scenes from coffee outside wednesday
lots of local Seattle beer nerds think the Alaskan beers are no better than coors… maybe not that drastic but there’s a negative vibe surrounding them. granted this specific beer is pretty lame, but not all of their beers are so. one of my fav black IPAs, for example, are theirs.
ok, back to this one. IPAs are pretty much a loaded gun out here, and if your IPA isn’t reaching a very specific mark, us beer dicks will turn up our noses. this isnt hoppy and too yeasty. BUT!!!! I am drinking this beer. it tastes like a nice bready pale so stfu Seattle
some random pics from seattle’s 2012 bike swap on my flickr
Since my L’Esperance Track is my only track/fixed gear bike and i still NEED to ride fixed in the deep-dark-as-shit-winter that has been happening here in seattle (and riding brakeless fixed in seattle in the winter is SUCK) — i had garth make me a new fork with a disc mount. its the same fork, but one size bigger tubing for the fork legs for extra beaf (cuz of dick brake)
a quick nearing winter review of my salsa vaya 2 after 6+ months of ownership:
firstly, i’ve replaced alot of the stock parts:
campy record 10s shifters, red rear der, fizik saddle, fsa k-wing bars, few other things.
the vaya is such a versitle bike its kinda nuts. i’ve had it setup like an über commuter, an offroad, large-tired 29er, and now as a “fast” winter training/rando bike.
im pretty excited to get into next year and do some really long multi-day rides on it.
i would still recommend this bike to anyone.