Saturday, 4 July 2015

Cool Boards of Canada Fan Movie on Vimeo

Came across this recently on Vimeo of a fan movie of a favourite band Boards of Canada

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest The Movie from Julien Lavigne on Vimeo.


From the film credits;
Compiling fan-made/official videos and visions on "Tomorrow's Harvest" album by Boards of Canada.
boardsofcanada.com
Credits:
"Gemini" by Beta 401
"Reach For The Dead" by Neil Krug
"White Cyclosa" by TBJ Productions
"Jacquard Causeway" by Pisces Virgo Rising
"Telepath" by Drog
"Cold Earth" by Julien Lavigne
"Transmisiones Ferox" by Carlos C.
"Sick Times" by David Mike
"Collapse" by MrSeriouslySerious
"Palace Posy" by Yellow Jacket
"Split Your Infinities" by Carlos C.
"Uritual" by Fabien Dendievel
"Nothing Is Real" by Iphanners
"Nwodnus Sundown" by Faastwalker
"New Seeds" by Alexis Zeville
"Come To Dust" by Jason Donervan
"Semena Mertvykh" by Turk242
-end of transmission-


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Surly Cross-Check; update



 With the Dawes Ultra Galaxy built up using the road going commuter bits on the Surly Cross-Check, the CC has been built up again as a Rough stuff drop bar CX style commuter with a down tube front mudguard and the rear rack acting as a rear to stop the worst of the rain,
add some fat 38mm Crossroads tyres and the bike is set up as an off road capable commuter...

Which it was perfect for today!...



It`s the Seacliff Endurance Horse riding event here this weekend, and the off road loops for various distance classes is now marked up,  Francis is vetting this weekend as riding soon at the Cairngorm Golden Horse shoe Endurance 100 mile ride...



Hectic day`s mowing and it`s soon home time, still overcast but at least dry!... and home off road via Becky`s Strip Byway and a few farm tracks...




Not much else to add about the bike. except it works, and gets me to work with off road detours...
But having the Surly ECR 29+ with it`s Salsa Woodchipper drop bars now i have to say it is way more comfortable on rough tracks and fun on the windy wind dust all weather surface of the John Muir Way here and not that much slower, but it`s all horses for courses and the CC still has a place in the bike collection...

More soon...

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

GIN HEAD on Vimeo

Going to be the coolest house in East Lothian when done, with the most amazing coastal views :)

GIN HEAD from Claire Lloyd on Vimeo.



More blog posts about the site at Gin Head here in East Lothian Here...

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Dawes Ultra Galaxy Rebuild





I took a half day off work last week to go for a cycle seeing as it was my birthday-should be a statutory holiday your birthday!, but not long after i got home the weather decided to open its heavens with some summer downpours-it`s not Wimbledon week yet!,
So instead i did some tinkering in the man-cave in the  affy enjoying a cider or two and finished building up the Dawes Galaxy i was kindly given dismantled by good friend Gary B...


What was needed;
New;  rim tape, tubes, chain;  cost £36
Used; seat, seat post, mudguards, pedals,

I first put on the Crossroads tyres that came with the bike on but then swapped them for the 32mm wide Schwalbe `CX Comp` tyres on the Surly Cross-Check so i could use the mudguards that were also taken off the Cross-Check.  seat and seat post were previously on the fixie bike and sitting doing nothing...




Everything else was in this box, all carefully bagged by Gary...


Cranks, Mechs, STI levers, bottle cages went on first...




Then the cables for both brakes and gears, this took the longest time to fit...




New chain fitted i then set up the gears and brakes,   don`t know what is going on with the rear mech but would not sync on all 9 gears so ordered a Sora mech- i use these on all my 9 speed bikes now as they are simple and seem to last a lot longer than XT mechs which seize up or the jockey wheel bearings seize...


Bar tape fitted once happy with lever position it was nearly ready.
Mudguards fitted it was then on with the commuting stuff, pannier with waterproofs, lights, tools and pump...





Then the postie delivered a rear Sora mech!, was not for this bike but for the KM 29er but it went on to finish the bike and the gears are real sweet now,

That saddle was just not right on this bike,  a Dawes needs a Brooks saddle...


1962 professional fitted  and got re treated with wax as a bit dry...


Daily commuter, weekend day tripper ready!...


Quick ride yest evening to the shops confirmed it is a lovely bike to ride, relaxed and comfortable riding position and feels like you really could ride it all day...





Rolling this week;
Commute into work this week has confirmed that this is a lovely bike to ride, it`s a real smooth ride...






OTT Commuter?...
Seems a bit overkill for a commuter?, Maybe it is, but Gary gave me it to build and use and enjoy,  and it `s not like i spent a grand to commute with it, it has cost me £36 in new parts, plus the extra commuter parts off of my present commuter, the Surly Cross-Check...



`Ridden not Hidden`...
 I suppose it`s a bit like using a Rolls Royce to drive to Tesco for the weekly shop!,  but my bikes are built to be used and often rebuilt and re used in different rolls, and not to be mothballed and polished...



So what of the Surly Cross-Check?
Oh it`s stripped down for summer and with fatter tyres fitted will be getting used for some Roughstuff type riding around the local old roads and trails, in fact i`m off out tonight for a spin on it!...


More soon...

Monday, 29 June 2015

Big sky return!



Sunday was a lovely day here in East Lothian, bit windy in the afternoon but warm!, great to be out cycling again in a short sleeve top with no worries about rain, you could see for miles...
Spent the afternoon riding to John Muir Park with Mowgli Super dog, taking in the river tyne, Binning Woods and a few loops of John Muir Parks  ace woodland trails,

Mowgli was loving the river Tyne!...




On a rock i sped a wee camera!. is it to monitor Kingfishers?...


Sky started to break up after midday...









Riding the Pumpkin Pugsley it`s 29+ wheels is the perfect trail bike, and deft the best Pugsley i have built yet, loving it...


Mowgli happy too!...


Lol!...



Couple of loops around John Muir Park before heading back...








Where does he get all the energy from!...







I shot some film with the Go Pro from East Linton to Hedderwick Sands,
Song is `Wider than the Sky` by Quantic

Surly KramPug 29+; Summer trails with Mowgli; June 15 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


More soon...