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This is my favorite shot from Ed White’s latest set of race photos from Kenosha Velodrome.  Dude is going for it!

Did you know that our man Ed White is not just a talented photographer?  He’s also a DJ who’s been workin’ the streets in Chicago for a while now.  He’s got a lot of great old school Chicago house mixtapes which you can check out here.
This is my favorite shot from Ed White’s latest set of race photos from Kenosha Velodrome.  Dude is going for it!

Did you know that our man Ed White is not just a talented photographer?  He’s also a DJ who’s been workin’ the streets in Chicago for a while now.  He’s got a lot of great old school Chicago house mixtapes which you can check out here.

This is my favorite shot from Ed White’s latest set of race photos from Kenosha Velodrome. Dude is going for it!

Did you know that our man Ed White is not just a talented photographer? He’s also a DJ who’s been workin’ the streets in Chicago for a while now. He’s got a lot of great old school Chicago house mixtapes which you can check out here.

VeloDisco Vol 1 Preview

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VeloDisco Vol 1
VeloDisco Vol 1 - Faster Than The Speed Of Laserbeams

One more thing for the weekend! Here’s an exclusive mixtape I put together with Chris G for your riding pleasure. One hour. All vinyl (if you know us, you know we both love to collect records). Mostly rare records from hi-nrg to Italo disco to electro funk to Belgian EBM. A preview of the first ten minutes is embedded above or you can just download VeloDisco Vol 1 here!

Don’t forget to let me know what you think!

tracklist:
song / artist / label / year
1 - Don’t Stop / Digital Emotion / Break / 1983
2 - Disco Baba & The 40 Thieves / Electronic Disco Boogie Band / Music Master / 1984
3 - You Are A Danger / Gary Low / Break / 1983
4 - Eckhardts Party / Robert Göl / Mute / 1983
5 - Cause I Love You Cause I Need You / De-De-Mo / Queen’s Club / 1984
6 - My Forbidden Lover / Tapps / Blow Up / 1983
7 - C’mon Girl / Break 3000 / Meuse Muzique / 2002
8 - Big Ideas (Babytalk Remix) / LCD Soundsystem / DFA / 2008
9 - English ARP / Legowelt / CEM / 2002
10 - I’m Ready / Kano / Emergency / 1980
11 - Soho Phaze / Elixia / Record Shack / 1983
12 - Nice N Soft (Uptown Version) / Wish / Perspective / 1981
13 - Countdown (Here I Come) / Kofi & The Lovetones / BMC / 1984
14 - Theme From American Flyers / Lee Rittenour & Greg Mathieson / GRP / 1985
15 - Ultrawarp (The Final Conflict Mix) / Laser Cowboys / ZYX / 1984
16 - Aerodynamik (Kling Klang Dynamix) / Kraftwerk / Astral Werks / 2004
17 - Headhunter (v1.0) / Front 242 / Wax Trax / 1988
18 - Accelerate / Kode IV / Kk / 1992
19 - Sin (Long) / Nine Inch Nails / TVT / 1989
20 - Take A Chance / Mr. Flagio / Squish / 1983
21 - Believe In Yourself (Special Remix) / The Creatures / Full Time / 1983
22 - Electricity / Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark / A&M / 1988

Tags: music, velodisco,
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I love Los Angeles. Mostly cuz of the citizens. LA — thriving on the business of show — is home to some of the most amazing characters. Always has been. So today I’m watching an amazing documentary about the folks of Los Angeles.

Mondo Hollywood


A super-psychedelic sixties documentary featuring the freaks, the geeks, the stars and the beats that make Hollywood (and all of Los Angeles) so unique. A-listers to D-listers all share the spotlight in this crazy trip through LA. Surfing in Malibu. Riots in Watts. Tripping in Topanga. Monsters in Hollywood! Hit play on the video above and you’ll see why some call it Hollyweird.

Also features an awesome psych soundtrack.
This weekend in Seattle!

Found on Go Means Go.
This weekend in Seattle!

Found on Go Means Go.

This weekend in Seattle!

Found on Go Means Go.

Tags: alleycats, music,
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The Breakaway

Lee Ritenour & Greg Mathieson / American Flyers / 865 plays

Time for a little treat for the weekend. American Flyers is probably my favorite bike racing movie. I mean I love Breaking Away just as much as the next guy but this year I’ve been watching Am Flyers a lot and I’m really beginning to appreciate just how awesome it is. It really gets me hyped a few days before a race… Especially cuz of the score by Lee Ritenour and Greg Mathieson. I’ve been trying to get a copy of the score for a long time now and earlier this week I scored! I happened upon a mint condition LP of the soundtrack while digging through the crates at Record Surplus for $2.50!

You’ll be hearing some more of this soundtrack next week as a part of something that my friend Chriz G and I are putting together. For now, hit play on the embedded MP3 above to hear one of the tracks that really gets me into it. Right around 3:15 is where it really takes off. Disclaimer: this is recorded straight off my vinyl copy so don’t be alarmed by the record crackle.

Download the complete American Flyers soundtrack at Totally Radical Awesome 80s Soundtracks.

VeloSynth — a synthesizer for your bike.

I’m all into synthesizers, circuit bending and audio re/deconstruction and this little project developed by the Effalo collective in Portland takes that synth nerdiness and multiplies it by bike geekiness. VeloSynth is an “open source bicycle interaction synthesizer” and it looks like the perfect accessory to make my whip even more annoying than it already is.

No seriously, I f’n love the idea and see lots of possibilities in what can be done with it so I might just have to get one of these. Check the video and then go check the VeloSynth website for more info on how it works.

Found on BikePortland.

Tags: music, lulz,
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The Mixtures - “Pushbike Song”


Lately my buddy Chriz G has been getting into the Sharpies style, an Australian subculture that emerged out of Melbourne in the early 70’s. So yesterday he we were looking up obscure Aussie garage, psych and glam tunes of the era (i.e. Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs or Lobby Loyde & The Coloured Balls).

We hit a goldmine at NZOZ1971’s YouTube page and happened upon this kitschy gem of a music video for the 1971 Mixtures hit “Pushbike”. It’s… amazing. Enjoy.
Tags: music, lulz,
For the past month or two, Bicycle Kitchen has been celebrating their 5th anniversary with a series of fundraiser events in an effort to raise $55,555.55 for the original non-profit bike co-op in Los Angeles.

Events have included alleycats, movie screenings, hot dogs and more and this Saturday Bike Kitchen is making a climactic one-last-push-to-raise-funds with and Epic Benefit Concert.

LA’s bike culture owes so much of its existence to Bike Kitchen so if you ride in this city then come on out and show your support and gratitude!  Besides, it’s gonna be loads of fun and I hear there’s a pretty sweet track bike up for grabs in the silent auction.

Bicycle Kitchen is at Heliotrope and Melrose (the Bicycle District).  Party starts at 9pm.  Donate generously and be prepared to have a blast.

For the past month or two, Bicycle Kitchen has been celebrating their 5th anniversary with a series of fundraiser events in an effort to raise $55,555.55 for the original non-profit bike co-op in Los Angeles.

Events have included alleycats, movie screenings, hot dogs and more and this Saturday Bike Kitchen is making a climactic one-last-push-to-raise-funds with and Epic Benefit Concert.

LA’s bike culture owes so much of its existence to Bike Kitchen so if you ride in this city then come on out and show your support and gratitude! Besides, it’s gonna be loads of fun and I hear there’s a pretty sweet track bike up for grabs in the silent auction.

Bicycle Kitchen is at Heliotrope and Melrose (the Bicycle District). Party starts at 9pm. Donate generously and be prepared to have a blast.

Rapha put together a compilation CD to celebrate the history, passion and glory of the Giro d’Italia.

I’m loving this. Coincidentally, my friend and I are actually putting some mixtapes together inspired by racing at the velodrome. More about that later.

Here’s the track list for The Giro - Music Inspired By The Giro d’Italia:

1.Religion / LA GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT
2.La Traviata: Di Provenza il Mar (Vocal) – Verdi
3.THE CARAVAN OF THE GIRO D’ITALIA
4.Bartali – Paolo Conte
5.WHAT IS THE GIRO?
6.Welcome – Gino Latino
7.HISTORIC LANDMARKS
8.Numb – Mescalito
9.Omertá – El Domingo
10.Io Che Non Sono L’Imperatore – Edoardo Bennato
11.Lamette– Donatella Rettore
12.TARANTO TO FOGGIA
13.The End – Change
14.It’s a War – Kano
15.GIRO LEGENDS
16.Stop Bajon (Club Mix) – Tullio Di Piscopo
17.Testa – Testa
18.Ice Metropolis / THE TIME TRIAL
19.Walk a Mile (Henrik Schwarz edit) – Coldcut
20.FREE ENTERTAINMENT
21.Acqua Azzurra, Acqua Chiara – Lucio Battisti
22.Lonesome Gun / THE DOLOMITES
23.4 MILES TO GO
24.Come Down Easy – Howard Eliott Payne
25.THE CLIMAX
26.Milan – Wish
27.HEARTS OF THE TIFOSI
28.Un Bel di Vedremo – Puccini

Found on Italian Cycling Journal.


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