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I see a philtrum and I want it painted black

September 30, 2014

from the wiki:

 "The human philtrum, bordered by ridges, is also known as the infranasal depression, but has no apparent function. That may be because most higher primates rely more on vision than on smell and so no longer need a wet nose pad or a philtrum to keep the nose pad wet."

" In Jewish mythology, Lailah, the Angel of Conception, lightly taps the infant's upper lip before birth, whereupon the infant forgets the Torah she has taught it. Some people speculate that this is the cause of the philtrum, but it does not have a basis in traditional Jewish texts."

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backseat drivers & parallax error

September 29, 2014

it puts the lotion on its skin

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lightning strikes - - - - - AGAIN

September 28, 2014


you may recall, back in December I got my hands on an old KLEIN and made a couple cheater bars out of it as seen in the S.Neil Larsen photo above

and then    and then    lightning struck again    in almost exactly the same place    yesterday I got my hands on a KLEIN Quantum digitized below and made a cheater bar from the down tube and mounted it on the wall like an overpriced pink-fade-to-purple tubular trophy.

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what day is it?

September 25, 2014

yesterday I rode an ultimate urban utility bike to the train station and took the train into the 98101 arriving before the sun came up and well before my appointment I had some time to kill so I went to a little coffee shop near 5th & Pike and drank an Americano while rain soaked through my shirt in key places and dripped off the brim of my hat I felt my wet socks and got the thousand mile stare of a messenger standing by not cold just wet the passers by step into my office half expecting to be asked for spare change and it could have been any year any day any time in Seattle when you can't tell if it's coming or going because the sun really isn't there to give you a sign standing in that exact spot standing-by drinking 10,000 cups of coffee and 10,001 tall cans of beer getting that queasy back to school end of summer feeling and the first big rain of fall and asking myself if I can do another winter in Seattle.


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be the change that you wish to see

September 23, 2014

be change    see change    sea change

I don't see a lot of bike commuters on my bike commute. The bikes I see are mostly lycra spandex team kit two abreast pleasant conversation drowned out by the sound of $3000 freehub bodies whirring. they're not commuters, they're dentists from Clyde Hill or attorneys from Woodinville or software engineers from Beaux Arts making their way around the lake just passing quickly through 98178

and all that is OK               but

I'm the guy riding the other way

not many cargo bikes in this zipcode but there will be some day

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I think I overthink things I think

September 17, 2014

I prefer simple solutions, clean lines and no bullshit. Like taking the hypotenuse through the park.  Like shaving with Occam's razor once a week or so. Like wearing a black t-shirt.

Sometimes complications to the simple life are unavoidable, sometimes they're comical and sometimes they really suck.

Take a track bike and weld on a derailleur hanger so you can use it to mount a chain tensioner to run it singlespeed. Roundabout backtracking waste of time fucking-it-up when it was fine to begin with.

Take a garden hose to water the flowers and go out a buy a $43 attachment that sprays in 7 different patterns when all you really needed to modulate the flow of water was your thumb   which was free.


I found the simple life  aint so simple

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a taste each day & everything'll be A-OK

September 15, 2014

another Christy Hardin photo because it's fucking awesome and because I know her and I know that guy in the bib shorts with the tan lines and the head band and because it's important to get a little RAGBRAI into your daily life each day you're living

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something for everyone, anything for someone

September 12, 2014

this is my sister's movie

you can see it on the big screen September 27 in Seattle

look for it   at film festivals near you soon

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fast friday

September 12, 2014

today's my Friday

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dig dirt

September 10, 2014

four years ago this week I set down my Nextel and walked away

and I never thought I'd be eating dirt     in Rainier Beach  today


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ultimate urban utility bike for real really

September 9, 2014

the guys at DANK bags sent me this photo today  


and this is the Seattle team's winning bike design from the recent Oregon Manifest urban utility bike thing and as you can see the similarities are uncanny

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are YOU my bucky?

September 7, 2014


that's Bill Brady an exclusive dealer of pilderwasser apparel in and around the 50112  in the month of July 

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arrows point the way

September 6, 2014

in this photo from Bret in ABQ I'd like to draw your attention to the DANK bags toptube pad with a pilderwasser design silkscreened on it some time in the last 7 to 10 years as well as Bret's bottle cage set up for rides along the coffee-beer continuum. 

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loaded painted red

September 2, 2014

764-HERO : high-flange Campy hubs   ::

36 hole three-cross : child-proofing the home


taken out of context   then    put back in

then taken out   and     put back in again

and again and then again someplace else

that hub is the only Campy thing I own 

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bring me your poor your tired your pictures of worn out pilderwasser items worn out in situ

August 30, 2014

Bret in ABQ  photo


as pilderwasser HQ slowly recovers and recoils and rebuilds better than ever two zipcodes deeper south I need some filler some motivation some confirmation. I would like to see some photos of shirts and jerseys and merino wool sweaters in situ. Shaggy in Milwaukee and Jason in the Bay Area and hey Matt Case how about something from PDX and Bill Brady what about you too and you two too. 

peace be with you

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where the streets have new names

August 29, 2014

there is a place for everything but everything is not in its place

August 25, 2014

it used to look like this and I knew exactly where to find things

now it's all in random milk crates, boxes and plastic bags

she's tidied up and I can't find anything 

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98178 is the new 17-1463

August 21, 2014

Rainier Beach is the new Friday

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eight-one-five 5 years and or 5 days later

August 21, 2014

that's Shaggy at the WestSide 2009

and on 8/20/14  Shaggy said this:

"Wow what a treat to receive $39 plus postage and handling's worth of time-capsuled spew printed on touch it it's real it's cheap paper in the mail. A big ol' thanks to you mr. official imprint for the trip down I was livin that dream then I'm still livin that dream now holy shit mason looks so young Lane. I would guess the timing of it all bein so close to 815 day seems coincidental till I note the senders affection for the days of yore still a day I adore woulda gotten it then but it looks like it got returned to sender for amendments and do it different next times that got fixed up but only by the 19th of august. just another monday until the gift of printed gab and the men's medium still slim still fit after all these years all those beers showed up like Michael J Fox at the pinewood mall unexpected unannounced is it the future or the past it's all the same to me . But can I wear it for work? things are a little different here on the third coast my boss might have thought it was a great work shirt in 2000 but that was then this is now he only sees me twice a week his choice not mine and when he does I look all 1999 rookie at Rainbow Courier in Columbus OH with the collared shirt minus the necktie and the mountain bike but still it seems like I might make better tips in a collar not a dog collar but I'm on someone's leash isn't it his? I didn't make tips then but my dick still stank."


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out the window

August 21, 2014

do what you love

the money will follow

that thing you love

out the window

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