With some frequency I take some time out of my busy day of keeping my chair from floating away to make contact with the good people in the ranks of the Maximo Supremo side bar to let them know what’s what over here in the Black Market. It’s a thing I like to call the State of The Union Undress.
I figure as long as they are doing God’s work in assisting me with keeping the lights on, it’s only right that I let them know what their hard spent money is buying. Once I give them all of the fine details on the site’s traffic and whatnot, I remind them that they should please get in touch with me regarding anything they might feel the need to shoot their mouths off about. After the most recent communiqué, I heard from Jeff at All City who has some pertinant information that has been sitting in my queue since the Frostbike Party of 2011.
It seems as though Portland East’s All City brand has stepped up the game on their Nature Boy and are set to release one that regardless of your gender, is guaranteed to make your pants feel tighter;
Made out of a wiz bang Columbus Zona tube set, they’ve managed to peel a half pound off the original frame down to four (point) five pounds, which for the L.A.R.P.ers, and the Renaissance Faireians in the audience ends up being around a quarter stone. Jeff has also mentioned that he plans to call the paint scheme ‘The Burt Reynolds’ which of course is a tune that my heart can and will dance to.
Coming in at a ridiculously low $775.00 manufacturer’s suggested retail price, these are priced to move.
Of course with the fall-time arrival of only about 70 frame sets making it to these shores, unless you’re JT Fountain, or any of the LaLonde brothers, which you might be, but I’m pretty sure I am not, the chance of any of us getting our hands on one will be slim.
It never hurts to try though, and it’s obvious that the effort would be worth it.
In other news, all the way across the country in Minneapolis West the merry pranksters at PDW have finally settled into their warehouse space with the Circulus, and have prepared a quicktime video of the beast’s assembly;
Like I said on the AHTBM Facespace page, “from footage of mass suicides to fishing bloopers and everything in between, ‘Yakity Sax’ makes everything more awesome.”
JPHNH has green lighted a trip to visit the Circulus for a future issue of one of the publications under his control, which will surely result in at least one separated shoulder and many dollars lost to any number of the city’s single mothers.
Then Joe and Laura who make up the work force behind Soulrun have achieved a bit of acclaim recently in the form of an article in VeloNews;
Hey you! Clicky make biggie.
Joe and Laura look good so your tools look good. Or something.
Now I haven’t heard this from the horse’s mouth because he’s been busy rubbing elbows in Austin and whatnot, but a little bird told me that Paul from Paul Components has got something dazzling cooking that’s promised to debut at the upcoming NCSBRTMBPH (Northern California Show of Bicycle Related Things Made By People’s Hands);
I am totally gonna be there, and am almost guaranteed to not forget my camera, or lose it in the interim, so there will be the world’s first documentation of the frenzy here.
Also, please note that the party starts at 1:00 pm and not the previously stated 3:00. If you were to arrive at that time, I would have eaten all of the pizza and you would have just stood around looking at a bunch of dumb bike stuff.
As we continue on with the bits and bursts of news, Mr. William Sinkford (who is also the mouthpiece for Mission Workshop, and DZR Shoes among others), has joined forces with The Pedalr Marketplace in order to continue their push for world domination.
No telling whether he has yet to accidentally set fire to Pedalr CEO, Andrew Korf’s office yet.
With a belly like this, it’s only a matter of time;
So that is just a smattering of what a portion of the Maximo Supremo are up to…
What this means is that there are a lot of little people doing big things and I can’t express how proud I am of them, and of me and of their association with me, and of my association with them.
That’s pretty much about it.
“How could such a short post have been so awesome?” you might be asking yourself.
Well, that my friends, is the state of The Union.