Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Halloween Dream of Cyclocross

YAMHILL, Ore. - This is the Redux of the first video I did of 2006 CycloCross Crusade Race #4 at the Flying M. There were so many fun images to work with I wanted to circle back around and add my song Halloween Dream to the new version.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Mountian Bike CRASH at 172 KMPH

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Check out this crash! Dude is going like 110 MPH down some Japanese lava mountian when he hits a bump and his bicycle breaks in HALF. Talk about road rash. Can anybody translate the text?

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Kiddy Cross

What happens when Cyclocross racers have children? They teach them to love racing bicycles in the mud. Wait a second… you don’t have to teach a kid to like that!

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Bike and Breathe This Philadelphia Freedom

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Andrew Watson gives us a three stories about bike messenger life in this short movie Philadelphia Bike Culture.

Story one: Custom designed messenger bags from R.E.Load
Story two: Pretzel Rides
Story three: Bike Polo

`cause I live and breathe this philadelphia freedom
From the day that I was born Ive waved the flag
Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man
Yeah gave me peace of mind my daddy never had

Oh philadelphia freedom shine on me, I love you
Shine a light through the eyes of the ones left behind

Lyrics, Bernie Taupin

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Bikes, Dancing, Mud, and Drums

PORTLAND, Ore. – When I started doing this bike vlog this summer I was afraid I’d run out of things to cover during the rainy season. Well, I was wrong. This weekend the Sprockettes hosted several bike events starting with a Dance Party Friday night that had bike dance teams (The Sprockettes, The B:C:Clettes, The Brakes) and live music including one of my favorite groups, Show Me the Pink. I missed Saturday’s events because I was working in Miz Kitty’s Parlour. But Reverend Phil has some videotapes from Saturday's events.

Sunday the USGP of Cyclocross came through town with some of the top riders in the world. The Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers, rowdy fans, and hottubbers greeted them. Later that night the Cross Crusade held their awards party which was also very entertaining and included the LRS Drummers, along with fire dancers from Atyerre Vision, and acrobats from the A-Wol Dance Collective.

I took me a day just to recover from this rainy weekend version of Burning Man done Pacific Northwest style. “Don’t tell me this town ain’t got no heart. You just got to poke around.”

This is a quick montage some of the weekends bike events. I plan on doing more with the USGP race footage and the Sprocettes weekend separately.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Cross Crusade - World Unicross Championship 2006

ESTACADA, Ore. - Watch the first ever World Unicross Championship at the Cross Crusade. Gilbran Chong takes first place and Carl Anton is runner up in this new championship event in cyclocross for Unicycles. Original music Unicross Jams by Dan Kaufman.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Cross Crusade 2006 - Cyclocross Race 5

ESTACADA, Ore. – Cyclocrossers in strange dream wake up in a rock quarry only to find mud, mayhem, and perhaps a touch of their youth.

Watch race five of the Cross Crusade set to the eerie sounds of the Rebels ( ). Mr. Sandman was composed by CrankMyChain’s international correspondent Johnny Stardust.

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Now is the time for Progessive Cyclists to Act

ANYWHERE, USA -- Congratulations, our nation has moved away from toxic one-party rule. George Bush today is calling for energy independence for national security reasons. I couldn't agree more and what better way to achieve that then on a bicycle. Bush is also a cyclist. Perhaps we can convince him to pay more then just lip service and build a National Bikeway System.

This is not bike related, but we must also repeal the recently adopted Military Commissions Act, which does away with Habeas Corpus. Tell your representatives in DC that the reversal of this is essential to our liberty!

Let's enjoy this victory of democracy and use the momentum to pedal towards to better tomorrow.


Monday, November 06, 2006

Bike to the Polling Place

ANYWHERE, USA - Tell all your bikey friends to GET OUT AND VOTE. If they need an inspriational song have them watch this video.

Bike to The Polling Place
By Dan Kaufman

CrankMyChain! Voters Guide
Portland Metro
Yes on 26-80

State Ballot Measures
If in Doubt: VOTE NO


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