Which one of y’all hit me?

An event for the ages has come and gone, and with it, most of my capacity to formulate cognitive thought.
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See, I don’t even know specifically what ‘cognitive thought’ means. That should sum up where my head is at.
What I do know is that some of Northern California’s best and brightest rolled their finery into San Francisco’s Una Pizza Napoletana this past Sunday for the previously mentioned custom bike and handmade bike part show.
The event started leisurely enough as The Hunters and I sauntered in fashionably late due to the fact that we had to drive extra slowly to ensure we wouldn’t need to utilize my haphazard seatbelt fix;
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As the crowds began to swell, bikes were still being set up around the room in such a way to best facilitate optimum viewing. Soon enough however, it wouldn’t matter as bodies were packed in so tightly that actually standing back to look at any of the goods on display became an impossibility. It was about at this point that I decided to forget any attempt to document the bikes, and just go for broke, get drunk and take photos of whatever or whoever happened to be in front of my camera at the time.
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And the reason that I ended up with so many crappy photos can be summed up with a single one;
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If by chance you might like to see a slew of photos of the event that don’t suck, then might I direct your attention here?
Ultimately I woke up in the backseat of the Hunter’s car wearing two hats at the same time, as we pulled into the parking lot of an English pub. To say that it was fortuitous that I’d just come across Monday’s translation chart is an understatement, but just the same, our server seemed puzzled when I told her I wanted to suck on her slappy ham.
And speaking of suck worthy slappy hams, The Diamond Wizard from Planet Bike sent me the following clip of Katie Perry making beautiful music out of hers;

It’s with that slice of goodness, that I say however one might choose to define ‘cognitive thought’, it’s obvious that today’s post took very little.
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10 Responses to “Which one of y’all hit me?”

  1. Hurlahoop March 22, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    lotta luminaries in them shots. Tommy G. lurkin. Dan Hagerty posing as Sean Walling… *sigh*

  2. JP March 22, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    LO-RETTA!! Wow, what’s crawling on Walling’s face?!?

  3. Noyzsource March 22, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    The video sounds like Cookie Monster. Is this how she is getting back at Sesame Street?

  4. fat chance March 22, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    Always nice to see photo taker Pam in a photo!

  5. Toadstool March 22, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    Look what I found Stevil: http://www.bikerumor.com/2011/03/22/bikerumor-pic-of-the-day-more-oregon/

  6. Thom Pharsons March 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Dude, that is a wicked nice shirt dude. How many Big & Toasty sandwiches you want for it?

  7. dave March 24, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    that’s cool john c reilly was there!

  8. Eric March 24, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    does that orange bike (blue collar? blue cellar?) have double barrel cranks??? yes to old cnc shit

  9. Stevil March 24, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    You bet it does Eric, and good eye. Caramba was the official crank sponsor for Blue Collar and The Amigos. ¡Viva!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/allhailtheblackmarket/5550605042/

  10. rob March 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    Love the tee shirt…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIn8e8-kXQ4