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  • Go Means Go! Tall Bryan | GO MEANS GO (2)
    Ride Your Bike No Comments Bill Nye rides the solar system in 2 5 miles and gets super heated about Pluto Start at 3 45 for the short version I m going to bring this up with him next time I see him at Green Lake Also THIS Continue Reading Birfday Bike athalon for Back Alley Bike Repair Written by Tall Bryan on February 25 2014 Posted in Alley Cat Racing Birthdays Events Races Ride Your Bike Seattle Washington No Comments We are super stoked that Back Ally Bike Repair is turning two years old Ben is throwing a like shin dig Check out the Birfday Bike athalon and Pedal Party on Saturday then hit up the Bike Expo on Sunday hungover Sounds like a recipe for a rad Seattle bike weekend to me Continue Reading Rocket Ride The Love of Suffering Written by Tall Bryan on February 23 2014 Posted in Bicycle Racing Rides Road Seattle No Comments The Rocket Ride brings together some of the fastest road riders racers in the Seattle area A weekly training ride made up of mostly members of and friends of HSP It is a tough ride on a good day and if you know our typical Seattle winter weather well its usually not a good day This past Saturday friend of GMG Andy Bokanev followed the ride in a support vehicle documenting the suffering in the less than idea road riding conditions Temperatures were pegged firmly in the upper 30 territory and the light drizzle turned to cold rain to sleet and then to snow Check out Andy s full photo set of the ride HERE More on HSP Harriot Sports Performance HERE Continue Reading Bike Mechanic Salaries Written by Tall Bryan on February 11 2014 Posted in Advocacy Media Washington No Comments Have you ever wondered how much a bike mechanic earns Or how their salary compares to other careers like being a gardener or janitor And which state pays the best for bike mechanics Check out this informational slide show by Don Perry with the numbers showing the good the bad and the ugly of bike mechanic salaries Continue Reading Review ABUS Granit X Plus U 54 Mini Written by Tall Bryan on February 7 2014 Posted in Accessories Gear Reviews 4 Comments The ABUS Granit X Plus U 54 Mini quite a mouthful isn t it has been my daily use lock for the last three months since ABUS sent it over for review When it originally arrived it looked a little more like this First Glance I used it for about a week and while it did its job well my bike was secure the bulky plastic cover over the main body of the lock was bothering me It made the lock unnecessarily bulky and in my opinion looked tacky Here is how I removed the plastic cover unlock the body of the lock from the shackle and remove the key Take a flat head screwdriver starting at

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  • Go Means Go! Tall Bryan | GO MEANS GO (3)
    Let me start out by saying that I wouldn t consider this jacket a technical piece rather it is a life style jacket It is not waterproof and it does not breath well We made the De Haro for bombing hills and crashing parties claims Chrome s product description When I first put the De Haro into rotation for casual rides and commuting I was pretty disappointed If you are riding hard you very quickly discover that the jacket does not breath I arrived at my destinations soaked in sweat under the jacket Their are three small side vents on both sides of the jacket but they didn t seem to do much venting Opening the front two way zipper is the only effective way of getting air flow into the jacket I also quickly found that water resistant doesn t cut it on a rainy Seattle day If I got on the bike wearing the De Haro and was going to be riding for more than 15 minutes I was committing to being damp at best possibly sweat soaked when I got to where ever I was going Continue Reading Best of the NW Featuring MFG Cyclocross Woodland Park GP Written by Tall Bryan on November 26 2013 Posted in Bicycle Racing Cyclocross Film video Media News Races Seattle No Comments Best of the NW with a feature on Woodland Park and the 5th annual MFG Cyclocross Woodland Park GP Continue Reading Conduit Coffee Delivering Coffee by Bike Written by Tall Bryan on November 23 2013 Posted in Media News Seattle No Comments Few things are more synonymous with Seattle than coffee I would say when most people think of Seattle two things come to mind rain and coffee probably in that order Little do most people know it really doesn t rain that much in Seattle we just tell the rest of the country that to keep them from moving here Which seems to be becoming a less effective method of deterring people the secret must be out Seattleites do however love their coffee Sure a lot of people still drink the stuff with the green open legged mermaid on it probably for the same reason I see people buying Bud Light a lot of people are dumb Thankfully Seattle is also home to countless other coffee roasters and cafes serving up delicious cups of that hot dark brew we can t live without Personally I love good coffee Whether brewing it at home or visiting my favorite local cafes by bike coffee is more or less a necessity For sometime I ve wondered why there were not businesses in my city tying together bicycles and coffee two things I enjoy The answer of course there are Case in point Conduit Coffee Continue Reading Asylum Cycles The Meuse Written by Tall Bryan on November 23 2013 Posted in Bicycle Cyclocross Film video No Comments Check out this video from Asylum Cycles introducing their full carbon disc specific cyclocross

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  • Go Means Go! Tall Bryan | GO MEANS GO (4)
    Townsend at the ferry dock in Cordova AK Welcome to Cordova exclaimed Ryan unstrapping some beers from his porteur rack and offering them up We re the first house on the left Breath taking views in every direction mountains rising up out of the sound nothing but green trees blue waters and a postage stamp sized town This is the Alaska I was looking for For the next six days and five nights we explored Cordova by bike by foot and by bottle We road out the road and the other road yeah there is two of them as well as some scenic trails One of the highlights was riding Saddlebag Glacier trail It winds through the woods along a creek that has cut out a valley the terrain changing several times before spitting us out on the shore of Saddlebag Lake Continue Reading Pro Tour Pin Ups 2014 Calendar Written by Tall Bryan on November 1 2013 Posted in Bicycle Racing Media No Comments Here we have a 2014 calendar for the ladies and boys featuring some of your favorite Pro Tour riders like you ve never seen them and probably never wanted to see them before According to the website proceeds from the sale of this calendar will go directly towards a unique prize for deserving riders in the 2014 Women s Tour of Britain A unique prize Your guess is as good as mine there Clicking through some of the months I can t imagine why people would think bike racers are douche bags If nothing else this calendar might be a smash hit at your white elephant gift exchange this year You can buy it online HERE Continue Reading Costume Cross Bend OR Written by Tall Bryan on October 31 2013 Posted in Bicycle Racing Cyclocross Media Photography No Comments Friend of GMG Andy Bokanev sent over these images from his trip down to Bend OR to watch and document the Cross Crusade race last Sunday See his full set of photos from the day HERE Looks like a good time and some rad costumes I m loving the coffin barriers as well Happy Halloween keep it weird out there today Continue Reading Alaska Trip Part 1 Anchorage Off The Chain Written by Tall Bryan on October 30 2013 Posted in Alaska bikes Photography Travel No Comments It was an early flight into Anchorage so by 10 30am we had already managed to walk through the woods and across town We did stop for coffee in a city that has more espresso stands per capita than anywhere else in the US but by now we were seated at a questionable but genuine bar beers in hand In the brief moments between being bombarded or befriended by the obviously very regular morning crowd my host Garret informed me there would be a bicycle available for me to use I came to Alaska to visit my good friend Garret Spargo as well as spend some time with Ryan

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  • Go Means Go! Tall Bryan | GO MEANS GO (13)
    and riding they prefer DeFeet Shoe Covers Gloves 40 00 for both Lets face it the cold weather is here to stay for a while and if you plan on being on the bike for the next couple months few things get you as much bang for your buck as a pair of well made gloves and shoe covers DeFeet products are quality affordable and get this 100 made in the USA You can pick up a pair of Duragloves and some Slipstream shoe covers for under 40 Choose from classic black or a handful of colors styles You ll be looking pro in no time with a matching set Knog Rechargeable Boomer Lights 75 00 for front rear set I don t know about you but I haven t seen the sun in weeks Part of riding in Seattle means riding in the dark Making yourself visible on the bike during these seemingly never ending days of darkness is very important What better way to let someone know you care than with a set of lights for safety The USB rechargeable Boomer lights are bright hold a good charge don t look too obnoxious on your bike and are easy to attach detach so you can take them into the store or pub with you don t leave them on your bike they will get stolen They are light and unobtrusive too Throw them in your jersey pocket or handlebar bag in case you unexpectedly get stuck out after dark Crane Bicycle Bell 15 00 20 00 What do you get the cyclist who has everything How about a classic bicycle bell from Crane Bell Co These Japanese made bells are some of the nicest available Several models available although I would recommend the larger brass one for the best sound They tarnish over time and look really great especially on a vintage bike Can usually be had for under 20 Coozie of the Month Club 90 00 While this gift idea doesn t have to be specifically for cyclists I think it still qualifies Most cyclists do enjoy a cold one after or sometimes even during a good ride Cory of Dank Bags hand makes these coozies here in Seattle Joining the club gets you a custom coozie mailed to you once a month for a year So sign up your favorite cyclist beer drinker Its the gift that keeps on giving 3 Way Hex Wrench 10 00 15 00 I will resist the temptation to make bad jokes about every cyclist needing a 3 way and simply state If you own a bike you should have one of these at home Many people prefer not to work on their own bikes and that is totally fine But sooner or later you at least have to tighten a bolt raise or lower a seat or in some way take a wrench to your bike A 3 way or Y wrench with 4mm 5mm and 6mm hex keys is

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  • Go Means Go! TdW Registration Now Open! | GO MEANS GO
    time before we re occupied getting riders out the gate on time Tour de Watertower 2013 Pre Registration greghxc Urban cyclist bicycle events planner and consumer of fine beers and vegan food Leave a comment Our Sponsors Find Us On Facebook GoMeansGo on Twitter Tall Bryan on Instagram Ryan on Instagram Flickr Group Recent Comments Example 1 The Humpday Hustler Benny Blanco June 18 2015 Hi Bryan appreciate the review I m doing the same mod to the lock I just picked up the body does feel bulky and plasticy Just one question where did you get the sweet Abus stick Thanks Holger Ketterle June 12 2015 Ryan I m right there with you on this bike all I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and a vintage steel framed commuter All of which could stand out in a group ride which is what people by custom bikes for to stand out I just think if your going the custom route it better be for a purpose like racing or touring not pub crawling or grocery grabbing I mean would you feel comfortable locking this bike up in the

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  • Go Means Go! Tour de Watertower 2013: Course Route | GO MEANS GO
    3218 38th Ave W West Seattle SW Charlestown St 39th Ave SW High Point 35th Ave SW SW Myrtle St Woodland Park Phinney Ave N between N 53rd st N 54th St Volunteer Park Volunteer Park Road near entrance at E Prospect St FINISH Victory Lounge 433 Eastlake Avenue E First round is on me Don t want to race but feel like hanging out Come by the start or head over to Victory Lounge at 3pm to start checking out who s in the lead as the riders come in and times are posted We will also need some volunteers to keep our riders honest and keep things running smoothly so if you re interested please get in touch your help is always appreciated Victory will be providing two dollar beers and three dollar shots for all as well a full menu of dogs for all We will be listing all finish times live and large as we did last year Tall Bryan Bicycle rider mechanic and collector Living and riding in Seattle since 2001 Comments 3 Rob J August 10 2013 at 9 38 PM Sticking Woodland park between High Point and Volunteer Park That s deliciously evil Reply Monica August 20 2013 at 11 29 AM Tall Bryan you suck Reply Tall Bryan August 20 2013 at 2 49 PM Besides taking you to all the highest points in the city it isn t so bad And if you feel like it is maybe you need to plan a better route Reply Leave a comment Our Sponsors Find Us On Facebook GoMeansGo on Twitter Tall Bryan on Instagram Ryan on Instagram Flickr Group Recent Comments Example 1 The Humpday Hustler Benny Blanco June 18 2015 Hi Bryan appreciate the review I m doing the same mod to

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  • Go Means Go! Tonight: Tour de Watertower Course Announcement @ Linda’s | GO MEANS GO
    Watertower 2013 Course Route now posted online HERE Tall Bryan Bicycle rider mechanic and collector Living and riding in Seattle since 2001 Comments 5 older than dirt August 9 2013 at 1 56 PM So it s Friday afternoon what s the course Reply Max August 10 2013 at 10 11 AM Hey I want to go but I work until 4 I can probably get off a little early but not a lot early Can this work out Also where is the start Reply Prof Dave August 10 2013 at 11 51 AM Hi Is registration open online It s after the Friday after Aug 6 Am I missing it somewhere Thanks Reply Tall Bryan August 10 2013 at 9 04 PM 2013 course route is posted online HERE Preregistration will be opening up shortly Go out and ride the course ahead of time Seriously it will make your race day much more enjoyable and greatly improve your time Reply Tall Bryan August 10 2013 at 9 08 PM Max if I were you I would try to get off earlier We will most likely be done releasing riders well before that time Reply Leave a comment Our Sponsors Find Us On Facebook GoMeansGo on Twitter Tall Bryan on Instagram Ryan on Instagram Flickr Group Recent Comments Example 1 The Humpday Hustler Benny Blanco June 18 2015 Hi Bryan appreciate the review I m doing the same mod to the lock I just picked up the body does feel bulky and plasticy Just one question where did you get the sweet Abus stick Thanks Holger Ketterle June 12 2015 Ryan I m right there with you on this bike all I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and

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  • Go Means Go! Sunday in Georgetown: Street Fight | GO MEANS GO
    2001 Leave a comment Our Sponsors Find Us On Facebook GoMeansGo on Twitter Tall Bryan on Instagram Ryan on Instagram Flickr Group Recent Comments Example 1 The Humpday Hustler Benny Blanco June 18 2015 Hi Bryan appreciate the review I m doing the same mod to the lock I just picked up the body does feel bulky and plasticy Just one question where did you get the sweet Abus stick Thanks Holger Ketterle June 12 2015 Ryan I m right there with you on this bike all I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and a vintage steel framed commuter All of which could stand out in a group ride which is what people by custom bikes for to stand out I just think if your going the custom route it better be for a purpose like racing or touring not pub crawling or grocery grabbing I mean would you feel comfortable locking this bike up in the city I panic when I have to lock up my steelie I built for under 1k I dont know if I could every through a lock around a bike I knew

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