Wednesday, 19 December 2007

merry christmas

have fun and ride safe

xmas steamroller

snow man

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

panam experience

jboule is organizing the pre event in paris for the ECMC08
i'm helping out
we need some flyers soon...


Monday, 3 December 2007

surly cross check (workbike)

surly cross check, originally uploaded by pedalturista.

i'd like to get a job with my friends at urban cycle
("la première division" as jboule says)
... but i would need a geared bike
(i'm not sure why but you're not allowed to work on a fixed)
so i got my cross check geared and ready
i just need to learn french properly
petit a petit

Saturday, 1 December 2007

bicycle concept store

k124 house paris bicycle concept store inauguration party

Last night we went to the inauguration of:
a bicycle concept store in paris
[9 rue pierre dupont)

k124 house paris bicycle concept store inauguration partyk124 house paris bicycle concept store inauguration party

nice shop, great space, good music, drinks, friends... it was the opening party.
plenty of bmx, trial bikes, mountain bikes, ... but no fixed, track bikes, ...
after watching the mashsf dvd, maybe they'll consider bringing some fixie goodies since riding fixed is becoming quite trendy in paris just like everywhere else...

there was a flatland bmx demo going on
the guys from cream mag were there...
and some kids riding unicycles!

k124 house paris bicycle concept store inauguration partyk124 house paris bicycle concept store inauguration party

after the party we went for a ride... vendredi soir roulez

vendredi soir roulez

Tuesday, 27 November 2007


my friend juan and his colleague have created a new cycle messenger company in paris:

Cyclair s’engage à tous les niveaux :

Rapidité : nos cyclistes aguerris et notre logistique pointue
nous permettent de vous garantir des délais de livraison très serrés.

Fiabilité : suivi personnalisé de vos commandes, facturation détaillée en fin de mois,
preuves de livraison disponibles sur simple demande.

Compétitivité : des tarifs dégressifs, adaptés à tous les besoins.

3, place des provinces
92170 Vanves

Sunday, 25 November 2007


homework, originally uploaded by pedalturista.

i did some work on my bike today...
i'd been using 32c tyres for a while but i wanted to try my bontrager 23c's ... we'll see how they work on the pave.
and i changed my 90mm salsa (upside down) stem for my 100mm nitto (a little bit more rise).
now i need to fix my mavic cosmos wheel... but in the meantime i'm using the front wheel off my touring bike (mavic 501 on 36 open pro)...

this is how my wheel was after the accident...

my wheel after the accident

... broken spoke...

broken spoke

annie saw what happened:
"the accident happened so quickly, and it was all so surreal.
i must have just ridden past you or looked back to say something to you,
when it looked like you got your tire wedged between the cobble stones
and just flipped over 180 degrees; bike flying over you, but still attached..."
and my helmet was in my bag... i'm lucky.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

i missed my bike

i missed my bike, originally uploaded by pedalturista.

i went to juan's to pick up my bike today... luckily i had a spare wheel... my front wheel had a broken spoke... i wonder if that's why i crashed that night... it feels so good to be back on my bike... my shoulder still hurts a little bit but i'm happy... and ready to get a job soon...

Friday, 16 November 2007

home (home)

la punta, originally uploaded by pedalturista.

dobladillo y cerveza in la punta, cadiz
with my dad's bike
i miss my bike but this is a pretty sweet ride (comfortable, though i'm not sure about the saddle).

Wednesday, 7 November 2007


steamroller in cadiz, originally uploaded by pedalturista.

i'll miss sophie
and i'll miss my bike.
i'm going home (home as in my mum and dad's)
two weeks in cadiz
and sunny
and my mum's food
but what am i going to do?
2 weeks without my bike...
i guess i can ride my dad's bike,
and i'll be studying french
so that when i come back home (paris)
i'll be ready to get a job

Monday, 5 November 2007

panamalleycat IV 03.11.07

light head trauma

my helmet was in my bag. i woke up when they were getting me into the ambulance. i'm lucky, i guess. my face looks like someone punched me and my shoulder hurts but i'm ok.

juan took my bike (with the front wheel fucked up) with him. jonathan and delphina came to the hospital and waited with me until they let me out at 5am. thank you guys.

jonathan, delphina and jbouledelfina and juan

so i missed the end of the night, but looking at my photos now... it was a great night.

we met up at 19:00 at porte maillot. lots of people showed up. local couriers from urban cycle, velocite paris, and novea, also tom (who runs tour de ville) vincent (haute-courier) and joss the boss (who works in london) from eindhoven, ... anny and rebecca (who i met at the velorution ride that morning) from the states, ...
at porte maillot
tom, vincent and me wanted to enjoy the sights of paris la nuit. luckily, the 3rd checkpoint was in a bar so we stopped for a beer with axle and after a few amstel's we decided we weren't going to win the alleycat. so we never made it to the second manifest... but we found out where the finish line was and we got there eventually.
the finish linejboule busy with the manifests
gab, yves and miguel (in that order apparently) won the race, joss was the first out of town, rebecca the first girl, pat the best dispatch, juan also won something, and so did some more people i can't remeber now... jboule did a great job organizing the whole event. merci beaucoup monsieur. a la prochaine (decembre 8).
gab, yves and miguel
panamalleycat IV 03.11.07
more photos at

Friday, 2 November 2007

panamalleycat (pre event) 02.11.07

une très bonne soirée...
friends, beer, bicycles, ride, food, ride, beer, ... ride... paris la nuit... panamalleycat "pre event"

veloturista spoke card

veloturista spoke card, originally uploaded by pedalturista.

panamalleycat 4 tomorrow
porte maillot, paris 19:00

urbanvelo # 4

urbanvelo # 4, originally uploaded by pedalturista.

more inspiration: # 4 is out.
jeff guerrero published
one of my photos of the BFF paris ...

BFF paris
jb's bike
(some fucking narvalo stole his spoke cards the other day)

Thursday, 25 October 2007

turismo de interior

turismo de interior, originally uploaded by pedalturista.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

paris (daydreaming)

my office, originally uploaded by pedalturista.

still working on my french
and getting to know the city
i hope i can get a job soon


velograph, originally uploaded by pedalturista. by jason britton


goodbye england

goodbye england, originally uploaded by pedalturista.

goodbye england
this is it
i quit my job in england
i'm staying where my heart is
in paris
and i'm making my dream come true
becoming a bicycle messenger

this blog is how i intend to keep an account of my work
... a diary kinda thing