Friday, June 30, 2006

Ivan Baso, Jan Ulrich, Oscar Sevilla, Francisco Mancebo kicked out of Tour de France before it even starts

This is sooooo gnarly. But looking back over the last month or so, the path to the latest professional cycling crisis was pretty clear.

This past May, the LIberty Seguros team's chief architect Manolo Saiz, along with four others, were arrested in in Madrid on doping charges. Since then the Unidad Centro Operativo's (UCO) OperaciĆ³n Puerto has moved swiftly toward this day—not coincidentally the day before the Tour de France starts.

Okay, I'm preaching to the choir here, but try to imagine the starting five from both the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks (including Shaquille O'Neil, Dirk Nowitzki, and Dwyane Wade) getting suspended the day before the NBA finals and you kind of brush up against the shockwave that professional cycling and all of European sport is feeling this morning—the eve of cycling's biggest and most prestigious grand tour.

Shit's getting hectic.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

spider bite on the eye

Just 'cause it's called Day Camp, don't think it's not gnarly, vato.

looking good

San Francisco has the best street litter in the world.

fork me

This Winnipeg, Manitoba skatepark is just about to open, and it's a great example of what we've been talking about for Lincoln.

Same size, same seasons, same everything.
A great lead to follow.

Save your pennies.

blending in

Mix your own Venti Macho Mocha Carmex Frappeholachinos using Gilligan technology.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Aw, hell no, what up dog?

Hot Dog Club is a club! For hot dogs!

living on the fringe

A bear mauling would've made something pretty good, even better.

a bridge not too far

"A simple cantilever span is formed by two cantilever arms extending from opposite sides of the obstacle to be crossed, meeting at the center."

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

marketing tip

Don't use a tapeworm as your brand mascot if you operate a restaurant.

Monday, June 26, 2006

We all got to second base, dude

Kickball invitational tonight.
The Sharks vs. Gatorade.
Sharks won 20 ot 19 ... an epic battle, it was.

Second base was a cooler of beer, though.
That's probably all you need to know.

smooth corn, part deux

Hair. Vests. One handed piano. Happenin'.

smooth as creamed corn

Greg Grubbs.

His silky style echoes through time and still stokes me out 28 years later.

Although this is a race shot, this cat influenced a generation of jumpers.

Where are you now, Mr. Grubbs? Standing on a house somewhere, screaming "I am a golden god" into the night? You should be, cause you are.

You so are.

observation drones spotted

These planes shoot out a confidential ray that causes confusion and momentary lapse of inner-ear balance.

Search YouTube for "grape stomp accident" and witness the results of one such high altitude invisible attack on an unsuspecting biped.

That is all.

People Get Ready

Here's your scuedule starting Saturday.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Saturday, June 24, 2006

B Plus

“In dry areas a common problem with graded roads is the creation of a dust cloud by the vehicle in front or from the opposite direction.”

Friday, June 23, 2006

Be The Greatest

Where have all the champions gone?

Hopefully Foos will tell us soon.

As opposed to imported cold water?

Happy Birthday

We love you.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Do your thing people . . .

This guy has some sweet skills that are directly connected to your happiness.

Ride Now, Sleep When You Get There

For the ride to Ponca.


This might look cool on the back of your bike.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

haven't posted here in a while

gotta give a big shout out to my good GB.

if it wern't for him,
life wouldn't have as many smiles in it...

happy fathers day buddy. hope you get to do whatever helps put that smile on your face.

and thankyou again.
you know what for......

CVO hanging loose at the BO 12hr. photo: -kw

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Friday, June 16, 2006

Heavy Duties

The weight of mountain bike history threatens to smash me in the head.

Written by

Miles just finished his summer writing class.
The end result is The Baboon, a page-turning thriller about a baboon who gets eaten by a big fish, and his attempts at an escape from the fish's stomach.
Ultra rare. Only one copy printed.
Good luck finding it.

? c o p e ?

net neutrality?

From the comments. . .* ROBB ZING: "The shit passed, man. Now what?"

They are calling it The Cope Act. So. . . I guess that's what we do? Cope.

The debate over the issue now moves to the US Senate where the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will vote on its version of the act in late June. The debate in that chamber is also likely to centre on issues of net neutrality.

Optimism from Sir Tim. . .Hey, why not? He invented it right?

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Or just worry. . .

Lookie!! Big media would love to control how much content you can access.

A Note to Google Users on Net Neutrality:
The Internet as we know it is facing a serious threat. There's a debate heating up in Washington, DC on something called "net neutrality" -and it's a debate that's so important Google is asking you to get involved. We're asking you to take action to protect Internet freedom.

In the next few days, the House of Representatives is going to vote on a bill that would fundamentally alter the Internet. That bill, and one that may come up for a key vote in the Senate in the next few weeks, would give the big phone and cable companies the power to pick and choose what you will be able to see and do on the Internet.

Today the Internet is an information highway where anybody – no matter how large or small, how traditional or unconventional – has equal access. But the phone and cable monopolies, who control almost all Internet access, want the power to choose who gets access to high-speed lanes and whose content gets seen first and fastest. They want to build a two-tiered system and block the on-ramps for those who can't pay.

Creativity, innovation and a free and open marketplace are all at stake in this fight. Please call your representative
(BEN NELSON IF YOU ARE FROM NEBRASKA) (202)224-3121 and let your voice be heard.

Click link for complete info and response options:
*Ganked from Folks From Lincoln

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

back to mountain time

I flew back to Denver and Cheryl and the boys got a ride from Aunts Marcia and Nancy and we all met up at Casa Bonita. Do you know about that place? It's a Mexican restaurant with indoor "cliff" diving. I've heard about it for years, but have never gone.

It’s a strange place in the corner of some random strip mall with a full-on amusement park atmosphere. They funnel you through those same chained off mazes they have at Worlds of Fun and then you order from a menu of bad, back-lit photos of the meals.

The food was very average, the margaritas gave me the gnarliest ice cream headaches I've ever had, but THERE WERE DUDES JUMPING OFF THE FAKE ROCKS INTO A POOL!
Miles and Cian dug it.
Skated the Denver park, which I think is way better than Casa Bonita and then drove up to an empty hotel in Vail and went to slept.

Next morning we headed straight to Carbondale. The park is insane. Very manly. The guys had to slide down inside the bowls, but once they were down there, it was cool. Cruised for about an hour and then headed up to Difficult Campground.

More about that later, homies.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Have a seat

"Design without reach by Design Within Reach."

Via Bend Press.