Tuesday, June 30, 2009

JOYRIDE


Jonas Mekas bicycle sex music film intro.

Jaques Ferrand Leather Bike.

Benedict Radcliffe's spray bike.
More bicycle radness a la Bicycle Film Festival

Monday, June 29, 2009

Phil getting rad



Weekly Link Round-Up

Malcom Gladwell's latest piece for the NYer. 

New Charley Harper art discovered.
Another John Hodgmen speech.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

another mj quote

Director Martin Scorcese lent his gangster expertise to Jackson's "Bad" video. Scorcese remembers, "Michael Jackson was extraordinary. When we worked together ... I was in awe of his absolute mastery of movement on the one hand, and of the music on the other. Every step he took was absolutely precise and fluid at the same time. It was like watching quicksilver in motion. He was wonderful to work with, an absolute professional at all times ... a true artist. It will
be a while before I can get used to the idea that he's no longer with us."

Puerto Vallarta - La -Yosemite




we left pv tuesday am

first night in culican
2nd night in Tucson
3rd night in la
4th night, Yosemite















now, we're in yosemite till october













Friday, June 26, 2009

lake mission

Every week i'm gonna ride out to a different lake in the area. This week i rode out to Yankee Hill.

Yankee Hill lake bike ride from SPONTAZY on Vimeo.


Another Name For Friday — Black Sabbath

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bicycle Film Festival highlights #1


&

I Love My Bicycle: The Story of FBM Bikes Trailer from BAD BREAKS on Vimeo.

Not your parents mtn bike trails

My friend Mike and I were talking recently about how we are both better at jumping our bikes at age 36 than we were at 14. This is all in part due to the mtn bike trails we have been priviledged to ride around our town. Now with the creation of some new xc trails with names like Funner and Old Dirty Pirate (featured below) it is time to step up my game once again. The 2nd video is the latest feature on the ODP, I will not be trying any time soon.

ODP from CO Freeriders on Vimeo.



Mega Feature Test Runs from Nick Braun on Vimeo.

beer, babes, and bears





Wednesday, June 24, 2009

jazz



the jazz was good last night

Soft gravel

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

now who's the man?



interesting off-set technique i have not seen used. that's what i'm attempting to show in my blurry close-up.

Shameless Self Promotion


After a short delay it's back on. Stereo honored me by making 2 boards and shirt with my photos on them. Deluxe is hosting the party at their shop and Adidas will be providing a copy of their new Europe team video, with a sick Dennis Busenitz part. Many thanks to Stereo for their years of support.

Weekly Link Round-Up

Radiolab has a new episode out.
Arrested Development is getting the Documentary treatment. Via: Kottke.
Art & Copy, a documentary about advertising looks interesting.
Street food carts off the street and in the art gallery.
DIY Lomo camera instructions.
Iranian political structure infographic.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

through the viewfinder

Steel Horse Down!

Moved to the Bay and my first excursion into the city, my ride gets jacked! Give it back, SF... pretty please?

it is rough being the 1st loser

messing with people is fun



A bunch of fun-loving tomfoolers hold an annual event they call LobsterFest, which involves “comically harassing a Red Lobster restaurant and then seeing if they will be willing to serve us afterwards.”

via

Burnside credability



I never thought my 2 1/2 year old daughter would bring me street cred at Burnside amongst the hardcore locals, but she did. Rarely do I go to Portland without my skate, but it seems like my wheels don't hit the ground at Burnside unless it's 8AM or really sunny. Two rare occurrences. Last weekend kw's dad, molly and me went to view a drizzly Friday night session, where guys were absolutely killing it. Amongst the throng of Milwaukee's Best sippers, perched atop grandpa's shoulders, little old molly became the crowd favorite with her enthusiastic cheers and claps. While asking me, "did you see those boys skateboarding papa"? "Yes I did honey... yes I did".

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

you either go with wilkins or you just don't go

new to the new


I just moved to new york city - a dream of mine since i was a kid. Wondering if any Good Problem-ers live up in this wonderland? Anyone down for a Brooklyn Ale and a visit to the Bike Film Fest? Anyone wanna point me in the direction of the nearest employment? I'd love to hear meet you in real life.

holla if ya hear me-
robbiefresh@gmail.com

Eric Koston is Charlie Chaplin

From Girl Skateboards' Mouse (1996).

baubike

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

toronto bike

In big cities I love to go bike watching. I Spotted this beauty in Toronto.

Bicycle Film Festival 2009


It's on!

i was a user...


i wish i could see this go down in real life...


'cause it would be real funny...

There it is...


Monday, June 15, 2009

Lincoln Continental Road Journal

"We are in The Coffee House in Lincoln, Nebraska, in our kit. It’s 6:30 am and still dark outside.
"It’s also just begun to rain — harder.
"

Read the rest of Daniel Wakefield Pasley's road journal from Rapha's Lincoln-to-Ponca ride — complete with a short film and photos of our wet-then-dry-then-very-long day — at the Rapha web site.



To see all the Lincoln Continental posts, click on the "Rapha" tag below.

Summer Path


Cruising down the path to summer fun and adventure! Nothing like a good skate down a long mellow hill, with manhole covers and curb-cuts to ollie over and out of. Get that after work session in, it'll be worth it. You old geezer.

ya heard?


Hey. I got a new blog n' shit. It's all about how kick ass unemployment is.

Tell your next of kin, your sister and your friend.

Weekly Link Round-Up

The 3/50 Project sounds like a good idea. Spend $50 a month at 3 local businesses. Via:Murketing.

Edison filmed fixie tricks. Via: Kottke
David Sedaris reads Solution To Saturday's Puzzle.
Skating NYC is 1976 Via: Coudal
Modern Architecture documentary, Coast Modern. Via: Grain Edit

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fuck Yeah Friday

The early death of defying from Falcon Motorcycles.
Via: Skate Daily's Twitter feed.

Rat Bike Show Tonight - Dead Center Eccentricity

The show's tonight (Friday) at Against The Wall Gallery in Havelock.

Group ride to the show leaves from Recycled Bike Shop at 5:50.

Zombie Bikes In Action

the jesus lizard


Picked up a pair of tickets to The Jesus Lizard at The Fillmore in San Francisco October 17. VERY GOOD PROBLEM!!

it's still thursday where i live




Pretty great couple of weeks for bicycle fun. First the 1st ever Bend Bike Film Fest was held and I was fortunate enough to have a short film included. Then the fourth annual Kegerator Cruiser Crawl, 5 stops and a potluck finish. Then I took my little girl to see a little bit of a mtn bike race, The Picketts Charge. At a place that is 8 or 9 miles from the start deep in the woods, but the trail junction is really close to a paved road. There were a few out of town riders surprised to see us.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I dig snakes


boa's i'll mess with,
and racers...


everything else is evil, to be admired from a safe distance, and to be warry of.

he he

ffffound... apologies...


Skateboard Magic

Magic Board part from Girl Skateboards' Yeah Right!

why?


why did my drier have to stop heating?
why do i think i can fix everything if i have an exploded view of it?

maybe cuz i'm cheap and handy?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Alice in Wonderland

I used to listen to this in my fort on my transistor radio.

Wicked Bus



My buddy Dennis from Iowa drove his VW Bus to Emporia, Kansas a couple of weeks ago for a bike race. The temperatures were a bit more than the bus could handle, so he had to go 45 mph the whole way to Emporia.

Rollin' in style at 45. Good problem.