This year saw a lot of the big hitters coming out strong and a few rising artist showing their colors. My list is in alphabetical order because I couldn't make a definitive list. Enjoy.

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Beach House – Teen Dream
Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot…The Son of Chico Dusty
Brian Eno – Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (II)
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
Drake – Thank Me Later
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
Foals - Total Life Forever
Four Tet – There Is Love in You
Here We Go Magic - Pigeon
Holy Fuck – Latin
How To Dress Well - Love Remains
Jaill - This Is How We Burn
Jónsi – Go
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Max Richter – Infra
No Age – Everything in Between
Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
Sun Kil Moon – Admiral Fell Promises
Superchunk – Majesty Shredding
The National – High Violet
Vampire Weekend – Contra
Women – Public Strain


I am not a machine

After noticing repeated pains on the side of my knee while riding, I decided to see a physical therapist. Matt Smith PT, is an ex-cycling pro, team sponsor and specialist in cycling related injuries. After a few tests we concurred that I have slightly irritated my bicep femoris (connecting point of two major tendons) in my knee. Luckily, it's nothing too serious. Everything else looks good, he said. A few extensive hamstring stretches should do the trick. I should be back to form in time for race season...


USAC Cyclo-Cross Championships

On Sunday, December 12, in partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Cycling will be presenting live streaming coverage of the men's and women's elite races from the 2010 Cyclo-cross National Championships.

Women's Race - 12:30pm
Men's Race - 2:30 pm

Watch live on usacycling.org or on Ustream.tv/usacycling


SF10 : Bay-cation

Megan and I ventured off to the Bay for a quick little get-away.

not-so-weekly-update post

First post in close to a month, fear not.

Whoa. I hate to say this again, but pardon the lack of intense awesomeness that normally comes from this blog. I have not forgotten the glory of Blogger and sold out to Tumblr or some other social network site. Well... I did get a tumblr haha, here it is tumblr. This blog will still be updated, just with more thoughtout posts and interesting topics rather than a single photo and an incomplete sentence. The best of both worlds will come out! Yes, I agree, three social accounts is exccessive for me but let's see how long it lasts. I have a deep loyalty to my blog.

Off Season is in full swing. The leaves are changing and the weather is requiring a few more layers in the morning. I'm slowly creeping back into training for the next racing season. Right now is not the time to worry about infrequent interval workouts, trying to catch up on miles, or stressing to maintain peak race form. This is the time to fall back in love with the bike and remember why I do this in the first place.

Megan and I had a quick little get away to San Francisco; a "Bay-cation" if you will! We had both visited the city on seperate occassions but this was our first time together and our first trip together in general! Joe and Saskia (House of Commons) put us up in their quiant little home in upper Japantown. Their kindness was overwhelming and they made our stay perfect. They are genuinely amazing people. Befriend them any way you can! It's safe to say that Meg and I will be exploring more cities and spending a lot of time together.

New mixtapes, New Years Resolutions, 2010 Best Record List, and infinite amount of pictures...
This is the shape of things to come...


Windmills By The Ocean



my silence on here. Lot's going on, and all at once. Bike, babe, and work. Riding to Mesquite this weekend. Catch up soon!

Johnny Rotten's new book proposition...

Sex Pistols/PiL frontman John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) is our new Willy Wonka. Drowned in Sound reports that Lydon has written a new coffee table book, Mr. Rotten's Scrapbook, which is limited to 750 copies and costs £449, or about $723. 100 of those 750 copies includes one of the golden tickets you see above. This ticket entitles you to a 10-minute one-on-one webcam chat with Mr. Lydon himself. So $611 for a book and a 13.3% chance to Skype with one of rock history's most notorious assholes. Hey, it's your money.


Brian Eno Interview

Electronic, Avant-Garde musician, producer, legend Brian Eno has a chat.

I've always been the awkward type, usually comfortable in uneasy silence, and typically letting my hands do the talking. There is something special I see in Brian Eno. The Grammy Award winning producer portrays the image of a life-less soul to outsiders but in this interview he puts a lot of questions into laughs. Please enjoy and dig into this guy!


Hamilton Morris "Nzambi" part 6 of 6

For a high price, Hamilton procures a sample of the zombie powder and its mysterious antidote. He returns home to subject both to extensive chemical analysis

Hamilton Morris "Nzambi" part 5 of 6

Hamilton goes to meet a new bokor deep in the rice fields of Artibonite. To prove his strength, Hamilton takes a large dose of zombie powder and is rewarded with a peak inside a zombie’s shed.

Hamilton Morris "Nzambi" part 4 of 6

While waiting to consult another Bokor, Hamilton recruits Haitian guides to help him fetch the ingredients to create a zombie of his own.


Hamilton Morris "Nzambi" part 3 of 6

Hmilton's adventure get's dangerous and too real.

Hamilton is granted a meeting with the leader of the Bizangos, a Haitian secret society and beholder of the formula for zombification. Negotiations are made and a local Bokor agrees to create a nzambi—for a price.


Hamilton Morris "Nzambi" part 2 of 6

adventure continues...

Hamilton Morris "Nzambi"

Hamilton Morris gets high with Haitian Zombies.

This six-part documentary began airing this week on VBS. Part 1 aired yesterday and Part 2 of Nzambi debuts today.

In 1982, Harvard ethnobotanist Wade Davis traveled to Port-Au-Prince to investigate the ethno-biological base of the Haitian zombie. Davis left the island convinced that zombies were not fictional creations, but in fact real monsters that roamed the rural villages of Haiti. Inspired by Davis’ work, Hamilton traveled to the Haitian capital last year to conduct his own zombie investigation under the guidance of a man who survived fourteen bullets to the face.

In this short film Hamilton explores a countryside rife with voodoo culture, meeting sorcerers and collecting and self-applying samples of poisons associated with the local zombies.



MS 150 BIKE RIDE vol3

200 Miles in two days. Mesquite and back.

Like last year and the year before, I am entering in the MS 150 ride in November. It's a charity bike ride and I need to raise money to ride. I would be truly grateful for any sort of donation! It's a 200 mile bike ride over 2 days (Mesquite,NV and back) I am raising money for The Multiple Sclerosis Organization.



Daily Snap

The living is easy...


AMIINA "Puzzle"

Icelandic bliss...

Icelandic-cloud-string-experimental quartet, Amiina, released their second album, Puzzles, this week. Amiina merges avant-garde arrangements of violin, cello, ambient electronic noise, and blissful harmonies to create a sound that is both soothing and bold. The band spends a good part of their time touring with and backing up the other Icelandic power import Sigur Ros. With Jonsi on a North American tour and Sigur Ros on an indefinite hiatus, the group had a chance to follow up their 2007 debut, Kurr.

Preview // Listen // Download // Order their record at Amiina (dot) com. Watch a truly inspiring video by Vincent Moon, recorded in 2007 below...

amiina play Hilli, video by Vincent Moon from amiina on Vimeo.

MIU MIU Spring // Summer 2011

Paris Fashion Week, bringin' out that heat!

Check out the new Campaign, story, and other behind-the-scenes videos over at MIU MIU (dot) com.


M E G 6

Every song reminds me of you...and you are all I want.

I'm crushing on this one girl, real hard. This is actually the sixth virtualmixtape for Megan, only she has the full archive. Download, burn, and give it to someone who gives you butterflies. Tell them "...every song reminds me of you." Do it. I won't even ask for credit. Smile.

The Cinematic Orchestra La Ritournelle
Bonobo Kiara
Jaga Jazzist Day (Live)
Stan Getz Girl from Impanema
Iron & Wine Naked As We Came
Damien Rice Blower's Daughter
Jaymay Grey Or Blue
Goodbye Tomorrow Re:
Aqualung Strange and Beautiful (I'll Put A Spell On You)
How To Dress Well Ecstasy with Jojo
Letting Up Despite Great Faults In Steps
Cut Copy Time Stands Still
Phoenix Too Young



...only 18 more days.

My Dad and I are about to get our faces melted! So beyond stoked!

Far From Moscow

UCLA based blog // website dedicating to Western Europe music.

A colleague of mine, David MacFayden, e-mailed me to let me know about a website Far From Moscow that recently took flight. The site covers a wide variety of music from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and the Baltic. Most of these foreign bands only have distribution over seas, so this is the best way to find/buy/promote these +1200 bands. The video-archive section is vast and impressive, with promo videos from bands you have never heard of.

Dive into something you can not understand. Music is universal.


Nu Kit Day!

NuVision 2010 Fall/Winter kit

The new NuVision kits look so good with my flt. green grip tape!

Hamilton's Pharmacopeia vol2

Hamilton Morris goes to Iceland Fashion Week...kinda

This is a particularly older article and I remember reading it way back. His piece even made the cover. A bit more fear and loathing than his usual adventurous journalism, but good fun non the less. Vice flies Morris to Iceland for their "fashion week" where despondent boredom kicks in and makes for some good mushroom hunting expeditions. Enjoy!

How To Dress Well 7"

"We can share this ecstasy..."

Waited impatiently for this to arrive. Absolutely brilliant. Proper LP comes out next week. Don't sleep on it, this is going to be one of the best records of the year. Transparent blog wrote, This is potent, seductive and completely absorbing modern pop music that understands the truth of how human experience occurs – never in clarity but overwhelmingly, intensely, in conflict. Submit yourself to it.

1. Ecstasy with Jojo
2. Take It On



MASH Drag Race vol3

It's that time of year again...


Last year was pretty good. This time around I am unsure if I can check out all the races and convention booths, but I'm going to do my best. Sometimes life comes up out of nowhere..



Fall/Winter line is out.

I had a hard time sleeping last Thursday night because I knew when I woke up Friday morning, I would see the new Rapha winter line. Rapha always saves their best products for this time of year; and understandably so. I love riding in the winter. It gives me an excuse to bust out all my Rapha gear! My whole wardrobe is prepared for fall come to think of it.

This training/fall/winter season sees new arrivals in City Riding, harsh Winter Riding, Paul Smith X Rapha collaboration, more Women's products, new styles and colors in the Cylo-cross line, and a yet to be announced Skin Care line. I have a couple things bookmarked and saved on my account. My birthday is coming up...


Hamilton's Pharmacopeia

Hamilton Morris interviews chemist Alexander Shulgin.

Hamilton Morris is my favorite writer and contributor to Vice Magazine and VBS.tv.

He spends his time writing about his adventures with obscure psychedelic drugs around the world. In the Sapo Diaries,, he ventured deep into the Amazon to find the Sapo frog, a hallucinogenic tree frog, that's venom was used by villagers and tribe members as a form of LSD. On another occasion, he went to Haiti to find a real zombie...or a Nzambi.

I was hoping to see the conclusion to the Haitian zombie episode but was excited to see this episode come to life. I remember reading the article in the Austin Airport and was blown away by Hamilton's vast knowledge of the chemistry behind the psychedelics he took. It's refreshing to see someone so passionate about something so insanely beautiful. Please watch and enjoy!


Ohh Dharma virtualmixtape08

Summer is coming to a close. These tracks should help ease the transition from mind-melting to mind-blowing weather. This virtualmixtape is for and inspired by Vincent Campillo! Have fun in SF, see you really soon!
Photo props go out to Aaron Garcia, of course!

Ce Ce Peniston "Finally 2008 (The Kam Denny & Paul Zala Remix)"
Rusko "Raver's Spesh"
Afghan Raiders "If Only"
Local Natives "Eyes Wide (Fool's Gold Remix)"
Ra Ra Riot "Boy (RAC Mix)"
Cee Lo Green "Champain"
Quasimoto "Low Class Conspiracy"
The Cool Kids "Good Afternoon (Prod. The Productionix)"
Matthew Dear "Soil to Seed"
Matthew Dear "Slowdance (Bear In Heaven Remix)"
Teen Daze "Savoir"
Active Child "When Your Love Is Safe (Classixx Remix)"


Texas is the Reason / The Promise Ring EP

Jade Tree's finest from 1996.

I was digging through 45's and 7's at new Zia when I came across a gem. Only two dollars in the used bargain bin, the employees obviously didn't know what they had on their hands. Enjoy!

1. The Promise Ring - E. Texas Ave
2. Texas Is The Reason - Blue Boy



Sunday = Funday

breakfast, bikes, downtown, kisses, coffee, world market center, photos...

I got new wheels for the Argon. Like always, I let Aaron do his thing.

Don Kenn

There's something rotten in Denmark...

Don Kenn lives in Denmark. He write and directs a television show for kids. On his free time he opens a window to another world...on post-its. Check out his blog.

Ry-Ry-Ryding MIX vol3

Vince, Afghan Raiders, is at it again...
I was still jammin' on his second mix, when he hit me up saying he had another one for me. I promise I am working on one for you Vince!

Mr. Vincent Campillo is heading for his new home in SF tomorrow morning. I'm going to miss him so much. He is such a genuine guy, and I feel truly blessed to have him as a friend. You should also befriend him anyway possible, via internet or in person.

Get on this mixtape, don't get caught sleepin...click the pic


Goodbye Summer

We had our moments, but I think we should take a break. Ohh and tell Autumn to come over here.

This is the best representation of the past few months. Cheers Washed Out.


Anarchy, Peace, and Litigated

VICE interviews Penny and Steve Ignorant from CRASS.

Are you hip to what I'm sayin?

Put some John Coltrane up in my headphones...

Last night was ruckus. I tried to recall all the drinks I had last night but that got too exhausting. Woke up late but made the most out of it. Record City and Zia with Terry, coffee breaks with Ashley, and free-jazz chill sesh at my house. I picked up a John Coltrane record.

I've been listening to modern-classical-free-jazz all day. A perfect remedy for hangovers. Anything from Blue Note Records or early Atlantic is on point. Most jazz artists have such long careers and extensive discography that sometimes you don't know what you are getting into. Their style could bend and tweek as years go on. They may collaborate with another artists and their sound changes. But you can never go wrong with the classics. I'm thinking of throwing a quick jazz mixtape together but sadly (or luckily) all my best jazz is on vinyl. Get hip to this cat...


Ry-Ry-Ryding MIX vol2

from Vincent (Afghan Raiders) with love...

Me - "Hey, Vince! I have a story for you."
Vince - "Let's hear it."
Me - "You're awesome! The End."
Vince - "That's the greatest story ever haha!"

Gold Panda "You"
Here We Go Magic "Collector"
Sister Crayon "(In) Reverse"
Phantogram "When I'm Small"
Sleigh Bells "Run The Heart"
Tobacco "Fresh Hex (Feat. Beck)"
WEAVE! "Mouthpiece Hysteria"
Geneva Jacuzzi "Do I Sad?"
Blackbird Blackbird "Hawaii"
The Shocking Pinks "This Aching Deal"
Best Coast "When I'm With You"
Ty Segall "Caesar"
Harlem "Someday Soon"
Wavves "Super Soaker"
Tame Impala "Vital Signs"
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Bright Lit Blue Skies"


Donalrey in NYC

My buddy Donalrey moved to Queens about a year ago. Prolly likes his bike. I sold him those handlebars.

BIKE CHECK 212 | 01 DONALREY from cycleangelo on Vimeo.

Night Of The Perseids

O'KEEFE Architect

Mad props to my Dad for steeping his internet game up!

My Dad, Oscar O'Keefe, has been in the commercial and residential architect game for decades now. You may have even driven by a few of his projects. The glory of such a profession often goes unnoticed. There are beautiful things all around us, but most people don't take the time to notice.

I used to love going to all his job sites as a kid. I suppose I was raised to look at buildings differently. With a deep admiration for daring design and practical function.

My dad has a Website // Portfolio up and running now. From there you can find contact info, bio, and past projects he has done. I actually remember some of these, and even remember taking those photos. He's currently living back and forth between Las Vegas and San Antonio. My life goal is to have him design my house.


RIP Crime In Stereo



Animal Collective film


San Marcos Pro Criterium Race

Took 19th in the super fast and dicey San Marcos Crit.

First off, mad props to Saskia for the photos.

It was great seeing Joe and Saskia (from HOC) this weekend. I rolled down to San Marcos for a little bike race and road trip action. Chcuk, Karim, and I blasted techno the whole way down. Chcuk drives wayy too fast, but I love it. We watched the final stage of Tour de France and raced our separate races on Sunday. This was my second cat4 race and I felt really good. I was mid-pack most of the race but got a bit held up on the final lap. Each race I learn something new and I know what I need to work on. I'm not planning on doing any races in August; seeing as the season is winding down. I could really use a break.