Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Bike Rumor Review
Then I get home and the USA scores six goals in 10 minutes against the Fins. The only bad part of the day was when I almost crashed my car reaching between the seat and the console for the McDonald's french fry I dropped down there while driving I-70. I almost got that sucker contorting my fingers in that tight space and then realized I actually grabbed the french fry I dropped down there three weeks ago as it was hard and had hair and carpet goobers stuck to it, I hate when that happens.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Shamu was reportedly tired of doing "stupid fucking tricks" for people (in paticular the big "crowd tail splash move") to get fed some old, soggy, stinky sardines and decided to do something about it. The fish reportedly is keeping clammed up about the Simpson accusations however. How come there are no pictures of Oprah anywhere in a bathing suit swimming with dolphins? Ever wonder that?
Let's go ski!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The Birds of Prey Downhill course at Beaver Creek of in the distance. There has been alot of "free" Beaver Creek marketing during these Olympics as they continue to talk about the crashes and the victories at what many consider to be the most difficult Downhill Course on the World Cup circuit next to the Hannenkamp. To the far right is the top of the DH course at the Beav, now covered with bump and pow, and the host of the 1999 World Downhill Championships.Today as a demo day at the Beav for me. Christy Sports hooked me with a couple of pairs of skis. The Rossi S3 is billed as an all rounder, rocker, dualtip, jib you name it ski. I skied the 177 and it's a pretty fun ride for sure, could have been mounted a half centimeter forward for me, I'd like this ski alot if I was 17 years old and into the park scene, it does everything pretty well, eve carves hardpack if you get on it sweet, but just would not be my first pick, HOWEVER, the Volkl Mantra which I skied in a 184cm ski is the SHITBOMB. I could ski this ski everyhwere for the rest of my days. I skied it everywhere, pow in the trees, crud, bumps, groomed and hardpack. THIS SKI IS SICK. The ultimate crudbusting pow rippin bump cruising carving ski, anywhere. I wannem.
Here's an annoying vij for ya.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The Griffin is a mythical creature with the face, beak, talons and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. At times, it is portrayed with a long snake-like tail. In some traditions, only the female has wings. Its nests are made of gold and its eggs resemble agates. In its body, the Griffin is blessed with the speed, flight, and penetrating vision of the eagle and the strength, courage, and majesty of the lion.
In symbolism, the griffin combines the symbolic qualities of both the lion and the eagle. It is the king of birds and lord of the air united with the king of beasts and lord of the earth. Because of the Griffin's strength and powers of sight, it was believed to guard hidden treasures and hide them in their nests with their young. Because of its association with the Holy Grail, one of the treasures most commonly guarded by Griffins was emeralds. (The Holy Grail was carved from a single emerald. It was used to hold the wine at the Last Supper and believed to have magical powers.) Other popular treasures guarded by Griffins were the Tree of Life, knowledge, and the roads to salvation. Greeks and Romans used griffin images to guard tombs.
Griffins are a symbol of the sun, wisdom, vengeance, strength, and salvation.
To which I respond, RAD LOGO.
Warning, this logo is not YOUR property, nor is it mine. Should you try and steal it for any reason other than to support the Hardscrabble Singeltrack Coalition, your first born will be eaten by a Griffin. Please ASK before you USE. Thank You
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Every now and again I sleep like crap and do some blog surfing, and every once in a while you find some KILLER shit out there, the latest fav called "Circuit BMX" has got some FUNNY shit goin down. Helmets are apparently an uneeded accessory for these guys...
Sunday, February 14, 2010
There is no question Apollo is a great athlete, and this sport is exciting to watch, but get some humble on would ya? Most of the world already can't stand us.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Once we finished the ride and returned the demo, it was clear the coppers knew Elgee was in town... Sunday morning brought the big show, here Ray Benson and Michael Martin Murphy and friends perform at the pre-awards ceremonies "Sittin on top of the World", seats did'nt suck. 100 Grammy's were awarded here. Then flying back to freezing ass Eagle, Colorado where I thought this guy was a little to close for comfort...
Friday, February 5, 2010
The Atomic ski pitch for 2011, ski design has gotten CRAZY. Reverse Camber is something I've got to check out if it ever snows again.
Hard Rockin it Downtown Denver.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
After picking up my "loaner" road bike from the Simi Cycling Center (more on them soon) I needed a spare tube which was the one thing I forgot to bring. So on the way back to Sherman Oaks we stopped by this super cool bike shop, The Bike Connection, which is run by Felix and his crew were putting a new face lift on the place when we stopped by. Of course he got the A2B coverage for his tube deeds. Sweet shop, check it out if you are in their hood on Ventura Blvd.
From there it was off to Sunset Blvd for a "party", where the largest fixie, hipster night ride ever rolled by.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
And of course, the start of an amazing day and company on the bike in San Vincente, just down the street from where OJ did'nt kill anyone. I like BIG bike lanes. Here heading towards the beach and PCH.