This blog went on vacation…

3 04 2010

…and all I got was this lousy post.

If you’re wondering what happened to the past week’s posts…yours truly was away for some much needed R&R in Las Vegas.

I had the best intentions of posting something before leaving, but time got away from me and I had to go before I could post anything.

I also managed to miss the Extreme Thing jumping contest (by a day!). However, I did make it to City of Bicycles bike shop to chat with BMX legend Turnell Henry.  If you’re ever out there, make a point of stopping by….there’s nothing quite like talking BMX with someone that  raced at the sport’s highest level (back in the day) and is still out there competing and sharing his knowledge with others.

And while the rest of what happened in Vegas is going to stay in Vegas, I will show you a couple vacation pics.

The first:

Adding to the stickers at the bar of Margaritaville:

The second:

If Cruiser Revolution ever opened a  bar/lounge maybe it would look a little like this:

Our regularly scheduled programming returns next week.

When in Vegas…stop in at City of Bicycles

16 06 2009

If you’re ever in Vegas, make a point of stopping in to City of Bicycles, which is right around the corner from the Rio Hotel. When you get there, chances are you’ll find yourself talking with ABA Hall of Famer and former No. 1 Cruiser rider, Turnell Henry. Turnell’s shop caters to the local BMX scene, with a big focus on racing.

Turnell Henry with his 1981 #1 cruiser award

Turnell Henry with his 1981 #1 cruiser award

When I visited the shop recently he told me how he had been working in other fields (outside of BMX) but then realized if he was going to be working so hard it was going to be for what he loved…and that was BMX.

But he’s not just back into BMX from a business perspective,  he’s taken some of the local racers under his wing and started training them….and he has also got back into the mix himself in the King of Las Vegas race series. He’s racing guys 20 years his junior and more than holding his own.

Definitely take the time to visit Turnell and City of Bicycles next time you’re in Vegas…if you’re like me, you’ll come away just as stoked (scratch that…more stoked) on your conversation with one of the legends of the sport as you are on the great selection of BMX parts and bikes in the shop.

You never know what you’ll see in Vegas

8 06 2009

Just came back from a well-deserved vacation in Vegas (if anybody’s been wondering about the lack of updates recently). Bunch of stuff to talk about, so stay tuned for updates.

For now, check out this sign I passed on the way to the awesome Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Too funny.

cruiser drive-thru