Easily the coolest support vehicle found around town during the Tour Down Under. Unfortunately the shots were hurried and over exposed so I've had to process the hell out of them to get any detail to show and we still can't see the "Velo Eddy Merckx" or classic Volvo stickers
This simple little video reminded me why I used to love driving. Throw it deep into the corner, braking late, and powering out with just a minute amount of squirm due to the speed rather than power. Makes me miss my little old Cortina. via Bulgogi Brothers
While I'm not a fan of the religious associations of the cross, I guess I could wear it and revel in the irony. The part that I'm most impressed with is the production process, initially I'd assumed it was cast or forged but these methods can be expensive on a short run so the choice of laser sintered stainless makes perfect sense. It's great to see this once cutting-edge process filtering down to become accessible to artists and independent designers.
I count myself lucky that our cops are [generally] pretty level headed and just going about their job. Take for example, a recent little suburban red light infraction, sure the parking across the road was overkill, but after her initial vocal greeting the woman on point was courteous and professional.
Contrast that with the ridiculous treatment of some polo players in Milwaukee: "We were then told by one of the officers that we were being detained but no[one] is under arrest, specifically he said “if you are asked by a cop or employer have you ever been arrested say no”. We were then zipped tied and the officers explained that we would be going downtown to be processed"
JLN, one of the local fix cats has just built up this stunning looking Moser. Sssh, don't tell anymone it's a fake, besides the story of someone commissioning a Moser look-alike and using quality tubing and components is much more interesting anyway. Check out more images on his Flickr
Gary Inman is on a road trip for the Las Vegas Indoor Short Track Championships, he spotted this girl on the streets of LA. This makes me want to pull the Kwak out from under the cover and put it back on the road, though I have to face the reality that I'll never look [be] as cool as this girl. Sideburn
Night polo is a gogo this Wednesday. We will congregate at Dumpling King (Moomba Street, China Town) at from around 6pm for some pre-game nourishment then head up to the market carpark at around 7pm. There is not an easy way to describe how to get to the part we play, so if you get there after we have left, just go up the Gouger Street entrance and head as far north-west as you can. Or call one of us.
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Anyone with a penchant for lingistics will appreciate Save the Words. It's a depository for interesting but nearly extinct words with a brief description of each word, and if you should take a particular liking to a word or two, you can choose to adopt them and pledge to use them as often as possible. The last bit is a little naff, but it's an interesting site and concept.
It was initially the header that drew my attention to How To Change a Flat, the great mix of photography, timeless style and vintage Volkswagen. It is a fantastic library of [primarily] feminine style mixed in with classic images and curios, whether you're after style inspiration or just enjoy looking at pretty ladies it's worth spending a few minutes scanning through.
If anyone reading this is curious about the flurry of post in the last few weeks, the reasons are two fold:
Firstly I'm only employed part time right now so in the time between work, riding, my own projects and life in general, I've been cleaning up my Firefox tabs. Anyone who has seen my browser in recent times can vouch for the downright scary number of pages open at any one time. I've now pared them down to the bare minimum of email accounts, this, Reader and one or two things to chase up. I had to take a screen shot for prosperity. FREEDOM!!
The second is that late in the year I organised to send my computer in for warranty work and am taking the opportunity to start fresh by letting them wipe it clean and clear out all the trash. Hopefully that will solve my uploading issue (the reason I've not put any of my own photography up lately). It's heading out tomorrow so I'll be off the web for a little. I will be working on my back-up computer and checking emails etc, but I'll be leaving the blog mostly untouched for a week or so. I have however scheduled some of the material I had prepared to be posted in my absence.
I also just wanted to thank all of you out there who read my ramblings and view all the stuff I find interesting. I've met some great people directly due to this blog (and the wider blog-o-sphere) and I look forward to meeting the rest of you one day.
Thank you all and may the coming year bring you all you hope of it.