Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ride Yourself Into A Happy New Year!

Instead of imbibing too much bubbly and spending New Year's Day with a headache, why not take it easy on New Year's Eve and come out to Spoke-n-Sport's 24th Annual New Year's Day Ride? Layer up, grab the winter bike, have a refreshing ride and warm up with chili, DJ Steve Wade, OpenSprints and lots of friends. Cheers!
The ride was another great one... and the best ride of the year so far. There's a nice article in the Argus Leader along with some nice snapshots.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bendo Christmas Greetings

May your days be merry and bright,
And may all your exhaust pipes be installed right.

Friday, December 17, 2010

In The (Bike) Lane, Are Ya Listenin'?

I swapped my studded snow tires onto my hybrid bike today so I could attend FAB's annual Christmas version of the Starlight Ride. Eight hardy souls and a jolly old elf made it out. Winter Wonderland at Falls Park, Phillips Avenue, Reindeer Lane and Mr. Bendo were all on the route, topped off with cocoas and mochas at Michelle's. I officially have the Christmas Spirit now.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Official Poster for the 24th Annual New Year's Day Ride

It's about that time of year to get the studded snow tires on! What better way of starting the new year than with the first ride of the year? I'm planning on it.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sioux Falls' Seacoast Gun

To protect the seacoast of Sioux Falls!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sioux Falls Cartoonists

There's a very nice article on Ken Alvine and other local cartoonists by Jay Kirschenmann at the Argus Leader today. I encourage you to check it out.
If you happen to be at this site for the first time, I've been busy with the illustration series you see below. For my cartoons, you'll have to go back to the archives of September or earlier.
I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lily Pond and Art Display Area - in Color!

I've wrapped up the updates and digital painting for four more in this series of illustrations for the park proposal. I had fun learning about the PS dynamic brush settings to get a traditional watercolor look for the paintings.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Park Shelter Quick Reverse

The roof was rotated and re-inked, then digitally watercolored in Photoshop.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Park Shelter Update

The park shelter drawing with an updated design. Curvy and cool!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ribbon Walk

A proposed "ribbon walk" and fountain for Lyon Park in Sioux Falls.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Perennial Beds and Fountains

This is a proposal to rework the perennial beds in Lyon Park, adding pavers, new sidewalks and a triple fountain feature.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The 9-Year-Old's Dream House

I'm not sure which room is my favorite. It's close between:
  1. Mini Groshery & Food Court
  2. Hot Tub & Spaw
  3. Time Portal & Anti-Gravity Room

I'm not ruling out the giant snake-shaped water slide, either!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

BRiMAN's 50!

Briman's 50, and you're all invited. I was first thinking of a 50-mile ride... then thought 50K might be just fine. Then I learned there's a DakotaStrong (Livestrong) ride late that morning, which I'll ride, so the pubcrawl will be in the evening.
Starting and ending at Monk's House of Ale Repute, stop by any time with or without your bike for the festivities.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sketchy Work

Here's a concept sketch of proposed improvements to one of our local parks. The idea is to add a number of water features like the waterfall shown here.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

FAST Shirt

If you haven't been following the news at FAST (Falls Area SingleTrack), we've got the plan for singletrack in Leaders Park approved by the Sioux Falls Parks Board and the final details for the maintenance agreement are now being worked out.

There was a celebration last night at Monk's House of Ale Repute hosted by Snakebite Productions at which they unveiled this awesome shirt.
Front & back of the new FAST shirt.

If you wish to support the cause (or just look good in this cool shirt), get in touch with FAST.

The drawing on the back of the shirt is the 4th panel from this cartoon posted here a few months ago.
We hope to get the Pulaski's and McLeod's out soon to start some trail digging.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Flicker Of Hope

My previous post was what I came up with. But I had to laugh at John Cole's drawing:

John Cole
Scranton Times/Tribune
Aug 28, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Guess what... Gopher Butt!

This little guy tried to escape from the boys. Unfortunately for him, the only hole he could find was the downspout.

The ensuing action can be seen here:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Don't Make Me "Don't Like" You

Sometimes in life, you need a "Don't Like" button!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Brush With Fame

A bit of community service by Briman, covered in the Argus Leader:
Seeds of improvement in core neighborhood
I've been lending a hand to the Sioux Falls chapter of Architecture For Humanity.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Holy Crap! Bikes are cool!

Holy Crap! The last few of these cool T-shirts are available at Prairie Cycles in downtown Sioux Falls. If you don't have a chance to get the originals there, this slightly updated design is available at

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Not The King Of The Mountains: the T-shirt

If you're not the King Of The Mountains you might not need a cycling jersey - but you do need a T-shirt! Available at my store at Zazzle. If you browse through the shirt styles, there's a technical "T", which would be great for casual riding. Ride on!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Not The King

The only cycling jersey for Briman: the NOT King of the Mountains jersey!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Three Eyed Drawing

With regards to all my three-eyed friends out there!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Three Eyed Henry

Henry Weinhard's root beer is awesome. You should try it. Beware of foam.
The printing of this nice lithographic image sometimes doesn't match up exactly at the seam of the six-pack carton, so in our house, he's affectionately known as Three-eyed Henry.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Whizz! Bang!

July 5th, the day after the celebration, when it's time to clean up the mess. The large rockets here performed their job quite well. The bottle rockets added some excitement by being somewhat unpredictable. Like the one that went half way up its trajectory, then angled straight down and bounced off the transformer across the street.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Gospel of Hops - Preaching to the Choir

Named to resemble the pro race Liège-Bastogne-Liège, "LBL" in Nebraska started as "Lincoln-Beatrice-Lincoln" - but now it's more like "Lonnie's House-Brewery-Lonnie's House".

The recap is at CiTy BiLLy RiDes.

My snapshots are at my Photobucket album, LBL 2010.