If you don’t like to party, maybe go somewhere else.
Right out of the gate, and while we’re on the topic of partying, my old pal Amanda (Chrome/Backyard Blam/21st Ave Bicycles/DJ to the stars/etc.) reached out with big news of one she’s hosting in just a couple of days;
Oh, hi Stevil.
It’s been a bit, so lez get back to it and dew it. The One Moto Show is our hometown show that ICON Motosports has been a sponsor of since the beginning. This year is ICON’s 20th and we’re coming out swinging. Get ready to lose your virginity all over again, but this time in a good way;
It’s Icon Moto Sports 20th Anniversary and we’re celebrating with a PreParty for our hometown motorcycle show – The 1 Moto. With our very special guests Sideburn Mag. Our buddies at Rogue Ale are hosting us.
Sneak Peak of the 21 Helmets, free custom screen-printed t-shirts to the first 100 people, a Clash cover band, Truncheon Things.
Be there, square.
From where I sit, this hodown is gonna be bananas, plus Amanda is just a fun person to orbit. The only time I’ve ever been cut off at a bar, I was with her. Go figure. Anyhü, for any and all in the PDX, I encourage you to go.
In other news relating to partying and such, my Revolting co-host, and long time internet friend Robot was in town recently while doing some college looking at with his family;
It’s fun meeting internet friends, and especially so when it turns out that they aren’t total nimrods, which as it turns out Robot is not;
We had a fun day of hiking, and eating food, and monkeying around, and his family are as delightful as you’d guess.
I should also mention that a brand new episode of Revolting is available for you now;
It’s about now that things start to get good I think.
I hope that anyone who listens agrees.
Having addressed that, I feel inclined to dump out a few random images I have sitting on my computer for no other reason than to share my own clutter.
Firstly, I just released a brand new beer label with Saltfire Brewery;
If you happen to be in or around SLC, and you like the fancy beers, then I encourage you to go in, tip a can, and while you’re there, give Mr.Zwickel the Saltfire Cat a little head skirtch for good measure;
And unrelated to this, but recently I again stumbled across the following image, which I have stated publicly if given the choice between losing the last thirteen years of effort on this site, and saving it, I would choose the latter;
It is of vital importance that this collection of images exists together, and for those who don’t get it, I offer my condolences.
Moving on, Ben reached out to me yesterday after having listened to the one speed episode of Revolting, and shot me an image of this Rock Lobster, which according to R.L. boss honch Paul Sadoff was the first purpose-built one speed mountain bike, dating back to 1987;
About 50% of what I’m looking at here makes no sense to me, but even still, and despite how much even casting a gaze upon it makes my lower back hurt, I’ll be damned if I still don’t want to take a crack at that thing.
It looks almost like a bike that was built by a person who’d only ever heard of what a bike looked like.
Rumor has it that I might even get that chance, so if you want to know a 51 year old’s thoughts regarding a 35 year old bike, keep it tuned here. They are sure to be pained.
I suppose as long as we’re marginally on the topic, and for no reason at all, here’s a photo of Gavin Chilcott and Joe Murray;
Now gather ’round, children… That’s how the mountain bikecycling looked back in the old timey days.
I guess it’s with that, I will take my leave, and allow you a week to ruminate on the words we’ve shared here today, but most of all, the importance of making partying.
Dear Stevil, the 1 Moto show has a code of conduct. Unless you can get them to change it real quick, you will likely break the code on at least 5 of their bulleted list of items. And my first mountain bike had toe clips. I remember calling my friends weak for buying a bike with a suspension fork. Bike shops had maybe two mountain bikes and a full line of cross bikes.
Keep writing my friend. I always look forward to the updates. -AC
This is stressing me out. I don’t even know what rules I’m breaking.
And yes, likewise. I hated advancements in technology, thinking they were going to make cyclists weaker, and now look at the pickle we’re in.