Saturday, April 24, 2010

There is no God but Chuck D. and Flavor Flav is his Prophet

Unfortunately, this song is as timely as ever. Arizona continues to be the laughingstock of the nation. First they fought MLK day, now they're after folks wearing the wrong kind of shoes. But no, not racial profiling. Just don't have brown skin and/or speak Spanish (chances are the Irish are ok this time).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Where does your bike come from?

So we have this ever-expanding, intertwined and interdependent global economy thing, right. It gets complicated, even for something as simple as buying a bike. Some manufaturers wave the flag of their respective country, but then get their parts made somewhere in Asia for cheap. Well that's lame. Be upfront and don't try to hide/minimize where your product is made. Here's a nice guide to finding out where bikes are made in case you want to know:

I admit, I like buying U.S. built bikes and parts. NOT because of quality, as Asian bikes and parts are top notch. Instead, I think there is something to be said for supporting manufacturing jobs here in The States. That's gotta' be a good thing in my book!