It's been a while since I made an animated gif. Not really had the need to do it of late, but thought I might have a play in photoshop just to see if I could still remember how to do it.
British Summer Time started today. I got up with Immy, had a nice breakfast and then headed to the new trails at Delamere Forest. The change in clocks must have caught all the gravity bikers out as the trails where empty ( conversely there were loads of roadies wooshing past in their team coloured lycra? ).

And of course with the new BST...comes some new graphics to the trusty helmet.... and this season I am all about the Evel Knievil look ( though in black ).


Tunnell Fun...

My favourite image of 2010 so far..

You can check out the original in the new Spring 2010 image folder here ( yes I will be adding more images ).


The Ultimate Gear Bag?

Let's get a couple of things out of the way, I'm a web nerd and I am a gear nerd...

...ok, now we have that clear, check out this awesome Maximus 40 duffle bag which I got via a Highsnobiety online competition.

Now I have had my fair share of duffles ( though still wishing a got a limited edition North Face Base Camp duffle I saw in Chicago once ), but this one is the ultimate! After a nuclear assualt, two things will survive...insects and this bag!

It's a simple bag ( as all true outdoor products should be ). It's extremely well built and hardwearing with multiple haulage options. I really wouldn't be afraid of throwing this onto the back of a landrover or off a bus in Khatmandu...and the blue is very distinctive ( which is a good thing ).

So what is the skinny? Well it's made by the new Eddie Bauer 'First Ascent' brand, who make stuff under the 'Guide Built Gear' heading. Check the list of the people they are working with...it's a who's who of mountaineering ( remember Ed Viesturs from the original IMAX Everest movie? ). Now I have only had a chance to check out this one product, but by the look of their website the rest of it looks pretty awesome. Nice clean functional lines, no pandering to the masses...pure mountain design. Unfortunately you can't buy First Ascent products in the UK ( or any Eddie Bauer for that matter ), so looks like when I am back in the States i'll be checking more of their kit out ( looks like May for another work trip to SF ). Just look at the clean lines of the BC-100 ( and liking the blue colour too!)

Anything negative? Well this is only the 40 litre model, which whilst awesome, it isn't big enough for my mountain biking or full outdoor kit...but i'll still be using it a lot. I might even use it as my international travel bag? ( instead of a shoulder strap it actually has a very clever backpack harness instead ).

Anyway, check it out online here


The Camera Nerds Mug..

I may be a Nikon user, but still want one of these...

I have contacts all over the world working on getting me one ( seriously )


It's still a fixie...

Yeah, this shows awesome skill, and you wouldn't catch me being able to do any of this on a bmx, trials or big bouncy bike...but it is still a fixie and it still looks a bit...well...silly?

Chris Akrigg THE MAURICE.0 from chris akrigg on Vimeo.


It's a long running joke at work that I don't like sandwiches...it makes business lunches that little more interesting.

I'm not a meat eater either, and I am not a fan of mustard or mayo..or American bread for that matter. But I do like crusts.

So why does this look like the most classy sandwich ever to be made?