Time to hike up our britches.


Now that we’ve had a bit of time away from the daily grind, (though I haven’t, I’d prefer to presume that you have), we gotta get back to the regular schedule of knob turning and button pushing.

Let’s kick off today with a video a few folks have sent me recently, the most recent being Grant, who wrote the following message to accompany it;

Stevil,

If you’ve got 45 minutes to spare, check out the mind numbing detail on this truck;

https://youtu.be/NwSIgDKvMHk

Hope 2019 finds you in the BAR instead of the ER.

Cheers,
Grant

There your moment, or forty-five of zen for the day.

Even if little trucks aren’t your thing, there are so many WTF moments in that video, at some point I encourage folks to watch it, if only for the artistry and staggering precision.

Back in 2014 I was first introduced to the anomaly known as Headquake, and his efforts blew my mind. But this? This is next level bananas.

I mean, how does this person even know how to do this stuff? As I told Grant, I’m attempting to mock up and fab a little bed for my truck, and even armed with the best of my abilities, it’s all gonna be guess work.

From the subtle wind blowing, heartbeat, and cat purring background sounds, to every minute of documentation, the time watching it slipped by in a blink;


Plus, like Headquake, this person has a fuzzy buddy who helps him out, which I think is pretty cool;

If you really want to get your geek on, take a look at his entire Flickr collection.

Contained therein is a vehicle what made my heart sing like R.J. Dio;

I need to lie down on the floor for a minute.

So now that I’m feeling sufficiently bad about my own abilities at stuff, how about we continue with today’s effort?

Firstly, it was two weeks ago when I first included the newest Chris Akrigg clip as a ‘One For The Weekend’, but because those sometimes get lost in the shuffle, feel as though I should stick it in here as well;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYRZVuWfF90

He’s just the best.

Every line, and maneuver remind me of playing in the woods as a kid, and all of that magic he performs on his bike never fails to make me smile. Naturally, and just as a reminder that Akrigg is indeed human, the behind the scenes clip is not to be missed as well.

In news of homies turning one half of one century old, on this very eve, we’re converging on Eli’s Mile High club for a celebration of the life and times of Mr. Barker Barrett;

For those perhaps not interested in the rollerboards, Barker is a legend on his, but is also a sage of wisdom, trivia, story telling and genuine kindness. The last five years or so that I’ve been fortunate enough to count him as a friend have been among the funnest of my life.

Come one, come all, to help celebrate the life and times of a living legend;


If you’d like to roll through to slap hands, feel free. As an added bonus, Tacos El Precioso will be on hand, serving up some of the finest grubs you’ve ever put your teeth on.

Moving on to some business business, and closing out today’s effort, I would like to remind folks that I still have some of them WSRW shirts (in white;

and gold), if you please;

But just as I was feeling pretty good about life (or at least not constantly tempted to throw a plastic bag over my head), Puppy the web maven sent me a link of this;

I won’t include a link because screw that.

I kinda get what they’re trying to do. Or at least I think it’s a homage to the Nirvana shirt of yore;

But from my perspective it’s a swing and a miss.

Beat whores?

Oh, come on….

To each their own I guess, but not really.

Why, if I were the brawling sort, I’d have a half a mind to track them down and sock them right in their high pants.

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3 Responses to “Time to hike up our britches.”

  1. Jeff January 8, 2019 at 9:50 am #

    Being a straight out of the box RC guy, that video bent my mind much like that professional yogi stuffing himself into a plexiglass box I recall seeing on Real People in the mid 80’s. Crimony!

  2. A.² January 8, 2019 at 6:50 pm #

    Man o man I have got the IDEA over here!! Check it. I’m riding my bike at slow speed in aero. I’m in the fisherman’s wharf area like I never been there before today and… I found some super little terrain!! I’m talking about the outdoor miniature replica of The Bay Bridge made out of little terrain metal bits over there on the corner yonder!!! I’m going find a wind up toy and it’s on. Check your email Stëvil I’m sending the pic to it

  3. Aaron D.C. Edge January 11, 2019 at 10:16 pm #

    When the cat enters the shot of the model builder… pure (purrr) stoke.

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