Thursday, 31 December 2009

Up Yer Kilt

Scottish folk hero finally dons a kilt for Hogmanny. UP YER KILT 2010

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Ade's new whip.

Check out the beaut with the ute. There's no need for any, 'pimp my ride' shit with this beast of a pick up. Rollin on solid 14's, dropped suspension, no power steering, a cassette stereo and for a while no tax disc due to Adam or Russell throwing it away. L.B.P this is how we do!
It's the perfect vehicle for New Bird building missions.

Sunday, 29 November 2009


Last week it was The Gonz, this week Lance Armstrong gets some Adequate exposure.
This is a little snap of him watching Bon Iver at the recent Austin City Limits festival. Sandy has just been shooting some photos of Lance at the big mountain bike race he has at his ranch.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Holy Qrap. Iraqi Adequate Ride.

Thanks to Heather for sneaking her camera out on the street for a bit of real investigative bike-trend spotting in Iraq.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Mark Gonzales. The Gonz.

A hero of mine and probably a hero to every other skateboarder, The Gonz.
Only he would set up a deck like that, only he could ride a deck like that, only he would skate in the wet like that.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Austin and the Quim Creeper sent me a snap of the latest ride to add to his collection (1986 Benotta with full Campy groupset) and a few from Hell o ween with the Quim Reeper............which reminds me of a joke.
I was making a salad the other night, I was cutting up the carrots when there was a knock on the door. I answered it, only to find the grim reeper, he came in and helped me.
I love dicing with death.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Say what you see.....

A garden, a white Fuji Track Pro adorned with a Devil's trident and skeletons, a large, aqua coloured, wooden, donkey creature with udders and a phallic shaped nose.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Sunny, winter ride to Chester

The first day of winter saw a few of us take a ride on the virtually traffic free lanes of the Wirral. He headed out to Eureka Cyclist Cafe, this is a favourite spot of mine. A pint of tea in a cafe that is heaped in cycling history with literally dozens of friendly cyclists. After that we rode onto an ace cycle path where the Adequate Optimum Speed of 17mph was created. This path runs alongside the River Dee and heads into Chester.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009


After the Halloween scalleycat I started my ride back home going downhill on Hardman Street. Towards the bottom of the hill I started to pull a skid, my foot came out of it's loosened straps and I watched myself in slow motion go over the bars. I was pretty lucky, the traffic managed not to hit me but it didn't stop and I walked away with a few scrapes.
A couple of hours later my knee, hip and elbow were starting to swell. I thought it best to take a shower and try and clean the wounds. My elbow was huge and when the cut opened up, literally a fountain of blood squirt upwards and eventually a good chunk of fatty tissue emerged from the open wound.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Halloween Scalleycat (Part 2)

Crossing The Pilgrim finish line first was Gabe Stones closely followed by SteStu. Ace.
Photos:- Gabe and Stestu.
A few of the crew at The Pilgrim

Halloween Scalleycat (Part 1)

A few decorated bikes, a few costumes, a few dark graveyard checkpoints, a few riders from Yorkshire and Manchester and a Police roadside stoppage. A good race with a bit of hectic traffic.
Photos:- Jammy's noble steed
ET ridin a Dolan instead of a Kuwarha
Tank, Dawson and gabe pre race route marking
Chikin giving checkpoint instructions

Friday, 30 October 2009

Say what you see.....

A garden, a black Dolan cyclo-cross bike, a large, yellow, wooden, phallic shaped snail.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

The Old Bwlch and old men

I did the Jack McAllister & Mel Vasey Memorial Ride, which is organised by Birkenhead North End. It all started off nice and flat. I managed to get myself in with a group of veterens and then things started to get harder. An endless mix of climbs out into Wales. I made it to Denbigh, which was the start of the Sportsman cat 1 climb for 5 miles, it was here that the old dudes started to gap me and leave me behind. I never saw them again until i caught up with them at a cafe in Ruthin.
Eventually we made it to the Old Bwlch. This is a savage, uncatigorised climb; 1.4 miles long, 260 metres of climbing that is 25% in places. I've ridden this quite a few times and it never gets any easier. I used the notoriously steep hairpin as a point to take a photo (catch my breath). The only good thing about reaching the top of this climb is the straight 30+mph descent.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Howard Cooke. Amanda Cooke.

A few weeks ago Howard Cooke married Amanda.
Best wishes for your future together.
Photos, top to bottom:- Mr & Mrs Cooke
Brothers from different mothers; Ade and his ventriloquist dummy Howard
Crew (Ade, Russ, Andy Ukele, Scott Bourne, Willie, H, Amanda, Charlie Cooke)
Look at the size of Joel's buttonhole flower

Thursday, 15 October 2009


I met Danny Ingram for a couple of pints last night. He had stories of old men dying and knocking for help in the flat above, transvestites from big brother snogging 18yo scallies, getting cut, KO'd and kicked out of clubs.

Here's Danny doing the law courts rail in in Liverpool bare foot. Cheers to Chris Brazel for the photo.

Sunday, 11 October 2009


There is a recession going on, pro riders may need expences, insurance and salaries so if you're a real BMX bike company and not an energy drink company or Nike you'll be looking for any extra revenue to keep the dream alive. Que the return of the finger bike. You want to know the ultimate BMX question; how much does it weigh? The answer is 7 grammes, that should be light enough for you to get killa pop on those 3's and whips. How long till there is a, 'Fixed Finger Bike'? (intellectual copyright)

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Art Gallery Bicycle Photograph Two

Another art gallery, another adequate bicycle.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Dumpster diving

Sandy found this 1973 Raleigh in an Austin dumpster. One man's junk is another man's treasure.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Who's The Ace Face?

Sun. Seaside. Mods. Skins. Rude Boys. Oxblood Docs. Sambas. Flying Jackets. 60's style. Middle Aged men reliving their younger adulthood. It can only mean one thing: Scooter Rally.
Some of these pristine machines are works of art. Adequate.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Manchester Velodrome

Have you got a spare tenner? Want to know the best thing you can do with it?
Log onto Manchester Velodrome's site and look up, 'Taster Sessions'.

Filming. Footage. Clips

Peter Adam, top class Irish idiot, was in Liverpool the other day filming fellow Irishman Jason Phealon for an upcoming Nike 6.0 web vid project. I took them around a few spots and due to the persistent rain we ended up gaining entry to some abandoned warehouse and other structures (zoom in at the top of the turret). Years ago I just used to film but now I was logging footy and clips.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Epicness in Lochness (Part 2)

Fort William is a mecca for adventure. After hiking and climbing you can ride your MTB on a World class downhill venue or cruise about on the many cycle tracks. We hired MTB's from a local shop. We'd expected them to be real ratty bikes but they were virtually new Specialized Hardrocks and the shop put racks and panniers on for us. Brilliant.
We started off the journey with a bottle of Stella and followed the Great Glen Way up towards Inverness. The terrain varied with open tracks, singletrack, really hilly miles and some real off road stuff, which was rough enough to bounce my pannier off the rack. The scenery was constanly changing and the photo opportunities kept springing up.
Eventually we set up camp in a woods. The next day we set back and did the epic journey in reverse. The last 20 miles were ridden into a headwind with driving rain.