While I enjoy a myriad of life’s gifts (finding money on the ground, Dutch prostitutes, and sitting in my meditation pyramid) one thing I am increasingly becoming fond of is spotting AHTBM goods in the wild. Considering the fact that I rarely leave the house, this occurrence would be an impossibility were it not for the kindness of others.
Between bouts of blowing off his dangly bits this past weekend, Captain Dave shot the following photo from amidst the crowd at a free musical extravaganza in Portland;
Of course the individual to whom I am referring is the fellow on the right side of your screen standing beneath the majesty of the increasingly popular AHTBM cycling chapeau. Upon closer inspection however, I came to realize that this individual is actually the esteemed wizard behind Bunnyhawk Studios.
Ironically, the first time I ever crossed paths with him was at a different Red Fang show in Oakland, where I was drunkenly egging on the fury of a young woman who was livid about the fact that while standing in the middle of the crowd in front of the stage, anyone would have the nerve to make any sort of physical contact with her.
*Editor’s note. I was wrong. This is not the grumpy lady, but rather the Wizard’s better half. Please make a mental note of this correction. Thank you.*
If you care to watch, the end of this video was the exact moment when that photo was taken;
Ironically, or possibly not, the fellow standing directly to her left is once again the previously mentioned Wizard.
Rumor has it that he travels in one of the band’s guitar cases.
While pissed off girls, and loud rock music have very little to do with my next point, it is slightly reminiscent of two photos I came across recently while biding my time on Flickr. This first lovely photo of the Two Wheeled Lady;
And the second photo of her, having the first photo taken, that was caught by frame builder extraordinaire, Josh Muir;
Of course this also makes me think of the recent photos I posted of Simon taking the plunge;
And the photo that GenO took of me taking the photo of Simon taking the plunge;
Which brings us back to the first photo in this post, and an entirely different perspective of the Wizard;
It’s like the many views of the Kennedy assassination.
In other news entirely, while avoiding explosions, and drunk people, and drunk people making explosions the other day, I retreated into the safe confines of a nearby independently owned bookstore to look at magazines, only to be accosted by this;
For the sake of honesty, I did open it up and flip through the pages to see just what the hell was going on, but was overwhelmed with a sense of apathy and immediately put it back on the shelf. As I mentioned to Greg from Mud and Cowbells after posting the photo, “25 year olds with chest tattoos and poetry go together like renaming BMX tricks and a false sense of self importance.”
Boom. Check and mate, Gilligan. Time to take your whip back to the U.S.S. Minnow and eat a coconut.
In a round about set of coincidences, the same day I shipped out the first run of kits, 685 began shipping out his latest creation, ‘the Muststash’. For those who have followed the blog from the Swobo days, you might remember me mentioning something about playing around with a very early stage prototype of this, and now that he has worked out the kinks, they are ready to be consumed;
As I’ve said before, I tend to not partake of the safety meetings, but for those of you who might, this is a pretty brilliant piece for your arsenal. Each unit comes with an individual serial number chosen either at random, or by you. I picked the obvious;
They come with a series of o-rings and are machined with grooves of different depths so that each unit can be customizable to fit whatever inner diameter your particular handlebars happen to have;
It just so happened that between the o-rings that came on it, and the tape in my bars, my Muststash fits snug as a bug in my moustache. These run $42.00 a piece, and are available directly through the Pentabike website.
Now, in closing and as a tip of the hat to my friends at Easton Cycling, in honor of this year’s Tour Day France, they have teamed up with Cycling News to bring you 21 days of free wheels. All you have to do is sign up and follow the tour and each day that passes, you get a new chance at winning a set of Easton wheels.
While hanging around at the Easton H.Q. recently, my inside man there said they are set to give away over $20, 000 worth of wheels.
That, my friends, doesn’t suck.
Unless you don’t like bike racing, or really nice wheel sets being handed to you.
I suppose like we’ve touched on in a majority of today’s post, it all boils down to perspective.