Exploring the Calumet Air Force Station Part 2

by Jeff on August 26, 2014

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inside the gymnasium

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heading into one of the dorms

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sexy time

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learning from past mistakes

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mural of one of the regions mine sites

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New All-City Shirt

by Jeff on August 25, 2014

We got a new shirt in over at All-City. Peep it.

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Fancy Ray for the Hub Bike Co-op

by Jeff on August 25, 2014

You know over at Bike Jerks we love some Fancy Ray!

BMX Video Monday

by Jeff on August 25, 2014

Exploring the Calumet Air Force Station Part 1

by Jeff on August 24, 2014

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On previous trips to Copper Harbor I’d heard legends of an abandoned Air Force base.  Information was sketchy, but the boys (Kopish, Josh, Trevor, Luke) had found it last year with directions from the locals.

The day after SSUSA, Chelsea and I decided to find it for ourselves, we knew the approach involved a snowmobile trail thanks to the guys, but other than that had no information other than what we were able to google.  (At the time we didn’t have the name, which would have made things much much easier)

After some driving around on desolate Upper Peninsula back roads, we found what we were looking for. A fenced off front gate, that promised you were being recorded by surveillance equipment. Past that we saw a snowmobile trail and decided to take a gamble.  We parked the van a few miles away at a boat landing and rode in.

The story was that it had been abandoned in the ’80s and then was used as a reform school before being abandoned in the late 90′s. Since then it had become a party spot for local youths.

If you’d like more info, try the Wikipedia page for the Calumet Air Force Station

Here are some photos from the recon.

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on the way in

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CMWC 1993

by Jeff on August 22, 2014

Bike Jerks Look Book

by Jeff on August 22, 2014

KSG_ZSS050photo by Zane Spang

Vintage Zinn MTB

by Jeff on August 21, 2014

I was going through some old photos and came across this one depicting a vintage Zinn mtb that I purchased for $40 and intended to build for Bridget.IMG_0679
At the time I thought it was cool obviously, but for reasons I can’t recall we didn’t build it and ,if I’m remembering correctly, sold it to a female employee at Calhoun Cycle (if anyone knows what happened to this thing I’d be interested in hearing it). I don’t recall the sale price but I don’t think I got much of a mark-up.

I can’t even imagine what it might be worth today, but I’m awful curious. Anybody know the rarity and value of a Zinn?

Summer Essentials

by Jeff on August 21, 2014

CMWC Mexico City Video

by Jeff on August 21, 2014

Recap from this year’s Cycle Messenger World Championships