Sunday, September 26, 2010

Look Up





















Yesterday was our 'pre-wedding' photos in Hong Kong. As any man worth his salt will know, women don't like photos taken of them looking from below. But when your background is the Bank of China that's a bit tricky. We'll see if our photographer pulled off that challenge... Didn't stop me mind.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Schrager Penthouse





















Yeah, I guess I could handle this as my NYC pad... Should probably get cracking on my take the world by storm boutique hotel strategy in that case.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2010/sep/19/john-pawson-architecture#/?picture=366798906&index=6

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Got Carter






























A sad day for brutalists.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-10759090

Milliman6























Chris Milliman for Rapha. Reminds me of the Beef Wellington at The Smoke House in Malaysia.


http://www.selectism.com/features/chris-milliman/0/

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stretching Tubs

















An untimely midweek puncture to my front aluminium tubular left a rather gaping hole in my wheel collection as crazy working hours ruled out having the energy to repair said puncture, and the heavy rain we've been having (as well as the time required to change brake pads) ruled out running the carbons. As an interim solution I resorted to running clinchers and thought I'd use the opportunity to stretch my inventory of spare tubs on said punctured wheel. All good, but not much to write home about I hear you say. Well, if I am going to say something, I shall use this opportunity to whole heartedly slag off clincher wheels. Sure, they go round, and you will get from A to B, but in one fell swoop I managed to make my bike feel like it was someone else's. Most disconcerting was my new found inability to go around a corner. Leaning the bike into a bend and scrubbing the brakes just slightly made the front wheel feel like it wanted to go straight on as if I had a puncture. The theory that you do all your braking before you turn is all well and good but not practicable on HK roads. This adds up to a very nasty feeling and enough to make me almost crash when trying to descend the 1in7 dropping into Happy Valley in a thunderstorm. An unpleasant experience, but a good timely reminder that clinchers (esp. on a Trek) are the axis of road cycling evil. As an aside, you will note that I have a long way to go in storing my tubs until I can catch up with Lance's efforts to break this axis via his Belgian monk strategy.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Free the Robots
















Spurious related image, but an interesting pod cast on building with robots.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cyglo











Lights in your tires could just be the 21st Century spokey dokey.

http://www.thecoolist.com/cyglo-night-bright-led-tires/

Monday, September 6, 2010

Modfather

















Here's my future cousin (in law) interviewing Bradley Wiggins at the British TT Champs. See that rag he;s got screwed up under his arm- that's a national champs jersey that is. Think he'd bother to  wear the rainbow stripes with the press?!?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Roundabout


















A mask to the pain and torture awaiting any cyclist beyond. Tung Chung Road you are my nemesis.

Saturday, September 4, 2010