Thursday, March 25, 2010

Crested Butte to Aspen Clunker Classic 1980.

"It's more of a party than a ride."

WOW! So good. This one is dedicated to Sean. How about the piece of paper in the mouth at the end of Part 1? Burn you toilet paper? Getting funky to the Rolling Stones, of course! I have to agree with Prolly, this is what biking should be--riding with friends and having a fantastic time.  "It's more of a party than a ride."

I am definitely the guy at 1:04 in Part 2. 

Here's some information from the Youtube page:

Crested Butte to Aspen Klunker Classic, 1980. Part 1 of 2. See Charley Kelly, Gary Fisher, "Murdoch", the guy who did the belch for Jaba the Hutt, and other mountain biking notables, along with bikes by Ritchey, Breezer, and Arnold Schwinn & Co. A fine look at the state of the art in mountain bikes 30 years ago. Drpaddle is the guy in the Skid-Lid on the desert camouflage Lowell-Knight Procruiser .This was one fine time of high-altitude partying and pedaling with a bunch of creative, fun, and free people. Creator of this video is unknown. Be sure to view Part 2!

Seen via Prolly

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Edward Abbey. Excerpt from "Freedom and Wilderness, Wilderness and Freedom."

We need wilderness because we are wild animals. Every man needs a place where he can go to go crazy in peace. Every Boy Scout troop deserves a forest to get lost, miserable, and starving in. Even the maddest murderer of the sweetest wife should get a chance for a run to the sanctuary of the hills. If only for the sport of it. For the terror, freedom, and delirium. Because we need brutality and raw adventure, because men and women first learned to love in, under, and all around trees, because we need for every pair of feet and legs about ten leagues of naked nature, crags to leap from, mountains to measure by, deserts to finally die in when the heart fails.

via Cold Splinters

Massan & Macaframa!

Massan is hands down my favorite fixed gear rider to watch. The guy is so fucking on top of his shit! Both videos are done by the guys from Macaframa, with the first one introducing him to the "family" and the second one an advertisement for Leader bikes. If you can only watch one, watch the first video.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Speedster Espresso Machine

MATRIX JUICE! Probably one of the sexiest things ever, especially in HD.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Mattson 2.

So here is a Day out with Nestor Judkins. I found this video because of my current love for the Mattson 2. Check out the video, but also pay attention to the music and follow the link to the Mattson 2's MySpace page. I am especially digging Ray Barbee meets the Mattson 2 in Japan tracks.

Friday, March 19, 2010

From the people who brought you Planet Earth...

Airs this Sunday. I can't freakin wait for this!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cycling WMD's New Freakbike

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Gustavus Is Cheating

Over 36,000 Sold (1998)

A verite' documentary of Brooklyn-based painter Steve Keene, who methodically paints fifty pictures at once.

Monday, March 15, 2010

GANT Rugger x ACL & Co.

Seen here

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Google Maps adds a bicycling option!

If you know me, you know that I am a Google Maps junkie. I can't tell you how excited I am for this.

"The directions feature provides step-by-step, bike-specific routing suggestions – similar to the directions provided by our driving, walking, or public transit modes. Simply enter a start point and destination and select “Bicycling” from the drop-down menu. You will receive a route that is optimized for cycling, taking advantage of bike trails, bike lanes, and bike-friendly streets and avoiding hilly terrain whenever possible."

Seen here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Look Closely.

I saw this sign for a new store on the way back from Swope Park a couple days ago.

I can't tell you how long I have waited for a store in KC that has purses, large sizes for men and women and Jew.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Major Taylor’s 12 Good Habits For Clean Living.

Good Habits, Clean Living is a zine by Chris Piascik based on Major Taylor’s 12 good habits for clean living. The limited edition of 50 full color zines are each hand numbered and signed by the artist.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Secondhand Sureshots.

EDIT: too late. the video is gone.

"Smoke with me Barbara."- J. Rocc
(This video is only available for a week, so watch soon. It is super duper goood.)

North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2010. Richmond, VA.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Summer Camp-Ghost Train

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Local Natives-Wide Eyes

Save the track bike!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Big Echo streaming in full for one week.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Corrugated Steel Shower. Dwell 11/09.

Chris Akrigg THE MAURICE.0

Just in case you are impatient, scan ahead to 1:00 and prepare to have your brain melted.