Friday, December 30, 2005

Busted.

My man John Sessa just busted me saying we don't update this very often. Which is true....

So Happy Holiday's and Happy New Year! We'll have a new website and a new blog site happening next week, so check back and let us know what you think!

-JB

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

VooDoo Power


Just got this from our UK Crew. A gal name Sue Thomas is kicking ass on one of our Limba scandium cyclocross bikes.

So cool. Check it out here.


Great job Sue!!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Surviving Vegas


The Vegas fog is lifing and Joe and I are enjoying some peace and quiet now that Eurobike and Interbike are behind us. I am backed up answering email from our website so be patient, I'll get to it.

29"er fans, check out this website: twentynineinches.com. There is a pic of our Dambala one speed and a you can see the Aizan behind it. By the way, Aizan will be in stock at our distributor soon so keep on the lookout. - John

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Eurobikin




Don't believe what John said about nothing interesting at Eurobike. I found alot of cool stuff. We are heading home, so give me a few days to get my shit together on a report. Here's one photo for now.

Later,

Joe

Friday, September 09, 2005

Lost In Europe




After Eurobike I wanted to go to Italy. So Garda seemed like a reasonable choice.

Riding in Garda, Italy was pretty cool. The Dolomites are EXTREMELY steep and rocky. The mountains were not to be under estimated, they are really fuggin big.

We grabbed the first campground we saw when coming into the town of Torbole at the north end of Lake Garda. Not really a mistake, but probably the busiest campground in all of Europe. Fine for people watching and we were right next to the bar.

There have been some World Cup DH events in Garda and the local shop Meki's has a wall of famous chuckleheads autographs on it. Lopes, HB, Gary Fisher and so on. There is a nice cafe and bar that is part of the shop. Of course you can get a good espresso which is standard in Italy there.

Going it self-serve, we grabbed some map and headed up the mountain. Climbing the steep rocky trail beat me down so we stayed on the road which was fine. Not much traffic and alot of other cyclists to ride with. After about two hours, steeper by the kilo and a half dozen sucker summits and some gravel road we reach the summit. The view over the lake was like from a jet plane. The panorama was entirely kick ass.

We had 4500 feet of climbing and two or so hours into it and more or less cashed, so we headed back down. At one point we got on the single track. Rock, solid rock, rock ledges and rock kitty heads, baby heads.... basically rock. All of the Dolomites are rock. Bitchen. John surprised me on his steep rocky decending cajones. He says it the scandium Aizan 29er. (plug) Watch out for sleepers on 29ers is all I can say.

We are over the crowded scene at Club Med Garda we headed south.... maybe to a detour to the San Pellegrino terme near Milano? (Juan lives on Pellegrino.)

Ciao fer now,

Joe

VooDude's in NC

Here we are in Ashville, NC...

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Mojito's in Ravensburg.

Another day in paradise? Met up with the boys at USE yesterday. They are coming out with a carbon wrapped suspension seat post and some kick ass new lights. They also have a left side front suspension that is super stiff and makes a normal looking bike look... bitchin' is the word I'd use.

We tried to see Jan Ullrich and Jens Voigt race yesterday but couldn't stay in Ravensburg long enough to see the start. Jet lag is rough when you're on your feet all day walking around!

Still nothing super duper cool that I have to have here yet, but tons of really cool people. Tonight is the big party here at the expo. I am sure there will be great stories tomorrow. Stay tuned....!

Friday, September 02, 2005

Day one in the books...

So far nothing too exciting at Eurobike. But the beer flows free and the women are beautiful which sort of makes up for the lack of A/C and the constant state of sweat my body is in. I have seen 3 out of 11 buildings and nothing all that amazing to report yet. Jan Ullrich will be around today sometime as will Jens Voigt. I'll try and get some autographs if I can remember what time to be there...

Looks like we might go to the Czech Republic next week to ride for a few days. We'll meet with some potential new distributors from there later today and see what's up.

Until tomorrow... -jb

Dambala = Victory!

Thanks Joe for a great bike another win on the 29er Dambala…



The Coach

A1-Zero

Wasted on a jet.....

...flying over the Atlantic ocean to.... who cares. The point is - BYOB. You gotta bring your own booze on the plane. Jose and I bought a bottle of Tanqueray at the ol' Duty Free shop and we are drizzunk! This is by far the best way to fly for 8 hours. Why pay $5 for each drink when you can spend $20 on a bottle??? Just order lots of free Sprite and club soda while you can...

Thursday, August 25, 2005

And they are off...

We are blowing out of Flagstaff for awhile to check out some good boys and girls in North Carolina and then on to Germany for Eurobike - the european version of Interbike, but cooler because it is in Europe. Hopefully this year will prove as fun as the last. Last year: I met Jan Ullrich, Paola Pezzo, and Hans Rey; danced and drank myself silly to a bad ass euro-cover band that played everything from 'Rock around the clock' to Evanesence tunes including a rendition of 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' that played out like 'Phantom of the Opera' on stage. Evil Kim and I were laughing histerically the whole time!

So here I sit with my Tall-boy Tecate in a hotel in Phoenix. Hoping I remembered everything. Can't wait until that wake up call at 3:30 am... - jb

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Aizan is coming...


Big Jonny's Aizan 29"er from Leadville.

How about...



These new jersey's? We also have a few pairs of socks and a few coolmax t-shirts available. Check it out at: VooDooCycles.net

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Check up on the racers...

Head on over to the VooDoo Racing blog and see what those foolios are up to...

liveWRONG


Here's a little bit of the 'liveWRONG' mania for you. Got this photo on a tip jar at the Pay 'n Take, our local watering hole here in Flagstaff. liveWRONG is sort of a town motto these days. T-shirts are all over the place as well as black bracelets. There are even rumors of girls taking photos of themselves wearing a liveWRONG thong...

That's so cool.

Send us your favorite liveWRONG moment and I will post it here. Better yet, send a photo. I'll post it and make you famous.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Can't we all just...

Big Jonny just brought this to my attention: http://just-riding-along.typepad.com/just_riding_along/2005/08/voodoo_starts_a.html

Admittedly, linking DC is a bit risque but then so is our ad in the August issue of Bike Magazine. Haven't received one email about the voodoo doll in that ad yet... anyone with a brain knows that drunkcyclist.com is not really a porn site. He 'links' to porn sites. Those links pay for that website. Not a lot of money in having a website with just a bunch of words on it. I also agree with Big Jonny that linking to Starbuck's is repulsive. But its cool to someone.

Don't sweat the small stuff. This is about riding bikes and stating opinions. We are off to a great start! Thanks for the comments on both sites! - John

Friday, July 29, 2005

Ramblings...

It's Friday July 29th at 4PM. I'm looking out the window and it's been raining pretty steady for about an hour. Our much appreciated Southwest monsoon is doing it's stuff today....finally. Here in Flagstaff we bikers all know what a good mid-summer afternoon soaking means: the best single track riding conditions the next morning. So meanwhile, my VooDoo Canzo full suspension is pretty thashed and in need of new derailler cables and some other things. I'll be working on it while it rains.

Flagstaff is far south in the United States that the monsoon thunderstorms form by the condensing moisture that flows northward usually from the heated waters from the Gulf of Mexico. You can see the clouds appear in what once was a completely clear blue sky, balloon and expand to a where everything turns black and then all hell breaks loose. There's flooding when at times a couple of inches will fall in less than an hour. These storms are typically from July through August and sometimes into September. Six to Ten inches of our total yearly average of twenty-two inches of precipitation occur during the summer monsoon. The other precipitation is from snowfall in the winter. Last year our little ski area received about 300 inches of the white stuff. That was some awesome skiing for Arizona.

When I first moved to Flagstaff in 1994, I seem to remember that pretty damn close to noon everyday in the summer, you could count on alot of thunder, lightening and a good dump of rain. Today, it's not so regular I think. The monsoon has come later than I've ever seen it this year and then it's been spotty. Makes me wonder about Global Warming and what's in store for us in the coming years. I've noticed that it's pretty much become accepted that the warming trend is reality and more and more of us clever apes realize that all the CO2 we've been pumping into our atmosphere is actually causing this. You would think that how can there not be some affect by all the carbon emissions! Some people think the planet can take anything we do to it without any negative affects. It's time to get real.

The level that we use energy to do so many things in our lives is huge. It's much more than when our great-grandparents cruised around in horse carts and sailing ships yet generally stayed put growing wheat, hemp and potatoes. Now we are extracting, building, manufacturing, shipping stuff everywhere and travelling in cars and jets all over the planet. Everything we eat and use from the computer I'm writing this on to an apple requires a surprising amount of petroleum. The apple is produced with about one to two times it's weight in fossil fuel. The computer is hundreds of times it's weight in the dead dinosaur stuff and every gallon of gas burned is alot of that good old CO2 pumping into the air. I could go on of course, yet for those who are interested, some my rant was enspired by "The End of Oil" by Paul Roberts. It's a brisk yet sobering read. Basically we've got 10 years off gasoline left and we have to find other energy sources if we want to keep up our living high on the hog lifestyles, not to mention the change in climate that I would bet my favorite grey cat is happening big time.

The rain's still coming down and the sun is out at the same time. It's a beautiful rainstorm. The summer rains are one of many reasons I love it here. During a hard rain up here in the pines at seven thousand feet the problems with the world don't seem to matter nearly so much as they usually do. And I look forward to kick ass single track shredding tomorrow.

-Joe

Thursday, July 21, 2005