Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year!

Well, It took awhile with all the bad weather surrounding the country but our family has finally come together all in one place. 

Onward to 2009!

Monday, December 29, 2008


The Magic Mustache Ride Went Fuckin awesome! Thanks to everbody that showed up and partipated and those that were there for moral support! A grand total of 23 hardcore mashers signed up I was blown away. 20 of them were there @ the end to rip it up. Brady took first place finishing in 1hr 22min.and received a booty of 75bucks, Bobby got second place @ 1hr 22.10min he racked in 30 bucks and a custom made and painted skate deck compliments of Marty (magnum) Hall, Jeff Baker came in 3rd in 1hr 26min. and got 20bucks you guys slayed it! There were 2 blown tires that I know of and Ryan Weeks snapped his chain, like all boyscouts he was prepared fixed that bitch and mashed on ( this happened to happen @ the the boyscout stop ahhhh snap). The best upper lip hair was definitly between Jeff Baker and Ken. I would like to thank all artists that contributed to this race. A.Mortician for the killer spoke cards and bitchen blog art especialy the Brook Reynolds, Jeff Baker for the sick paint job on the keg fridge that was given away, and Magnum Hall for the rockin skate deck. Boise artists rule! To Bikes and Rec we couldn't have done this with out you thanks! Velopirates thanks for the support and comin out you guys rule! I cant' wait for inversion 09. Warlocks B.C. thanks for the support hellraiser kicked my ass! Shwag shout outs go to Georges, Prestige, Boise CO-OP, Lucys Coffee, Newt and Harolds, Eco Lounge, Atomic Salon, Murphys, Bikes 2 Boards, A1,and Bar Gernika. I hope I didn't forget anybody if I did you can slap me. -Jake

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Game Face

I hope the Mutha-scratch puttin' this thing on brings a shit-ton of cocoa, lest I sneer a fuckin' hole in his head.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Wooly Willy

Like a sculptor does find form in a stone slab, so too will I search deep in the bush to discover my mustache.  Ah, to drink, perchance to dream...  To bed, anon, leaning heavily upon my Wizard's stick.  Rhodes Skatepark 3pm 12/20

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Friday, December 12, 2008

Turn off the annoying music to the right before you hit play on this one.

I just handed Jake the spoke cards for the MAGIC MUSTACHE RIDE. 
I hope you like them. Yeah, I know it's gonna be fucking cold and you have
not been growing a mustache and your girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband 
wants you to stay home that day and cuddle that day but c'mon, really? 
Oh yeah, if you don't have any of those things you have no excuse.
Or if you are divorced or going through a "slow period" then you
have no excuse. If you have to work, well, I have to work as well 
so we both suck. Hopefully most of you don't suck.

I have a feeling that this race will be a great training excercise for the highly anticipated 
INVERSION EXCURSION on January 24th so don't get your panties all bunched over this
one. REMEMBER the guys that are putting this race on BREW BEER FOR A LIVING!
Isn't that enough?

THE MAGIC MUSTACHE RIDE. Rhodes Skatepark. Saturday, December 20, 2008. Sign up @ 2:00 p.m. Race starts @ 3:00 p.m. $10.00.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

envy on sooooooooo many levels

We will get back to our regularly scheduled program soon but we here at Bikes & Rec MUST call attention to this bit of joy and wonderment that is well...this. As far as I am concerned this IS Bikes & Rec. WOW, AMEN, HALLELUJAH and ALL that shit. More posts to come. Bikes & Rec loves you. 

Monday, December 1, 2008


MAGIC MUSTACHE RIDE. Rhodes Skatepark. Saturday, December 20, 2008. Sign up @ 2:00 p.m. Race starts @ 3:00 p.m. $10.00.  You have been given proper warning to make sure that your upper lip is covered with hair, however, I also think that the organizers of this event would be sorely disappointed if you did not come out and play just because you didn't have a mustasche . 

Friday, November 28, 2008

It is what it is

2 posts in one night. pretty much hijacking myself. Let us consider this some sort of carbohydrate induced artistic expression of desire. Oh and I have been drinking for awhile tonight too. My love for Aimee Mann is undying. Deal with it. 

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Word on the street is that this guy makes a kick ass tack box. We here at Bikes & Rec are really into people makin' stuff, even if it is for horses. I hope you are all having/had a wonderful Thanksgiving and pray that your mustaches are coming in nicely.  Remember, Bikes & Rec loves you, even if you love horses. 

Friday, November 21, 2008

be careful out there...

...because the world is strange enough. 

Monday, November 17, 2008

listen up folks.

Our colleague D-Bagg has gotten himself into the Internet radio show business and we here at Bikes and Rec are interested in supporting this kind of thing. The best way for us to do that right now is LISTEN TO HIS SHOW.  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. MST. 

I can't tell you what the show is going to be like but I can promise you that it will probably not suck. D-Bagg has a particular "way with words" and has some strong beliefs about a myriad of subjects. Spread the word and watch the skies. Bikes and Rec loves you. 

Saturday, November 15, 2008

ride the mustache

I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I know that I am. Did I ever tell you how much I like winter seasonal beers? I like them a lot. I hate horses though. I got nothin' for horses. 

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hold on to your mustache

Just giving everyone a heads up on a good friend and his upcoming race. This fellow has decided to jump into the mix of bike event organizing in what could possibly some of the most dismal weather Boise can see. Therefore we here at Bikes and Rec are going to support the hell out of him and run some pixel-support from this end. This guy brews beer for a living folks, this is someone you want on your team. 

MAGIC MUSTACHE RIDE. Rhodes Skatepark. Saturday, December 20, 2008. Sign up @ 2:00 p.m. Race starts @ 3:00 p.m. $10.00.  The biggest reason we are pimping so early is that a mustache IS REQUIRED for this race (ladies are apparently being told to "get creative" so I suppose some of you sissy-boys out there could do the same). 

Monday, November 3, 2008

Just thinking of you makes me wet.

HUGE thanks to the WBC for the amazing evening that was HELLR4CER. These images pretty much sum up how I started the race, felt during said race, and eventually how I feel I came out in the end. I will be represented as the green pumpkin and the orange one can be HELLR4CER. 

P77's photo's are amazing as always. Well done. 

As far as casualties are concerned, I seem to have done something very strange to my right knee and I lost my tire irons at Scuglia's. I consider all of the above acceptable losses. I can always get a new knee. 

Stay posted here for the MAGIC MUSTACHE RIDE information as it will be available soon. WATCH THE SKIES and remember... Bikes and Rec loves you. 

Friday, October 31, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

gratitude and meatballs.

Not enough can be said to truly thank all of you for making this event as awesome as we here at Bikes and Rec thought that it was. Deeply and truly. 

Simple rundown and then more gushing. 

1  Logan Barclay  40 min
Jarris Wieme
3 Cody Weaver

1 Kristi  (7th overall)
2 Andrea
3 Kristy Martin

No swag. No prizes. Just honor, beer and and all the meatballs and salisbury steak you could eat. Huge congrats to ALL 32 racers, you all killed a very unfriendly course. 

Speaking of unfriendly courses,  I was told that evening that Jeff never wanted to hear the word "shenanigans" again so I will refrain from  refering to the rest of the evening under those pretenses. Sprints, Polo , Beerelay all went down and I think fun was had by all who participated. 

Sam and Anneliessa from the Visual Arts Collective are really amazing people and need to be not only promoted but placed upon an very high pedastal and worshipped. The men's restroom adorned in art by Erin Ruiz is worth a trip to the VAC all by itself. Tartufi could have been the best band I have ever seen in my life. No offense to all the other great bands that played that night but FUCK ME. WOW. 

All photos you see here (except for batman, Brook shot that) are by Ray J. Gadd. we love him a lot. 

Huge thanks to Sockeye for the help with beer. Thanks to D-Bagg, always. 

That said, I know I have missed a few of you. I will remember tonight after I go to bed. Don't forget HELLR4CER on November 1. We will be decidedly unofficially cheerleading that event from here in the next few days. Watch the skies. Bikes and Rec loves you.  

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Our  friend Josh King from Sockeye brewing has answered our pleads for beer with a keg of his WOOLY BUGGER WHEAT beer.  Looks like the weather will cooperate with us for the day of bikes, 70 degrees sounds pretty nice!  We should be set up no later than 2pm to get people signed up.  Race starts at 3pm, then sprints and skids after.  Bring your mallets, we want to get some polo going on in the parking lot next to the VAC.  Tapping the keg right after the Alleycat.  Bring a few bucks for "incidentals" along the route...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ride: a bike-together

This is one of those opportunities that we just couldn't pass up. We had an itch and the VAC is helping us scratch it. We are gonna have a ball. 

Come help us celebrate the end of summer by partaking in bicyclecentric activities at a wonderful venue in beautiful downtown Garden City. 

Sunday, October 19, 2008 Visual Arts Collective  3638 Osage Street, Garden City, Idaho.  

alleycat @ 3:00 p.m.  (get there early to register!) Don't be very afraid of this one, it will be medium bodied in style, juicy and savoury yet earthy and rustic, much like a Renzo Masi Chianti 2005. 

sprints @ 5:00 p.m. (the alley and parking lot will be blocked off JUST FOR US!)

skids and other shenanigans after the sprints. 

$10.00 gets you a spoke card, a keg cup for the delicious beer and admission to a great show that happens to start at 8:00 p.m.  

This is DEFINITELY a 21+  deal so bring your ID. 

Any questions? direct them to the comments below and we will answer them in the order they were recieved. 

Friday, September 19, 2008

Seth and Ray's Excellent Adventure Footage

Here's some footage that my buddy Graham Sours took via helmet cam. It's pretty sick even though the battery died a good 20 minutes before he finished. Not the head tipping back shots.... Thanks Graham!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Excellent Adventure Re-Cap

Well well well.... This has been long overdue and I apologize.

We can finally say that we did it. All the hard work and planning paid off huge. For our first event, 30 people would have made us smile. What would 84 people do for us? Pray that everything goes smoothly and then jump for joy. Tons of new shining faces came out on Saturday to show their love of biking and we couldn't have been more honored. Thank you so much for pedaling your asses off and giving us great pride in our adventure.

Here's a basic run down of events if you missed out on the festivities.
  • 5:00 - 5:54: A slew of siked riders came out to Kathryn Albertson Park to sign up
  • 5:55 - 5:59: Riders tore open their manifests and planned a tentative route
  • 6:00: The madness began and participants took off in various directions
  • 6:00 - 7:00: Seth and I frantically setup the final stop and grab more supplies to sustain the unexpected crowd.
  • 7:06: Beau Burley runs into the final stop taking first place for the men
  • 9:00 - Infinity: People get their drink, food and dance on!

  1. Beau Burley: $100
  2. Danny Kester: $65
  3. Sean E: $35

  1. Kristi Burley - 2nd place overall: $100
  2. Fran: $65
  3. Brittney Gadd: $35

Thank You's

  • Brook and Bart: Bikes and Rec - For way too much help! Couldn't have done it without you guys
  • Kevin Boland: Big Horn Brewing - For his generous keg donation and beer glasses
  • Jacob Black: Bitter Creek/Red Feather - $25 gift certificate and t-shirt
  • Bodie Lee: Red Feather - Tasty Jams mixed throughout the night
  • Jenna Durfee: Dawson Taylor - $20 gift certificate
  • Cory: Falcon Tavern - (2) $20 gift certificates
  • Tom Patek: World Cycle - Tons of socks, tubes, and some hats
  • Evan Cecil: Newt & Harold's - Lovely swag package
  • Dan: Casanova - $25 gift certificate and a t-shirt
  • Scott: Raw Sushi - T-shirts and hats
  • Logan: Bikes2Boards - PINK CHROME BAG!, Swobo handlebars, Oury grips
  • The Flicks - Two movie tickets
  • Corbett: Vitamin Water - Cases of Vitamin Water
  • Tara + Crew: Red Bull - Energizing Red Bull to kick things off
  • Seth Masarik: Shakespeare - Two show tickets
  • Peter and Lisa Peterson: Elmer's - $15 gift certificate
  • Steve Smith: Steve Smith Photography - Free photo session
  • Mark & Tammy Masarik, Kurt and The Girls - showing some love at the stops

Apparently the consensus it that you all wouldn't mind having this event again next year. We'll have to see what we can do and please correct us if we're wrong. Thanks again to everyone.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Beer Excellent to Each Other

Seth and Ray most certainly put on an excellent adventure.  Great manifest, amazing turnout, tasty weather, and nice schwag at the after party. 
 I used a new strategy for this race, which netted me a nice 75th place finish (out of almost 90...).  I picked my commuter bike, complete with rack and double panniers packed to the brim with ice and frosty PBR, lots of smokes and a sit-down bullshit session every 2 or 3 stops.  The long haul out to L13 was a perfect stretch to have other riders dip into the bags and pass beers around to all.  By the time I hit the after party, it was all I could do to shovel in a couple of burgers (MOST of the way done) and finish a cup of Kevin's Kolsch before pedal-stumbling home and trying to start a fight with a minivan.  (Not even the dudes IN the van, no, the van itself).  Goddamn good job, fellas!  Start working on the next race! 
 I talked to my friend Jake from the Ram brewery and he says he has a good ride and wants to put it on sometime in early December.  All I know so far is the tentative name:  Magic Moustache Ride.  I'll post more as it develops.  

Monday, September 1, 2008

Thought you would like to see what I looked like so I put a current photo of myself up. (I have lost 8 lbs. since I started drinking Mona Vie! )

That being said, I wanted to say how excited I am to ride this most excellent adventure on Saturday. I know nothing about it except that I need to be at Kathryn Albertson Park before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6.

My two cents worth would be to bring a camera/camcorder and take lots of pictures/videos so that you can send them to me later. I have found that I need lots of help in the documentation department. (The drink tends to ruin my concentration, and by the drink I DON'T mean Mona Vie, that shit is fucking MAGIC!)

Also, don't be afraid to dress up like your favorite historical character. I know our hosts (Seth and Ray) would approve most righteously if we did. I think I might go as Thomas Holmes (no not John Holmes you gutter-head) the "father of American Embalming". We will see though. It will be very tempting to dress up as Patrick Swayze as Reagan in "Point Break" cuz that movie kicks ass!