling one of our American-Made ClubRide Go Long Jerseys, from the trail to the bar!

 Maybe you will get an invite next time!

 

 
 
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