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keep your head on a swivel

July 5, 2015

keep your head on a swivel as if circling the block looking for parking deep into the northern reaches of the peninsula that is the 98102 literally but figuratively really in an effort to experience Craig’s July 4th annual extravaganza with a sentimental Tommy’s Bike Shop liquidation sale combo reunited with a pristine purple Grape Ape t-shirt circa 2005 that I silkscreened myself pro bono for Dylan’s alleycat back then and then I took it home personally from Tommy’s today looking to the future retrospectively I’ll be seeing you or some of you in not quite all the old familiar places like 45 people on the deck that’s totally up-to-code looking on the bright side outcome of the spontaneous combustion of an old bag of charcoal congratulations Craig and all that fluffy sappy shit but seriously have fun and don’t take any wooden nickels in the eastern time zone.


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the real danny really

July 3, 2015

Seattle feels like Iowa in July this July


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Danny Really

July 1, 2015

Elysian Beers

12oz cans

selling out

lucky breaks

penalty kicks

fireworks

former messengers

Tommy's Bike Shop

 

 


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Kind of Blue ish

June 28, 2015

Are you my Bucky?

just one block shy of Miles Davis hq

on a rare trip to the 98121


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I was there and I saw what you did

June 26, 2015

this one from Carol

inhaling 1980 through nostrils

in retrospect

2007 was a good year

blimp

Ice Cube is a pimp

this one from Steve

I want an Oompa Loompa  now  daddy and Bezos says he can get it to me in less that an hour via bike messenger in this greater Seattle area as well as other select cities but he also said that the Segway would revolutionize personal transportation and then he bought the fucking Washingon Post so I'm not sure what to believe except money talks and talks and talks in other ways we all can't access and is Gary Brose really one of the ones that will make it all possible really?  fronting a fake wood grain particle board bookcase with a couple old bankers boxes and a questionable trophy? every little thing is just a pale extension of high school and of KOZMO from one-hour DVDs with Ben & Jerrys and some cookies to a bunch of underutilized bike messengers in a parking lot re-inventing bike polo oh so 15 years ago ... yo . 

this one to Steve

two bottle cages still aren't enough

like Daniel E Murray says  "too much is never enough, it's always too much"

add pickle juice to taste

repeat as needed 

 

traditionally in Seattle summer started on July 5th

and June-uary lead up to it

but now      we can all suck it

off the tip of those icebergs out there melting

 

 


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another stumpjumper, not just

June 26, 2015

at your finger tips for $335 via BikeWorks. 

3709 South Ferdinand

like the bull that liked to smell flowers

this one is sweet. sweeter than the one I had my hands on. I didn't touch this one but I kinda wanted to as in keep it as a beach cruiser in the Westport-Grayland area once twice three times a year. But the guy that did it up did it up right. I give it my full-on Kevin's Mom stamp of approval.

You can buy it tomorrow if it didn't sell today. 

the tag says it all  and I quote  for the pixel challenged

"ride a piece of bike history 30+ years old and still better than half the bikes in the world"

it's a 19.5" with a wheel base longer than long

relaxed

 


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father's day 364.25 days

June 24, 2015

white tip

June 21, 2015

smooth full-bodied balance

spicy

with hints of acetone


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not not in my backyard (nNIMBY) part XVII

June 19, 2015

no dropped calls

June 16, 2015

this cap features a simple serif font in white sandwiching a lime green highlight stripe embroidered on a wool blend high profile marsala colored cap (the 2015 Pantone color of the year) and I’d wear it proudly not in an ironic hipster t-shirt way but in a  are-you-fucking-kidding-me-because-this-is-total-horseshit way as a subtle reminder to ask a few questions once in a while because you can be proud to be an American and still ask a few questions  as there is more to it than just paying taxes and standing in line silently

 

I’d have no problem sending my kids to Atticus Finch High School or John Yossarian Junior High School or even Dean Moriarty Elementary School but each morning being reminded that my kid attends a school named after a fictional character from a cheesy made-for-TV plane crash movie would start to wear on me and inspire some viable alternatives like the Beamer School of Business an overpriced non-accredited school specializing in false advertising techniques in marketing and student loan defaults or    the Todd Beamer Academy of the Arts focusing on writing romance novels and low budget horror movie sequels or perhaps the Todd Beamer Mechanical Institute training  superficial auto mechanics for employment in used car lots nation wide but Todd Beamer High School is an actual school in Federal Way just a stone’s throw from right here  

 


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no one can eat 30 Reubens

June 16, 2015

parallel lines

June 10, 2015

parallel lines   redefined

seen through a new lens

it used to mean that or that or that but now it's a bit different and it means this

black & white and red allover with a green popsicle dripping in the heat

sometimes I sits and drinks

sometimes I just sits

when I say "parallel lines" you say "on a slow decline" because we're all just playing out Guided by Voices lyrics

speed up slow down go all around in the end


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"here and now boys, here and now"

June 9, 2015

andiamos in a bunch

June 8, 2015

 

if the vexation of helmet hair

has overcome your realm of consciousness with worry

it's time to shave your head

 

 


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Edvard Munch

June 8, 2015

"In the late twentieth century, The Scream was imitated, parodied, and outright copies have been made following its copyright expiration, which led to it acquiring an iconic statusin popular culture."


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Rod Serling's stale cigarette breath

June 7, 2015

"You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone!"

 

 

 

you think you see the light at the end of the tunnel but it's not a tunnel it's a conveyor belt with a twist in it so both sides wear evenly in a mobius strip way it never stops it only changes speed and it brings piles and piles of shit sprinkled sporadically with gems not visible to the naked eye  it's not a destination it's a fucking treadmill


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the absence of a hairstyle is a hairstyle

June 5, 2015

that's my cousin

June 4, 2015

what it is

what it was

what it shall be

 

 


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road master

May 30, 2015

RoadMasters are available at WalMart in the $129 range. cheap cheap cheap. Such low quality components that hours of work on a tune-up will not yield noticeable improvement. They suck and that's as good as it gets. the best thing about these bikes is their name.  I see a lot of RoadMasters donated and thankfully I just re-donate them. 

this is a real Road Master    a 24oz can of beer. I used to see a lot of road masters near 5th & Seneca often buying one for me and one for my friend but drinking both before he made it to the RV. 

Yesterday I salvaged a RoadMaster bottle cage from a bike headed for the scrap pile and it will soon be bolted to a work bench at HQ       completing the circle


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potato salad sandwiches

May 28, 2015

 work a little RAGBRAI into your lunch


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