Today marks the day that I am skipping out to greener pastures for a week’s time. Among other tasks I have set before me, Kona Bicycle Company has invited me to partake in their dealer and press product launch party in the wilds of Northern Washington State.
When asked specifically why they wanted me involved in this event, as I am neither a dealer or press, they couldn’t answer. My contact there mumbled something about Kona Bikes and AHTBM being of a similar aesthetic or something, and if by similar aesthetic they mean this;
-then they are absolutely correct.
Anyway, I am honored that they thought to invite me along, and I will return on the 16th (or so) of August with stories of full suspension bikes and naked pool parties.
For now however, we have a day’s post to dig into, so let us begin.
Colin came through with something Fresh and Awesome;
My sister sent me a photo (attached) of a bike shop in Nantes, France called Assbike. Yep, Assbike.
She said ‘ass’ doesn’t mean anything in French, so assbike is utter nonsense. I asked her to stop in and find out what Assbike means, and if they have t-shirts.
All of my bikes are ass bikes.
Then, Jeff from All City got in touch with a heads up about some goings down;
“If you wouldn’t mind jumping on the promotional bandwagon I am once more up to my old tricks.
All City Champs
and Bandit Cross
All details: www.bikejerks(dot)com“
It’s gonna be a bash.
Moving on from the topic of two wheels to four, anyone who had read my ramblings for any length of time knows that I am a big fan of the skateboarder/enigma named GSD;
I came to find out last week that he has finally compiled several issues of his seminal zine ‘Skate Fate’ into book form;
Then, a day or two later I came across a really good interview with the man in question at VICE(dot)com.
If it wasn’t for Skate Fate, I doubt I would have ever been inspired to make my own zines over the years, and more over, I don’t know if I would have ever had the mindset to actively pursue this web log nonsense. I’m glad that people like Garry exist, and if by chance he could eventually read this, I would like to extend my most sincere thanks for the positive effect he’s had on my life.
In news of law and order, based on the following article that was sent to me by Rick ‘The Stick’ Hunter, It’s clear that we live in a police state.
When wearing rabbit suits and scaring children is outlawed, only outlaws will wear rabbit suits and scare children.
In closing, I will say thanks to all of the people who rallied for the dismissal of ESPN’s Michael Smith after his ludicrous commentary regarding Flecha and Hoogerkland’s horrific Stage 9 crash;
All of the emailing and Tweeting and letter writing not only didn’t warrant any official apology, but the half-assed one that existed was ultimately taken down.
The only thing that occurred after all of the drama was that Smith got a promotion.
No bad deed goes unappreciated.
In closing, and before I go… and because he asked me to, Jeff from Monkey Likes Shiny has a thing occurring on Friday, and in that thing, there will be some stuff displayed ;
If you like things in which you can view some stuff, and you happen to be in or around the Bay Area on Friday, make a point to roll through.
On that note, I wish the readership of this web log a fine week, and we will catch you when we do.
And wherever that path might be.