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Monthly Archives: May 2011

  • Harold Parker Log Ride

    20ft log ride from this past weekend. Fun stuff. Harold Parker Log Ride, originally uploaded by BLACK CAP Studio.

  • Log ride with Dismount

    Log ride with Dismount a video by BLACK CAP Studio on Flickr. My good bud Mike fights off Hoards of Mosquito’s to bring us this Logride with bonus dismount. www.MOMBAT.org jersey represent! Harold Parker State Forest in Andover Ma. Good times if you have not been. relatively flat but sweet singletrack and loads of tech/rocks.


    Not a very pretty post – but I’m pretty excited. Stocking up on some consumables. Just ordered a lot of Starrett Bi-Metal Hole Saws. In just the right size with 6 tpi. Good stuff. Cuts smooth and lasts. Not to be messed with. Tubes beware.

  • Ivan Illich on “THE BICYCLE”

    “A century ago, the ball-bearing was invented. It reduced the coefficient of friction by a factor of a thousand. By applying a well-calibrated ball-bearing between two Neolithic millstones, a man could now grind in a day what took his ancestors a week. The ball-bearing also made possible the bicycle, allowing the wheel — probably the …

  • Rainy day Chainstay

    More forming attempts. With a little work on the die, I’ll eliminate the slight indents at the ends. Slow and steady wins the bend. Rainy day Chainstay, originally uploaded by BLACK CAP Studio.

  • Chainstay scraps

    Rainy day forming techniques on some chainstay scraps. Trying a few different methods. Chainstay scraps, originally uploaded by BLACK CAP Studio.

  • Going that way

    Scored a mother load of SIPS (Structurally Insulated Panels) from my good friends at Brooks Post & Beam yesterday. Took the morning off from work, got on the horn and borrowed my brother in law’s car/trailer. Nabbed the stack of SIPS and then dropped off the car/trailer. Then approximately 15 miles home on mostly dirt …


    Every once in a while I stumble on a real gem.  Today I stumbled.  Just south of 44HQ in the good town of Somerville Ma is sculptor Anne Lilly’s workshop.  Apparently there was a recent open house – I missed this unfortunately but through the miracle of Flickr, I found her work.  Check it out …

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