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where I'm calling from

July 20, 2017

25 # of shit in a 5 # bag

July 19, 2017

what if you saw this on instafacetwittgram?  attention spans are getting shorter and shorter but that's not what they want you to think from point A to point B what's the point. it takes longer to upload/download a photo to this site than most people spend reading complete sentences in an entire day. 


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to too much

July 16, 2017

"too much is never enough, it's always too much"  --Daniel E. Murray

 


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same T-shirt different year

July 13, 2017

2011

2017

so six years ago

today July 13, 2017 as we speak these are slow drying in the garage at HQ one-of-a-kind one-at-a-time same as it ever was

 


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round and round and round

July 11, 2017

growing like weeds

chronologically

counterclockwise 

 

 


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Idaho?

July 7, 2017

I see dog walkers

July 6, 2017

 I see dog walkers. I see lawn & garden workers. I see house cleaners. I see over loaded mass transit. I see immediate delivery gratification professionals. I see new jobs and new people moving to Seattle to take those new jobs. What I don't see is a place for those new people to live. I see the median house price passing $750,000. I see 1 BR apartments renting for more than we make in months. I see horseshit. 

I see parking where there is no parking. 

I see the signpost up ahead - your next stop, the twilight zone 


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are you my Jimmy John?

July 6, 2017

I know a guy that knows Ben Rainbow who knows a thing or two about Rohloff hubs and getting this neo-retro Davidson set up just right for Hillman City.


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slice

July 3, 2017

Taylor Phinney's Cannondale Slice as seen in this VeloNews photo reminds me of a design student's unfinished project


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RAGBRAI XLV training

June 29, 2017

a can of beer

a spot in the shade

 

a front row seat 

10,000 cyclists parade 

 

all the way      across                  Iowa

a whiff of sunscreen mixed with kybo

 

sweet corn

chamois butt'r

 

only 10 miles to the next town

and 7 to one after that 

 

 

 


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and then what happened?

June 28, 2017

when I used to sit around looking out the window wondering what to do in a cheap and affordable studio apartment on Capitol Hill riding my bike to work in 17 minutes and home from work in 21 minutes I carried a notebook and recent New Yorkers to write and read because I had nothing better to do as Seattle kind of came to a stand still where even construction projects halted and filled in the excavations and legal messengers had to buy more six packs to fill the gaps these are some words from those days  ca 2010 because they're all still true and now in retrospect I can't believe how much "free" time I used to have

 

I’ll find you near the intersection where expectations meet reality, but we’ll both need to wait in line for a while. Together. Separately. For complete instructions and rules of entry send SASE to PO Box 123. 

Do you feel that? That’s not a subwoofer. That is 442 cubic inches of displacement. Muscle. Original flavor long-cut between the cheek n gum. Liquid smoke in the eye a poke. As if meeting in the loading dock makes  sense. By design. 

If and only if. If then. If only. Migratory six-pack rings wrapped around your finger. An environmental impact statement stated in terms like simplicity, utility and out-of-pocket. Out on a limb like the kitten in the poster on the ceiling at the dentist. You’re huffing so much gas, the kitten begins to speak Spanish and you understand completely. 

Paperback reading walker. Walker reading paperback. I’m watching where you’re going, so you don’t have to. Warm shampoo. Cold Turkey. Fingerprints on the glass, compounded daily. Toothpaste splatter pattern on the mirror in normal distribution with standard deviation and occasional outliers. Fat-free vegan organic truck stop. Barstool etiquette. Free refills. 

Cauliflower party platter. Roundhouse. Circle to the left counterclockwise here as well as in the southern hemisphere. Losing steam. Solar powered artificial color. 67% majority. Authority....

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hardly getting over it

June 26, 2017

sharrows

June 25, 2017

i have a special appreciation for bikes and for arrows and for graphic design that gets the point across without too much fluffy trendy shit and if i was on twitter i'd be retweeting this        like this


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urban renewal

June 23, 2017

I found a zip tie with a tree root growing through it.          what are you looking at? what are you worried about? who are you following? who are you retweeting? what's important? what matters? what's the difference? how many likes? how many comments? how much horseshit?

 

I saw a kitten squashed in the street

I read about a plastic surgeon and his art collection

--Iggy Pop


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can't you smell that smell

June 19, 2017

for real really

June 19, 2017

this from AT is not some slick neoretro knockoff

it's the real deal and for me it's all about the package not the product

sincerely for real   really


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tinfoil caps not hats

June 15, 2017

that's what they want you to think

don't ask questions 

 

here's to riding in the rain with no fenders

intentionally    on purpose    mindfully 

leaving steaming wet ass prints on bar stools along the way

 

91 degrees and raining in the 50112

56 degrees and raining in the 98118

 

is it raining? 

 

 


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Volunteer Park Crit turns 50

June 12, 2017

 

 

junior junior and junior didn't care much for the bike races yesterday they were more interested in baby ducks and shaved ice and monkey bars but when things turn 50 it's time to take a little look back 

 

circa 2008 we made a stop at the HopVine during the races punctuating a full day of sitting in the grass drinking can after can of beer.   now there's a beer garden right at the finish line selling $7 cups of beer. 


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what's up Swisher fans?

June 10, 2017

once you notice them

you can't unnotice them

they're   there

they're everywhere

 


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uniform spoke tension

June 7, 2017

serving suggestion enlarged to show texture

 

those wheels are so 6 years ago just like the photo bro

but you can still get your hands on a pair for only $3025.15

i'm not sure if they age well perhaps if you keep them out of direct sunlight and maybe nobody really knows how well they age because they're only 6 years old??? the aerospace industry knows a little bit about a little adhesive used to bond chunks of  carbon fiber to other chunks of carbon fiber over and over and over


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