Wednesday, December 8, 2010

THIS MONDAY! WE SHALL PARTY!




Were having a holiday party in celebration of our 5 year anniversary!
Please join us for hot toddies! Dec 20th at Bruar Falls!
FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!


We will be raffling off awesome swag too.
(Tattoo gift certificate from Thicker than Water, King Kog Gear and MORE!)

Team Robespierre, Guts for Garters, and Babes on Bikes Burlesque!
Santa Photo booth with awesome decor done by Meena Kim!
Anyone wearing a tacky holiday sweater gets a free raffle ticket!

THIS IS GONNA BE GOOD!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

More King Kog Hoodies in shop!

Didn't get one of these last year? Or the year before?










King Kog Zip up hoodie with jersey style rear pockets!
Black with Black sleeve print! This is a good one folks!

$50





Sizes




Monday, November 15, 2010

Bikes!



Faini Special track frame (Columbus tubing)
57cm ST x 57cm TT

Specs:
Campy C Record Cranks
Faini pantograph Campy seatpost +
Faini pantograph 3T stem
3T track drop bars
Cinelli Unicanitor saddle
Campy Record hubs + Mavic mA2 rims

(pedals not included)
$1500



TANDEM! Columbia twosome


3 speed. Drum Brake. $285



Bottecchia Road Bike!

Bottecchia 80's Road bike (Columbus tubing)
51cm ST x 52cm TT
Campy and Miche components!
(Shimano brakes)
$300

(Paint needs touching up on top tube, and chain stay)

Come take a look. We also ship. Inquire for more pix!

CMWC 2010 GUATEMALA Caps!

If you missed the messenger world champs last Sept in Panajachel, Guatemala you can still get a souvenir cap!








$16 each
Only 15 in stock. Get one!






Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jackets and Jerseys!



We got a shipment of King Kog Jerseys and Jackets!
If you pre-ordered one...yours is shipping Monday! (Thank you for waiting!)
If you've always wanted one! The time is now! Hot Pink back by popular demand!
Blue for those of you not so bold! :)











SM-XL. XXL Sold out already! Sorry! $145

Made by Champion Systems. Need sizing specs?
www.champ-sys.com






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Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Shirts in stock!



King Kog Mount Rushmore Baseball tee!




These are indeed the most prolific cyclists of all time, 3 are 5 time winners of the Tour De France (the only 5 timers sans Lance; no style and"Big Mig"Miguel Indurain, first to win 5 in a row! ) only 2 TDF's for "Il Campionissimo" Coppi, but 5 Giro D' Italia's!
Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil, Fausto Coppi, and Eddy of course!



Printed on 3/4 sleeve Black and White Baseball tees along with regular white short sleeve t-shirts.
Baseball style- $26
Regular white- $18

We have a few limited edition prints also. Inquire.

Drawn by the lovely Lesley Weiner!
Model- My hubby Shawn!





Shirt Style and size




Brrrrr!

We have some rad long sleeve jerseys in stock. Vintage and new. Some with rear pockets, some without. Small to X Large sizes.
Come and get 'em! It's cold! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!




SOLD!!!!












Vintage jerseys From $30- 75.
New Brooklyn Long Sleeve jerseys $120

Spoke on the wheel, Spook in the wind

video

I am selling my Columbia Twosome tandem bike and was just thinking of all the funny stories that happened on it.
One of them was using it for Spoke on the Wheel, Spook in the Wind- a trailer for a horror movie some friends and I made.
The tandem got flats the whole time, and I crashed us into the back of a van one day after filming. All the picnic food went flying and so did Shilo and I. We were literally laughed at by high school kids. Ha ha!

Spoke on the wheel, Spook in the wind was presented at Bike Shorts in Oct 2007 and never played or worked on since. :(
This was fun! Miss you guys- Bill Dozer, Shilo Byrd, Sara Evers, Araby Williams.
XO,
Gina Marie

Friday, October 22, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!



Love,
King Kog
&
Meena the great Pumpkin carver!

Plemons Double straps



Plemons Leather Double Straps in the shop!
Brown, Black, Purple, Celeste. 68 bones! Handmade by friend Casey in San Fran!

Friday, October 8, 2010

R.E. Load Lockdown Straps


In stock!! Black and assorted colors!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chasing Legends



Chasing Legends is playing Next Thursday Sept 30th uptown at Symphony Space.
Looks killer! More info here: www.chasinglegends.com

Saturday, September 18, 2010

CMWC 2010 GUATEMALA!



Shawn and I are back from Guatemala...and things are still a bit fuzzy. Talk about needing a vacation, after your vacation. It was definitely a blast, altho getting there was harder than the qualifying race! The Saturday before we were flying out (on Thurs) our airline went bankrupt! After alot of deliberation and internet ticket hunting we ended up scoring tickets that were only $35 more than we had originally paid back in May and 2 days before original departure- game was still on.
We got to Guatemala City and stayed there for the first 5 days. Lots of wandering around, eating and drinking. Everyone seems surprised that we stayed in Zone 1 and loved it. Yeah sure all the security guards, police and army dudes carry huge machine guns. But the central market kept us entertained most of the time.
The Guatemala National Velodrome is there, but unfortunately we could find no address or person who knew how to get there. One cab driver took us almost all the way there and decided to go any further it would be 200 more Quetzales. Bummer.

On Monday we headed to the airport to meet our CMWC escort to Panajachel. Gustavo was a very proud Guatemalan who knew a lot of history and was way cool to talk to. We ended up getting to know him pretty well since the roads had been eaten up by the landslides and we got stuck en route to Pana. :(

We missed most of the crazy chaotic travel days around to Lake Atitlan..But still had our own adventures getting there. We ended up staying in TecPan, Guatemala's first capitol. The best food we had all trip! YUM!
After massive cleaning of the roads we were able to get thru on Tuesday afternoon. At one point all passengers had to walk across a foot bridge where there was a bad turn. Only drivers were allowed to pass. I guess they figure better to lose one than a whole car, van or truck full of people. Yikes!

Upon arriving in rainy Panajachel we were greeted by a very grumpy and rude organizer. If you know him, then you know his ways i guess. I wasn't impressed tho and didn't think coming all the way down there deserved to be treated like shit! Nadir and Andy ruled on the other hand! Along with all the volunteers! (Lola!!!)

The next couple days become VERY blurry. I had 2 birthday parties in this time frame. Cake and LOTS of beers! Hello Gallo!!

We missed the group ride around the lake being stuck in TecPan unfortunately. So instead we took a private boat across the lake to San Pedro and rode around there for a day. It was beautiful!

Before we knew it the Welcome party had begun. Shawn had went for a 54 K ride, 27 of it uphill to a 10,000 ft plus summit. I hung with the Australians, Germans, Swiss, Polish, Japanese, Guatemalans, Americans, and ....

Sleepless night before...
Race day!
I was in the first heat. My stomach was all nerves starting at 8 am. Each person racing got a cell phone and was told to wait for a call dispatching you to your first checkpoint. At the first checkpoint you receive your manifest. You got 1 hour to make the most Q. You were penalized for being late, and going the wrong way down one ways.
It was really fun. The course was somewhat blocked off to the public. Altho tuck tucks, street-dogs and oblivious locals seemed to not care. Mountain bikes were a plenty. Cross bikes seemed the best. We brought our Colnago and Tommasini road bikes w/25c's which definitely did the trick. With luck we got no flats over the cobble stones and gravel that made up half the course.

Neither of us qualified! HA! They accepted 5 girls and 30 boys from the 1st qualifying.
I got 9th, Shawn got 41st...due to his own as well as organizer/checkpoint error :(
They did a 2nd qualifying race but we didn't participate. I think I regretted that a little. But since I usually just party it up, I was stoked to have tried at all!

The awards ceremony was really fun. Food and traditional Guatemalan dancers that had an amazing firework display. Everyone was so thankful for being together there. A lot of prize bags and bikes got donated to the local riders.

Our girl Tron killed it. She was one of few who brought a track bike down, and her skidding, backwards circles, and track standing skills earned her a couple awesome prize bags and jerseys.

Our boy Kai Edel from Germany also killed it. Not only did he ride his bike from NYC to Panajachel on a fixed gear but he took 1st in the cargo race and 3rd in backwards circles.
(Plus qualifying in top 10) Oh Snap! We love you guys! XO

I guess this wraps up our report. I am sure others have better stories of racing and partying.
Here are our adventure photos! Guatemala we loved you, and we will miss the rest of you we only get to see once a year at these things!

-Gina Marie + more photos to come!








































MAIN RACE:

1 Craig Etheridge

50

Hodala!

Male

Seattle

USA

1-10 years

2 Austin Horse

3

Male

Brooklyn

United States

1-10 years

3 SINO

79

Japanachel TAKATA

Male

Meguro,Tokyo

JAPAN

1-10 years

4 'coach' Mike Pearce

54

Los Gallos Mas Gallos

Male

Washington

USA

1-10 years

5 Marcin Stoch

173

KASPIO

Male

Warszawa / Krakow

Polska

1-10 years

1 Reitzel Josephine

95

Team Australia

Female

Lausanne

Suisse

1-10 years

2 Christina Peck

147

Chicago Cuttin Crew

Female

Chicago

United States

1-10 years

3 Kate Schrock

53

Los Gallos Mas Gallos

Female

Washington

United States

1-10 Years

4 YUKI

808

Japanachel TAKATA

Female

Tokyo

Japan

1-10 years

5 Meredith Begin

63

Los Gallos Mas Gallos

Female

Washington DC

United States

1-10 years

Top local KEVIN T ZUTL

LA OCHO

1 Ivonne Kraft Karlsruhe, Germany
2
Mike “Coach” Pearce Washington, DC, USA
3
Francisco Dz Ul Medrano Panajachel, Guatemala

SPRINT:

1 Ivonne Kraft

900

team bega

2 Reitzel Josephine

224

Los Maya's de La Carerra Cycles

3 Kate Schrock

95

Team Australia

1 Brooks Rapley

224

Los Maya's de La Carerra Cycles

2 Veit Rueckert

911

Team Australia

3 Matsudo

940

Japanachel TAKATA

CARGO RACE:

1st – male/female Kai Edel / Ivonne Kraft

2nd – male/female Beaver / Nina Roettgers

3rd – male/female Kevin Barnhorst / Merideth Begin

TRACKSTAND:

1st – male/female Veit rueckert / Tron

2nd – male/female Matsudo / reitzel Josephine

3rd – male/female Strom / Christina Peck

Top local / Mario Pichya

BACKWARDS CIRCLES:

1st – male/female Veit Rueckert / Tron

2nd – male/female Mason / Meredith Begin

3rd – male/ Kai Edel

SKID:

1st – male/female Strom / Meredith Begin

2nd – male/female SAFA / Tron

3rd – male/ Obi Nobel

BUNNY HOP:

1st – male/female Beaver / Ivonne Kraft

2nd – male/female Steve Porno Frolich / Reitzel Josephine

3rd – male/ Obi Nobel

Top local / Gabriel Launcho

TOP VET Ivonne Kraft

TOP ROOKIE None

DFL Biker Bill

TOP OVERALL RIDER Meredith Begin

TOP OVERALL TEAM Team Australia

MOST SPIRITED RIDER Obi Nobel

BEST CHECKPOINT Noe Bunnell and Nora

BEST VOLUNTEERS Anton Bennett, Kell McKenzie