Monday, December 15, 2008

Get out and ride! 3am

At 3 this morning Chris and I decided to take a nice little ride which started by picking a road and riding to the end of it. This is how our trip panned out:

The first half of the ride was great and fast, but the end was quite disturbing. Fighting against the most annoying wind. It was blowing in a manner that going 3 directions you had to fight it. I don't quite understand, but it happened.

Ground covered:

22 miles
4 or 5 cemeteries
1 Tim Hortons
1 Mobil Gas station
1 Massive Pothole
and 3 Lies.

If we can't find a ride to Philadelphia for Thursday we are embarking on an adventure to Philadelphia by patching metro buses and riding our bikes. Not sure how it will work out, but I sure hope we make it out with no frostbite and great stories. Preferably would like a ride to Philly if anyone is interested. We have a place to stay set up and money for gas if necessary..

Wish me luck,


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Everything is coming together.

Positive Approach is now officially a fully functional print shop as well as a storefront. We have moved in our two four-color presses and one one-color press. We have an unnecessary four dryers. Our sign is soon to be displayed outside for all to see. We have had it in the window since opening because we didn't have a set plan for rigging it up outside. Now we have decided to place it on the roof which should be cool and bring much more attention to the store.

The printing department has been doing very well. We have completed one job and have two more in print right now along with countless jobs in the works. I couldn't be anymore excited right now.

We finally got our gas turned on today too, but unfortunately the heater won't heat up :(. (I had to take a break from typing and now that I am revisiting this the heater has been fixed! I hear it works really well) I guess that means we will be getting a newer more efficient heater anyways. I guess I can let the others suffer in the cold shop while I am away in Florida. Speaking of that...

I am head to Florida at 4 am tomorrow morning. It is sure to be a good time because my buddy Matt who runs is letting me borrow his bike case. Lots of pictures and biking going to be happening.

Here are some pictures of the printing equipment. Unfortunately these don't show how much fun we were having on our first night with a working station.

This is Jay's equipment set up in the shop. Although he personally owns the press it is open for use by all three printers.

Joe's print equipment haphazardly set up. This is what we printed on last night and it was tons of fun. The table tipped every time you got to the end of the screen which made for a couple of us around holding the table down every once in a while.

Here are some screens and Joe cleaning the metal ones out. We aren't planning on using the wood ones much, but they sure do look cool.

Welp time to shower up and head off to Florida. Plenty more to come upon my return.

With love,


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Buffalo Rising

Check out this article by Buffalo Rising about Positive Approach.

Positive Approach 716

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Come out and race on Saturday the 29th.
We are meeting up at Hoyt Lake at 2 pm to play a few games which the winners will be rewarded prizes. Then we will head to Positive Approach for the start of the race at 3 pm!

If you can't race you can still be a part by working a checkpoint which I assure you will be tons of fun. Who doesn't want to have the privilege of being a jerk for thanksgiving? Call me if you are interested or have any questions about the race.
Charlie at (716)-435-6116

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jerksgiving 2008!

Jerksgiving Two-Thousand and Eight!
Saturday November 29th 2pm

Registration: 2pm behind the Albright Knox art Gallery at Hoyt Lake
U-lock pick up and trackstand twister.

Start: 3pm at Positive Approach

Racers need to bring:
-$6.50c dollars

Racers receive for $6.50c:
-Special Shirt made for the race.
-Spoke Card

Printed and Ready to Ship

We have two shirts printed for the ridden line with many more to come in the near future. Feel free to contact us ( to order a shirt. We will ship it out to you on the next Monday after the order is placed. We are working through paypal and will set up the transaction when you contact us.

Here are the shirts:

Cog Bomb

Ridden Cog Bomb


Ridden Crank

As you can see we made some minor adjustments to the crank shirt. I think it improved the design.

With love,


Sunday, November 16, 2008


So excited to get this snow on the ground stuck and ready to ride. I am still fine tuning my winter riding gear. I probably should invest in some new snow pants that aren't baggy and wont get caught in my chainring every five feet.

Well I started to write about snow last night and thats where I left off because I ran out of time. Tonight it snowed and now at 1 am I am going to my first snow ride. Its only a couple inches, but thats good enough for a ton of fun!

Awesome. Maybe Ill take some pictures.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Opening Party!

There has been so much going on lately! I have been neglecting this blog simply because work is a higher priority right now, but now that I have sometime to post I might as well.

We are opening Positive Approach on Saturday the 15th of November and everyone is welcome to come out and party. It is going to be tons of fun. Debuting a few shirt that are going to be selling for a little below there normal cost. One of those being the Ridden shirt!

Also I will be attending a fashion show of sorts here in Buffalo on the 14th to promote the new Ridden line. We have some more shirts in the works, but nothing we are going to reveal just yet.


Friday, October 31, 2008

Been a while since I have had a chance to get online for more than a few minutes. Even now I am posting from my phone while pooping at work... Ha. Well anyway we have been so much time on Positive Approach that we haven't been doing much bike related filming. We still are riding plenty as always. Love those early morning rides to work. On to bike news. We have a trailer in the works that should be done pretty soon. I can't wait to start riding in the snow and to film and take pictures. Should make for an awesome time. Well I am pulling this poop a bit to long. Back to painting this house an ugly color.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Up to Date from Philadelphia Pa

Not much of a fan. Cool place and all, but the crime here is just out of hand. A buddy of mine has had some terrible luck here. He was robbed at gunpoint for his bike while with his girlfriend. He got blindsided by some punk teenage kids while riding and was almost thrown off his bike. How much does that suck? Well anyway while I have been in Philly I have gotten a few things done other than seeing the people I want to before I head to Buffalo for good. Well not for good, but for a while as I finish out my degree and run Positive Approach with 3 of my best friends. I have continued to edit shots from a while back, printed out flyers and cut them by hand to hand out to people on the street here or stick in peoples spokes, and most importantly meet up with owners of a few shops and gotten the go ahead to ship out shirts to them to sell and or to promote our shop. Things have been going really well and when I get back I am going to spend a hell of a lot of time cleaning that storefront up. Well enough of this talk I really got on here to post some photos.

Photographer: Charlie
Riders Pictured: Bill and Joe


Joe about to get some air

Russian Wedding

Photographer: Joe
Rider: Charlie

Charlie trackstand

Crazy concerned

Yep I look really concerned about something while doing that no handed skid... Hmmm weird. Wonder what that was...

From the City of Brotherly Love?


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Getting It Done

We all signed the DBA today for Positive Approach. There were mixed plans today to film, play bike polo, or design. Didn't film. I was the only one to show up to bike polo. We did get some work done on the design end though. We are in the process of building the website and I am working with the t shirt design for Delicious Fixicious. Julia and I fit in sometime to take some photos between bike polo and getting the DBA authorized. Unfortunately she did not have time to work with many of the shots we got today. I on the other hand edited a shot of Bill filming Joe.

Bill Filming

Also a few nights ago messing around in my basement.

IMG_5996 as Smart Object-1

We will be getting up shots of Steve and Bills bikes soon with some more info on what they are riding.

Ah and I shouldn't forget to mention Joe picked up some materials for the storefronts sign. We will be getting that painted hopefully early next week. I am sure we would get it done sooner, but I am going to Philadelphia to connect with some shops and get the name out. Mainly I am headed to Philly to pick up the rest of my stuff from my apartment though.

Much more to come in the future,


Monday, October 13, 2008

Oct 12th Filming at Gallaghers

Here are some photos from the day. Lots of fun. Spent about 6 hours on filming riding and shooting today. Joe and I came up with our first design for a shirt. Around 9 we headed over to Mighty Taco for some dinner with friends. After Steve, Bill, Matt, Eric, and I did the Sunday Midnight Ride. Always iffy, but tonight wasn't half bad. Well enough of the chit chat here are the photos I spoke of earlier.

Photos by: Charlie
Riders Pictured: Joe, Bill, Steve

Filming Joe

Joe Wall Bunk

Steve Wall Bump

Joey P Car Tap

Great time today. Bummed that part of my card was corrupted somehow and I lost all of the shots of me... Oh well we shoot a lot lately so it is a non issue I guess.. Oh wait I found one.

Charlie Bike Crop

With Love,


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Here comes Bill!

A short clip of 21 seconds put together just for fun and to test camera quality. Can you imagine that this was shot on a point and shoot camera!?

Bill on Bike from Frank Niemiec on Vimeo.

We are going to be doing a mix of filming involving a point and shoot camera, digital video camera, and a freakin amazing HD camera (most footage going toward a final film.) Bill is going to be filming with the HD camera because thats simply what he does and I (Charlie) will be filming with the other two cameras. Maybe Joe will jump in and shoot some too!

Filmed by: Charlie
Edited by: Frank

And it has begun,


Saturday, October 11, 2008

A store.

Hey guys.

So what seemed to be a wild plan to open up a store/ custom screen print shop (one of many over these months) is quickly becoming scary real and serious. It is probably one of the most exciting things in my life. I suddenly realize how important it is to make this happen. It has way too much potential to be successful to not happen.

The point of the story and relation to posting this update on a bike blog is that this was mainly influenced by the FAST FRIDAY video. Dustin's (owner Cadence Clothing) success in the Seattle bicycle scene is very beneficial.

With full DIY mentality in play, this shop will be based around positive living, bikes, and green life.

I will keep you updated. Stay tuned.



Joey P and Charlie's Bikes

Here is a peak at our junk. A huge thanks to Handlebars cycle co for hooking us up with product and service, well deserved. ENJOY!

Joey P Specs:
Frameset: Trek T1 52cm
Wheels: Dp18 rims laced to formula hubs or Tiagra 650 front, bontrager hardcase tires (23x700)
Bars: Randy Mountain Bike Risers with Black Oury Grips
Cranks: Kuoto
Stem don't matter.
Notes: I pedal fast

Joes bike

Charlie Specs:
Frameset: Norco Track Frame 52cm
Wheels: White Deep V rims or Tiagra 650 front, mixed tires,
Bars: Action Risers with Pink Oury Grips
Cog: 15 tooth DuraAce
Chainring: 42 tooth messenger
Stem: 70mm Junk
Pedal Setup: Origin8 pedals, Toshi Double Straps, Soma double cages
Notes: I don't need notes. Screw it.

Charlies Bike

Joe and charlies bikes


Oct 11th Joyride

Took a ride down to the ledge spot to hangout and do some tricks.
Here are the shots we got today.

Photos by: Charlie Reinagel

Riders Pictured: Joey P, Bill, Matt

Bill wheelie grab

Bill Wheelie


Matt Skitch

Bill Riding

Joey Riding

Bill Barspin

Photos by: Julia Gariepy

Riders Pictured: Charlie, Joey P, Steve Adamitis
Friends Pictured: Fina, Danielle



steve, fina, joe, danielle.

Also last week we had some bike polo fun!

buffalo bike polo.

buffalo bike polo.

buffalo bike polo.

From The Nickel City from Charlie

Welcome to Delicious Fixicious

Stay tuned for video clips, photos, rider bios, merch, etc.

From Buffalo, Ny.

-Joe and Charlie