Tuesday, September 30, 2008

October Contest!

Hey there kids- it's been a while since I've done a little contest around here... so we're gonna do one now!

Watch this video for details:
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Here are the links I mentioned:
I Can Haz Cheeseburger/ LOL Cats
SockGuy
What got this started

Pics to be used for contest:

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Have fun and make us laugh!

UPDATE: Oh yeah... email your submissions to tjackson (at) masibikes (dot) com.

Tim

Cool!

Was just on the phone with one of my pro riders- Remi McManus. I have such a cool job!

Tim


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U can haz laff


Tim

Monday, September 29, 2008

Interbike Pics- Part One

Here are a few pics to get you started- Dirt Demo was a huge success for us, by our very modest terms. All told, we had a fleet of 40 demo bikes and two tents crammed with bikes. It was pretty cool- even if we were tight for space.

The staging area for the annual Lake Mead "Hangover Ride", aka "Wayne Stetina's chance to whip the snot out of the bike industry".

Me with the San Diego (pas and present) Posse; Mark Neimic (head of Mavic Neutral Support), me and Dan Large (Technical Support Manager for Campagnolo USA).

Three of the Spokesmen on one ride... unreal; me (looking fatter than ever), David Bernstein (of Fredcast fame) and Carlton Reid (editor Bike Biz).

My good friend Paul- "Pee Pee"- and his picture in our catalog. Paul was our model for the catalog shoot of the new SoulVille 10spd.


The booth; bikes spilling out all over the place and very little shade. Home away from home for a few days... dusty and windy but fun.

More to come- I promise.

Tim

What?

Wet stuff falling from the sky? Is that what they call "rain"?



Tim
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Thanks Bicycling!

Got a little Interbike show love from the fine folks over at Bicycling Magazine!

Thing is... they're totally right!

Tim

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dinner with my girls

Dinner- it's good to be home...



Tim
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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pumping gas and heading home

It's hotter than hell in Barstow...

Tim
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Done

Interbike 2008 is done. This morning I got to announce the opening of the show over the convention center PA system... it was cool and felt a little rock star-like.

The show was a great success and I am walking away with greater confidence and hope than ever before. It feels incredibly good to know we've been doing the right things...



My leg is even happier that the show is done- the swelling has been pretty bad. Last night was so bad that I took a Percocet before dinner, had 3 glasses of wine with dinner and still was grinding my teeth through the meal. I haven't taken a Percocet since my second day out of the hospital... So it was bad.

Tomorrow we drive home... More pictures and storiesto follow.

Tim

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Beauty...

Oh so pretty...


Tim

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Stuffed


Just had a wonderful dinner with our friends/ partners at Ritchey and am now very full and tired. Must be time for bed...

Tim

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Fuel

Yum!



Tim


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Day 2

Having breakfast in the casino restaurant to fuel up for another big day. More pics as I get the chance- promise...

Tim


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More sexy

Yum!


Tim

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Show time!

Ready!


Tim

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's done

Done!



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Hot, tired and dirty.

Almost time to tear the booth apart. Tired.


Tim

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Winding down

Dirt Demo is drawing to a close... Now we get to pack up and drive in to the city... YIPPEE!

Tim

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Famous people

Live, in the booth... Paul!




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Hot

FYI- it's hot and dry in the desert...

Tim
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Lake Mead

The ride was great! Managed to stay with the fast kids for a bit... Then reality set in!




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Monday, September 22, 2008

Staying cool...

Sitting in the shade...


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Friends

My good friend David Bernstein of the Fredcast/ Spokesmen doing his thing...



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Demo is here!




Tim

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pretty paint

Pea Soup Green... Dig that gold metal flake!


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And another

Nice rear end...



Another

Gorgeous curves...


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Another pic

Sexy...


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New bike pics

So pretty!


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Friday, September 19, 2008

New bike done!

You'll have to wait until I can get some pictures in the sunlight, but the new Scandium bike is done and it looks amazing! I can NOT wait to ride it finally; the frame arrived just before or just after my crash... so it's been burning a hole through me for a long time.

WOOHOO!

Tim

Almost done!

All that is left is final adjustments, bar tape and fitting. Full scandium frame... And TONS of sexy!



Tim

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Bike building

Working on a new build!


Tim
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Everywhere you look- bikes!

Bikes, bikes and more bikes...



Tim
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Loading the trucks...

Look at all those bikes!




Tim
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OF

And it begins...




Tim

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Time for pain...

In the PT office- bring the pain!

Tim


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Thursday, September 18, 2008

More pictures

My drive home.



Turns out that holding phone/camera sideways does make the pictures post right.

Tim


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Mmmmm... Bikes

Demo bikes are ready!



Tim

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BRaIN

Made it into BRaIN again!


A little love for the Fixed LTD.

Tim

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On the way





Lifeblood

Working on being awake.



Tim

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bed time

An early night tonight- my body is extremely sore. The torture device and I are getting some sleep.




Tim

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Dinner

A little grilled tuna and asparagus...


Tim

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Lots of bikes

The fleet...



Tim
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Daily drive

I tried to get a picture... while driving... but


Tim

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Let's get something straight...

Yep- it's busy. Super busy. WAY super busy. Interbike starts in just a few days for us- hopping in the trucks and driving to Vegas early Sunday morning and heading out to Dirt Demo. We should be there mid to late afternoon again so we can set up for Demo and then head back into the city for the show on Tuesday night. Needless to say, as is always the case with Interbike, we're scrambling to get things done in time for the show and to make the booth as sexy as possible. If you're attending Dirt Demo this year, make sure you stop by our Demo booth; I'm bringing a pretty big fleet of bikes to the event this year. 3VC 105, Speciale 105, Speciale Fixed, SoulVille 3spd Mixte, SoulVille SS, Vincere and two new models that I'll leave as a little "secret" until then. All together, it's about 39 bikes. So come ride some beautiful new bikes... somebody should, since I might not be able to.

After losing my phone in Montreal, I had to buy a new phone... but I had to pay full retail since I had just renewed my contract this summer and do not qualify for any discounted upgrades. My "old" phone (3.5 months) was slightly less expensive at full price than either a Blackberry or iPhone... so I got the iPhone. I won't wax poetic about it; I like the phone so far and it is easy to geek out on the technology in the little thing, but I'm personally averse to the iHype that goes along with it. Last time I checked, Steve Jobs hasn't cured cancer, nor has he stopped world hunger or war... so he's just a terribly smart man who has created one of the slickest technology brands ever... but he's no messiah. There... I'm done. That said, one of the main reasons I got the phone is to finally be able to use Social Media on the go. Quick blog posts whenever I feel like it. Uploading photos when I am away from my laptop. It's a great tool for those things and I look forward to seeing just how well it works. BUT... all the pictures I had on the old phone are now gone for good. I can't tell you how much that hurts.

Speaking of hurting... this is my current nighttime companion;

It's supposed to help straighten out my right arm, since I am still unable to straighten it completely. The device has an adjustable spring tension that forces the arm to try and straighten while I sleep... if I sleep. Some nights the brace feels fine and I sleep normally and other nights I sleep poorly until I rip the thing off of my arm. It's pretty medieval looking and seems like something that would've been used during the Spanish Inquisition.

Another member of the pain family is this little white piece of something- possibly shredded thumb nail or sliver of paint from the velodrome boards- that I pulled out of my thumbnail bed this evening.


I first saw this ?? when I lost the old thumbnail. It was just a tiny spec of black in the middle of the fleshy red of my thumbnail bed. Tonight, during my nightly cleaning of the finger, I decided to see if I could grip it with my tweezers- just to see if it was attached or was simply a splinter. Again, all I could see was a tiny spec the size of the tip of a needle. Whatever it is, it's paper thin, but about 4 x 8mm possibly... so when I drug the piece out of my nail bed, it was a bit "surprising" to say the least. AND the finger bled like crazy for a few minutes. It was a bit more than I bargained for, but the bleeding stopped and I'm typing again.

The next few days are seriously chaotic as we put the final touches on many, many things before the show. Posting is likely to suffer until I get to Vegas... but with the iPhone, maybe posting won't drop off at all... you just never know. And with the iPhone during the show, there is no telling who and what I might be able to snap a quick pic of...

Stay tuned people.

Tim