2009: A Year in Review

+I gave my heart
-She gave it back
+I rode my bike

See you in the '10


hours > miles


Sunny Sunday Track Day

Finally getting comfortable on the track. Working on getting some good base training during the off season. There's no better way to spend a Sunday than to drive out to LA with Ian and Danny. Collection of photos from past trips...


TOP 50 RECORDS of 2009

Here it is, My Top 50 Records of 2009. Enjoy.

1. Dirty Projectors “ Bitte Orca”
2. Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest”
3. Animal Collective “Merriweather Post Pavilion”
4. Atlas Sound “Logos”
5. Pains of Being Pure at Heart “Pains of Being Pure At Heart”
6. Phoenix “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
7. Fuck Buttons “Tarot Sport”
8. Neon Indian “ Psychic Chasms”
9. BibĂ­o “Ambivalence Avenue”
10. Lotus Plaza “The Floodlight Collective”
11. Destroyer “Bay of Pigs EP”
12. Cold Cave “Love Come Close LP/Death Come Close EP”
13. Air “Love 2”
14. Shark Speed “Sea Sick Music”
15. Delorean “Ayrton Sienna EP”
16. Nosaj Thing “Drift”
17. Burial / Four Tet Slip “Wolf Cub & Moth”
18. Lamb of God “The Wrath”
19. Deerhunter “Rainwater Cassette Exchange”
20. Dinosaur Jr. “Farm”
21. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “It's Blitz!”
22. Converge “Axe to Fall”
23. Volcano Choir “Unmap”
24. Russian Circles “Geneva”
25. Memory Tapes “Seek Magic”
26. Riceboy Sleeps “Riceboy Sleeps”
27. Girls “Album”
28. Andrew Bird “Noble Beast”
29. Mark Kozelek “Lost Verses LIVE”
30. Raekwon “Only Built for Cuban Linx II”
31. Kurt Vile “Childish Prodigy”
32. DOOM “Born Into This”
33. Polvo “In Prisim”
34. Built to Spill “There Is No Enemy”
35. Discovery “LP”
36. The Clientele “Bonfires on the Heath”
37. Dizzee Rascal “Tongue n’ Cheek”
38. NO AGE “ Losing Feeling”
39. Wilco “Wilco”
40. Royksopp “Junior”
41. Monsters of Folk “Monsters of Folk”
42. The Dodos “Time To Die”
43. Lightning Bolt “Earthly Delights”
44. CFCF “Continent”
45. Kings of Convenience “Declaration on Dependence”
46. Basement jaxx “Scars”
47. Jookabox “Dead Zone Boys”
48. Simian Mobile Disco “Temporary Pleasures”
49. Six Organs of Admittance “Luminous Night”
50. YACHT “See Mystery Lights”



New Bike Day Vol 2. Time to step my game up. I'm now entering the world of road cycling. Special thanks to Danny Kam @ NuVision Cyclery, Matthew, and MASH for collaborating and making this bike happen.

2010 Argon 18 Krypton.
HM Carbon Fiber frameset, Campagnolo Athena 11 groupo, Fulcrum 7 race wheels...specs

I rode around downtown and let Aaron do his thing...set here


It's all about moving units.

I had heard a brief tidbit about this on NPR but it looks like the Federal Trade Commission are forcing disclosures when bloggers review something they got for free. Not a super big deal but you can understand how some people would flip...

Beginning today, bloggers, Twitterers, and others who write online reviews or endorse products using new media must disclose it when they receive free merchandise or payment for writing about an item. The guidelines update the FTC’s 1980 guide addressing the use of testimonials in advertising, remapping marketing rules for the digital realm, where it’s hard to know if the exclamatory musings of fashion hounds and best-disposable-diaper posts by suburban moms are inspired by a great product or a free product.

Full article...boston [dot] com