What a week it's been starting with the apperance of these:

Which has made it so much more comfortable while riding at 
night... like last night where me and man like JT decided to...


Actually we were riding through and he suddenly decided to 
ping up the hill, I won't make excuses by mentioning what 
we did before riding but... man his sudden up hill burst 
caught me off guard and balance, leading to some futile 
attempts to start with ZERO momentum up the slope, which 
combined with me being off balance and no strapped into my
pedals, lead to a very mild panic, which made my breathing go,
so by the time I finally made it up the slope I was having a slight
fit... not very encouraging considering tonight...

As I mentioned last week, tonight I want to try doing some 
time trials with you, but we have a slight non/issue...

There is a chance of rain/showers starting from now which if true
would mean we need to take a rain check, since I can't have you 
blitzing through traffic on slippery roads.

If I see no rain by 21:00 then I think we will be safe, but I believe
that to be optimistic, I envision it will rain at somepoint.

Until that time the plan will be like this:

1) Gather at C.O.D from 21:30 
2) Start our runs when the traffic clears up
3) Each run will be with two riders
4) Each rider will be released in 1 minute increments. 

Start/Finish point:

Address: 2 Chome-11-17 Kitaaoyama, Minato, Tokyo 107-0061
It's all a bit of fun I will be drinking casually while keeping a check
on the stopwatch... fastest rider gets a chilli dog on me.

!!! LIGHTS !!!
No cutting through red lights

The all star line up:


The motivational music for tonight is this one kindly brought
to my attention by Water Works regular and full time shower man 


It's very hard to know if this Monday is a good or bad day, It's cold and
wet, but rumor has it this will be the last day of "cold weather" for a 
while, and if you live in Japan you know that means good weather until
at least the end of October.

If you're viewing the blog from a smart phone device then do so landscape...

Around this time last year we created our first promotional video for your
viewing pleasure, and this year though a little earlier than the cherry  
blossoms, we are pleased to present you with:

'One day with the Cartel'

TITLE: "One day with the CARTEL"
MODEL: Mr.Tikini

If you me know me at all, you'll get that the my life right now is mainly
music and bicycles, and being one of the forces behind Cartel I thought
it would be good to show a day in the life - so as to speak. 

My question is, if this film was about you and your Cartel bike what would
your story be like?

Here are some brief ones from our Cartel Network:

If you been following this blog you will know that Osiris & BlackEyePatch
are deep in the middle of a project, and I am happy to share the next mix
with you, which is by Koko Miyagi (the dog whisperer):

See you in the warmer weather!
Not the best of Monday's to start the week...

So I thought it to be a good time to take you back with me
to the dark streets of London...

During my stay I spent some very valuable times meeting 
with friends, after the sun went down.
Those meetings allowed me to re-connect with energies
that allowed me to remember who I am, where I came from,
what I stand for and how I am going to continue...

Catching up and reasoning on a wide
variety of topics, was how myself and my homies started
this particular night...before stepping out to get some food

Brassfoot; who has been keeping busy just dropped this mix
for our friends at Febo in Morishita:


Lord Tusk; man of mystery and mastery but no calls from his
Sifu this time:

After finishing our meal at mangal Istanbul we headed out....
Or should I say temporarily parted ways, as Brass n Tusk had
to take care of something quickly. And I was taken to the next
spot in this...

But the scenery was more like this...

The spot was just up the road, where Femi from NTS (left) was
holding down a set and many other legends from my pantheon
of London we hanging out like Benny Blanco from 'Nonsense'...

Since you caught some of the 'Nonsense' vibes on the previous
London blog post
, I'll let Femi have the honors:

If that was not enough...

From there we moved onto the Hoxton Gallery, where I was
able to catch up with an old school friend Colin...

Colin has his own tribe:

The function there was also nice but overall I felt a
powerful and positive energy in London, and I was actually
able to link up with so many more people than I did last year...

Big big shouts out to Funkineven, Brassfoot and Navs for this, 
one of my last moments but importantly for always looking out
for me where ever I happen to be!

After this dinner we slipped back to the London HQ where I sipped 
on this...

And enjoyed a pre-screening of Apron's next music video...
But since YOU can't see that yet we'll leave you in the hands of 
NTS and Funkineven...