Later, dogs.

Remember back on Friday when I mentioned that not only was I unsure what day it was then, but I was also a little unclear as to when I was taking off for this year’s Paul Component Engineering media camp?

I hear there is such a thing as an electronic calendar that exists on my pocket computer which would potentially alleviate my random bouts of confusion, but if the paper calendar right next to my desk doesn’t do the trick, I suspect no amount of technology will help.

So anyway- As I stand here before you (so to speak), I am upright on two legs so badly battered by throwing my weight upon them on top of two separate double sided curbs in two separate skateboard related mishaps that I can barely see straight, let alone stand that way. I think the proper hashtag is #ThankyouSkateboarding, but at this stage in the game I’m offering primary thanks to epson salt baths.

With that being said I’m gonna bang out a few words and photos before I make like a banana, and get out of here in an attempt at riding a bike for a couple of days.

Firstly, and most importantly, it was through David I came to learn that on the third weekend of this month (ironically exactly one month before the 2017 WSATU train wreck), in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the film’s initial release, select theaters will be showing ‘Smokey and The Bandit’;

Y’all can have your Star Wars nerd-fests. This is where the action’s gonna be.

Then, from Ethan the main mouth piece for Breadwinner Cycles, I got a heads up regarding some goods they’ve just foisted onto the world;


Breadwinner launched the W/// Sport Lolo recently. The limited edition bike is available with three SRAM parts tiers and made to order with custom sizing only. We are also adding value to the package by including a Portland made wool blend jersey by ANTHM Collective. The whole deal is available until May 5th. (*Editor’s note. I suck at doing stuff on time.)

Please help us out.

Check out all the details here;

Please share some photos and a few words to help out your friends over in North Portland.

Lastly, let me know if you need anything.



Look at how happy Ira is in that shot. Certainly that wouldn’t be his response when finding out I got the notification out three days late, but I’m nothing if not consistent.

If any of those goods strike your fancy, reach out and plead your case. If it helps to say you saw it here, but because I was too busy stuffing my hands in my pants on Friday to get this announcement up on time, perhaps they’ll have mercy and offer you an extension.

If not, then I can only apologize and say that the time after the next time I’ll totally probably have my act together.

In other news coming out of Portland, I received word from Aaron Edge regarding a show of photographs he has cracking, the opening for which is just day after tomorrow.

For the sake of full disclosure, the copy was in the form of a gallery mailer, but for the sake of fluidity, I changed it to read in the first person;


I’ve been creating art and taking photographs since the mid-80s, have art directed for magazines, weekly newspapers, record labels, small design firms as well as designed at Wieden+Kennedy. This photography show, made up of 72 separate 4×6 postcards, showcases the my interest in grainy, high contrast black and white imagery;

Each piece, sold for only $10 (with proceeds given to the Portland Bike MS chapter), can then be sent ’round the world, reminding folks that MS awareness is on our minds and help is in our hearts.

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in March of 2013, since then have struggled with both creativity and mobility. This is my first solo art show in over 20 years.


If you’d like to take a gander of this, or help support the cause, get a gaggle of your friends and yourself into Western Bike Works at 1015 NW 17th Ave. on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00.

Finally, and as I noted on Friday, I’m off to all things Paulapalooza, where I will see among other things, T squared’s Kalifornia Klunker;

This beast was made for him by Cameron ‘Punk Ass Kid’ Falconer, and features more California made goodies than you can shake a stick at.

I’ve heard it referred to as the Kalifornia Klunker or some such jazz, but I prefer to refer to it simply as ‘The Luddite’s Delight’.

Because skids are for kids, if I get my hands on it, I’m gonna do my best to put at least a couple bald spots on the rear tire.

If not, which now at this point, I probably won’t, I’ll just pretend that I did.

On that note, good day to you and yours and here’s to hoping I return from the land of jagged lava rocks with ample stories, and at least half as much scar tissue.

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6 Responses to “Later, dogs.”

  1. hellbelly May 8, 2017 at 5:54 am #

    Custom Paul Hite-Rite!!! Nice, and that whole rig is badass!

    • Matt May 8, 2017 at 7:27 am #

      Hite Rite. Soo good. That bike deserves to have the absolute hell ridden out of it.

  2. John May 8, 2017 at 9:05 am #

    Paul could sell that damned Hite-Rite.

  3. Errin Vasquez May 8, 2017 at 9:28 am #

    Stoked for Aaron!


  4. Mike P May 8, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    If soaking in salt baths don’t work there’s always smoking bath salts. Just saying. XOXO

  5. Rick May 9, 2017 at 1:56 am #

    Sweet retro dropper post!