You knew it was coming: in the latest chapter of Girl Walk // All Day, the troupe finds themselves on the L train! But before that, there's a sweet street fight (or a dance-off, if you prefer), and some American Museum of Natural History action.

In the newest chapter of Girl Walk // All Day, the girl gets a makeover fit for the 1%... and then shows off her new look at Zuccotti Park. Unsurprisingly, while there, she gets a lot of attention from photographers, and the thumbs down from the protesters for flaunting all of her fancy shopping bags.


The Glow Remedy

Liz moved to NYC and started a health blog.

This probably isn't the best thing to write (or read) about when you're hungry, but here it goes...

It's great when friends do creative and positive things! Elizabeth and I worked together at Miu Miu for a while before she moved back to NYC. We shared a common passion for health, fitness, and happiness. Everyday she would tell me of some new superfood she found and suggest quick recipies to help me recovery from tough rides and workouts. With all this knowledge, she decided to bring it all to the blogosphere, and we should all be so fortunate.

The Glow Remedy is a great blog, focused on staying healthy and happy. In these sparatic posts and updates, you will read about a very open-minded vegan who is always keeping her body and mind on the same page. That's a Promise Ring lyric I know, but it fits. Maybe her next piece will be about healthy meals (non-protein powder drink) that would help a cyclist recover from a five hour bike ride, where +2000 calories are burned and need to be restored...hint hint.
So follow, read, and enjoy.

NHL Winter Classic

Can not wait to watch this game.

In just four days the New York Rangers will visit the City Of Brotherly Love, and play the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 edition of the Winter Classic, which will be played at Citizens Bank Park, Jan. 2 (1 p.m. ET on NBC). Surprisingly, this will be the first time that the Blueshirts will be playing in the NHL's annual outdoor game, which began in 2008 when the Buffalo Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

So far this season, the Rangers have hosted the Flyers twice and beaten them both times.

As for a composite final score-results history of the NHL's Winter Classic, here it is:
2008: Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Buffalo Sabres 1 (SO) -- Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo
2009: Detroit Red Wings 6, Chicago Black Hawks 4 -- Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
2010: Boston Bruins 2, Flyers 1 (OT) -- Fenway Park in Boston, MA
2011: Washington Capitals 3, Penguins 1 -- Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA


Cadence X Novelo

Forever Cult Novelo.

Looks like Bryan Novelo made friends with Dustin Klein from Cadence. Glad to see he is still punk as ever. See new jacket and video below.

Video Project



This one brings you from Chinatown (where Tai Chi meets Lil Kim) to Times Square to the Williamsburg Bridge, where you'll meet some young kick ass dancers. Also, we highly recommend you never try dancing on a moving Vespa in New York City traffic, which you'll also see in this chapter. Enjoy!

The lastest Girl Walk // All Day chapter (the 6th, meaning we're half way through the film) brings the dancing to 5th Avenue, the Apollo, and a cemetery (can you tell which one it is?). Enjoy... and we'll be back next Tuesday to keep this party going with another chapter

Rapha's Festive 500

500k during the holiday week...

Rapha is challenging riders across the globe to go the distance and escape the clutches of holiday indulgence by riding 500 kilometers between the 23rd and 31st of December. Clock your kilometers however you can and then post evidence on their facebook page: facebook.com/rapharacing.

While this seems a bit easier for the folks who are off for the holiday week, this may be do-able. 500 kilometers is 310.7 miles... which is about 60 miles more than I usually ride during the week. Rapha did a Thanksgiving Festive Contest last month, and I missed it by only 40 miles; and I didn't even know it was going on! Thanksgiving is way different than Christmas though. For starters, it was beautiful out during late November and now the cold is a bit more apparant. Plus, I don't really need to "escape holiday indulgences", I've got work and holiday shopping to keep me busy. I don't think I have sat in front of a TV in months and months.

Megan and I are planning a nice breakfast/gift opening on Christmas Day, so I don't plan on riding that day. I would love for my friends to attempt this excellent off-season training challenge!


not-so-weekly update post

What's going down in Ryan-town...riding bikes mostly.

Over the weekend we had the full Allegiant Airlines Cycling Team in town. We have three racers who live in California, so it is a rare treat to get everyone together for some solid miles. On top of that we got our new kits!! They look amazing and feel smooth. They are Euro cut so the kits fit me like a glove. The color scheme is darker that the season before, which is good because they don't get dirty as fast. For the past few months I have been wearing hand-me-downs from other teammates; there is nothing like New Kit Day, it's almost as exciting as New Bike Day.

On top of new kits...and on top of getting the entire team together...we had the extreme privilege to have TeJay Van Garderen and Taylor Phinney join us on our Saturday Training ride! Both riders are friends with Mauricio Prado and they agreed to come back to Vegas for the weekend. It was amazing watching how smooth they ride and how cool they are off the bike. Tejay was super nice, talkative and always had a smile. Taylor was really cool and joked about staying in the draft. All in all, a very excellent adventure.
TeJay and Taylor on top of Hoover Dam.

Taylor and Mauricio

TeJay and HTC prepare for TOC

Taylor as a youngster


Happy Holidaze

Merry Christmas and all that other goodness from Team MegRyan!


GIRL WALK // ALL DAY Part 3 & 4


Above is the premiere of Chapter 3, which brings the protagonist to Lower Manhattan, where she teaches some women how to do the "Single Ladies" dance

By now you are probably well acquainted with the troupe of dancers making their way around New York City. In this chapter, they bring their moves to the High Line, and atop the Wall Street Bull!

Allegiant Cycling Team Holiday Party

Ugly Christmas Sweater party!

Over the weekend, Andy Bestwick threw a holiday party for our cycling team and sponsors. There was plenty of ugly XMAS sweaters and even more Patron! It was a great night to bond and drink with my team.

not-so-weekly update post

What's going down in Ryan-town....winter training mostly

YES...winter training is in full swing. Time for leg warmers and extra base-layers, Rapha of course. On top of my regular-weekly training schedule, the Allegiant guys are stepping up the base miles. The photo above was taken in Nelson, NV...Nelson's Landing to be specific. It is a long ride with a long and steady climb. I actually hit higher watts going up this than my first 20min FTP test! I'm really lucky to be working with the strongest guys in town. I take great value in all the little pieces of advice and encouragement that I'm getting. Last weekend we had some California teammates in town and next weekend we should have two very special guests on board...
  Allegiant made a quick stop to the Hoover Dam and AZ border...NBD.

YES, that is Mauricio Prado in his CA/NV State Champion kit...



This series is perfectly wonderful.

"Girl Walk/All Day" is a 75 minute video project that follows three characters dancing around New York to Girl Talk's All Day. Creative agency, Wild Combination, brought it all together. While Gregg Gillis of Girl Talk has nothing to do with it, I'm sure he is happy to have his work interpreted via movement and dance.

Gothamist will premiere a new installment of the series every Tuesday and Friday. I may just post weekly. Without further delay...ENJOY!!!



12 Days of XMAS

Mad deals daily @ CC

This sale will be the end of me. Ahh...so many deals!
Competitive Cyclist dot com

AIR announce new album details

French cloud-pop duo, AIR, are set to release album in February.

I've spent the last couple days on an AIR kick and thought to myself: hey, it's been about two years since Air put out a record. I wonder what they are doing. And sure enough, I read that they are almost done with an new album that is inspired by the 1902 silent film Le Voyage Dans La Lune by Georges Méliès'. The duo provided music for a modern remake of the 1902 classic that will debut next year.


FUGAZI Live Series

Fugazi is a band from Washington, DC. Between 1987 and 2003 Ian MacKaye, Joe Lally, Brendan Canty and Guy Picciotto played over 1000 concerts, covering all fifty United States, Europe, Australia, South America, Japan and many points in between. Over 800 of these shows were recorded by the band's sound engineers, often on high quality recording gear.

The Fugazi Live Series, officially launched on December 1, 2011, is a complete online archive of these concerts. Show pages will feature data from the concerts and (when available) related photos, flyers and MP3 downloads. Visitors will be encouraged to comment on the shows and recordings, and to contribute images and recordings to fill the gaps. The goal is to make the shows available to browse for free or to download for a small fee. Initially the band will release 130 concert downloads (100 new shows plus the 30 shows released on the now out-of-print Fugazi Live Series CDs). Additional downloads, photos, flyers, etc. will be added regularly until the entire archive is available.

In keeping with the band's philosophy of keeping music affordable, the suggested price of a concert download is $5. However, there will also be a sliding scale option where you can set your own price. Additionally, the site offers an All Access option that will allow the user to download every show on the site - that would include all 130 presently available downloads as well as all subsequent shows that will be added to the site over time.

Fugazi Live Series is a wing of the Dischord Records website and utilizes the secure Dischord online store for payment and delivery of the downloads. The site was designed and produced by Dischord's Alec Bourgeois and was developed by Jerrod Blavos of Rec Center. All shows were mastered by Jerry Busher except the 30 shows initially released on CD, which were mastered by Fugazi. Thanks to Peter Oleksik, Lindsey Hobbs, and Amy Breesman for their expertise and help organizing the Fugazi archive. And a special thanks to the many photographers who have generously shared their work.

Find the Fugazi Live Series at: www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series"
Find Dischord Records at: www.dischord.com


RIP THURSDAY (1997-2011)

New Jersey kings, Thursday, split after 13 years on the road.

I can remember sitting in my room listening to Thursday's "Full Collapse" record and thinking to myself; this is a turning point in my life. Thursday was more than a band to me. For me, they opened the doors to indie, post-rock, hardcore and just the idea of listening to music that wasn't from MTV. Full Collapse represents such an eye opening time in my life. They taught me to listen and not just hear. The way they layered guitar riffs over eachother and the way the rythum section swayed and grooved and then abruptly lost all control was completely new and exciting. When I first listened to Thursday in 8th grade my musical spectrum didn't completely change, it expanded.

Thursday taught teenage musicians everywhere to slow down their playing and make something melodic. Thousands of bands followed and tried to mimic the sonic they worked so hard to create but I always preffered the pioneers.

In a statement..."We haven't had any falling out and are all still close. I'm sure that we will continue to create, in some capacity, together. We've talked about turning Thursday into something else: a non-profit, a band that only records sporadically, a collection of other projects ... Underneath it all, the personal circumstances involved make it impossible to continue Thursday in the spirit that has made it special. So, we stop. For now, at least."

There will never be another Thursday. Sure you can mimic the sound and capture that passion but what that band gave to me can never be recreated.

And here's the song that changed it all...


Vay-Cay part 3

Enjoying my time off.

Im on vacation again! I've got a small list of errands I need to do but I am taking this week to rest. Everything is excellent. Inventory went perfect! That's two Inventories in a row! Corporate said they have never seen a cleaner stock. A huge applause goes out to the whole Miu Miu team!


not-so-weekly update post

Trying to fly to the moon with two magnets and will power.

Came by to pop my head in and give you the 'what's up' before I have to get back to work. It's been crisis mode at work this week. The Internet, phones, and SAP all went down last weekend! And with Inventory coming up this weekend, everyone was scrambling to get things together in time. I set up shop over at Prada CC and continued to work from there. Prada IT concluded that our router was the issue and a new one had to be sent Priority First Overnight. Of course it didn't work but after 4 1/2 hours of taking apart the router piece by piece and back and forth phone calls to IT Dept in New York, it worked!

As if that wasn't enough to worry about, the MS150 ride is also this Saturday. Which means...I have to ride +100 miles, take a nap, eat, go to work for Inventory, get off around 2am, take another nap, then get up for the second (60 mile) ride for MS. The light at the end of the tunnel is that, after this weekend I start another week of vacation!! I will most likely stay in town, running errands, and eating brunch at Bouchon with Megan!

Oh and my birthday is November 24th, which happens to fall on Thanksgiving this year!


Ticket to Ride

Etiquette article from Rapha.cc

Cycling is a gentlemen's (and gentle-women's) sport. You have an instant comradery with a fellow cyclist on the road. We all share a similar story, face the same mountains, and gossip about shaving products. Over at the Rapha Blog is a very informative and humorous article about proper cycling etiquette. A simple wave or "Good morning." works just fine.





American Nightmare Reunion Shows

The year was 2003, I was at Warped Tour in Anaheim, wandering around aimlessly. I came acorss the Equal Visions tent. The merch guy commmented on my t-shirt and asked what kind of music I listened to. "Punk mostly!" I proudly pronounced. He looked over all the CD's on his table and quickly handed me Give Up the Ghost "" CD. He said I would really enjoy it and I should give it a shot.

That was my introduction to American Nightmare (Give Up the Ghost). I never really cared for the scene surrounding it, as I still don't. I'm only interested in the music.

So American Nightmare are getting back together for some late-December shows. I would consider going to the LA show if it wasn't so close to New Years Eve. It's still awesome that they are getting back together.


O'Keefe Architect

Mad props to my Dad.

My Dad, Oscar O'Keefe Architect told me a little while back that he was working on a small coffee and tea shop. He has a lot of projects going on, usually all at once. It wasn't until my friend, Jenner, told me he saw my Dad's advertisement on an open space near the UC, that I took notice. Right next to Cafe Rio (formerly Omelet House...RIP) is a small little soon-to-be shop space with my Dad's bright red and yellow sign on it. It's bigger than the actually store sign haha.

In a few weeks, Tea Time Cafe will be open. It's across from UNLV and walking distance from my house. They will serve boba tea, coffee, and other goodies. The owners are supposedly pretty cool. There is another location in deep North Las Vegas but this new location will fit in perfectly. This may be the new hangout or meetup spot. So be sure to check it out and admire the wonderful architecture crafted by my Dad. Props Dad, Props!



Haruki Murakami returns...today!

It's been a while since I dove into a Murakami book. That will change very soon. First released in 2009 to a sensational response in Japan, 1Q84 is making it's way to the states. To make sure nothing was lost in transaltion, Murakami worked closely with tranlator Jay Rubin for two years! A huge part of Murakami's charm is his way with words and making everything seem simple but omnious at the same time. Quiet broading and anxiousness is the Japanese way. The title of 1Q84 is taken to be a play on George Orwell's 1984 – the Japanese number nine having the same pronunciation as the letter Q – though others have also suggested the title is a tribute to The True Story of Ah Q, a novella by Chinese writer Lu Xun.

The taxi’s radio was tuned to a classical FM broadcast. Janáček’s Sinfonietta—probably not the ideal music to hear in a taxi caught in traffic. The middle-aged driver didn’t seem to be listening very closely, either. With his mouth clamped shut, he stared straight ahead at the endless line of cars stretching out on the elevated expressway, like a veteran fisherman standing in the bow of his boat, reading the ominous confluence of two currents. Aomame settled into the broad back seat, closed her eyes, and listened to the music...


Argon 18 vol2

new parts update.

Well it certainly feels like a whole new bike! The off season is the perfect time to experiment with different equipment and riding positions. First thing you may notice is my new PowerTap rear wheel. This is the game changer. I've heard it a dozen and a half times, "...if you're not training with power, you're just not training." so now it's game on. I scored the wheel from my friend Joe from HOC. This PowerTap SL+ hub laced to ZIPP 404 clincher responds flawlessly and looks sleek. Although it did take quite a while to get the hub changed from Shimano to Campy, it was well worth the wait.

I was trying out a used pair of Speedplay Zero pedals and cleats but took them off after a week of riding. Maybe if they were not used, (and at one time broken) the pedals might have been smoother and more comfortable. Though I did like the float it gave my foot, I didn't like how difficult it was to clip in and out. At times I wasn't sure if I was clipped in or not. Besides, I love the sound my Time RXS pedals make when you clip in (SNAP!) and I have never had any problems with them. I was just trying out options that were available to me.

Efficiency is everything.



Davye Hawk, aka Memory Tapes, spins an excellent mixtape.

Modular released 22 minutes of new Memory Tapes material. No words to describe this one, it has to be heard. Enjoy!

And a video from his most recent LP.


See you tomorrow...

Citizens of SF, you've been warned.


Yes, another social app.

What I like about the foursquare app is that it forces the user to be active and go places. It really helps keep track of where you have been and explore nearby places. Add me and suggest some places to check out...user : ryan okeefe


2012 NRC Announced

USA Cycling announced the NRC Crits for 2012.

It's always on my mind. Racing. USA Cycling announced the Nat'l Racing Calender for Criteriums. While most of these races don't affect me, it's good to see what races the pros will be at. Last year I did Relands Crit, Manhattan Beach, and Dana Point.

“Criterium racing is a discipline dominated by riders whose skill sets differ from those who dominate longer-format road races,” explains USA Cycling’s Managing Director of Events, Micah Rice. “We’re excited to give this uniquely American discipline, as well as its top competitors, a chance to shine on its own.”

Cavendish Premieres Rainbow Jersey


Vay Cay #2

Another week off...

I had barely become acclimated to the regular work week before it was time to take another week off. God, I love Prada. Having spent my last vacation week running around town for Interbike, it was nice to just lounge around; venturing out only for coffee and lunch.

I rode to Jean, NV and back which was very enjoyable. Alone with my thoughts and the sound of rubber to asphalt. It's such a surreal feeling to look around and not see the city you were riding through twenty minutes ago. That's the wonderful part about Las Vegas though, you only need to ride for a few miles before you are engulfed in desert and open roads.

Time to get back to work...


Lil Wayne Public Service Announcement


A lot has been going on in the world; Steve Jobs passing away, Occupy Wall Street protests, and constant riots in the Middle East. Luckily, we have Lil Wayne to keep us up to date on current events. He's obviously high on syrup but what would you expect from Atlanta's finest. Enjoy!


G. Chow Custom CX bike

Garrett Chow from MASH

Garrett texted me a photo of the new Cyclo-cross mash frames. Looks like a few SF riders will be sporting these Belgium influenced bikes.


ISO50 Playlist 13

Scott Hansen turns out another great mix.

I have to be at work in a few hours but I can't stop bopping my head to the new iso50 playlist. Scott Hansen, aka Tycho, aka ISO50 mastermind, has been busy. We’ve got about a month to go until the full release of the new Tycho full length, Dive (out digital Oct. 25 / physical Nov. 15) but for the time being you can pre-order it on iTunes!


Mark Cavendish wins World Championship

Manx missal is 2011 Elite Men Road World Champions!!!!



MS 150 2011

It's that time of year again...Please donate!

Like last year, and the year before, and the year before that, I am participating in the MS 150 ride.

Please donate here!!

not-so-weekly-update post

It's Friday and I'm trying to do as little as possible.

Excuse my silence on here, I did not join the hordes of angry Facebook users and switch to Google+ for a day. I do all my best blogging at work, which is bad I know. I'm usually at work an hour before any one else gets here, an hour before people start calling me, asking for transfers and tracking numbers and all that good hard-working backstock stuff. I haven't left my desk for a few days.

In honor of Interbike 2011, I took a full week off of work. I haven't taken a vacation in a while and they days really added up. I'm taking another week off in October and November; paid of course! While I did have a blast seeing old friends, looking at expensive bikes, and hanging around the UC, it's good to be back to my excellent work routine.