This is an interesting challenge I’ve faced since being on the receiving end of gravity’s punch. Previously, If I found myself coming up short with material, or perhaps at a loss of words, I’d simply board my bikecycle machine and flounce off to find something to write about. It was easy as peasy, which according to my wife means pretty easy, though still to this day I have no idea who Peasy is.
My life these days exists pretty much solely trips from my office, where I’m currently working on the newest issue of the AHTBM fanzine;
-to my studio, to around the corner to look at my bikes, and then over to the gimp bank to look at my skateboards;
And then back up to the sofa where I ice my leg and think about all the fun everyone is having.
But don’t cry for me, Argentina. Things are still pretty rad, because I get to spend at least five minutes a day traveling across the cobbles of my mind;
Then, when I get fed up with that, I walk back around to my studio where I take my frustrations out on one of a selection of crappy beer that somehow made its way to my house at some point or another, and was ultimately left behind;
The upside is that I get to shoot at gross beer.
The downside is now my basement smells like gross beer.
It’s a small price to pay to ensure that it will never pass the lips of a living soul.
Luckily however, I have the mail bag to fall back on with transmissions from various individuals who are still out there living the dream and stuff.
Like for example, the following that I received from Alexis of San Francisco’s Huckleberry Bicycles;
This is Alexis at Huckleberry.
Levi’s is putting on a Launch party next Thursday here at the shop;
Any chance you could shoot out a thread on your social media pages?
Technically this isn’t really a social media page, but it is a place where a few eyeballs periodically land, and as I told Alexis, I would be more than happy to do her bidding.
And while we’re on the topic of bikes, and ladies, and ladies who ride bikes, Justin came through with some pretty good news regarding those things;
How are you? I am fine.
I know road racing has it’s share of problems associated with terribleness, but sometimes it is awesome and fun for the whole family. And criteriums are the apple pie, and mom driving Chevys of it all. This here criterium type of bicycle sporting endeavor I am fixin’ to ask you to plug comes served up with lots of icy cold Budweiser beers, which I feel that you will feel will be well worth feeling people in on.
So put it out there in the next week or two if you have the time, space, and dimension;
P.S. I know you tried to chase women out of cycling like pretty much everyday of your life, but this crit shows you have boned that one, as they are offering EQUAL CASH PAYOUT to the girls and the boys (and also women and men if any happen to show up), so drinks all around and see you when the sweats relent.
Oh my lord of all that is right and good, that looks fantastic. There is literally nothing that I don’t like about the looks of this event, and by Dog, if I wasn’t going to be completely blown out on painkillers that weekend, I would be present in Visalia draped with my jangliest of bells.
If you’d like to be looped in on all pertinent goings on, ‘like’ their Facebook page, and get down there (or up there, or over there, depending on your current location), and get in on some of the action.
Luckily for all of us, Justin said he’d snap some shots and jot down some thoughts, so come sometime after the 26th, we have that to look forward to.
Furthermore, I encourage any and all to do the same, if anyone was feeling so inclined.
I hit he who goes by Max ‘Helllvetica’ Leonov up for an assist, because his photos are always never not awesome;
If I could take good pictures of anything besides tennis balls, I’d take photos like Max.
Until that time comes (assuming it ever will), I just have to be content with various Photoshop projects;
In news of rollerboarding, this coming Friday finally sees the Bay Area arrival of the documentary about Town Park;
If rolling through (literally, or figuratively) is a thing that you or yours would be interested in, RSVP here.
It’s the feel good hit of the year.