Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Year in Review

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Two Wheels Tuesday

I know.
I kinda expected the Kissmobile to be a bit more impressive too...

(I did actually own one of those, a fact which may make it even less impressive.)

Monday, December 29, 2014


I mean, motorcycle plus roller coaster...

Of course I am posting it.

Meet Me Here

I will tell you about that thing.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Drive

Let's get this over with...

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Los Saicos

Friday, December 26, 2014

Weekend Plans

Something like this...


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Thrasher Thursday


Merry Christmas, by the way...

(I miss that city.)


Yeah, I probably didn't send you a card (or anything) this year...

Uhm, sorry, I guess.

Here is a picture of Salvador Dali's x-mas card from 1960.

Maybe that is enough...

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Festive holiday tree/lights thing...


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Two Wheels Tuesday


Monday, December 22, 2014

Mirror Ball Man Monday

How about some vaguely pleasant content that is appropriate to the season...

(Also, now I can watch the stats on how many people clicked a link into this place via the web search for"ball man" - which is nice.)


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Superprestigio Sunday



Sunday Drive

Well, what I actually meant was cocaine...

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Music

I feel like I am really getting into the spirit of things...

Reason for the season and all that crap.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

Fine Art Friday


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wait, Wait, Wait

OK then, US Navy...

Were you thinking nobody would piece this together?

You, my dear reader, might remember, like a week ago, the Navy announced that they had gone operational with some lasers on boats.
Remember that?

Sure you do...

And you have probably heard mention that they are also working on autonomous things too,  Right?

Drone boats and planes and all that.
Every branch needs a drone these days, it seems.

And today I spot this story...
Fucking shark drones.


C'mon Navy.


I know what you are up to...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Two Wheels Tuesday

Well, it started with two...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Status Update

Things are going great.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Drive

Gotta check the valves.

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Friday, December 12, 2014

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

Bat Metal

Ya Know

That just seems wrong...

More depressing stuff about this here.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


There is some sort of zen to watching this machine turn a steel billet into a crankshaft.

No simple task, not a simple part.
Guessing the folks that programmed all this were not feeling too zen while doing it...

This sort of thing makes me hopeful that there is a Skynet .

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Two Wheels Tuesday

Sorta fixated on adventure bikes at the moment.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Safety First

After you finish viewing this post, meet me out back for a safety meeting...

Worn Wear

It is relatively rare that I will post up a straight up commercial on here.  I can think of a few, that were just funny skits with a product placement but whatever...

Here, though, is a rather interesting bit of story-telling and branding by a company I love, so I don't have many qualms about sharing it and suggesting you give it a look.
If your not familiar with Patagonia, well, get familiar.

Part of what rings my bell in this video is the connection with quality and longevity.
How just keeping something, using it and wearing it out instead of going out and buying a newer thing creates a narrative and weaves in memories - with the added benefit of reducing our impact on the world's available resources.

There are things in my closet that date back to when I was in high school, when I first made it to the west coast and so on.  (That's ten to twenty some years, if you are counting.) Still in regular use...
It's been time to replace some things, lately, and I try to look for the item that I am sure will last five years, ten years or longer.  That quality kit makes me wince when I look at the price tag, but you only cry once with it.  And in our trend driven, disposable culture that sort of durable quality can be a real bitch to find, even.

Anyway, enough ad placements and soapboxing...

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Drive

I feel so animated.

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Friday, December 5, 2014

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

Friday Fun Chicken

It does look pretty fun.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Heads Up

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Music

You know, that shit is making me crazy already...

Policy Advisory

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Two Wheels Tuesday


So much mechanical mayhem...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mountain Monday

I am not sure if I am suffering from early onset cabin fever, or what...

Been thinking a lot about mountains lately.
I like mountains.

Haven't really thought about standing on one for some years.  It's something I recommend, if you haven't done it.

There is a certain satisfaction derived from dragging boots above a treeline and standing on a squishy glacier.

It's like finding that perfect parking spot at the mall...

(Really, it's not like that at all.)

Anyway, here I am.  Looking at maps and shit.  Rummaging through boxes of thrice moved gear, doing inventory on what might still work.  Reading up on knot tying, though I don't think I need much more than one for the shoes, given the hills close at hand.

All of this sort of thing used to be highly valued to me.  Somehow, over time, after moves and alternating life priorities this part of me got put up on the shelf.  Might be time to dust it off...

Also, in case you are wondering, it's necessary to pull out an atlas, 'cause this is the ocean state and it is decidedly lacking in any actual mountains.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Drive

Don't stop.

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Both humorous and disturbing.

How To

Friday, November 28, 2014

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

Black Friday

Black Flag.
Black coffee.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanks A Lot

Save your fork...
There's pie.

Whats Cookin

Wednesday, November 26, 2014



This goes on my list of things I didn't know I needed until I saw them.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Two Wheels Tuesday

Very continental, man...

(I seem to remember neighbors, when growing up, that had these front motor moped things.)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Advanced Dichotomy

We did a walk through of the RISD museum yesterday, to check out some new exhibits.
They have a show up that focuses on some American creative groups of the last 50 years or so.
The Hairy Who, Destroy All Monsters and the like...

This Art Green painting really got me.

This image doesn't quite do the colors justice, but you get the idea.
Or maybe you don't.

I am not gonna explain why I like it.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Drive

Not even sure my horizon is on your planet anymore.
Or vice versa...

Sunday Funnies

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Friday, November 21, 2014

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

Gray Market

Well, now I have to search E-Bay for gray market import rickshaw things...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thrasher Thursday

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


The shorts over the suit, really pretty awesome...

There were some old episodes of Batman on, the other day.  The Joker was in 'em.

Just look at that dude.
Seriously creepy...


Hard to believe I still have a copy of this in the archives.

I only picked it up for the centerfolds...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two Wheels Tuesday

Ooh, I like that...

Monday, November 17, 2014

Motherfucker Monday

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Drive

We never go anywhere fun anymore.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


I just don't know what to say,..

Don't Cry


The whole jam is cool, download available here.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Weekend Plans

Something like this...


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thrasher Thursday

Arbor Skateboards :: James Kelly - Burn It Down from Arbor Collective on Vimeo.

Holy shitballs, this guy hauls...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wheel Spin Wednesday

Haven't had any FED photos for a while, huh...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sunny Disposition

Two Wheels Tuesday

So, I guess this is the new Matchless?

This whole deal of buying up long dead names/marques and throwing together some horrible new bikes under that name seems a tad disrespectful to the actual history being assumed.

That is not a pretty bike...

Monday, November 10, 2014


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Drive

Don't touch that.

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Friday, November 7, 2014

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Three Wheels Thursday

There is something like this roaming around the area.

I have spotted it a couple times, but never when both of us aren't moving.

Probably fun...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Domo Arigato

Jaguar, Zagato.