Wednesday, December 31, 2008

your team

veiw your team here

OUR TEAM

OH SHIT

HELLA SCRAPES

pretty much the smartest kid ever..

in case you forgot.........






OUR FRIENDS ARE BETTER THAN YOUR FRIENDS

pooh bear on the bike longview syndicate with the tribute poster ( but i think you already know that our team would put on a captain hat and fuck your team)
and EJ with the retro robot toys.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A oldie but a goodie, and a newie goodie

The trails 2 summers ago. A lot has changed. Note: only two lines, there's no jump after the tight berm, there are no rollers next to the big hip, and the line is over after the big hip.



The best part is that more changes are on the way.



The second best part is that All Time Highs are finally here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

We jumped the sled chair

It was awesome. It's still snowing by the way. Should be until Friday, so woohoo.

Jumping the sled with a broken wrist was a bad idea, and unfortunately it was at night, so no pictures or video.


I thought this was sweet. Turn down the volume, though.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow

Aaron and I have both been enjoying our respective vehicles in the snow. Very fun. TEAM_ROBOT assembled to make snowROBOTS.


I also used the downtime to craft the perfect snow machine:





































Being already broken, my dad volunteered to break himself instead. Maiden voyage: successful. It goes damn fast. And he did two unintentional 360's. Safety first.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

All that work paid off.

Here is a random kid DYING off of our drop in LO. I almost shat my pants.



The slow mo at 200 seconds is the best ever.


A little background-

Team Robot has a pinkbike account. That's pretty lame, whatever. We suck.

After our jumps in Lake Oswego got plowed, the city gave us a totally sweet gravel pit to dig trails in. We didn't realize it was a quarry when we started, we just thought, hey, cool, a big opening with tall rocky cliffs around it.

We made a 15 foot tall drop off of one of the rock faces.

We gave up on that spot 4 years ago, and haven't been back since.



Today, I got a friend request from one, "bikerboyac." It said, "Hey you guys wanna ride some time?"

No.

I almost instantly deleted the friend request (TEAM ROBOT has no friends), but then I thought, "hey, why not laugh at them first?"

Turns out, "Bikerboyac" lives in Lake Oswego. He had a video called "My worst crash this season." Best video I've ever seen.


Same drop, better angle:




















All that work was worth it to watch one prepubescent cyclist scream "fuck" for 20 vertical feet.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Worst Flyer ever/Retarded/Coffeefailbot

Congratulations to the kind people at the Windells. They've really outdone themselves, coming up with the only flyer in the world worse than their original:


















Over at THEMEGASCENE.com awaits many hidden treasures. Thanks to THEMEGASCENE for finding this gem




But no thanks to Birthworms McBrotog for slandering the good name of robots everywhere. This obviously photoshopped-in Starbucks cup goes against everything robots everywhere are killing humans for. And it will not be tolerated.






















And besides, everyone knows that HATESHISLIFEbot drinks alcohol while executing his mating call. Consider yourself on notice, Birthworms.

odds and ends























i am working out the finishing touches on my new race saddle. robots have buns of steal.

















here it is CHAZZ waging war on the vegan fed brains of his fellow PSU students.




ipods are cool i guess, but TEAM-ROBOT uses tapes























and now this little gem.

rain sucks!

but this stuff is rad.






High On Fire "face of oblivion"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

my new favorite game




this is too much fun














pooh bear on his howie


i went grocery shopping the other day, all stocked up for winter.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Kind of a big deal
















Anchorman's on tonight at 9. Be there.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Felipe Laredo

Phil Weiring sent me this gem of a text message today:

"i just saw the hillary duff clip on ur gayspot.com and its gay"

Truer words have never been spoken. Phil and Semi-Protographer Cory Tepper also provided us with this gem of a bottomed-out-downhill-bike-in-a-berm picture. BRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAP:

















Being a crazy kid, I got my zany dirt jump riding on:























Baaron came and showed us what a proper riding kit consists of:

















Patrick was watching a cyclocross race. That's pretty cool, too, I guess.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Stripped frames/Lars n' Bars/Fluidride/gay

So we've been thinking about stripping our giant frames for a while, but we were wondering what they would look like stripped:

















Fortunately, I finally got around to it, and I also picked up a new saddle and a taller seatpost for race season. Dialed.



In the category of real news, Grade-A shredder Lars Sternberg got picked up by Grade-C bike company Transition. Although, to be the fastest down the hill, racers have to get the hill. So dialed bikeS or not, Team-Robot salutes Transition for hooking up Lars "Stachetober" Sternberg. Factory support is a long time coming for this genuine American badass:















Yeah, gnarliest X-up ever. I didn't even know he could do X-ups.


We'd also like to salute another all American Badass, Simon Lawton. Simon is of course the man, the myth, the legend, behind Fluidride, the coolest bike shop/clinic/race series/team around. Hats off to you, for supporting Luke, Lars, and the Northwest race scene in general.























On another note:

Hilary Duff wants you to stop and think before you use the term "gay"



Well, I've listened carefully, and I can now say with authority that this guy is gay:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Trails



Hands down most creative set of trails I've seen.

Thanks to http://sasquatchcanyon.blogspot.com

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Someday we'll having riding photos

Until then, enjoy more bad youtube videos.




Maybe the best BMX clip ever? I don't think I've ever been more stoked on Little jeff's riding than after watching him do a huge footplant, and then do it in inverted colors. It had zoom ins, zoom outs, lots of heads and bikes cut out of the frame, but it was really lacking in slow-mos.

Some really tight editing. This might surpass even Match 9 on Chaz's top movies of all time.