blue squirrel

after a self-imposed 20 year absence from cycling, the sport i love, i am back and dedicated to holding my own in the superfast 40+ catagory. this blog will tell the journey, the highs and the lows, the team [team becher+] and it's cast of characters, our sponsors, supporters, and other local riders that make it happen... [anonymous comments are lame, cowboy up and put a name or start a blog]

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


here is quick snippet on 'made in china'

The 13-story building is part of the Lotus Riverside complex in suburban Shanghai. The cause of this epic structural fail is under investigation, but first sources claim that an error on construction and unstable soil conditions are the probable causes.

full story here

[as most of you know i am quite verbal about my mistrust of anything made in china. as most major brands and best selling [read all] carbon framesets are being made in china these days, it goes without saying i am concerned for the state of craftsmanship in the industry. it is not that decent framesets not being made in china, there are some, i just have an inherent mistrust of the level of integrity and overall desire in china to excel and or lead in the area of craftsmanship. ]

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