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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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November 16, 2018


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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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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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

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

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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Mr fingerprints off glass door wiper

October 17, 2018

sedentary legal messenger flashback

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outside looking out

October 16, 2018

or something like that

hollow idle chit chat




have a good weekend??

have a good weekend.


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October 9, 2018

every city

every year

every messenger

not every jimmy john

no uber eats


happy birthday to 87. 

he looked 35 when he was 19 and now I've lost track of how old he really is.

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matriculating matriculation

October 3, 2018

i see 

young lions

step into the street

staring at their phones

and i wonder if

it's wisdom

they lack




GPA 3.78 + ACT 29 = clueless


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older lions i see

September 27, 2018

i  see

older  lions 

on  the

street  and

wonder  if

they  have

a  wisdom

i  lack.

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September 24, 2018

ask me about work - life balance

ask me about people-magazine-parenting advice

ask me about tattoos across the tendons in the wrist

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social media horseshit

September 19, 2018

click here for chance to win a $25 starbucks gift card

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tooth fairy

September 13, 2018

eight years ago today I set down my nextel and walked away

but      ask me about teeth

incoming and outgoing 

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let's roll

September 11, 2018

three orange whips

September 10, 2018

When I was a kid my mom took us in a ‘71 Monte Carlo on a road trip to Seattle and then all the way up into British Columbia almost to Alaska and back down and around. Stopping along the way in various hotels and restaurants. I was fond of collecting sugar packets from one and depositing them in another. Taking them out of context and putting them back in     somewhere else down the road.


I’m still a big fan of repurposing things retrofitting or flipping it sideways and making an end table out of it. I like road signs in living rooms. I like collections of toaster ovens in surplus piles. I like to make artwork from hundreds of discarded bike computers. I really like free piles on the side of the road and I like to shop in thrift stores.


The other Saturday I saw this shirt hanging in a thrift store. It was already placed on the end of the rack which is the only reason I noticed it.


The only thing cooler than that is spotting a shirt that I made moving around on a complete stranger.

 milkshake photo



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