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ode to the asspocket U-lock

November 20, 2018

aren't you glad I didn't say analog bike? 

here's to parking meters. handy bike racks installed every 50 feet.  Never completely taken over by chuffers or office workers out for a smoke. 

U-lock around the headtube & the parking meter post = good to go.

there aren't many parking meters in Seattle these days and that's ok because I don't have a headtube and I don't go downtown. 

 


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Marty

November 16, 2018

 


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priceless

November 13, 2018

I'm not sure who took this photo in 2018 but I know that guy and there's been a lot of photo shoots and press releases and blah blahing about the final 50 fucking feet and sustainability and the what not but I want to see that thing --half stationary bike - half tractor trailer-- actually working in downtown Seattle. 

be careful what you wish for Long Island City  

Andy Voight took this photo of that guy at CMWC in September of 2003 and this is how it appeared on the inside cover of kickstand #17 in January 2004.

15 years later   Jake is wearing the same gloves. 


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fleet

November 8, 2018

the entire fleet is now rolling with Profile Design which as you know is the bottle cage designed for seamless transitions along the coffee-beer continuum.

All six of the cup holders above were once donated to a small nonprofit bike shop in 98118 and now they're rolling all around 98195. Thanks to Steve G and Bike Works. 


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whiff

November 7, 2018

 

those in the know   know

the unmistakable smells in the last week of July

and the importance of living a little RAGBRAI in daily life

but they don't call them Honey Buckets in Iowa

 

 


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riding in the margins of utility

November 5, 2018

 

same as it ever was: the ultimate urban utility bike is any old fucking thing you ride to work everyday

 


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orchestral manoeuvres in the dark

October 31, 2018

 


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karma karma karma karma karma

October 29, 2018

as your eye is drawn to those culture club crank skins then to that 853 tubes sticker please take a moment to take in the profile design cup holder. 

easy-peasy if your colors were like my dreams  red, gold and green   red, gold and green.

i'm president of the profile design cup holders club and i approve this message


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like a rock

October 24, 2018


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it was cool until it wasn't

October 18, 2018

it’s not better       it just

sucks in a different way

 

the solution is

now another problem

 

the tire liner    eventually

slices into the inner tube

 

preventing 7 little punctures

causing  one big   laceration

 

limited range of motion

repetitive use injury

 

pessimistic prophylaxis

psychosomatic    reality

 

it was cool   until it wasn’t

then    it wasn’t cool

 

habitrails rote routes

played out

 

mixtape memorized

end of song cues the next

 

it’s all in your mind

 

not in album-order

in hand-written cassette cover order

 


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