Thursday, February 28, 2008

ines brunn

i just found out that ines brunn will be coming to san diego critical mass tomorrow. if you ride a bike and don't know who she is, you need to get your game together.

ines brunn is world renowned for her artistic ballet like bicycle tricks. she hails from germany.




while her bike is a fixed gear, this'll be her first track bike ride (velo culture is building her a track bike to ride after her performance) as well as her first critical mass. pretty wild.

check her out at www.trick-bike.com

i'm jazzed out of my mind!


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

photo explosion - last week of february

i forgot my camera at work last weekend, so i was unable to capture alot of madness that took place. this is my attempt to make up for it.


monday night - i went for a ride with daniel, brandon, and kristin. our plan was to go to an art show, but by the time we arrived it was closed. so we had pizza, i bought a nantucket nectar for a guy named kennedy, and we sampled gelato.



tuesday night - daniel, russell, and i took some of our high school friends to an arcade. i nearly reached a sensory overload.














finished the night with return of the five deadly venoms.wednesday - had an awful burrito for lunch. but managed to get some free pants from active thanks to my boy jon.

wednesday night - worked on my touring bike (forgot to take a photo). bought a soma woodie multi-tool from mission hills bike shop. those guys are way too cool in that shop. daniel came over and we went for a short ride to meet up with alicia and rachel at a a frozen yogurt joint in hillcrest. we then rode to the zoo. daniel fell off his bike twice on our way home... don't ask me how - i don't know.
11 tools in 1. not too bad. plus it looks tight. though, i'm pretty sure if i ever have to use the chain breaker i'll be swearing under my breath. it's kind of awkward to handle.

alicia loves it.


peanut butter, oreo, caramel.
daniel loves it.

kinda crazy to think that i've got elephants and gorillas living less than a mile from my house. i kinda hope they escape. that'd make a pretty dope adventure.
zoo was closed so we had to kick it with the chia elephant.
???

cara

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

nagi noda

this is one of the most creative things i've seen in a long long time....as in...i've never seen anything like this before. thanks to director nagi noda.
so, here...blow your mind.



you can find a number of works she has done on youtube, including a scissor sisters music video, a poodle-woman workout video, and a wild joint involving eyeballs and glasses. there are more that i haven't listed and i would encourage you to watch them all. ...there's also another one like the one above that she did for coca-cola...

eff coca-cola.
http://www.killercoke.org/

facts of life

fact: in tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.





Friday, February 22, 2008

macbook nano

i didn't really want to post this. it seems as though i've really only been posting about stuff lately. but, i figured some of you might be interested.

this is only a concept drawing (not produced by apple).


here are some other concepts.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

stephen wiltshire

this guy seriously has one of the most amazing gifts i have ever seen... truly beautiful.
take the time to watch these videos, you'll see what i'm talking about.





Stephen Wiltshire receives his Member of the Order of the British Empire award at Buckingham Palace for his artistic ability (2006).

more info and videos about stephen at his website www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk. you can order prints of his art too.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Nation Of Andorra Not In Africa, Shocked U.S. State Dept. Reports

sigma bazooka

ever felt like spending $25,000 on a lens? well, now you can. weighing in at 35 lbs., the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 APO EX DG Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens is available for pre-order at amazon.com 

"The whopper comes in Nikon and Canon mounts and is clad all over in a green plastic armor methinks could easily make it mistaken for a rocket launcher if one happened to be in the vicinity of a nervous Blackwater contractor."
-wired

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

reinventing the wheel - kind of...

first off, velocity has managed to make me fall in love with some sort of metallic eggplant colour. genius. if katie doesnt get these, i certainly am.
second off, level has gone ahead and reinvented the fixed gear hub. three screws and you're set apparently. no lockring involved. i would think if the screws ever came a little loose it would destroy that cog pretty quickly...but i'm hope they thought this through before introducing it to the market.



!!!!
i dig creativity and innovation.

thanks to hkfixed for always being on point.