Friday, October 31, 2008



5AM tomorrow - 115 miles - teds of fun.


Ritz-Carlton has been foreclosed upon - ideas?



Come on out and have some fun! Meetup at Loch Haven Park as normal, ends at Stardust for more tom foolery!

Thursday, October 30, 2008





Take notice the transformation of this Penny Farthing into a touring Penny Farthing. The inconvenient lower water bottle cages. A convenient rear break. The utilization of all space minus the few crucial inches above the rear wheel and brake mount.

Props to the person riding this lovely creature. I hope they thoroughly enjoy their journey.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


YABAI BICYCLE CLUB proudly present:

-to be held-
N.28 // REGISTRATION: 2300HRS // RACE: 0000HRS

DAS YUPPIE SCUM SHOPPING SPREE is an alleycat race to coincide with Black Friday or as anti-consumerism activists have re-named, Buy Nothing Day. This is the day after Thanksgiving, and is the "biggest shopping day of the year." People show up in droves, sometimes camping out to be the first in line when their feudal big box opens up for business for their early bird specials, later to gift their gotten merchandise for a yuletide celebration of their choice. It's a tradition of excess, crass consumerism, and materialism that a growing number of activists, culture jammers and the like have taken resistance to to redub the "holiday"-of-fortune Buy Nothing Day.

Can you buy happiness? Gotta have the newest hot-gift of the season? Is this an acceptable way to show appreciation for eachother? by buying and buying and buying and buying?.

Yabai Bicycle Club say that it is not - and a far more useful way to spend your time is with your friends, on your bikes, racing for glory and fun.

DAS YUPPIE SCUM SHOPPING SPREE will satirize the blind consumerism and corporate branding that plague our society and modes of interaction by pitting racers against one another to see who can "buy" the hot gifts of the year fastest. Racers will be provided a shopping list (manifest) and a set amount of fake money in several new units to be exchanged for fake goods at the shopping locations of the bourgeois.

Entry Fee?? This race was originally designed to be a FREE race, but due to schedule conflicts was moved around several times, during which time two charitable beneficiaries were chosen: The Orlando-Area "Shit! My Bike got Stolen-Fund" and Orlando Food not Bombs - a group that call attention to the misallocation of funds on part of many of the world's biggest governments to spend exorbitant amount of resources on the mechanism of war than on feeding their starving poor and on the economic system of capitalism that not only distributes food to only who can pay for it, discards the rest - remember 50% of the food produced in the USA is put to waste. For these reasons the entry fee will be a reasonable $5 bones.

Midnight?? Midnight! That's why - also, November 28th - a Friday - happens to be the last friday of the month of november. DYSSS will take place a comfortable margin after critical mass - which meets 5-ish at Loch Haven Park, near the intersection of Princeton and Elgin, near the Science Center.

Prizes?? Yes, prizes will go to:
First Overall, First Gal, First Guy, Second Gal, Second Guy, Third Gal, Third Guy, Dead Fucking Last, Best Costume, and OUR PICK (may be spirit, attitude, injury, technical difficulty, bike failure, etc.)

DYSSS is sponsored by:
66FIXED, Axiom Tattoo, DBAGS, Ethos Vegan Kitchen, Etoile Boutique, Guayaki, King Kog Track Bike Boutique, Profile Racing and Yancopads




did YOU notice 407fixedgear's newly correct "pedal," instead of "peddle"??

I had always wondered if the top of the 407fixedgear blog's "Peddle through those corners, s0n!" misspelling of "pedal" was intentional, and at last it has been corrected. Catfish? was this you?

Speaking of noticing things, though, It's been so nice and chilly out lately - i'm really really digging it. It's been an almost-mountain-weather-pattern thing with the warm days and cold nights too. YSSS is coming along, too, so everyone mark your calendar for the middle event in a 3-events in one month Orlando first. YUPPIE SCUM SVHOPPING SPREE is NOVEMBER 28th, 2008 - Registration is 11 PM // Race starts at midnight. That's right folks, a night race - the first in orlando since the Furoche-bash thing didn't happen (heal well, zach).

I started working on the freakiest shit-for-bike today and the frame setup is nearly done. Basically it's kind of a taller-tight/front wheel-pennyfarthing anatomic thing, but that's still pretty vague - think sack the ripper:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008





A bike for John...

(click it!)

...that's right, a pursuit track bike with a coaster on 'er. Thought you'd enjoy!


Saturday, October 25, 2008


Veg Fest!

(click der picture fo mo info!)

Come check out plenty of great vendors as well as Orlando Food Not Bombs (where the flier creator found inspiration in our logo)! Should be a great day!

Friday, October 24, 2008



Steve, i hear you're in town?


Yabai meeting soon? I want to talk about putting together a freakin' workday - i want to make one or more of these:

basically they're front wheel drive and somewhat like a bigwheel, but they have swiveling casters on the back so you can spin out like nuts.


Thursday, October 23, 2008


Passing this on

sorry for vagueness - apparently it belongs to a "jeremy cook" (cookie) -

white fontana frame - red velocity's - black drops - rear brake - set up fixed.

where it's been stolen from i'm not sure - but you should call me 3867172548 and i'll pass it on to cooper who alerted me to this

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Bootleg Sessions Syndicate Ep 1 from Bootleg Sessions on Vimeo.

Saw this up on Prolly's blog, new bootleg footage? tony fast and tom lamarche tearing it up. czech out them wallrides!!!


Mark yr calendars N28 is YSSS - Possible camping beforehand.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008


heading to deland for a second - holler at me.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Dear Small-Town Cop,

I hope you enjoyed pulling over Yabai's first triple high tall bike. I'm disappointed that you informed me that "We aren't buddies!", but alas I must make friends with someone else who maybe will have a better haircut than your patch of finely trimmed sod. Maybe one day we will ride into the sunset hand in hand, but your hands are tied to your gun and car that you patrol this square mile town with.

My feelings are hurt, and I hope you read this sentimental piece that will warm your heart and make you tear off that badge of misconstrued authority. Ah, what a day it will be when we stomp on the top of your patrol car together! Sleep tight my dear, for tomorrow I will be seeing you again, I'm sure of!


Friday, October 10, 2008


here are some lightbulb jokes

Q: How many thought police does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None.... There never *was* any light bulb, don't you remember?

Q: How many Marxists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None: The light bulb contains the seeds of its own revolution.

Q: How many nuclear engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Seven: One to install the new bulb, and six to figure what to do with 
the old one for the next 10,000 years.

Q: How many existentialists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two: One to screw it in and one to observe how the light bulb itself 
symbolizes a single incandescent beacon of subjective reality in 
a netherworld of endless absurdity reaching out toward a cosmos of 

Q.      How many revisionist historians does it take to change a 
A.      In actual fact, against popular consensus, the lightbulb was 
never actually changed

Q: how many ska kids does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: 6, one to drop it and 5 to pick it up! pick it up! pick it up!

Q: How many kids with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) does it take to
change a lightbulb?
A: Hey! Do you wanna go ride bikes?

Q:  How many economists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A:  None.  If the light bulb really needed changing, market forces 
    would have already caused it to happen.
A:  Two. One to assume the ladder and one to change the bulb.
A:  Two. One to assume the latter (a pun) and change the bulb.
A:  None. If the government would just leave it alone, it would screw 
    itself in.

Q:  How many Republicans does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A:  Two-one to do it and one to steady the chandelier.
A:  None, they only screw the poor

Q:  How many running-dog lackeys of the bourgeoisie does it take to change a
    light bulb?
A:  None, that's the proletariat's work!
A:  Two.  One to exploit the proletariat, and one to control the means of

Q:  How many anarchists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A:  All of them.

Q:  How many Freudians does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A:  Two. One to hold the ladder and one to change the penis. Oops ! I mean,
    er, the lightbulb.

Q:  How many hunters does it take to screw a lightbulb into a left-handed 
A:  There is no such thing as a left-handed socket, but if they could screw
    right they would not be hunters.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Es mejor morrir de bicicleta que vivir arrodillado

Tuesday, October 7, 2008



Allison's Grey Schwinn Sprint was stolen yesterday from the Publix on Colonial and Shine (gay publix). It's got celeste bar tape and is multi-speed still. It's really short (probably in the 49cm-52cm neighborhood). Everyone needs to keep an eye out for it - free hip pack made by me for whomever finds it.


Sunday, October 5, 2008



Strangely enough i googled this image - the only one with a logo - and look at that tattoo by chappy! it's mine!

Corey at axiom (the same guy doing my chest piece - he sponsored the B2SS) ASKED ME if he could sponsor the race - this is awesome! What a great guy! His partner owns Etoile Boutique who sell local handmade stuff - and he said he's 99% sure they'd be into it too (but he's checking for good measure.

So to recap, this week Guayaki, Axiom Tattoo, and Etoile (tentatively) are in!

That's all for now!

Friday, October 3, 2008


Guayaki - makers of supreme yerba mate - have agreed to sponsor the YSSS!!! YES!

you get yr colors yet?

Jon Beard and I were talking about setting up a yacht - miss rockaway armada style - lets meet on it.